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What is an Ethnographic Essay?
Some English instructors will assign an Ethnographic Essay for your English class. What is an Ethnographic Essay?
- It's an essay that focuses on a group, culture or subculture
- It emphasizes close observation, interview, and field notes
- Additional research may be found through library resources
- Other guidelines will be explained to you by your instructor
Reference Books on Cultures & Subcultures
Ethnographic Essay Databases
Be sure to take a look at the [Subject Guide] that deals with your topic more specifically. For instance, if you're interested in writing about doctors, nurses, or other health professions, consider a Database from the [Health], [Nursing], or other health-related Subject Guides.
Grand Rapids Press
Online access to the Grand Rapids press from 2000-current. See also MLIVE: http://www.mlive.com/
Points of View Reference Center
This is a great database to help you understand the pro's and con's of different debatable topics. It's also a handy place to see a list of really interesting topics if you need paper topic ideas and don't know where to start.
ProQuest Research Library provides access to a wide range of popular academic subjects from business and political science to literature and psychology. The database includes more than 4,070 titles, nearly 2,800 in full text, from 1971 forward. It includes a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
SocINDEX with Full Text
Mostly full-text. Comprehensive sociology research database covering the broad spectrum of sociological study, including Communication studies. The database utilizes subject headings from a built-in sociological thesaurus for better search results.
Ethnographic Essay Topics/Sample Papers
For more ideas on ethnographic essay topics, review your textbook or visit the links below.