Resources to Get You Started

African American Studies Center   HARVARD KEY

The Oxford African American Studies Center brings together in one place important subject encyclopedias, biographies, timelines, images, maps, and more. Its aim to be among the most authoritative and comprehensive online resources available in the field. Harvard's own Henry Louis Gates is its editor-in-chief.

Oxford Bibliographies Online  HARVARD KEY

OBO entries combine the best features of the annotated bibliography with an authoritative subject encyclopedia  in order to help you identify some of the most important and influential scholarship on a broad topic.

Often the issue in information-seeking isn't scarcity of material but overabundance.  OBO entries can help you solve the problem of  knowing what or who to read or which voices in the conversation you should give some fuller attention to.

Example bibliographies relevant to course themes:

Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience (Black Studies Center) HARVARD KEY

This resource, developed at the NYPL's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, presents interdisciplinary essays on the formation and development of Black Studies and Black Studies scholarship.

African American Studies: Foundations and Key Concepts (JSTOR Daily Reading List, 2019)