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- You can search generally for African American, or Black as keywords
- Example search: African American identity OR Black identity
- You can narrow your search by adding more specific or regional terms
- e.g. African American Churches or Black Churches
- e.g Somali-American or Somali AND immigration AND America
- Remember: Terms change over time, so you may need to adjust search terms when using primary resource databases.
African American Biographical Database
The largest electronic collection of biographical information on African Americans, 1790-1950
Oxford Bibliographies: African American Studies
Regularly updated and expanded with new content, the module will provide bibliographic articles that identify, organize, cite, and annotate scholarship on key areas of African American Studies—culture, politics, law, history, society, religion, and economics.
This guide highlights resources focusing specifically on African American History. However, when researching African American History, general American History resources will also be of use.