Books, eBooks, and other Library materials can be searched using the Online Catalog. You can search the catalog by Subject such as African American History. There are two main categories of books: general and reference. General books (located in the "Stacks" on the lower floor) can be checked out and are often used for more in-depth research. Reference books (located on the upper floor) do not circulate but can be useful for acquiring an overview on a topic.
The Library maintains a collection of instructor reserve materials. These consist of textbooks, videos, and supplemental course materials that instructors have put in the Library for student use. For example, to find what materials are available for History, search Course Reserves in the Online Catalog. It is best to search by "Course Number" (ex. HIST 153) in that an instructor other than yours may have placed an item on reserve. Materials can be requested at the Periodicals counter and generally must be used in the Library on a two-hour loan period. Photocopy machines are available for 10¢ a copy.
A few selected Library reference titles for Black History Research and Literature are listed below.