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Black Germany: Home


Welcome to my Research Sources page for Black Germany!

Chao Chen, your class research librarian
Email:; Tel: 617• 627• 2057

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Finding Books



Path of Discovery in JumboSearch, (our book catalog and more)

  1. Find a relevant book (e.g., from your assigned readings?)
  2. Note the descriptive language of the Catalog record.
  3. Use that language in further searches

e.g., Click on subjects in the record to see further results and related topics; and/or combine these subject phrases with other keywords for a more focused search:

Title: Showing our colors: Afro-German women speak out
Author(s): Ayim, May,  Oguntoye, Katharina, and Schultz, Dagmar.
Subjects: Black people -- Germany -- History
  Germany -- Race relations
  Race discrimination -- Germany
  Women, Black -- Germany -- History

Sample found titles using the above method:

Finding Articles

Journal Articles 

1. All Subjects

2. Subject-Specific Databases

Tip: Crash the Research Party

Subject-specific databases are where scholars gather to talk about their research in their respective fields. For example, the subject database, Film & Television Literature Index, is where film historians and scholars are having their research party, sharing with each other their scholarship. Throw titles/filmmakers that interest you into the database; then "listen to" the conversations about them: how scholars have studied them? If you don’t yet have specific films/filmmakers in mind, entering keywords of topical themes, and observe what films are being associated with these topics, how and why?

3. Black Studies