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African American Studies Research Guide: Find Books

This guide will help you find resources related to African American studies.

Find Books and Videos

Interested in physically browsing our book collection for books on African American Studies? Go to the General Collection, Reference Collection, Video Collection, or New Books Shelf (2nd & 3rd floors) of Woodward Library and look up the following call number ranges. 

Please Note: this list does not represent all titles or subjects of  interest available for research in African American Studies. Consult the library's online catalog, Austin, for additional areas of interest. 

Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers

  • 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 Search the Library Catalog tab) and combine your search term with African American.

Example: Education and African American*. 

For a complete listing of all LC Call Numbers, go to the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Resources with Electronic Books

Many of the books in these collections will appear in search results from the catalog search above.  They may also be searched individually using the links provided below.  

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