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The EMU Library subscribes to a growing collection of online reference resources which include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, company information, style guides, etc.

This site contains links to over 400 online reference titles, organizes them by discipline, and allows you to browse descriptions of the titles. Disciplines include subcategories. For example, biology includes subcategories for botany, genetics, molecular and microbiology, zoology and animal resources. Multidisciplinary titles are usually listed under multiple disciplines.

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    Main Subject: African American Studies

African American Studies

Affirmative Action: a Reference Handbook
Affirmative action: a reference handbook / Lynne Eisaguirre. Publisher:Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1999. Description: xii, 222 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): Affirmative action programs --United States --History. Affirmative action programs --Law and legislation --United States.

African American History and Culture (from Encyclopedia Smithsonian)
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: African American History and Culture features a wealth of information, including a list of links, exhibitions, and recommended readings including teaching resources.

African Historical Dictionaries: Tunisia
Title: African historical dictionaries. no. 45 [computer file] / Kenneth J. Perkins. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997.

African Historical Dictionaries:Togo
Title: African historical dictionaries. no. 9 [computer file] / by Samuel Decalo. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c1996.

Black American Poets and Dramatists
Title: Black American poets and dramatists [computer file] : before the Harlem Renaissance / edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom. Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, c1994.

Black American Prose Writers of the Harlem Rennaissance
Title: Black American prose writers of the Harlem rennaissance [computer file] / edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom. Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, c1994.

Black Books Galore! : Guide to Great African American Children’s Books
Black books galore! [electronic resource] : guide to great African American children’s books / Donna Rand, Toni Trent Parker, Sheila Foster. Publisher: New York : Wiley, c1998. Description: xii, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): African Americans --Juvenile literature --Bibliography. Children’s literature, American --African American authors --Bibliography.

Civil Rights Movement
Title: The Civil Rights movement [electronic resource] / edited by the editors of Salem Press. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 2000.

Coretta Scott King Award Books: Using Great Literature with Children and Young Adults
Coretta Scott King award books: using great literature with children and young adults / Claire Gatrell Stephens. Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 2000. Description: xvi, 238 p. : ill., forms ; 28 cm. Subject(s): American literature --African American authors --Study and teaching. Children’s literature, American --Study and teaching. Young adult literature, American --Study and teaching. American literature --African American authors --Bibliography. Children’s literature, American --Bibliography. Young adult literature, American --Bibliography. African Americans in literature --Study and teaching. African American illustrators --Biography. African American authors --Biography.

Encyclopedia of African American Education
Edited by Kofi Lomotey. SAGE, c2010. ISBN:9781412971966 (electronic book) Subjects:African Americans--Education--Encyclopedias. "Provides a comprehensive overview of educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities."

Encyclopedia of African American Society
Our objective was to gather in two volumes a comprehensive assembly of concise essays that would provide many of the answers to just the kinds of questions that countless students—and often general readers—frequently seek. The objective was not to offer a complete discourse on these issues (the student is advised against summarizing any of these entries to turn in as a term paper) but to provide the reader with a reliable and initial reference as a point of entry—a starting point for learning basic facts and ideas about African American society and for obtaining guidance about where to go for more information. A further objective was to insist on entries written in clear, unassuming prose accessible to secondary school students but sophisticated enough to be useful to those at the more advanced stages of their education. Encyclopedia of African American Society Edited by: Gerald D. Jaynes Yale University Pub Date: 02-01-2005 Pages: 1088

Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage
"This volume provides thorough yet succinct information about Africans who remained on the continent as well as those in the diaspora (the movement of African people to and from the continent for over a millennium). This focus is primarily on indigenous Africans and blacks in the United States but also includes information about descendants of the African motherland...." Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c1997

Encyclopedia of Black Studies
The Encyclopedia of Black Studies has brought together the work of nearly 200 scholars with the objective of securing a baseline for the establishment of a canon of the field. Our intention has been to convey a sense of the research activity, conceptualization, and pedagogy of Black Studies scholars. Thus, we have created an encyclopedia that is conceptually driven rather than personality driven; that is, the ideas and concepts of the field are thrust into the forefront and create the context within which individuals' contributions are acknowledged.

Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America
The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America is a comprehensive, alphabetically-organized reference source on the human rights and civil liberties that are legally recognized in the United States. The 677 entries address civil rights issues from a variety of perspectives, such as race, gender, age, medical status or conditions, physical and mental challenges, group membership, religion, and many others.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.

Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa: Archaeology, History, Languages, Cultures, and Environments
Title: The encyclopedia of precolonial Africa [electronic resource] : archaeology, history, languages, cultures, and environments / Joseph O. Vogel, editor ; Jean Vogel, editorial manager. Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, c1997.

Harlem Renaissance: an Annotated Reference Guide for Student Research
The Harlem Renaissance [computer file] : an annotated reference guide for student research / Marie E. Rodgers. Publisher:Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1998. Description: xvii, 139 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): Harlem Renaissance --Bibliography. African American arts --New York (State) --New York --Bibliography.

Health Issues in the Black Community
Title: Health issues in the black community [electronic resource] / Ronald L. Braithwaite, Sandra E. Taylor, editors. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, c 2001. xxxvi, 609 p. : charts ; 24 cm.

Oxford Companion to African American Literature
Title: The Oxford companion to African American literature [electronic resource] / editors, William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster, Trudier Harris ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997. Description: xxvii, 866 p. ; 25 cm.