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AFR 2600: African American Men

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Library Resources
Booth Library has a large collection of learning resources to support the information needs of AFR 2600: African American Men. The materials are held in the reference collection, the main book holdings, the journal collection and the online full-text databases. Books and journal articles from other libraries may be obtained using interlibrary loan.

A list of selected works for AFR 2600: African American Men that are held by the library can be found here.
Finding Reference Books
Reference books
Reference materials help students get started with their research by providing a brief overview of the subject. Types of reference materials include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and companions. Booth Library has reference materials in print and electronic formats.

Link to reference materials in electronic format here.

Reference books are located on the 3rd floor (north) and can be found by searching the EIU Library Catalog.

Examples of reference books related to AFR 2600: African American Men are:

African American National Biography ... REF E185.96.A4466 2008
Encyclopedia of African American History … REF E185.E544 2010
Encyclopedia of African American Politics …REF E185.S58155 2003
Encyclopedia of Black Studies … REF E185 .E554 2005
Finding Books
Browsing for books
Books in Booth Library are shelved by call number. Browsing for books can help familiarize you with the collection. Books may be borrowed using your Panther Card.

To find books for AFR 2600: African American Men, browse the shelves in these call numbers for the following subject areas:

E184.5-185.98 African-Americans
E185.2-185.89 Status and development since emancipation
E185.96-185.98 Biography
Searching the EIU Library Catalog
To find books, ebooks, videos, and other materials held in the library use the EIU Library Catalog

To search the catalog enter search terms in the search box and use the drop box to narrow the search. 

The search results may be narrowed by using the limiting tools on the right hand side of the page.

Click on the item title to bring up the bibliographic record. The item's location, call number, and status are needed to find it in Booth Library.

Finding Articles
Article Databases

Journal and magazine articles for AFR 2600: African American Men may be found by searching the library's collection of databases. All databases are accessible from off campus by logging-in with your EIU netID and password. Link to the library's databases here.

Useful database for AFR 2600: African American Men are:

Academic Search Complete (full-text articles, broad subject coverage)

America: History and Life (peer reviewed articles, some full-text articles, United States History, Pre-Colonial Era to Present) 

Black Thought and Culture (Non-Fiction writings by  African Americans, 1700-2006)

JSTOR (peer reviewed articles, full-text articles, broad subject)

Project Muse (peer reviewed articles, full-text articles, broad subject coverage)

Newspaper articles

Booth Library provides access to several newspaper databases. Link to the newspaper databases here.

Examples of the library's current and historical newspaper databases are:

Chicago Tribune (1985-present)

Lexis Nexis (current newspapers)

New York Times (Historical) (full-text articles, 1851-2010)


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