ERIC Number: ED343566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Afro-American Studies: A Research Guide. 1992 Edition.
Van Noate, Judith E., Comp.
This guide has been prepared to enable students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to locate material on topics in Afro-American studies or topics with Afro-American emphasis in the J. Murrey Atkins Library. Although a number of sources listed within the guide relate specifically to Afro-American studies, many others treat the black American experience in a variety of fields including business, literature, politics, and education. The guide begins by introducing the reader to the Library of Congress subject headings found in the traditional card catalog as well as the ALADDIN online catalog, and providing brief instructions for using these catalogs. This introduction is followed by reference listings for dictionaries, general encyclopedias, Afro-American encyclopedias and handbooks, and broad discipline encyclopedias. A guide for finding biographical information is then provided, followed by bibliographic citations for biographies and autobiographies, black studies, history and politics, humanities, social sciences, women's studies, and literature. Periodical indexes are also listed, including interdisciplinary indexes, business, criminal justice/law, education, medicine/nursing/health, history, literature and the arts, political science, religion/philosophy, science, and sociology indexes. Guidelines are also provided for finding information through essays in books, abstracts, newspaper indexes, InfoTrac, the Periodicals and Serials List of Atkins Library, government documents, statistical information, special collections, and microform source material. (DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Biographies, Black History, Black Literature, Black Studies, Card Catalogs, Cataloging, Citations (References), College Libraries, Higher Education, Information Sources, Library Instruction, Online Catalogs, Online Searching, Search Strategies, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Charlotte. J. Murrey Atkins Library.