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African American Studies: Home

A guide designed for students taking courses in African American Studies

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To contact any available SLU Librarian: 

Call 314-977-3103        
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Important Resources for Research

These resources are good for articles, primary sources, charts, timelines, and biographies.

Types of Resources

There are different resources for different information needs.

  • Reference Books includes encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries. These types of books may be useful as you are exploring background knowledge, understanding disciplinary terminology, and fact-checking.  Reference books can be in print and/or electronic format.
  • Books are found in the online library catalog and most circulate with three-week borrowing periods.  in addition to traditional books the library has a large collection of ebooks.
  • Article Databases are used for finding journal articles. Some of the databases contain general articles on many subjects, while some are more subject specific.
  • Statistics are useful to support an argument or making predictions.
  • Media can provide visual examples and explanations.  Do a keyword search in the library catalog using "dvd" and your topic.
  • Recommended Web Sites lists specialized academic search portals, state and federal government web sites, and more freely available web sites handy for education research.

Your Librarian

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Martha Allen
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Contact:
Pius XII Memorial Library

Room 110A

314-977-3596