African American & Diaspora Studies Resources: Where Do I Start?

Why Should I Start With These Resources?

Good question -- here are a few reasons:

  • Get an overview of a new or complex topic
  • Find authoritative information
  • Find out the names of key players in a given area
  • Locate terms that you can use in your research
  • Help narrow (or expand) your topic
  • Locate a bibliography of sources to help you start your research.

Check out the Student Research Productivity Guide for  more helpful tips.

Online Resources

These databases are useful for preliminary research on various topics, persons, themes, and time periods that relate to the study of the African diaspora and peoples of African descent in America and other parts of the world.

Useful E-Books

Print Resources