African and African-American Studies

Reference Resources

African Music Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History
The site represents an effort to trace the African American experience and achievements in the United States and elsewhere. Includes a timeline, bibliography, articles, and multimedia.

Finding and Interpreting Historical Threads and Patterns through Archival Research Primary Source Documentation
“A primer which features resources on the Underground Railroad and links to archival collections in Albany, New York and surrounding areas. Major digital and on-line collections are also described and linked.”

Glossary of Terms Relating to Afro-Caribbean Music
Descarga, an online resource for finding and purchasing CDs, books, videos, and other materials related to Afro-Latin music, has published this glossary of terms, which includes information on instruments and music styles.

Library Research: Finding Primary Resources
Guide from UC Berkeley Library.

Using Google for African Studies Research: A Guide to Effective Web Searching
"The guide is designed to help the user get the most out of Google's Web searching techniques, and at the same time provides a critical evaluation of Google's many Web search features, services, and tools. The guide is liberally interspersed with examples of searches, and search strategies, relating to Africa or African studies topics."