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Africana Studies: Books

A guide for research in Africana Studies

Finding Books

To find books at UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University or Western Carolina University, start with our catalog.  

Choose "Request Item" to have books from ASU or WCU delivered to UNC Asheville via ABC Express.

To find books beyond our library network, try WorldCat.

Materials not held within our network can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Searching the Library Catalog by Subject

It's usually best to start with a keyword search, but subject headings applied to relevant books can help to refine your results. Open the item record of a book that interests you.  Scroll down to the clickable subject headings, and run another search to explore similar books.

You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.

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Browsing by Call Number

Most African History books fall within the DT Call Number Range on our Upper Level. 




Other relevant areas include:

B                    (Philosophy and Religion)                            
E184-E185.98  (African American History)
F                    (History & Area Studies includes Latin & South Americas)
GR 350-360     (African Folklore)
J                    (Political Science)
LG 401-681     (Education in Africa)
ML350            (African music)
ML 544           (African instruments)
N                    (Arts)
PL8000-8844   (African languages and literature)
PN 841           (Black literature)
U                    (Military Science)

Books relevant to Africana Studies are also located in numerous other sections of the library. Contact a Reference Librarian for further assistance locating books on this topic.

African American Studies

Please visit our African American Studies LibGuide for additional information.

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