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Arab and Middle Eastern Americans

Search terms include: Oriental*, Islamic, Muslim. Moor, Bedouin
Search by specific country and ethnic groups.  Examples:  Egypt, Egyptian; Tunisia, Tunisian

Primary subject terms:
Arab motion picture*; Arab drama*; Arab mass media; Arab television
Middle East* motion picture*; Middle East* drama; Middle East* mass media; Middle East* television

Asian Americans

Selected terms include: Asians, Oriental*, Pacific Islander, Pacific American.
Search by specific country and ethnic groups. Examples: Japan, Japanese; India; East Indians; South Asians

Primary subject terms:
Asian American* motion picture*; Asian American* drama*; Asian American* mass media; Asian American* television

Hispanic Americans

Chicano, Chicana, Latino, Latina, Latin American, Spanish American, and other terms can be used to search this group.  Also search by country and ethnic group:  Cuba, Cuban; Mexico, Mexican.

Primary search terms:
Hispanic American* motion picture*; Hispanic American* drama; Hispanic American* mass media; Hispanic American* television

Native Americans

Terms such as American Indians, Native Americans, indigenous peoples, Westerns, and West can be used to search this topic.  You can also search by tribe:  i.e. Comanche Indians.  

Primary search terms:
Indians* motion picture*Indians* mass mediaIndians* television, Indigenous films -- United States, Westerns Films