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African & African American Studies Research Guide: Getting Started

Selected indexes, e-journals & websites in African & African American studies; in-depth resources

Off-Campus Access

Most of our online indexes, ejournals, and full-text articles can be accessed off-campus using your ISU Borrower ID and password. See Set your Library password for more information.

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Welcome! This Guide will help you with research in African and African American Studies! The Guide identifies some of the major research tools for finding articles, research materials, and information in libraries and on the web that are relevant to African & African American Studies.

Please contact me if you have any questions or need assistance using any of the tools listed here or help finding the information you need!

Susan Vega García
Head of Instruction
Race & Ethnic Studies Subject Librarian
Associate Professor

Quick Start: Find Articles

The items listed here are subject-focused research tools useful for finding journal, magazine, and newspaper articles relevant to African and African American studies.

A Few Important Journals Online

A few key research journals:

To find more, search Quick Search. You can also use Journals A-Z to locate many more African American & African studies online journals and magazines.

Your Librarian

Susan A. Vega Garcia
Head of Instruction
Associate Professor
140 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011
(515) 294-4052
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