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Africana Studies: Books

Catalog Searches

Try these searches in the BGSU or OhioLINK catalogs to find books relevant to your topic:

Databases of Full Text Books

The following databases contain full text books that may be useful.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries - Getting Started with Research

Some of these books are in the Jerome Library reference collection, while others are in the Jerome Library main stacks.  Note the call number; reference books will have a call number that begins with REF.


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Need to request a book from OhioLINK?

  • Do a search in the OhioLINK Central Catalog
  • Display a record for a book
  • In the center of the page that opens, you should see two links: one says how many OhioLINK libraries have this item and one that says REQUEST THIS ITEM.
  • Click the REQUEST link 
  • Select your school - BGSU.
    Enter your name and p#
  • You can choose any OhioLINK library as your pickup location
  • If your account is up to date and you entered all your information correctly, you should get a message saying your request was successful.

OhioLINK is a consortium of Ohio libraries. BGSU students can borrow materials from all OhioLINK libraries. If you request items online, it takes 2-5 days.

For more information, see:

Requesting OhioLINK Materials

Direct Borrowing at OhioLINK Libraries and Pick-Up Anywhere