This page is a work in progress and we are developing more pages on African History, Religious Studies and Theology, Activism, and Women & Gender Studies, though these topics are already touched upon through the sources throughout this guide. If you would like to make a suggestion or for us to prioritize work in a particular topic area, please reach out.
New Primary Source Databases in Africana Studies!
Based on suggestions from Africana Studies faculty, the library subscribed to the following databases in December 2020. Please contact one of the Africana Studies librarians if you would like a demo or assistance using any of these databases.
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.
Covers today’s hottest social issues, from offshore drilling to climate change, health care to immigration. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes.