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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity: Library Resources

Black Studies

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Black studies is defined as a program of studies in Black history and culture, including the African diaspora. Black studies may include, but is not limited to: African American, African, and Caribbean studies.


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The following are keyword search results from the library catalogue and 300+ databases. Results include academic journal articles, ebooks, books, magazine/news articles, reviews, etc. Consider some of these as a base onto which you can add more specific search terms, such as “black studies” and history.

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These keywords, and any others you are interested in for your research, can also be searched in the journals and databases listed on this page.