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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.
Perform a subject heading search in Catalyst only if you know a valid Library of Congress subject heading.
Search "African Americans" to browse a list of relevant subject headings, such as:
African Americans -- Folklore
African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Social conditions
Note that many Library of Congress subject headings relevant to African American studies do not begin with "African Americans":
American Drama -- African American Authors
Blacks in motion pictures
United States -- Race Relations
Browse the Stacks
Browsing the stacks can help you evaluate the library's collection in a given field of study. The following call number ranges contain works relevant to African American studies.
E184.5 - E185.98
African Americans in United States history
Economic history and conditions
Social History and conditions. Social problems. Social reform.
Socialism. Communism. Anarchism.
Political Institutions and public administration (United States)
NOTE: During Spring 2020 you will not be able to physically browse the stacks; however, each catalog record includes a "Virtual Browse" function, which allows you to see the books (print or electronic) that would be "shelved" next to the book you are looking at: