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African American Studies: Reference & Data

a guide to resources

Using Reference Resources

A reference source is a compendium of authoritative information, compiled for ease of use.

Reference materials include

  • subject or general encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri 
  • statistics
  • biographical compilations
  • maps
Reference materials may be found on our main floor to the left of the Research Services Desk as well as online.


Reference materials are for library use only.  Scan-to-email and copy machines are available.  Ask at the research desk for more information.

Online Resources

CREDO Reference Online

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