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In general, academic journal articles are not found using a Google search. Sometimes you will find articles published on a university website, but it is much easier to use one of these journal databases:
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
This is a collection of journals and magazine. Click the "peer-reviewed" box to remove general-interest magazines.
Ethnic Diversity Source
Journal articles in this database focus on aspects of diverse cultures and peoples.
This is the gold standard for academic, peer-reviewed journals. Use Advanced Search, and select "Articles" to remove book reviews. Book reviews aren't useful for most research projects.
For the background portion of your research you can really look at any reasonably reliable general overview source. Remember to keep track of search terms and vocabulary related to your topic - you will use those for the more serious parts of your research.
Try searching these Menlo databases:
But wait, there's more!
The are far more websites available than could possible be listed in this guide, but here are a few starting places.