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HIST 3761: Childhood and Youth in African History

Cultural Studies, Literary Analysis, and Writing Librarian

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Vani Natarajan
Milstein 311. Working remotely most Mondays and Tuesdays usually on campus W, Th, Fri

About This Guide

In this guide, you'll find resources to help you with your senior seminar research in the History course Childhood and Youth in African History, taught by Professor Abosede George in Spring 2020. 

  • Resources to research background and contextual information on your topic and the approaches you might be bringing to your research (see links below)
  • Places to find books in print and online
  • Databases for locating articles, including scholarly and peer-reviewed articles
  • Approaches to finding primary sources
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing 
  • Guidelines for getting required course texts for free via the Library

Please feel free to book an appointment with me on my calendar page, for further support with your research.


Image: Flyer Announcing Protest Against Apartheid in South Africa (1977). Ink on paper. from the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Reference Sources

A reference source can be a useful resource for looking up a word, phrase, theme, or concept that you are hoping to familiarize yourself with. In addition to finding helpful information in a reference entry, you may also find leads to helpful resources in bibliographies/works cited lists that often accompany reference entries. The sources listed below offer more specialized approaches to research. In addition, you might try using CLIO Articles to search for reference sources (including dictionary entries, encyclopedia articles, and essays from handbooks and companions): Enter keywords/search terms, press "search" and limit results by "Content Type" to "reference."