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African American and African Studies: Home

Welcome to the African American and African Studies LibGuide

The African American and African Studies guide help to find and access resources through the library catalog and databases that support teaching and research. Use the tabs above to access the resources. 

Need Help?

Do you need additional help? Call Reference Desk at  662-846-4431 or email:


Having trouble finding articles in a database?

Click here to watch a tutorial on how to search Academic Search Premier database.


Library Resources

Library Catalog

Go to the library’s catalog to find all the print resources available in the library. 

Library Databases

Databases provide online resources. Find academic journals and periodicals by going to the databases by subject and choosing the databases that are relevant to your search. 

E-Books Collection

Click the eBooks link above to initiate your search for electronic books. Enter the search terms in the search box and eBooks related to your search will be displayed. Open the full-text  (PDF file ) to display the entire book.

Subject Guides

The subject guides were created by the librarians to assist you with research tips using some of the selected resources. Access the library guides and choose the guide that best suits your needs.

YouTube Guides

YouTube videos provide tutorials on using APA Citation guidelines.  Click the title to access them.

Citation Guidelines
This guide provides videos, websites, books, and more resources on citation guidelines on APA,  MLA, Chicago (CMS), Turabian, and ACS. Click the link to access these resources.

Printable African American and African Studies Library Resources and Services

Library Services

Request Interlibrary Loan

 ILL service attempts to borrow needed materials that the Roberts-LaForge Library does not own. Local students, faculty, and staff must come to the library to check out or make copies of materials that we do own. More information on interlibrary loan and filling out the form are available on the website.

Library Instruction and Student Consultation Requests

Library instruction sessions are designed to teach students how to effectively search the library catalog and/or electronic databases.  Students may schedule a one-on-one session with a librarian by filling out a consultation form.   Additional information on student resources is available on the website. Librarians are also available for consultation via email at or by phone (662) 846-4431.

Off-Campus Access

To access library resources from off-campus, go to the library’s homepage and under Services select Off-Campus Access, and sign in with your 900# and 6-digit date of birth. Once you are logged on, click on the Roberts-LaForge Library to get back to the library's page and find the resources you need.