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*African and African American Studies (AAAS)

Guide for research in African and African American Studies.

Book Browsing

African Americans: In the circulating and reference collection at Brandeis, many books with African Americans as the primary subject heading have call numbers beginning with E185. This call number range is located on the third floor of the Goldfarb Library. You can browse that section of the Brandeis library or in other libraries that use the Library of Congress Classification System by going to the E185 section of the stacks.

Africa/Africans:  Many books with Africa as the primary subject heading have call numbers beginning with DT1. This call number range is located on the third floor of the Goldfarb Library. You can browse our collection or other library collections that use the Library of Congress Classification System by going to the DT1 section of the stacks.

Finding Books on Your Research Topic

Try exploring the Library Catalog for books related to your topic. The catalog tab is the main way to locate books, as well as journals and videos in the library collections. If you have already identified the book(s) you need through other research aids, you can search by Title or by Author. If you are trying to identify books that will be useful for your research topic, you can search Keyword or Subject. 

If Brandeis does not have the book you need, try looking for books from other libraries:

OnlineBrandeis WorldCat is a library catalog that contains millions of records for books and other materials held in libraries worldwide. Search for your item and then use the "Request Item from Interlibrary Loan" button or link on the item page to place your request. 

In-person: Brandeis is a member of the Boston Library Consortium. You can borrow books in-person from any of the member libraries in New England with a BLC card. Get a BLC card at the Information & Borrowing desk in Goldfarb Library.

More Information about Interlibrary Loan

Book Reviews and Indexes