Writing and Research through an inclusive lens


Resources and Style Guides

Conducting Research Through an Anti-Racism Lens

The University of Minnesota Libraries have created a guide called "Conducting research through an anti-racism lens." This guide was developed in response to librarians fielding multiple requests from UMN researchers looking to incorporate anti-racism into their research practices. This guide shares racist research systems and practices, followed by resources for mitigating those problematic systems and practices, along with the acknowledgment that this is not a solution to the issues of racism embedded in research. It incorporates both theory and practical strategies.

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Style Guides

The Conscious Style Guide aims to help writers and editors think critically about using language—including words, portrayals, framing, and representation—to empower instead of limit. In one place, you can access style guides covering terminology for various communities and find links to key articles debating usage.

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The Diversity Style Guide is a resource to help journalists and other media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity. This guide, initially a project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, brings together definitions and information from more than two dozen style guides, journalism organizations and other resources.

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The Bias-Free Language Section of APA Style Guide contains both general guidelines for writing about people without bias across a range of topics and specific guidelines that address the individual characteristics of age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality. These guidelines and recommendations were crafted by panels of experts on APA’s bias-free language committees.

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