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Black Studies

A selective guide to recommended research resources in Black Studies

Finding Books

Use Omni to find the locations and call numbers of books at Queen's Library.  Search by keyword or Boolean keyword when you are researching a topic of interest and then use the Subject Headings assigned to the relevant books you locate to locate additional sources.

Useful subject headings include:

African Americans - Intellectual life
African Americans - Social conditions
African diaspora
​Blacks - Canada - Social conditions
Blacks - Canada - History

New Books from the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection

E-Book Collections

Many individual electronic books are available within e-book collections. Most collections have individual book records in Omni, and you can refine your search results in Omni to ebooks by using the books/ebooks filter under Resource Type, and online, under Availability.
E-Book Collections useful for Black Studies and Diaspora Studies include:

There are also thousands of electronic texts available in our Primary Source collections, such as:

  • Black Thought and Culture

    Black Thought and Culture contains the full text of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writing by leading figures in African American life and culture.

    The collection begins with the works of Frederick Douglass and includes the works of W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Mary McLeod Bethune, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Ralph Bunche, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Houston Baker, Jesse Jackson, Ida B. Wells, Bobby Seale, and many others.