Reference materials are a good way to begin your research.
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The African American Encyclopedia 2nd edition (2001)
Reference E 185 .A253 2001 v.1-10
Africana: the Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999)
Reference DT 14 .A37435 1999
American Immigrant Cultures: Builders of a Nation (1997)
Reference E 184 .A1 A63448 1997 v.1-2
Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics (2000)
Reference E 184 .A1 E574 2000 v.1-2
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (2006)
GN502 .E63 2006
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (2000)
Reference E 184 .A1 G14 2000
Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups (1980)
Reference E 184 .A1 H35 1980
Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation and Integration (2013)
Reference Desk JV6450 .I5536 2013 v. 1-4
Reference Library of Black America (2003)
Reference E 185 .R455 2003 v. 1-5
Online Encyclopedia Titles:
This listing is but a small portion of our collection with a broad subject treatment. To find additional encyclopedias or other reference materials, use OneSearch--select to search Books and type your keywords/phrases in the search box.
The African American Almanac (2011)
Encyclopedia of African American Writing, 3rd edition (2018)
Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema, 2nd edition (2015)
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