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Conn 375: The Art & Science of Color

Getting Started: Subject Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

DeLong, Marilyn Revell. "Color in Dress." Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Ed. Valerie Steele. Vol. 1. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005. 280-283. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Encyclopedia of Race & Racism

"Skin Color." Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. Ed. John Hartwell Moore. Vol. 3. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008. 38-42. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Encyclopedia of Human Development

Golden, C. (2007). Stroop color and word test. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics (Vol. 3, pp. 973-973). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd.

The Stroop Color and Word Test developed from the observation by early experimental psychologists that the naming of color hues is always slower than the reading of color names in literate adults.


Subject Databases

Subject databases cover a specific discipline and provide the widest range of access to scholarly sources. They are used for in-depth research.  Here are just a few examples of databases  that you could use to search color from a social science perspective.



Communication Studies & Education

Business & Economics

Books and More!

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Suggested search terms:

Color Psychological Aspects

Human skin  color Social aspects

Colors Social Aspects

Color in Advertising