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Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month is usually celebrated in May, but COS celebrates it in April. This guide is created for 2012 celebration and it can be used as a subject guide for topics related to Asian/Pacific Islander history, culture and people
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COS Library Books

Asian American Encyclopedia

Asian Americans
View printed and eBooks about Asian Americans. For more specific titles, choose one of the subjech headings from the catalog list.

 

Statistics

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2011- This edition of Facts for Features has been updated with recently released findings from the 2010 Census and 2007 Survey of Business Owners on the Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander populations. - From the U.S. Census Bureau

We the People: Asians in the United States -  "This report provides a portrait of the Asian population in the United States and discusses the eleven largest detailed Asian groups at the national level, for example: Asian Indian, Cambodian, and Japanese. It is part of the Census 2000 Special Reports series that presents several demographic, social, and economic characteristics collected from Census 2000." Opens directly into a PDF document. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

Useful Websites

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Home - The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

Asian-Nation: Asian American History, Demographics and Issues - an authoritative, one-stop information resource and sociological exploration of the historical, demographic, political, and cultural issues that make up today's diverse Asian American community.

Ancestors in the Americas - This website is based on the PBS Television Series, Ancestors in America.  It offers an in-depth historical understanding of one of the fastest growing -- and least known groups of  immigrants in the U.S.-- Asian Americans. They take as a point of departure, that the diversity of Asian groups in America - Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Japanese, Asian Indians, and Southeast Asians - all have fundamental historical experiences in common, both in Asia and in America.

Note: Asian/Pacific Islander Month is usually celebrated in May, even though COS celebrates it in April.


 

Health

MEDLINEplus: Asian American Health - A good place to start your research on any aspect of Asian American health or disease.

Asian American Health - An information portal to issues affecting health and well-being of Asian Americans in the United States. Covers major Asian populations, medical journals, communicating with Asian children about health issues, statistics, complementary and alternative medicine, and other health topics. Includes many related links. From the National Library of Medicine.

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages  - SPIRAL provides consumer health information in Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese. Pamphlets are also available in English so that health care providers will understand the contents. Browsable by language or subject. The site also includes links to Asian and Pacific Islander health resources. From South Cove Community Health Center (Boston) and Tufts University Health Science Library, with support from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

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