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African and African American Studies Research Guide

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


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, plus research materials, resources, 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
Associate Professor & Librarian
Subject areas: Ethnic Studies & Diversity; 
​  Women's & Gender Studies

Getting Started: Finding Articles

Indexes & search tools listed below focus on African & African American articles, journals, and resources. Other indexes focused on subject areas (like history, sociology, education, etc) will also be helpful.  
Find these on our A-Z Databases page...  

To search for journal articles,click the Journals link on the right side of BSC's front page. Next, find the Search Journals link on the right side of the Journals page. You'll then land on the search template. Just fill in the area(s) you need, and search - done!

Black Studies Center - Journals - Search Journals - Search template

Note: BSC is *not* linked with Quick Search. Enter BSC directly to be sure you're searching and finding the most comprehensive and focused collection of African & African American articles!

Credo - Mind Map - Black Power 

Credo's search tool allows you to search for books, images, topics, or to use Credo's innovative and interactive Mind Map to help you discover content related to your topic.




Credo's "Mind Map" for Black Power

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Finding News Articles

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Susan A. Vega García
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Associate Professor & Librarian
150 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011
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