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Race & American Politics for the Bunche Institute: Getting Started


Specific Help

Duke Libraries have a specialist for each discipline--since your research is likely to cross subject areas, ask them for pointers.

See also the research guides they have compiled, for search strategies and relevant resources.

African American Studies Librarian

Duke Research Services Librarian
Perkins Library
1st Floor Library Services Desk
Website / Blog Page

Keys to Duke Libraries

Catalog ("Books and Media")

--more than just books, the catalog points you to journals (*not* articles), e-resources, and other formats held or subscribed to by Duke.

Databases--index journals and other materials, often with the full text of articles included. Carefully selected and paid for by the Duke Libraries, they provide more reliable, scholarly information than you might find on the free Web.

Newspapers--several ways to access through Duke's subscriptions:

US Government Documents--how to identify and locate US documents from all branches, online and at Perkins Library

John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History & Culture
A special collection of manuscripts, news clippings, photos, and oral histories covering all aspects of life. Some narrators were active in civil rights, the Republican Party, and local politics.

Digital Collections
Browse our online historical collections, especially under African American History

Library Services

Requesting a book from the Library Service Center (LSC):
Use the guest request form

Printing and copying:
You may purchase a low-cost e-print and copier card.
Please note that the dispensing machine is on 1st floor Perkins..

We regret that due to your short stay here we cannot offer interlibrary loan services.

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