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Stereotypes: Myths and Reality

This guide provides resources to research cultural, racial, and national stereotypes and strategies to debunk myths of negative stereotypes.

Library Databases for Research

Journal Articles

Advice for searching for information about a specific cultural stereotype. Use terms specific to the culture you are researching, Muslims, Arabs, Italians, etc. Add  terms like stereotyp* (stereotypes, stereotyping), bias, prejudice, persuasion, controvers* (controversy, controversial), objectionable, any of the "isms"; stereotypes and psychological aspects, Examples:

Muslims AND "media representation" and stereotyp*

mass media AND race relations

See Journal of Social Issues, vol. 71, no. 1 - entire issue devoted to steretotypes. Full text available in Academic Search Elite.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000