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Africana Studies

Researching Africana Studies

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!
Please contact your Africana Studies subject librarians for assistance! We are happy to help and we also research Africana Studies topics ourselves. We can help you:
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.

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Getting Started

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.