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SOAN 108: In & Out of Africa: How Transnational Black Lives Matter

For Professor Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg

Relevant Books in the Collection

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Request books you find on WorldCat using the "Request Via Illiad" links.

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Search WorldCat, the world's largest network of library content, such as books, music CDs, videos, and digital material. If you find an item that you would like to request, click Request via Interlibrary Loan to be directed to the Interlibrary Loan login screen. Use your Carleton credentials to login, then check the prefilled form for errors and submit. You'll get an email when the item is ready. 


Browse the Stacks

Remember when browsing for materials in interdisciplinary fields, that relevant materials may be found in almost every LC call number. Below are some relevant call number ranges:

DT1-3415 African history

PT8000-8844 African languages and literature

PQ3800-3900's African literature in French

PR9000's African literature in English

You can also browse the reference section, located in the fourth floor of the library, by LC call number. Many reference books about migration can be found under JV call number.

Using Catalyst to Search for Books

Books & eBooks

Two kinds of books, monographs and essay collections, compose the majority of Gould Library's collection. Monographs provide extended analysis of a topic by a single author. Essay collections bring together articles, often by different authors, on a given topic.

In Catalyst, the shared library catalog for the libraries of Carleton and St. Olaf Libraries:

  • Limit Catalyst to books, either by searching in the Books tab, or using the Books filter on the left after your initial search
  • Begin with a keyword search.
    • Enter words that describe your topic (names, places, events, etc.).
    • When you find a book on your topic, examine its subject headings for relevance to your topic.
    • Click on a hyperlinked subject heading to perform subject heading search and retrieve related books. 
  • You can perform a subject heading search in Catalyst if you know a valid Library of Congress subject heading. Please see your librarian to learn more about subject headings.
    • Subject headings are a set of terms or phrases (known as controlled vocabulary) that classify materials.  Essentially they identify and pull together under a common umbrella information about a given subject.  Most online catalogs and databases use some form of subject headings, though they may also be called descriptors or keywords.

For example: Search "Africa" as a subject heading to browse a list of relevant subject headings, such as:

  • Africa -- Emigration and immigration
  • Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- history
  • Africa -- migration and immigration -- economic aspects
  • African -- diaspora -- Encyclopedias (to search for reference materials)

*Note that many Library of Congress subject headings relevant to African Studies do not begin with "Africa":

  • Migration--internal--Africa
  • Kenya -- Politics and government
  • Women -- Africa, East -- Economic conditions