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Black Art: Finding Books & Articles

Guide to resources related to African-American and Black Diaspora art and artists c. 1800s to the present

Library Catalog

Starting with the library catalog is your best bet to determine what Princeton has in its 9 separate campus libraries. 

General searching tips. If you are searching for a known item, search by Keyword (can include title word, author name, and/or publisher name, etc.), or Title Starts with. If you are looking for an exhibition catalog from a particular museum, use the Advanced Search, enter the museum name as Author/Creator and enter a keyword of your choice.

Search Articles+

Before diving into a specialized subject database, you might want to try a broad interdisciplinary database, like our the Articles+ service.

E-journals

One can see a list of ALL electronic journals at Princeton here or by doing a title search in the library catalog. Alternatively, one can browse journals more visually and by subject using Princeton's instance of BrowZine. BrowZine allows one to save favorite titles to a Bookshelf, receive alerts when a new issues is published, and retain selected articles.

Newspapers

Browsing by Subject

Select Subject (browse) in Library Catalog, and type in the following to find relevant content. You may also search for a specific artist this way: use LAST NAME FIRST NAME:

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART

AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS (see sub-headings)

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN ART

CARIBBEAN AREA IN ART

FEDERAL ART PROJECT

HARLEM RENAISSANCE (see various sub-headings)

African-American art and African-Americans portrayed in art tends to fall under call numbers N6538.N5, and N8232 (can browse these numbers in the library catalog).

 

Bibliographies