The research process is not linear, but is iterative. If you're new to university research, take a look at the Research Basics guide.
Controlled language - Many databases have a thesaurus which will tell you what terms that database uses to describe a concept. You may be able to check by spelling in alphabetical order (Term Begins With) or by relevancy. Others have a simple subject term list.
Anti-racism is generally used with a hyphen, but you may see antiracism, especially if an author has used that spelling.
Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, ERIC, MLC International Bibliography, PsycINFO, and SocINDEX with Full Text are some popular databases with a thesaurus or subject list. You may also be interested in guides for specific racial and ethnic groups, such as Keywords African American Studies.
For databases, instead of typing in a search question, pull out the concepts into separate groups, include synonyms and related terms, and combine them with Boolean terms.
Question: How has racism effected retention of African American employees in the in the workplace?
Concepts (with synonyms or related terms):
RACISM (discrimination, prejudice)
AFRICAN AMERICANS (black)
You can search any subject database and find results that are more specific to your discipline. However, there are some databases that focus more on race issues.
Digital primary-source documents on slavery, abolition, and social justice
This collection contains digital primary-source documents on slavery, abolition, and social justice from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world. Covering the period 1490 to 2007, and designed for both teaching and research, it provides resources relating to the African coast; the Middle Passage; the varieties of slave experience (urban, domestic, industrial, farm, ranch and plantation); spiritualism and religion; resistance and revolts; the Underground Railroad; the abolition movement; legislation; education; the legacy of slavery and slavery today.