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Information Literacy Guides
The items listed here are basic research tools useful for finding journal, magazine, and newspaper articles relevant to African American studies.
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History (REF E185 .544 2006)
Authoritative signed essays profile individuals, regional histories, academic disciplines, and a fascinating range of cultural and historical topics. Roughly two-thirds of all entries in this indispensable six-volume set are biographical. There's also an online version of the encyclopedia, which can be very useful for quick searching, but note that some photographs and illustrations from the print version may not be included.
There are many, many reference books in our collections on African American topics - you can find them easily by searching Quick Search. Here are just a few favorites:
- 100 Greatest African Americans (REF E185.96 A83 2002)
- African American Literature (REF PS153 N5 G73 2005)
- African American Newspapers & Periodicals: A National Bibliography (REF PN4882.5 A11 A475x 1998)
- Africana: Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (REF DT14 A37435 2005)
- Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration (REF E185.6 E54 2006)
- Harlem Renaissance: A Gale Critical Companion (REF PS153 N5 H245 2003)
A Few Important Journals Online
Not all African American studies journals are available online; many important titles remain in print only! To find the Library's print and electronic journals relevant to African American Studies, search Quick Search. You can also use Journals A-Z to locate many more African American & African studies online journals and magazines.