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This research guide will point you toward online research resources
and strategies available to you as scholars doing literary research at Pepperdine.
Use this guide throughout the research process to help you have the best support for your thesis and research.
African American Literature
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Concise Oxford companion to African American literature by
Call Number: Oxford Reference Online
Publication Date: 2001
Presents more than 400 biographies of authors, critics, literary characters, and historical figures, and 150 plot summaries of major works. Covers a range of writers from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison to Toni Morrison. Contains entries on major works (including synopses of novels) and also incorporates information on literary characters, as well as on character types such as Aunt Jemima and Brer Rabbit. Includes general articles on poetry, fiction, and drama and on autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday School literature, and oratory, as well as other related topics.
In the Pepperdine University Libraries catalog, try these searches:
African American OR black AND history
African American OR black AND culture
African American OR black AND literature
for a specific author try:
author's name and criticism