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Africana Studies

Resources for doing research in Africana Studies

Online Resources

Digital Primary Sources

Primary sources can be found in libraries, archives, manuscript repositories, and elsewhere. Primary sources increasingly can be found posted to library and archives Internet websites, making them widely available for research. Below please find links to a number of these websites.

What is a primary source?

  • Using Digital Primary Sources
    Online guide to using primary resources provided by the American Library Association's RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) section. Includes information on defining, finding, and evaluating primary resources.
  • Primary vs. Secondary Sources
    Definitions, Examples, and Specific Examples sections explain the difference between primary and secondary sources. Provided by the Borough of Manhattan Community College Library.

Electronic Sources: Newspapers and Magazines

Electronic Resources: Arts and Literature

Electronic Resources: Culture and History

Electronic Resources: Cultural Institutions

Electronic Resources: Census Information