Tammy Ann Syrek-Marshall
and Yoshiko Ishii
Librarians
ishii@andromeda.rutgers.edu
May 15, 2009
Learning Tools: Class Guides: Dana Class Guides:
African American Literature

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Handbooks

Afro-American Fiction, 1853-1976: A Guide to Information Sources.
(REF PS 374 .N4 M3).
A History of Afro-American Literature.
(REF PS 153 .N5 J33 1989 v.1).
Dictionary of Black Theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Selected Harlem Theatre.
(REF PN 2270 .A35 W64 1983).
Drumvoices: The Mission of Afro-American Poetry: A Critical History.
(REF PS 310 .N4 R4).
The Harlem Renaissance: A Historical Dictionary for the Era.
(REF NX 511 .N4 H37 1984,1987).
Masterpieces of African-American Literature.
(REF PS 153 .N5 M264 1992).
A collection of short essays which provide description and analysis of 149 literary works by African American authors.

Bibliographies & Biographical Sources

African American Writers.
(REF PS 153 .N5 A344 1991).
Collection of biographical and bibliographical essays on African American authors.
Afro-American Fiction Writers After 1955.
(REF PS 153 .N5 A34 1984).
Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 33
The Afro-American Novel, 1965-1975: A Descriptive Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Material.
(REF Z 1229 .N39 H68).
Afro-American Poets Since 1955.
(REF PS 153 .N5 A38 1985).
Afro-American Writers.
(REF Z 1361 .N39 T78).
Afro-American Writers before the Harlem Renaissance.
(REF PS 153 .N5 A393).
Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 50
Afro-American Writers, 1940-1955.
(REF PS 153 .N5 A386 1988).
Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 76
A Selected Bibliography of Black Literature: The Harlem Renaissance.
(REF Z 1361 .M3905).
Black American Playwrights, 1800 to the Present: A Bibliography.
(REF Z 1229 .N39 A7).
Black American Writers Past and Present: A Biographical and Bibliographical Dictionary.
(REF Z 1229 .N39 R87 v.1-2).
Provides biographical, bibliographical information on over 2,000 Black American authors.
Black American Women In Literature: A Bibliography, 1976 Through 1987.
(REF PS 153 .N5 G57).
Black Americana: Selected Books of the Seventies.
(REF E 184.6 .B62 1980).
Black Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books: A Biographical Dictionary, 2nd Edition.
(PN 1009 .A1 R64 1992).
The Black World in Literature for Children: A Bibliography of Print and Non-Print Materials.
(REF Z 1361 .N39 M52).
Blacks in the Humanities, 1750-1984: A Selected Annotated Bibliography.
(REF E 185 .J69 1986).
Broadside Authors and Artists: An Illustrated Biographical Directory.
(REF Z 1229 .N39 B34).
Fifty Southern Writers After 1900: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook.
(REF PS 261 .F54 1987).
The Harlem Renaissance: An Annotated Bibliography and Commentary.
(REF NX 511 .N4 P47 1982).
Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Literary Biography of 100 Black Women Writers, 1900-1945.
(REF PS 153 .N5 R65 1990).
Living Black American Authors: A Biographical Directory.
(REF PS 153 .N5S5).
Newspapers and Periodicals by and About Black People.
(REF E 185.5 .N67 1978).
No Crystal Stair: A Bibliography of Black Literature.
(REF Z 1361 .N39 N53 1971).
North American Negro Poets, A Bibliographical Checklist of Their Writings, 1760-1944.
(REF Z 1361 .N39 P6).
Southern Writers: A Biographical Dictionary.
(REF PS 261 .S59).

Literary Reviews & Criticisms

Black Literature Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Most Significant Works of Black Authors Over the Past 200 Years.
(REF PS 153 .N5 B556 v.1-3).
Contemporary Literary Criticism.
(REF PN 771 .C59 V2+ 1974+).
Collection of excerpts from criticisms of literary works published after 1960.
Short Story Criticism.
(REF PN 3373 .S56 V1+ 1988+).
Collection of excerpts from criticisms of short stories.
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
(REF PN 771 .G27 V1+ 1978+).
Collection of excerpts from criticisms of literary works published from 1900 to 1960.

Serial Bibliographies & Indexes

African American Poetry Database in the Literature Online Database
1760-1900. (RU-ONLINE).
A full text database of over 2,500 poems written by late eighteenth and nineteenth century African American poets. (http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/afam_poetry_db.shtml)
Humanities Full Text
(REF AI 3 .R472 1974-1995; RU-ONLINE 1983+).
Indexes over 350 English language periodicals covering the disciplines of iterature, journalism, communications, archaeology and classical studies, art, folklore, history, literary and political criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy and religion. (http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/humanities_index.shtml)
In Black and White: A Guide to Magazine Articles, Newspaper Articles, and Books Concerning More Than 15,000 Black Individuals and Groups.
(REF E 185.96 .S655 v.1-2).
Index to Black American Literary Anthologies.
(REF PS 153 .N5 K34).
Index to Black Periodicals.
(REF AI 3 .O4 1984+).
Index to Black Poetry.
(REF PS 153 .N5 C45).
Index to Poetry by Black American Women.
(REF PS 153 .N5 C45 1986).
The Kaiser Index to Black Resources, 1948-1986: From the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.
(REF E 185 .K25 v.1-5).
An index to over 170,000 articles concerning African American life and literature. Provides extensive coverage of Black authors and their works.
MLA International Bibliography
(REF Z 6511 .M6212 1978-1981,1986+; RU-ONLINE 1963+).
A comprehensive index of journal articles, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, and other materials on literature, folklore, language, and linguistics. (http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/mla.shtml)

Internet Resources

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology
(http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/wpa/wpahome.html)
A Brief Chronology of African American Literature
(http://www.accd.edu/sac/english/bailey/aframlit.htm)
Digital Schomburg African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
(http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/toc.html)
Writing Black
(http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/as/Literature/amlit-black.html)
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