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Black Studies

Research guide for resources focused on Black Studies.

About the Guide

Black and white image of a negative, showing two different shots of the same couple seated in a crowd.

Image: "Black Student Organization," copyright University of Oregon, via Oregon Digital

Welcome to the library research guide for Black Studies. This guide is new and growing and I welcome suggestions of content to add.


Find the types of sources that you need by selecting the options in the menu -- for instance "Articles" or "Citation Guides."

If you want more specific research help or you have a question (simple or complex) please email me at - Miriam

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

A few resources for research:

Honoring Native Peoples and Lands at UO Libraries

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, descendants are citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon, and continue to make important contributions in their communities, at UO, and across the land we now refer to as Oregon.

The UO Libraries has operations and repositories at various locations in Oregon, and wishes to acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Kalapuyan peoples (Eugene area); Chinook, Clackamas, Kalapuya, Kathlamet, Molalla, Multnomah, Tualatin, and other tribes and bands (Portland area); and the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw (Charleston area). [...]

Listen to the "Honoring Native Peoples & Lands" Statement

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Thank You!

I would like to acknowledge the helpful contributions to this research guide from a variety of people and libraries. UO Professors Brian Klopotek and Kirby Brown suggested many of the resources listed here. Further, librarians from the Xwi7xwa Library at University of British Columbia, NorQuest College Library in British Columbia, and the University Libraries at University of North Texas graciously shared their research and content from their library research guides. Thank you!