This interdisciplinary guide has been compiled to enable the discovery of Black scholarship in the collections of UCL Libraries, including both print and digital resources, and we welcome your input to help us develop it further. If you have any suggestions for content or general feedback please let us know by filling in the form via the 'Help improve this guide' button on the left hand side of this page. We especially welcome resource recommendations from those studying in Science-based disciplines.
This guide focuses on sources originating from authors / creators of African and African-Caribbean descent with reference to topics of relevance to the Black Diaspora. See also our guide to Studies of the Americas for literature originating from and relating specifically to Latin America.
This guide also includes advice on techniques for searching our catalogues and databases to find literature on topics of particular relevance to Black Studies and by Black authors in books and journals as well as films, images and other primary source material.
For further advice relating to resources in your subject area please contact your specialist Librarian via our Subject Guides.
We welcome suggestions for new acquisitions that contribute to the diversification of our collections.
Image: Three friends, William H. Johnson, ca.1944-56. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
For more guidance on searching for material in your subject area, contact your specialist librarian via our Subject Guides.
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