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African American Studies Research Guide: Home

This guide includes links to article databases with search tips, places to get help with research, lists of helpful library reference books, and links to selected web sites and search engines.

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African American Studies @ WVU


This site is for WVU students in the Africana Studies Program and all students researching the history and culture of African American people in the United States. The resources here are also valuable to WVU faculty and others conducting research in this area.

Our mission is to provide WVU students with a useful and descriptive guide to researching the WVU Libraries general and unique African American resources, and to promote use of these resources.

Several of our outstanding Library online resources that support African American Studies include:

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspapers
  • Primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts. Examine major movements from the Harlem Renaissance to Civil Rights, and explore everyday life.

This site is part of a project that includes promoting areas of excellence in the WVU Libraries African American collection and identifying and purchasing books that will improve the WVU Libraries support of the curriculum and research in African American studies. If you have suggestions for additions to the African American collection, please contact the bibliographer: Beth Toren

Contact Beth

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Beth Toren
Interdisciplinary, Cultural and Film Studies Librarian
Room 1004H Downtown Campus Library
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069 WVU
Morgantown WV 26506-6069
(304) 293-0336