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African & African American Studies: Books

Begin your research with the best resources recommended by the subject liaison for African & African American Studies. The guide features journal indexes, reference works, primary source collections, and film documentaries.

Finding books

To find books (and more) here at Dartmouth, search our library catalog.

Every item in the library catalog (book, video, journal/magazine title...) is represented by a catalog “record.”

The catalog record:
* Describes the item, i.e. provides the information needed for a citation
* Provides the information necessary to locate the material in the library
* Includes links to related material (Subject Headings)

Library Catalog Advanced Search

Relevant titles fall throughout our collection - along with online, but these call number sections house a sizeable amount of print materials, located on Baker Stack Levels A & B.

African Studies

DT (Africa)

  • DT 1-40 (General)
    • DT 16.5 (African Diaspora - general)
  • DT 43-346 (Northern Africa)
  • DT 348-364 (Central)
  • DT 365-469 (Eastern)
  • DT 470-671 (Western)
  • DT 1001-3415 (Southern)

African American Studies

E (American history)

  • E 184 (Ethnic and Religious communities in the U.S. - alphabetically by community)
    • E184.A1 (general coverage)
    • E184.A24 (African communities in the US)
    • E184.E38 (Egyptian communities in the US)
    • E184.K43 (Kenyan communities in the US)
  • E 184.4-185.98 (African Americans)
  • E 441-453 (Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements)