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The History guide provides links to reliable database and web resources.

Reference Books

A good place to start gathering information about African-American History

The African American Atlas   REF E 185.A79 1998

Encyclopedia of African American History From the Colonial Period to Frederick Douglass (3 vol.)   REF E 185.E545 2006

Encyclopedia of African American History From 1896 to the Present (5 vol.)   REF 185.E5453 2009

African American National Biography (8 vol.)   REF E 185.96.A4466 2008

Slavery in the United States, A Social, Political & Historical Encyclopedia (2 vol.)   REF E 441.S635 2007

African Americans at War, an Encyclopedia (2 vol.)   REF U 52.S88 2004

Milestone Documents in African-American History - Explaining the Essential Primary Sources (4 vol.)  REF E 184.6.M55 2010

RefWorks / Manage Your Research


RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Set up an account using your UAA/APU user ID and Password, and start organizing and sharing your research.

Starting Points

African American History Web Resources

African American History  (University of Washington)

African American Odyssey  (Library of Congress)

African American Pamphlet Collection  (Library of Congress)

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York Public Library)

Library of Congress Digital Collections

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database 

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Liberated Africans

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