Welcome to the Africana Studies research guide. This guide brings together resources for starting your research in the following subject areas:
African American studies
African diasporic studies
African history and contemporary issues
Caribbean Studies NEW!
More to come soon on African History, African American Religious Studies and Theology, Activism, and Gender & Sexuality Studies, though these topics are already touched upon through the sources throughout this guide.
Please contact your Africana Studies subject librarians for assistance in using these resources, developing keywords and refining your topic, gathering background information and getting started on your research, and for help with citing your sources or learning about a citation management tool like Zotero. We are happy to help and enjoy reading and discussing Africana Studies topics ourselves.
Search keywords in the following sources to define your research question and gather key background information. As you browse the topic overviews in the following sources, be on the lookout for important keywords (names, places, events, etc.) relevant to the heart of your developing research question. You may also notice references and bibliographies to specific books and articles for continuing your reading.
Provides background information from over 4000 academic reference sources and create mindmaps for your research topic. Access this link https://library.shu.edu/ld.php?content_id=56141107 to view 200+ ebook titles.
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