The Leatherby Libraries is pleased to announce that we now have subscription access to the Ethnic Diversity Source database, which has been on trial since late September. Ethnic Diversity Source provides rich access to a variety of materials dating back to 1923 that cover the cultures, traditions, social treatment, and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in the United States, including African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans, and multiracial Americans.

Included in the database are 346 peer-reviewed journals and 465 magazines, journals, and newspapers, as well as over 4,500 e-books, 2,000 biographies, and 6,300 primary source documents consisting of speeches, letters, and interviews. Additional peer-reviewed journals will be added over time to eventually bring the number included to over 500 titles. In November, the database will also add over 600 historical documents and 600 related videos from the Associated Press.

Ethnic Diversity Source is accessible through the library’s Database A-Z List or by going directly to

This new database is purchased as part of the Leatherby Libraries’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in alignment with the Chapman University Strategic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion, fostering a diverse and inclusive campus climate.

Please contact Leatherby Libraries’ Coordinator of Scholarly Communications & Electronic Resources, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, at with any questions.