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African American Studies

This guide presents a brief introduction to library resources for the study of African American Studies.


This guide provides information on using the library for research in African American Studies at the University of Alabama. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, visit the Gorgas Library Information Desk, or use Ask a Librarian to request assistance.

Getting Started

New to UA Libraries? This video tutorial gives an overview of the Libraries' main search tools: Scout, the A-Z databases list, e-journals, and the library catalog.

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If you need materials that aren't available in the UA catalog, you can request them from another library via interlibrary loan. You can receive copies of physical books or scans of articles and book chapters. The video tutorial below provides instructions for setting up your account and requesting materials. A transcript is available at the link.

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