This is a guide to preliminary research into African History and the History of the African Diaspora. On this page, you'll find suggestions for reference material (i.e., dictionaries, encyclopedia, and more) as well as information on how to access books and journals.
On the sub-pages, you'll find recommended primary source collections for North, West, East, and Southern Africa as well as on African American History.
Please contact your subject liaison if you would like assistance.
This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.
Your local libraries have excellent monographs and anthologies located in O'Neill library as well as through the BC libraries portal. Try searching for books (only books) through the WorldCat library system to see if we have what you need. If we don't, you can order material through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
The stacks at O'Neill Library are organized in accordance with Library of Congress (LOC) subjects. For you, that means the first two letters of a "call number" will guide you to your subject. To access Boston College's books on DT, look in the library catalog or on the shelves for "DT."
For further subdivisions, you might look for: