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Black American Literature

A guide to library resources and research help on Black American Literature.

Learning To Use Databases

Literature (Literary Criticism)

These databases make it easy to search for articles about a work of Literature, such as Americanah and The Bluest Eye.

Interdisciplinary or Broad Topics

Gender, Sociology, and Psychology

American History


To browse journals, search OneSearch for a subject phrase, such as "African American Literature" or "Toni Morrison." Select "Journals" from the filters. 

List of Journals on the subject of African American Literature

To search for a specific journal, visit our Journal Page.

Librarian for English and Literature

Paizha Stoothoff's picture
Paizha Stoothoff
Librarian for English, Modern Languages & Literature, and Philosophy.

Research Help:
Email me for appointment at

Drop-in / Office Hours:
Thursdays 4-5pm; email for zoom link
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300