For general information about where your cultural/ethnic group originated, look in some of these country guides for quick information about history, culture, family, education, etc.
Pew Research Center "The Rise of Asian Americans" Social and Demographic trends for groups of Asian Americans
A few of the books and films available at Walker Library
The Library has a series of videos "A Bill Moyers special: Becoming American" It is a series of five interviews with prominent Chinese Americans. Search for "Personal journeys" in the library catalog.