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Africana Studies

A guide for CSUDH students taking Africana Studies courses.

Recommended Databases

Because Africana Studies overlaps with many other disciplines, there is no one database that covers all of the literature. The best way to pursue your research is to consider which field is most closely related to your research question. Is your topic connected to education, history, political science, sociology, criminal justice, or another area? Consider which fields would cover your topic and then explore the databases that relate to those fields.

Meet your Subject Librarian

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Cristina Springfield

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(she/her/hers) academic background in Journalism, Spanish, and Chican@ & Latin@ Studies; Midwest-born and raised; avid reader; open-advocate; knows enough to know she doesn't know enough.

I work with...

  • Africana Studies
  • Chicana/Chicano Studies
  • Asian Pacific Studies 
  • Communications
  • English
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Labor Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Negotiation, Conflict Res. & Peacebuilding 
  • Philosophy
  • Women’s Studies

Email: cspringfield@csudh.edu
Call: (310) 243-2062
My Office: LIB South, Librarian Faculty Offices 2037-N (but not during global pandemics!)

Meet with me online via Zoom!

Getting Started with Background Information

Articles, chapters, and reviewed essays from subject encyclopedias are particularly helpful for providing a snapshot of a specific topic. Some of these resources might be accessible online by providing your CSUDH username and password while others might be available in print. Click to find out where the item is located.