Choosing a topic and developing a research question can be challenging. The resources below contain infomation about issues related to Africana Studies that can be useful in refining the scope of your project.
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with articles from Africana; the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895; the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present; Black Women in America, Second Edition; and the African American National Biography. I also contains resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, the Oxford Companion to Black British History, and selected articles from other major reference titles. Full-Text.
A reference resource containing general articles on American history and culture. An ideal starting point, especially for topics unfamiliar to you. The Encyclopedia addresses issues such as literature, art, photography, film, popular culture, architecture, consumer culture, urban studies, ethnicity, gender, race, economics, labor, social movements, politics, and global America. An ideal starting point, especially for topics unfamiliar to you (Part of Credo Reference package). Coverage: All Volumes. Full-Text.
Includes more than 500 encyclopedic titles from respected publishers in all disciplines taught at Dickinson, including various language dictionaries, the Marquis Who's Who series and numerous other biographical sources, economics and business encyclopedias, food and agriculture sources, publishing sources, atlases, and many encyclopedias covering the arts, history, literature, science, technology, religion, philosophy, politics, psychology, geography and country studies, and more. Full-Text.
One of the broadest single sources for beginning research on any topic. Includes full text multimedia encyclopedia articles, country statistics and comparisons, timelines, bibliographies, and links to journal articles and web sites. Interactive features allow you to create your own workspace to save and share your research. An ideal starting point, especially for topics unfamiliar to you. ***Also includes Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus*** Coverage: Historical and current. Full-Text.