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Africana Studies

A guide to library resources on Africana Studies

Reference Resources

Why use reference works?

Consider using encyclopedias and other reference sources when you begin researching a topic. Some encyclopedias will provide more in-depth information than others, but any general encyclopedia is a good source to consult for background information of your chosen subject area. Most encyclopedias provide the following:

1. Main concepts, including names, dates, places
2. Keywords and subject terms related to topic
3. Lists of related articles or additional resources

Explore the following reference resources:



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