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African American Literature Research Guide


Reference books are useful for finding basic information about authors and their works. They are a good starting point for any literature research project. The books shown below are some important ones for the study of African American literature.

Reference books with REF in the call number are located on the first floor of the library near the Research Help Desk and are for use in the library.

Sample list of African American Literature reference books