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African-American Studies: AFAM 110 Introduction to African-American Studies

Use this guide to help you define the scope of your research project on African-American studies, find resources, evaluate those resources and use information ethically and legally.

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Type in keywords. Use quotation marks to search a phrase (ex: "racialism and the media"). Books may be available in print or online format.

To find reference books, add the word reference to your search. 

To find ebooks, filter your results to Online (under 'Format' in the left hand column of the results page). 

Finding Books in CentralSearch

Finding Physical Books in the Library

Due to the broad scope of African American studies, books on these diverse studies may be found throughout the collection. However, many of these resources may be found in Stacks Level One in general studies (e.g., Philosophy, Religion, etc.), Level Three (i.e., World History, History of the Americas), and Level Five (i.e., Literature and Languages).

Please be sure to visit the Curriculum Lab to peruse the Diversity Collection - with the Ana Grace Project donations - for educational/curriculum studies. This collection includes many new children's picture book titles!

Please ask a reference librarian for help via Ask a Librarian/chat, visiting the Reference Desk on the second floor of the library, calling us at 860-832-2060, or book an appointment with us through Book a Librarian. All services are listed on the pages in this guide!


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