African-American Studies: Encyclopedias & Research Guides

Search across Many Encyclopedias at Once

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Provides access to a large number of recent specialized encyclopedias in subject areas such as: the arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, library science, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, and social science.
     
  • Oxford African American Studies Center
    Provides access to more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes: Africana; Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895; Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present; Black Women in America, Second Edition; African American National Biography; Dictionary of African Biography; and The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought. Includes a rich Image & Multimedia Search module.

 

Selected Encyclopedias of Interest

Asante, Molefi Kete and Ama Mazama, editors. Encyclopedia of Black Studies  (Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2005).
Also available in print at: Butler Reference, 301 ButlerCall Number: R326 En23

Cayton, Mary Kupiec and Peter W. Williams, editors. Encyclopedia of American Cultural & Intellectual History. 3 vols. (New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons, c2001).
Also available in print at: Butler Reference, 301 Butler, Call Number:  R973.92 En19
& US History & Literature Reading Rm, 502 Butler, Call Number:  E169.1 .E624 2001

Finkelman, Paul, editor-in-chief. Encyclopedia of African American history 1619-1895 : from the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass. 3 vols. (New York : Oxford University Press, 2006).
Available online in Oxford African American Studies Center or in print at:
Butler Reference, 301 Butler, Call Number:  R326 En195

Jaynes, Gerald D., ed.  Encyclopedia of African American Society. 2 vols. (Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2005).
Also available in print at: Butler Reference, 301 Butler, Call Number:  R326 En198
&  Lehman Reference, Call Number:  E185 .E546 2005

Kutler, Stanley I, editor. Dictionary of American History. 3rd ed. 10 vols. (New York : Thomson Learning, c2003).
Also available in print at: Butler Reference, 301 Butler, Call Number:  R973 D56

Lowery, Charles D. and John F. Marszalek, editors. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights : from Emancipation to the Twenty-First Century. 2 vols. (Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003).
(available in print only) Butler Reference, 301 Butler, Call Number:  R326 G856

Palmer, Colin A. Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Second edition. 6 vols. (Detroit : Macmillan Reference USA, c2006).
Also available in print at: Butler Reference, 301 Butler, Call Number: R326.8 En2

Wright, James D., editor-in-chief, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Second edition. Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, 2015.

 

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