African American Studies

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

How to Research This Subject

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The purpose of this guide is to highlight some of the Library resources by and about African American histories, people, activism, and communities. 


Below are a small selection of texts related to African American Studies.

When starting your research, you might want to begin by gathering background information on your topic. Tertiary sources, such as encyclopedias and reference databases, are good places to start.

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

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