African American History

Addressing topics from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to present day

Library Resources

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Use the tabs to the left to search through the library's various collections:


Background Articles
  • Find overview articles from subject specific encyclopedias

Books & eBooks 
  • Books are a great source for finding historical info and often include primary source content
Popular Sources 
  • Search through articles from newspapers, magazines, and other popular-sourced media
Scholarly Journal Articles 
  • Tap into the scholarly conversation taking place in the scholarship on these topics by searching in academic/scholarly & trade journals.
Videos & Podcasts
  • Multimedia sources like these are great as they often feature conversations with experts on various topics.

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Background Resources

Reference or Overview Articlesoverview paper icon

 Before there was Wikipedia, there were printed encyclopedias. The encyclopedias that you can access below are subject-specific encyclopedias that provide a definition of a term or topic, as well as a general overview and history of the topic. 

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