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African American Studies

Online Encyclopedias, Biographies, and Other Reference Tools

Print Resources

The UCLA Library has many useful reference sources available in print, including the titles below. Search for their location in the library catalog.

  • Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience
  • Black America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia
  • Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia
  • Blacks in Selected Newspapers, Censuses and Other Sources: An Index to Names and Subjects 
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: the Black Experience in the Americas 
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Literature
  • General History of Africa
  • Index to Black Periodicals
  • The African American Almanac 
  • The African Heritage of American English 
  • The Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel 
  • The Harvard Guide to African-American History 
  • The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans
  • Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature By and About Women of Color  

Dictionaries

Dissertations and Theses