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AFAM 480: Senior Colloquium: African American Studies: Secondary sources

This guide is intended for students in Professor Aimee Cox's course and provides an overview of key resources in the Yale Library for writing your senior essays this year.

Bibliographic databases

Bibliographic databases are helpful for finding secondary sources, especially scholarly/peer-reviewed journal articles, magazine articles, book reviews, and citations to book chapters and edited collections of books. Please note: the full text of articles will not always be available in these databases. If you see the "YaleLinks" icon instead of a PDF, click on the icon to discover whether we have online access to the article. 

Orbis & Quicksearch

And, don’t forget, Orbis, Books+ and Articles+ are all important tools for locating secondary sources!