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Africana and Black Studies


Welcome to the Africana and Black Studies research guide. Resources on this guide deal with the study of all aspects of Africa and Africans, African Americans, the African Diaspora, black studies in general, and race studies.

The databases linked below are great places to start your research, but we have so many more. To find databases related to Africa and the wider diaspora (i.e., the Caribbean and wider Americas), see the Africa and Diaspora Databases A-Z tab. To find databases related to specifically African Americans and their experiences, see the African American Databases A-Z tab.

For assistance with finding resources, please ask a librarian through the Ask Us! slide-out. For more in-depth help, contact the Africana Liaison Librarian, Liz Svoboda.

Frequently Used Africana & Black Studies Databases

The databases listed below are suggested general starting places for your research, but the A-Z Database tab is a complete list. See the African Studies and African American Studies research guides for resources particular to those academic fields, found in the Related Guides box in the left column.