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Welcome to the Florida State University Libraries guide to African American Literature. Use the menu to the left to find sources and information on authors and their works. Please contact me with any questions. Happy searching!
Photo: Langston Hughes, 29 February 1936, by Carl Van Vechten. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection.
Use these databases to find articles on African American Literature:
Arts & Humanities Citation Index*
Explore the world’s leading citation database with multidisciplinary coverage of over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool.
(1776 - )
A database of the back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. The gap between the most recently published issue of any journal and the date of the most recent issue available in JSTOR is from 2 to 5 yea
Literature Resource Center*
Includes Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.
(1926 - )
Multilingual index to books and journals in the fields of literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from 1926-present
MLA Literary Research Guide
An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies
(1993 - )
Provides access to the full-text of more than 200 scholarly journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Guide created by Erin Gallagher, 2010