LIT 274 Sec. 1 (for Harkness) Spring 2019

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This library research guide is to assist you with your course assignment.

Library Home Page

The Library home page is a great place to start! It has links to:

Important! Evaluate Your Sources

It is important to critically evaluate your sources to determine their appropriateness for the topic you are researching. The tutorial Evaluating Information can help with this.

How To Find Print Books (Including Reference Works)

Use the Online Catalog to find print resources in the SUNY Broome Library.

Example subject search:   harlem renaissance

Example keyword search:   langston hughes

Example keyword search:    black american OR african american



Some Reference Books In the Library's Reference Room

  • Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (Routledge pub.)   Ref NX512.3.A35 E53 2004
  • Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (Facts on File pub.)   Ref PS153.N5 A24 2003
  • Notable Black American Men   Ref E185.86 .N68 1999
  • Notable Black American Women   Ref E185.96 .N68 1992
  • Black Women in America   Ref E185.86 .B542 2005
  • African American Lives   Ref E185.96 .A446 2004
  • African Americans in the Performing Arts   Ref PN2286 .O88 2003
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: the Black Experience in the Americas   Ref E185 .E54 2006
  • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century   Ref E185 .E5453 2009

Also Important! Cite Your Sources

When writing a paper it is important to cite where you find your information, quotations, and ideas. For examples of how to format your citations see the following guide: MLA Style Guide.

In the Library’s reference and circulating collections you can find:

  • MLA Handbook, 8th edition  LB2369 .G53 2016




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