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Africana Studies: Before You Begin

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.

Create a Library PIN

SF State students, faculty, and staff must create a library PIN in order to use "SF State only" databases, such as International Index to Black Periodicals, when off campus.


Library Research Tutorials

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


Quick Research Tutorials

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


Creating a Research Strategy
How to turn your topic into a search that will WORK!


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.


Linda Bowles-Adarkwa

Linda Bowles-Adarkwa

San Francisco State University
Subjects:Ethnic Studies