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Cultures of the African Diaspora

Finding Library Books - Print Books Are Not Available During Covid 19 Closure

Use the Location and Call Number together to find your book. The Location (usually on the left of the screen) will help you figure out what floor to start on. The Call Number (usually in the center of the screen) is how the books are organized on the shelf.

A&T STACKS books with call numbers starting A - L are on the 2nd floor.

A&T STACKS books with call numbers starting M - Z are on the 3rd floor.

A&T BLK STUDIES books are on the 3rd floor in the front.

A&T LRC books are in the Learning Resources Center on the Lower Level.

Some books "do not circulate" or cannot be checked out of the building.

A&T RESERVE books can be gotten at the first floor Circulation desk.

A&T READY REF books can be gotten at the first floor Reference desk.

A&T REF books are just past the Reference desk, on the first floor.

Subject Headings

One way to find materials is to search the library's Catalog, available at Searching the Catalog by keyword lets you search "like you would online". Searching by Subject is more focused, but you have to use specific terms called Subject Headings. Here are some possible Subject Headings for searching by Subject:

African Americans (and subtopics)

African Diaspora

African Diaspora - History

Africans - Migrations

Blacks - Asia

Blacks - Brazil

Blacks - Canada

Blacks - Central America

Blacks - Cuba

Blacks - Europe

Blacks - France

Blacks - Germany

Blacks - Great Britain (and subtopics)

Blacks - Latin America

Blacks - Mexico

Blacks - Migrations

Blacks - Race Identity

Blacks - West Indies


Use these as starting places for your Catalog search to find books in the library on your area of interest. Or consult the list of books below for specific Call Numbers to look for. Start with a book to get an overview of the big picture surrounding your research topic. Then focus on specific aspects of your topic by looking for articles in the databases (listed on the left).

Reference Books on the African Diaspora

Reference books can be used to look up quick facts and brief articles, and are usually a good place to start when you are researching an unfamiliar topic. Consider these possible books as starting places in studying cultural aspects of the African Diaspora. These books cannot be checked out.

Circulating Books on the African Diaspora

Below is a select list of books that you can check out (or "Circulating" books) on cultures of the African Diaspora. They can be found on the second and third floors of the library. Use the Location of the book along with the Call Number to find it.