This guide focuses on interdisciplinary sources originating from authors / creators of African and African-Caribbean descent, with additional reference to topics relevant 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.
Other guides of particular relevance are:
The ProQuest Black Studies database is an interdisciplinary collection of resources including the full text of the most influential Black historical newspapers, scholarly journals, archival and other primary materials related to the Black experience, and topic pages collating resources on notable people and organizations from the late 18th Century to the early 21st Century, including Black Lives Matter, the Black Panther Party, and The Civil Rights Congress.