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This is the Sacramento State University Research Guide on African American Studies.

Getting Started

General Sources:

Biographical Sources:

The Civil Rights Movement

Statistical Sources:

Literature and the Arts:

  • African American Writers: A Dictionary 2000 PS 153 .N5 A3444 2000
  • African Americans in the Visual Arts 2003 N 6538 .N5 O86 2003  
  • Best Literature By and About Blacks 2000 Z 1229 .N39 R53 2000
  • Black Literature Criticism: Excerpts From Criticism of the Most Significant Works of Black Authors Over the Past 200 Years (3 Vols). PS 153 .N5 B556 1992
  • Black Writers: A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors 1999 PN 490 .B53 1999 Index
  • Books by African American Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults 1991 028.5 .W7235b
  • A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works by, about, or involving African Americans 1993 ML 102 .M88 P37 1993

Education, Grants, Scholarships, and Financial Aid:


Getting Started with Reference Books

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The African-American Archive: The History of the Black Experience in Documents - Kai Wright (Editor)
Call Number: 2 NORTH Reference E 184.6 .A33 2001
ISBN: 1579121578
Publication Date: 2001

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The African American Encyclopedia - Michael W. Williams (Editor)
Call Number:\.scps=scope%3A%28CSS_ALM
ISBN: 1854355457
Publication Date: 1993

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African American Desk Reference - New York Public Library Staff
Call Number: 2 NORTH Reference E 185 .A2528 1999
ISBN: 0471239240
Publication Date: 1999

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African Americans and Political Participation - Minion K. C. Morrison (Editor); Raymond A. Smith (Editor)
Call Number: 2 NORTH Reference E 185 .A2538 2003
ISBN: 157607837X
Publication Date: 2003

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Africana - Henry Louis Gates; Anthony Appiah
Call Number: 2 NORTH Reference E 185 .A2538 2003
ISBN: 0465000711
Publication Date: 1999

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Encyclopedia of African-American Religions - Larry G. Murphy (Editor); J. Gordon Melton (Editor); Gary L. Ward (Editor)
Call Number: 2 NORTH Reference (BL 2462.5 .E53 2001 )
ISBN: 0815305001
Publication Date: 1993-08-01

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