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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Books & Media

May has been designated Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. This guide provides resources that highlight the history and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders.

Books for Checkout

Check the catalog or ask a librarian for more information.

Library Catalog

Use the MCC Library Catalog to find out what the Library has on your topic. Enter your search below to get started!

Library catalog search strategies

Use the MCC Library Catalog to find out what the Library has on your topic. For instance:

“Asian American AND your topic of interest
ex. "Asian American" AND art

Putting your search phrase in quotation marks and using AND tells the catalog to look for results that contain both of those words.

"Asian American" and "Pacific Islander American" covers so many topical areas that it would be impossible to suggest them all. Try entering one main keyword or phrase (like "Asian American") and then using the limiters on the right side of the catalog's page to narrow by subject. Some examples are ethnic studies; Asian Americans in literature; and social life and customs.

Try the advanced search option, or ask a librarian for help.  Enter your search above to get started.

Getting Started

Below is a selected list of Library of Congress subject headings to get you started with searching for related materials in the MCC library catalog:

Pacific Islander Americans                                                       Asian American art

Pacific Islander American business enterprises                    Asian American authors

Pacific Islander American college students                            Asian American cooking

Pacific Islander Americans--Civil rights                                  Asian American families

Pacific Islander Americans--Education                                   Asian American history and culture

Pacific Islander Americans--Government policy                    Asian American students

Pacific Islander Americans--History                                        Asian American theater

Pacific Islander Americans--Medical care                               Asian American youth



Popular Works


The MCC Library has documentaries, films, and music about Asian/Pacific American culture. Use the MCC Library Catalog or ask a librarian for assistance in locating more.


The titles below are available through MCC databases. You may need to login with your myMCC username and password.