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African American Studies Research Guide: Featured Resources and Services

This guide will help you find resources related to African American Studies

New Books in the African American Studies Collection


Videos on the subject of African Americans are located on the second floor.

Browse call number E185 or search Austin by keyword.

Finding African American Studies Library Materials

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Welcome to the Woodward Library Research Guide for African American Studies. Here you will find links to databases with journal articles, e-books, webpages and even some online videos in the area of African American Studies. For more current research information, search article databases. For older background and sometimes more in depth information, use books.

Books/media that you can check out

  • History of African Americans E184.5-185.98. 
  • Slavery in the United States.  Antislavery movements, browse E441-453. 
  • African American Resource room on the third floor- good for browsing

African American Studies crosses all subject areas. For library materials on African Americans in other subject areas, search the library's catalog Austin (under the Find Books tab above) and combine your search term with African American.

Example: Education and African American*. 

For Articles, click on the Article Databases tab above and search using the same protocols described above for books.

Please contact me if you have questions concerning any of the resources provided in this guide. There is a feedback form at the bottom of the page if you have ideas about resources to add to this guide



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