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Books covering African American studies can be found in several library sections:
E184.5-185.98 is African American history
E441-453 covers slavery
BR563 .N4 is African American religion
If you need a book on a specific topic or person, be sure to visit a librarian for assistance.
Books can be found in the main area of the library (the "Stacks"), as well as the Reference section using the above call numbers.
How Do I Check Out Books?
This is just a small sample of the wonderful books that we have in the Reference sections at both campus libraries. Encyclopedias in this section are a great place to start. They will give you background information in a straightforward way. Ask a librarian for help locating your topic, as books are scattered according to topic -- history, science, literature, etc.
Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
Call Number: NX512.3 .A35 E53 2004 (2 vols) Bethlehem & Monroe Reference
African American National Biography
Call Number: E185.96 .A446 2008 (8 vols) Bethlehem & Monroe Reference
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
Call Number: E185 .E54 2006 (6 vols) Bethlehem & Monroe Reference
Encyclopedia of African American Society
Call Number: E185 .E546 2005 (2 vols) Bethlehem Reference
What If the NCC Library Doesn't Have the Book or Article I Need?
The Mis-Education of the Negro
Call Number: LC2717 .W66 1990 Bethlehem & Monroe
Life upon These Shores: looking at African American history, 1513-2008
Call Number: E185 .G27 2011 Bethlehem
The Birth of Black America: the first African Americans and the pursuit of freedom at Jamestown
Call Number: F234 .J3 H295 2007 Bethlehem
From Sit-Ins to SNCC: the student civil rights movement in the 1960s
Call Number: E185.61 .F917 2012 Bethlehem
Up from History: the life of Booker T. Washington by
Call Number: E185.97 .W4 N67 2009 Bethlehem Stacks
Malcolm X: a life of reinvention
Call Number: BP223 .Z8 L576 2011 Bethlehem & Monroe Stacks
Barack Obama: the story
Call Number: E908 .M368 2012 Bethlehem & Monroe Stacks
Michelle Obama: a life
Call Number: E909 .O24 S58 2015 Bethlehem & Monroe Stacks
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Call Number: F334 .M753 P388 2013 Bethlehem & Monroe Stacks
King: a biography
Call Number: E185.97 .K5 L45 2013 Bethlehem Stacks