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This is the "Before You Begin" page of the "Africana Studies (African American, African Diaspora)" guide.
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This guide directs the user to resources in Africana Studies, defined as encompassing the historical and cultural experiences of African Americans, Blacks in the Diaspora and on the African continent.
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    Library Research Tutorials

     The following online tutorials provide a basic introduction to library research and resources at the SFSU Library.


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    Intro to College Level Research
    An overview of college research, including the web and library resources.


    Creating a Research Strategy
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    Locating Information
    Learn about the library research resources you will need to use for your assignments, and some advice on how to search them.


    Evaluating Information
    How to evaluate the information you locate, including the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly sources.

    Citations & Their Formats
    Why and how to format your citations in APA and MLA style.


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