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ENG 256: AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE I
PRINT REFERENCE RESOURCES
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATUREDictionary of Literary Biography
Afro-American writers before the Harlem renaissance, V. 50
Ref PN 451 .D5
Modern black writers
The essential Black literature guide
The Schomburg Center guide to black literature
The Oxford companion to African American literature
African American writers
A bibliographical guide to African-American women writers
Masterpieces of African-American literature
The pen is ours : a listing of writings by and about African-American women before 1910...
Black American writers
Selected Black American authors
African American authors, 1745-1945
Contemporary African American novelists
GENERAL SOURCES ON AFRICAN AMERICANSAfricana: the encyclopedia...
Ref DT 14 .A37435 1999
The African-American atlas
Reference library of Black America
The Harvard guide to African-American history
The African-American century
Black saga: the African American experience
Notable Black American men
The atlas of African-American history and politics
Dictionary of Afro-American slavery
Facts on File encyclopedia of Black women in America
Reference library of Black America
Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history
The timetables of African-American history
Who's who in African-American history
African American women
Black women in America
Notable Black American women
Chronology of African-American history
The Negro almanac
A dictionary and catalog of African American folklife of the south
African-American traditions in song, sermon, tale, and dance, 1600s-1920
Gale Literary SeriesLiterary Index (Gale)
This is an online index to the following print volumes:
Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism
Ref PN 761 .N5
Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
Ref PN 771 .C59
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Ref PN 771 .G27
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Ref PN 451 .D5
LIBRARY CATALOG (Where to find BOOKS)F&Ms LIBRARY CATALOG
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To find a book, begin by conducting a Keyword search our your topic.
Analyze your topic or research question and break it down into its key concepts, which becomes the Keyword search. Once you have found a record for an item that looks useful, click on a Subject Heading to retrieve other items with similar content.
TOPIC:"Are there any common characteristics among the female characters in Toni Morrison's books?"
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INDEXES & ARTICLE COLLECTIONSMLA Bibliography
The Modern Language Association's index to publications on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore.
1921- REF Index Area
1963- MLA Bibliography
Humanities Full Text
Features abstracts of journal literature covering archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history, and world literature.
1974-1983 REF Index Area
1983- Humanities Full Text
JOURNALS AT F&MTo determine whether or not the F&M Library owns a journal, use the Journals at F&M feature on the Library's web site.
If the library does nothave a journal you need, and you have at least 2 weeks before your assignment is due, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request to have the journal article acquired for you by the library. Allow 7-10 days for the article to arrive.
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