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African & African American Studies: Intro to African American Studies

This guide lists information sources provided by LSU Libraries on topics within the study of the African diaspora.

African American Studies

This page lists selected information sources on African American Studies.

Books provide information on a narrower subject area, and may only cover a specific aspect of a subject area. Some books may also provide broad surveys of a topic. 

Reference sources provide summaries of facts, the definition of terms, summaries of histories, short biographies, etc., on large subject areas. They are the best place to start research, particularly for users unfamiliar with a field of study or subject area. Most of the reference sources at LSU Libraries are accessible online, but there are many reference sources available in print in the Libraries' stacks. 

Journals include articles written on specific, narrow topics. Many articles are peer-reviewed by experts to ensure accuracy and quality of information. Search within journals to find scholarly articles. 

The videos listed are documentaries. 

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