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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
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
- biographical compilations
Reference materials may be found on our main floor to the left of the Research Services Desk as well as online.
Key Reference Sources
Heritage of Black Highlanders
A collection of photographs, oral histories and other documents on the history of African Americans in Asheville and the surrounding area
African American Archives
1 million+ pages of historical primary source documents about the African American experience over several centuries
Oxford African American Studies Center
Documents the field of African American Studies and Africana Studies with more than 8,000 articles, hundreds of primary source documents, images, maps, and charts and tables, covering Arts and Leisure, Business and Economics, Education and Academia, Government and Politics, History, Religion and Spirituality, and Science and Medicine.
Reference materials are for library use only. Scan-to-email and copy machines are available. See the research desk for more information.