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African American Studies

This library guide provides resources for students of African American Studies, or anyone with an interest in the subject.

Welcome to the African American Studies guide!

At Contra Costa College the African American Studies department uses an interdisciplinary curriculum in the areas of Humanities and the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Topics covered in this research guide cover these areas of coursework and include resources that support the department's goal to provide a holistic understanding of the African and African American experience.

Books: Look here for key books in this topic area (including print books on our shelves, and electronic books you can use from home). 

Quick catalog entry points: 

Articles: We've chosen a few key article databases for your topic area where you might find information in magazines, journals, and newspapers.

Media: Want to watch something on your topic? Check out our video databases.

Internet Sources: Finding a high quality website through Google can feel frustrating. We have some evaluation tips and ideas of where you might want to start.

Image of demonstration on the sixty-year anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, shared via Creative Commons from flickr user Joe Brusky