A search term can be used in combination with another search term to improve the relevance of your search results in databases, the Library's Discover and Catalog searches, and even in Google and other search engines.
To find materials about Americans of African descent and their contributions to science and medicine, access to health care and more, start with the search term "African Americans" then add a second or even third search term.
Try searching "African Americans" as a subject instead of a keyword to limit results to materials that are about African Americans. A keyword search only means that your searched term appears somewhere in the text of the books and articles in your results.
To broaden your results to materials that are likely to cover other demographics, a search term like ethnicity, "ethnic groups," "racial differences," or minorities may be effective.
As an example, here are just a few of the subject terms we noted when retrieving the books listed on this page:
|Minorities -- Health and hygiene -- United States||Minorities -- Medical care -- United States|
|Health services accessibility -- United States||Discrimination in medical care -- United States|
|Medicine -- Vocational guidance||Women in science|
|Racism in higher education||Discrimination in higher education|
|African American women -- Education||African American women scientists|
|African Americans -- Medical care -- History||African Americans -- Medical care -- Social aspects -- United States|
|Equality -- Health aspects -- United States||Health and race -- United States|
|Minorities in science -- United States||Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States|
|Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States||
College students, Black -- United States