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Africana Studies Subject Guide — Overview

Interdisciplinary guide for Africana/African American Studies
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This guide highlights websites, books, journals, and other scholarly sources useful to students and scholars of Africana Studies -- otherwise known as the study of the history, culture, contributions, and experiences of people of African descent in the United States and abroad. 

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BIPOC Wellness Resources
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Juneteenth Virtual Celebration Guide

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War in Ukraine: Race, Racism, and Racial Identity in Eastern Bloc
A page within The War in Ukraine libguide that focuses on news reporting on anti-Black racism amidst the crisis in Ukraine, policy and media biases pertaining to Ukrainian refugees, and the history of Black people in Eastern Europe. 
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New Africana Studies LibGuide Features 

  • Getting Started tab -- find helpful tips and tools to better understand and navigate the research process 
  • Browse Topics tab -- explore the UConn Library's Africana Studies collection and discover resources and new areas of discourse 


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Request a Library Purchase

Can't find what you're looking for? Submit a request for have book or film added to the collection! Who can submit a request? Anyone -- students, faculty, staff, and community members. Requests for purchases are reviewed by subject specialists using the Library's Collection Development Policy. Please note that items may take up to 8 weeks to arrive, with certain requests taking longer.


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Need something faster? Try interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan services through the UConn Libraries allows you get request circulating materials from any UConn library, borrow books from non-UConn libraries, and request PDFs for book chapters and articles through our "Scan on Demand" service. 


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