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Africana Studies Subject Guide — Finding Articles

Interdisciplinary guide for Africana/African American Studies

Finding Articles

Similarly like looking for books, start with a keyword search to find articles in your topic. When starting your keywords search try to do a balance search—not too broad but not to narrow either. Something too broad will bring 10,000 hits, while something too narrow can bring 0 results. Start a search using the preferred term "African Americans" + your topic of choice. Use several synonyms that describe your topic to be sure that you find everything that you need. You can find academic/scholarly/peer-reviewed articles through the many databases and journals that the UConn Library provides access to. Below see a list of recommended databases and journals for African American Studies.


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Recommended Databases For Finding Articles

African American Studies is a multidisciplinary field, so you can search the databases below to find articles that focus on the African American experience from anthropological, sociological, economical and/or historical perspective. You can search subject specific databases (political sciences, economic, women's studies) for African Americans topics too.

Recommended Journals