African American Studies Center
A good starting point for finding information in reference sources, including Africana, Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to Present, Black Women in America, African American National Biography, Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, Oxford Companion to Black British History, and selected articles from other sources.
From Our Digital Repository
Sound Ideas is a digital repository of scholarship and creative works authored by members of the University of Puget Sound community.
- Black Ice, a Black Student Union Zine, featuring art, essays, fashion, humor, poetry, photography, stories, rants, and much more.
- Volume One is entitled Studying Abroad On My Own Campus
- The Historiography of the Black Student Union, Ayanna Drakos
Start with these tutorials if you have any questions about academic integrity or the research process, but don't hesitate to ask a librarian or your instructor if you have further questions.
Featured Background Sources
These sources provide succinct overviews of your topic, explain scholarly arguments, point out interesting questions, and include key sources.
Course Research Guides
Links to library research guides created for specific courses
Images from ARTstor
There are several image collections in ARTstor that depict the African American experience. Two major collections include the Image of the Black in Western Art collection from the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute and the Schlesinger History of Women in America collection. In addition a keyword search in the database will uncover images related to the history of African Americans, portraits of key figures, and works by African American artists.
Learn more about ARTstor collections (pdf handout) relevant to African American Studies