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African American Studies Research Guide: Biography

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.

Biography Research

African American Biography Reference Books

Most of these books are available at the Downtown Library Reference collection and can only be used in the Library (call numbers starting with "R")


Call Number

African American art and artists Evansdale Library
N6538.N5 L38 2003
African American lives R E185.96 .A446 2004
African American national biography R E185.96 .A4466 2008
African American women: a biographical dictionary E185.96 .A45 1993
The biographical dictionary of Black Americans Law Library
E185.96 .K73 1992
A biographical history of Blacks in America since 1528 R E185.96 .T66
Dictionary of American Negro biography R E185.96 .D53 1982
Great American Negroes E185.96 .R5
Great negroes, past and present. Volume two E185.96 .K86 1999
Notable Black American men E185.86 .N68 1999
Who’s who among African Americans Law Library
E185.96 .W52