Rutgers Library Resources

Visit the African Studies Research Guide at the Rutgers University Libraries page for information and resources.

The Alexander Library is the largest of the Rutgers University Libraries and contains the main research collection on African studies. Besides monograph titles, journals, and database subscriptions, the Alexander Library houses the United States, New Jersey, foreign and international government documents collections, each of which has important materials pertinent to Africa and the African diaspora.

Additional material is held at other Rutgers Libraries. The Library of Science and Medicine collects materials related to the physical sciences and technology, including government material. The Mabel Smith Douglass Library houses the primary collection for Women's Studies and the Performing Arts. The Art Library houses materials related to African art. The Music Library is a comprehensive bibliographic and sound recording resource that includes materials on the subject. The Institute of Jazz Studies is the world's foremost jazz archive and research facility.

Interactive Research Guides for African Studies:

African History Resource Guide:

Guide to Resources for Research on African History in Rutgers Libraries and Beyond

Other Libraries

Princeton University:

"To the Mountains of the Moon: Mapping African Exploration 1541 - 1880

New York Public Library:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - The Schomburg Center is a part of the New York Public Library Research system and offers an array of invaluable collections, such as In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience which contains 80,000 images, and many internet resources.

The Library of Congress:

The African Section of the Library of Congress - This site offers announcements and a calendar of events at the library as well as research resources and contact information for research assistance.