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History : African American: Home

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for African American history.

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 Gordon Parks 1942 photographs [Library of Congress]

Citation & Writing Help

Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For more citation info see Citing Sources.


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Starting Points: Books & eBooks

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See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.


  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: seattle civil rights history
     
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "closer to freedom"
     
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "smallwood stephanie"

Starting Points: Journal Articles

The following research databases will help you identify articles in the field of history. Additional research databases are listed under Articles.

Starting Points - Primary Sources

This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with African American history. Additional sources are listed under Primary Sources.

History Librarian

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Theresa Mudrock
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206.685.1623

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