This box is an example of a tool of transparency used in our LibGuides.
In order to critically engage with scholarship, scholars need to be aware of the inherent problems within the system of academic scholarship. Be aware that many databases have inherent bias that reflect a primarily white, cis-male standard that permeates American society and academia. Even the terms we use to search for research are inherently problematic. By acknowledging these inherent problems, all scholars can participate in improving the academic and public discourse.
This tally acknowledges overwhelming white majority in this field: the numbers indicate the racial representation of the scholars listed in this guide.
Black authors: 0 Indigenous authors: 0 Other POC authors: 3 White authors: 4
You will find this on many of our guides as a system to keep us accountable in looking at the racial diversity of the sources we provide.
The following are some samples of handbooks in our collection