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African American and African Studies

Library Search for Books

Use the Library's Advanced Search to find books on your topic in the WMU collection.

If you already know the title or author, use the pull-down arrow to select Title or Author.

When looking for books by topic, enter your keyword(s) into the search boxes.

SEARCH TIP:  If you are using a phrase in your search, be sure and put it in quotation marks, e.g., "african americans"

SEARCH TIP:  Use an asterisk  *  to pick up variant endings of a word, e.g. educat* will retrieve education, educator, educational, etc.

About Library of Congress Call Numbers

Many of the books on African American history are classified in the Es and Fs, often E 185, located on the 2nd floor of Waldo Library.  Use the catalog to identify books specific to your topic and if you see a pattern emerging in call numbers, then you can go browse in that area in the stacks.

Beyond WMU's Borders

To find books beyond what WMU has, try searching in these two databases:

Link to MeL, the Michigan Electronic Library

MelCat, the Michigan Electronic Library Catalog

Link to the WorldCat database

WorldCat is an international database that offers you scholarship from around the globe.

Meet Your Librarian

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Carrie Leatherman
Waldo Library, First Floor, Rm 1009
(269) 387-5142