African American Studies

A guide with resources and tips for doing research in African American Studies

How to Research This Topic

When starting your research in African American studies, start by gathering background information on your topic. Tertiary sources, such as encyclopedias and reference databases, are good places to start.

Search for books in the USearch catalog. Try keywords like African American studies, as well as synonyms for your topic. If you are having trouble finding anything relevant, please don't hesitate to ask a librarian!

When you need scholarly articles to support your research, start by searching for your topic in one of our many research databases. Use keywords that are the important points of your topic.

Statistics can be a useful tool when researching populations or groups.

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