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African American Studies: Resources

A Library Research Guide

Recommended Databases for African American Studies

African American Studies is a multidisciplinary program, so you may be able to use databases from several different subject areas for your research, such as literature, history, and sociology.

Background Reading


Additional Library Resources



Print Books

  • Library Catalog
    Searches the 17 University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI).

Open Educational Resources

For more OER Resources (including multidisciplinary and textbooks), see the Open Educational Resources LibGuide

Useful journals from library database for African American Studies

African American Studies is multidisciplinary, so you will be able to find useful information in many different library databases.

However, the following journals may also be useful resources to browse or search directly:

JSTOR: Articles and books from many subject areas from the 1900s - present



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