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Intro to African American and African Studies: Finding Books, Journals & Media

Need a book not at Dana?

If a book that you need is not available (not owned/checked out) at the Dana Library, but is available from another Rutgers Library, you can request delivery of that book to Dana by bringing up the record for the book in The Catalog and clicking on tbe Book Delivery/Recall button.

Book not at Rutgers?

The fastest way to get a copy of a book that is not owned or not available (checked out/on Reserve/missing etc.) at the Rutgers Libraries is to request it through E-Z Borrow. E-Z Borrow books are normally received within about five working days.

If a book is not owned by the Rutgers Libraries and is not available via E-Z Borrow, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request.

Library Catalogs

Rutgers Libraries Catalog
Search all Rutgers Libraries for books, videos, media, microforms, and other materials.
Catalog of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Catalog of the New York Public research library "devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world." [Note: When beginning a search session, select "Schomburg Center" from the "Collections" pull-down menu.

Videos in the Rutgers University Libraries

Videos on the U.S. and American Studies: African Americans
Guide to DVDs/Videos available in the Media Library in New Brunswick and the Dana Library Media Collections. Sections on African American History; African American Culture and the Arts; and Films About African Americans.
Videos on Global Regions: Africa
Guide to DVDs/Videos available in the Media Library in New Brunswick and in the Dana Library Media Collections. Sections on Africa; North Africa; Africa South of the Sahara; and South Africa.
Movies (fiction) by Region: Africa
Guide to selected DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers Libraries.

NOTE: If a video or DVD is owned by Dana, it will generally be available at the Dana Circulation Desk. However if it is only owned by the Media Center in New Brunswick, if the "Type Circulate" status is VIDEODVD-Y it can be requested for "Book Delivery."  Instructors can also book the item for showing in their classroom by selecting "Media Booking."

African Americans: Streaming Videos

Slavery in the United States
Streaming videos available from the Rutgers University Libraries.
African Americans
Streaming videos available from the Rutgers University Libraries

Africa: Selected Streaming Videos

Bushmen of the Kalahari
"The film takes a unique look at the fascinating history, brutal struggles and the daunting challenges the Bushmen face in the 21st century. " Rutgers-restricted Access
The Long Tears: An Ndebele Story
"This remarkable film, seen through the eyes of one family, documents five years in the life of a South African tribe, the Ndebele, exploring their extraordinary art, culture and traditions...The Long Tears also traces the history of the Ndebele defeat in war against the Boers over a hundred years ago, and their subsequent enslavement and mistreatment at the hands of the Boer farmers." Rutgers-restricted Access
"Follow the Sahara's mysterious history from climate and geographical changes to political and religious turmoil from 525 B.C. through the 19th century. " Rutgers-restricted Access
Swahili Beat
"The Swahili beat is an upbeat look at the remarkable history of the Swahili people of Kenya and Tanzania's East African coast." Rutgers-restricted Access
Dark Passages
"Employes a mixture of interviews, slave narratives, and dramatization. Tells the story of the impact of the Atlantic slave trade. Takes the viewer from the House of Slaves on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, to the village of Juffere on the Gambia River." Rutgers-restricted Access

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