Many of these search terms or Subject headings may prove helpful when researching your paper.
Subject headings are often a more accurate and comprehensive way of searching for a topic than keyword searching. Subject headings can be found on the left-hand column of search results in the catalog, or at the end of a book's catalog entry.
Minorities > United States > Economic conditions.
Minorities > United States > Social conditions.
United States > Ethnic relations.
Ethnicity > Political aspects > United States.
Race > Political aspects > United States
One quick way to find statistics on the web is pretty simple: search for your topic and "statistics." (Of course, be sure that the sources you find this way are reliable and check for bias.) You can also go to specific resources that provide statistics in certain areas.
Some examples and suggestions:
Does your professor require you to find a certain number of articles or pages in Spanish? Here's a tip: Most database have a way to limit by language. Look on the left or right side of the screen to find the limiting features for the database.