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KEY RESOURCES AT A GLANCE

Journal articles
Use these online databases  to locate journal articles on your topic. These databases are best searched using keywords. Many articles in the databases are full-text. Use your Owl Link  name and password to access the online databases when off-campus.
    Academic OneFile
    American History Online
    Biography Resource Center
    Ethnic NewsWatch
    ProQuest Central
Web Sites
African-American Archaeology, History and Cultures
American Slave Narratives
Black History Hot List 
The Black Past
Black Studies
Howard University Libraries Afro-American Studies
Slavery and Abolition in the United States
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Guide to the Web

REFERENCE AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION

Definitions of Terms
Print Source
African American Culture Reference GN 307 .D35 v. 5
Online
NPS Ethnolography:African American heritage & Ethnolography:

Background Information
Consult encyclopedias to get an overview of a topic.
Print sources

African American Desk Reference Reference E 185 .A 2528 1999
African American Encyclopedia Reference E 185 .A253 1993
African American History Reference E 185 .A25355 2006
Africana Ready Reference DT 14 .A37435 2005
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History Reference E 185 .E54 2006
Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration Reference E 185.6 .E54 2006
Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance Reference NX 512.3 .A35 E53 2004

Books and Videos
Search by keywords, subject, title or author in the Online Catalog.
Tip: To do a subject search, use the Library of Congress subject headings Afro American as well as African American.
Tip: Browse the shelves in the area E 185 to look at many of the Library’s holdings that are available.

Statistics
Print Sources
Black Americans Reference E 185.5 .B512
Statistical Record of Black America Reference E 185.5 .S83
Online
Black Population in the United States

Books and Videos
Search by keywords, subject, title or author in the Online Catalog.
Tip: Browse the shelves in the area HF 5601-HF 5689 to look at many of the Library’s holdings that are available.

Writing and Citing
APA Style (Owl at Purdue)
MLA Style (Owl at Purdue)
Quick Research Library Tutorial-Your step by step directions to writing a research paper

Help with course assignments
Come to the Reference desk on the first floor of Prince George’s Community College Library or phone 301-322-0476

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