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Africana Studies Research Guide

Resources for doing research in Africana Studies


Caitlin Pollock
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Africana Studies, formerly African American and African Diaspora Studies, encompasses many disciplines, including history, languages and literature, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, and others. Scholarly resources for the study of the African American and African Diaspora experience are many and diverse. The following guide to Africana Studies resources in the IUPUI University Library and other libraries is intended to help the researcher find the materials she needs to learn, grow, explore, and share new ideas.

Researchers seeking primary source materials with which to research African-American topics may find useful records in the IUPUI Special Collections and Archives.  Here is a list of some collections in the IUPUI Special Collections and Archives of special African-American Studies interest:

Research in African-American History in the IUPUI Special Collections and Archives

Researchers seeking information on Africa may start with the following subject guide for African Studies:

African Studies