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African American Studies: Finding Sources

Key resources and assistance for research in African American Studies.

FINDING SOURCES

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Original sources of information
created during the time of study

Examples: diaries, novels, photographs, letters, memos

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Works that interpret, explain,
or rely on primary sources

Examples: books, articles, biographies, textbooks

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Compiled works that list or index
primary & secondary sources

Examples: encyclopedias, bibliographies, dictionaries, almanacs

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