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African American Studies: Reference Resources

A guide to help you research topics in African American Studies in the BCC Library and Purdue University Libraries.

Online References

Print References

Below is a list of some of the print Reference materials within the collection. These resources cover subjects ranging from history and political science, to science and the arts, all with a focus from the African American perspective. 

  • Africana:  The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience
    DT14 .A37435 1999 
  • African Americans and Popular Culture (Three-volume set)
    E185.625 .A384 2008
  • The African American Encyclopedia (Eight-volume set)
    E185 .A253 1993
  • African American National Biography (Eight-volume set)
    E185.96 .A4466 2008
  • All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-Hop
    782.421649 AL51 2003
  • Black Women in America (Three-volume set)
    E185.86 .B542 2005
  • The Harlem Renaissance:  A Gale Critical Companion (Three-volume set)
    PS153.N5 H245 2003 
  • Encyclopedia of African American History:  From 1619 to the Present (Eight-volume set)
    E185 .E5453 2009 
  • Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture (Three-volume set)
    DT16.5 .E53 2008