African & African American Studies: Getting Started
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.
Items in the Reference collection -- particularly subject encyclopedias -- are great starting points for your research. Encyclopedia articles offer concise overviews of a topic, summaries of key research in a particular discipline, and often include a bibliography
which can serve as a starting list of sources for your project.
that most of the African Studies titles are shelved in the DT call number area of the Baker-Berry Reference Collection. Most African American Studies titles are shelved in the E185 call number area. Browse shelves nearby to locate additional relevant titles.
Reference Universe indexes the contents of 7000+ print and electronic reference titles and links to Dartmouth Library holdings.
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Oxford Reference Online
Search across a wide selection of Oxford dictionaries & encyclopedias.
Collection of reference works on the African diaspora, with a focus on the United States. Includes encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, timelines, maps, and more. Core titles: Africana: the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience ; the Encyclopedia of African American history ; Black women in America, 2nd ed. ; and the African American national biography.
Revised and expanded edition of the 1997 Encyclopedia of Africa South of the Sahara
Africa South of the Sahara
Baker Berry Ref. DT351 .A37 [Latest in Reference. Earlier years in stacks] Part of Europa Publications' annual "Regional Surveys of the World" series, which provide 20-30 page overviews, statistical and directory information for each country.
Wonderful, freely available online encyclopedia "dedicated to providing reference materials to the general public on African American history in the United States and on the history of people of African ancestry around the world"
Multi-institutional project hosted at the University of Georgia.
An online archive of both primary & secondary documents drawing from collections nationwide. Includes television news footage, photographs, oral histories, reports, published books/articles, and more.
Routledge atlas of African American history
Evans Map Room E185 .E125 2000 A broad overview supported by maps of demographic and other social data.
Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history
Baker Berry Ref. E185 .E54 1996
Harvard guide to African-American history
Baker Berry Ref. E185 .H326 2001 An invaluable tool for identifying relevant materials, this bibliography's introductory essays also provide excellent overviews.
Chronology of African American history : from 1492 to the present
Baker Berry Ref. E185 .H64 1997 Provides brief descriptions of significant events. Also includes texts of significant "Documents of History".
Pan-African chronology : a comprehensive reference to the Black quest for freedom in Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia
Baker Berry Ref. E185 .J46 1996
Encyclopedia of the great Black migration
Baker-Berry Ref. E185.6 .E54 2006
Greenwood encyclopedia of African American civil rights : from emancipation to the twenty-first century
Offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. The publication of the online edition makes the ANB even more useful as a dynamic source of information -- updated quarterly, with hundreds of new entries each year and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency. The ANB Online also features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, in association with the British Academy is the first point of reference for anyone interested in the lives of the peoples of the British Isles and their connections overseas, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. It is the product of research instituted at the University of Oxford and funded by the British Academy and by Oxford University Press. It is the achievement of 10,000 contributors and advisers staff in Oxford. The Oxford DNB aims to provide full, accurate, concise, and readable articles on noteworthy people in all walks of life. No living person is included: the Dictionary's articles are confined to people who died before 31 December 2000.
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