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African & African American Studies: Home

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

How to Use This Research Guide

This research guide serves as a starting point for faculty and students conducting library research on topics within the African and African American Studies concentration at LSU. Contact the African and African American Studies subject librarian for more information about LSU Libraries resources and services, to set up a research consultation appointment, or to discuss strategies to integrate library research into your courses. 


African and African American Studies Librarian

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Narcissa Haskins
141-A-14 LSU Library
(225) 578-2950

Electronic Resources: Databases

Databases are organized collections of sources in a variety of information formats. They can be subject-specific or interdisciplinary. Use the databases to find articles, eBooks, and other information sources. 

Subject Specific Databases

Interdisciplinary Databases

News Sources

Government Information

Primary Sources

Located in Hill Memorial Library, LSU Libraries Special Collections holds many unique and original primary source materials in digital and analog formats from the colonial era to the present day. Below are just a few resources that demonstrate the diversity of its materials on the historical African American experience in Louisiana and beyond:

Other Primary Sources: 

Electronic resources: Journals

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. Browse them by the following related disciplines: 

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