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Martha S. Grafton Library

African-American Studies: Dictionaries/Encyclopedias

A guide to resources in African-American studies, including reference sources, books, articles and librarian-approved websites.

Finding Reference Resources

Reference resources are used for:

  • starting your research
  • background information
  • facts and figures
  • maps
  • following citations

Location of Ref. books in Grafton:

Either side of the computers on the main floor.


You will need to cite information you learn from reference works, just as you would from books and articles. Citation information is usually at the bottom of the screen if you are using an online reference source.

Online reference resources

Reference Books in Grafton

Online biographical sources

Biographical Resources