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This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in Black Studies 103 with Jamece Brown.

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Your Assignment

block print of a woman holding her hands up below her faceYou will write a six page research paper on an African American cultural expression from the colonial period to the present, such as music, language, art, religion cuisine, etc. You must use and cite at least four sources (including at least one encyclopedia article, at least one academic journal article, and at least two primary sources) using MLA or Chicago style. 

Image: Artwork by Margaret T. Burroughs, from the exhibit South Side Stories—The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960–1980 at the DuSable Museum of African American History.

More Research and Writing Help

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For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.

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Video Tutorial: The Research Process

The following video tutorial provides a step-by-step approach to the research process. Having a list of steps can help guide you, but keep in mind that research can be a messy, nonlinear process, and that's OK! You can get help from a librarian at any point in the process. (From off campus you will need to log in using your Pipeline username and password to access the tutorial.)