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African, Black & Caribbean Studies LibGuide

Find resources about African, Black & Caribbean Studies here.

What is OneSearch?

OneSearch is our online public access catalog (OPAC).  It is the best place to search for our holdings of library materials, both print and electronic, and to find and access journal articles, images, databases, and all types of library publications.

You can start by searching for an author, title or subject or by entering keywords.  You can then narrow down your results by clicking on one of the choices listed on the left side of the results screen. Log in with your Adelphi username and password to access OneSearch, to renew books, to save records to a permanent list, or to access full OneSearch results from off campus.  

Although OneSearch is the most comprehensive single search tool for Adelphi’s library resources, you might also want to search one or more of our individual online research databases, including WorldCat (which includes more than one billion titles in all formats). Many of these databases can provide a more focused search and  not all of the search strategies specific to each database can be used in OneSearch.

Call Numbers for African, Black & Caribbean Studies

Materials at the Adelphi University Libraries (except for electronic resources) are given Call Numbers, based on the Library of Congress Classification System.  Library of Congress Classification Systems organizes materials by Subject.  The below list is shows how African, Black & Caribbean materials are organized.  This is useful in browsing, whether by looking at the physical stacks themselves, or bibliographic records in OneSearch.

African American Religion                               BR563

African American History                                 E184.5-185.98

Slavery, Anti-Slavery Movement                      E441-453

Race                                                                    HT1501-1595

African History                                                   DT1-DT3415

West Indies                                                          F1601-F2191


Library of Congress Subject Headings for African, Black & Caribbean Studies

At the Adelphi University Libraries, materials are assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings based on their content.  When you view a OneSearch record, these subject headings will display as active links pointing to other materials with the same subject headings.

Here is a list of sample subject headings, although in no way exhaustive, used in finding materials about African, Black & Caribbean Studies.  Clicking on these links will take you to a OneSearch query according to that particular subject heading.

African American Civil Rights History

African Americans in Popular Culture

African Americans Intellectual Life

African Americans Psychology

African Americans Race Identity

African Americans Social Conditions

African Diaspora

African American Authors

Black Nationalism in United States

Black Lives Matter

Transatlantic Slave Trade