WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
The St. Louis Public Library staff can help you with your research on African-American History. Or, if you are looking for something to read, try recommended these titles.
POETRY AND DRAMA
RESEARCHING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AT ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
There are several ways to look for information on the history of African-Americans. The following suggestions may be helpful.
These are useful areas to explore while browsing the library collection.
You have several choices when you search the catalog. If you choose VIEW CATALOG - SEARCH ALL ENTRIES, you will find titles by typing in these words:
|African-American Women||Black History|
If you choose SUBJECTS ONLY, you might try the following entries:
If you choose FIND ANYTHING, you will find titles by typing in words or phrases, and using the word combination keys ('NOT', 'AND', 'OR').
|Slavery AND Women||Black Women NOT Fiction|
The encyclopedia is a good starting point for research. An overview of almost any topic can be found here. Encyclopedias are also good for looking up facts. Bibliographies, often included at the end of articles, lead to other useful library resources.
|Compton's Encyclopedia||New Book of Knowledge|
|Encyclopedia Americana||World Book Encyclopedia|
SUBJECT ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND OTHER REFERENCE WORKS
To gain specific information, look at reference books devoted to a particular topic.
Books are not the only source of information. Computer databases contain a wealth of information on African-American history.
|InfoPlace||New Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia|
If you have any questions, ask the staff at your library branch.
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