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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.

BIOGRAPHY

9 African-American Inventors. Robert Hayden, 1992.
(Call Number: J509.2273)

11 African-American Doctors. Robert Hayden, 1992.
(Call Number: J610.92273)

Black Stars in Orbit: NASA's African American Astronauts. Khephra Burns, 1995.
(Call Number: J629.450092)

Female Leaders (Profiles of Great Black Americans). 1994.
(Call Number: J920.009296)



HISTORY

African American Family Album. Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler, 1995.
(Call Number: J973.0496073)

Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own
Stories. 1993. (Call Number: J973.0496073)

Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo. Tom Feelings, 1995.
(Call Number: J759.13 oversize)



FICTION

Children of the Fire. Harriette Robinet, 1991.
(Call Number: J)

Sound the Jubilee. Sandra Forrester, 1995.
(Call Number: J)

Steal Away Home. Lois Ruby, 1994.
(Call Number: J)

Wolf by the Ears. Ann Rinaldi, 1991.
(Call Number: YFIC)



POETRY AND DRAMA

Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep: An Anthology of Poetry by African Americans Since 1945. 1994.
(Call Number: 811.54)

Multicultural Scenes for Young Actors. 1995.
(Call Number: J808.8245)

Victory of the Spirit: Meditations on Black Quotations. Janet Bell, 1996.
(Call Number: 081.08996)

Voices of the Dream: African-American Women Speak. 1996.
(Call Number: 081.08996)



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.

BROWSING

These are useful areas to explore while browsing the library collection.



CATALOG SEARCHES

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 History Afro-American
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



ENCYCLOPEDIAS

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.



COMPUTER DATABASES

Books are not the only source of information. Computer databases contain a wealth of information on African-American history.

Encarta Internet
InfoPlace New Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia


If you have any questions, ask the staff at your library branch.

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