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- to develop vocabulary or keywords for searching
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Cross-Disciplinary Reference Collections
Oxford African American Studies Center This link opens in a new window
More than 8,000 articles by top scholars in the field, drawn from Oxford University Press reference works, with primary source documents and maps. Includes Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, The Dictionary of African Biography, The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, and The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
An interdisciplinary research tool that allows you to search over 300 reference works simultaneously, including limiting to audio or visual materials.
Oxford Bibliographies Online This link opens in a new window
Oxford Bibliographies are research guides in a variety of subject areas. Combining features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource directs researchers to top scholarship across a wide variety of topics.
Key Encycopedias & More
Keywords for Caribbean Studies
A project by Caribbean Digital that explores selected keywords through curated digital artifacts introduced with short essays
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (e-book)
Publication Date: 2008
Almost 6,000 entries provide a multidisciplinary view of Latin American & Caribbean history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters, and the arts.
Caribbean Autobiography: Cultural Identity and Self-representation (e-book)
Publication Date: 2002
Covers works from the colonial era up to the present day, reflecting the entire range of autobiographical practice, including the slave narrative and testimonial, written and oral narratives, spiritual autobiographies, fiction, serial autobiography, verse, diaries and journals, elegy, and parody.