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Communication 473: African-American Public Discourse

This guide is designed to support research and writing for Communication 473. use it to find primary and secondary sources related to Black discourse from the 18th century to present.

Using this Guide

Using this Guide

Welcome! Use this guide as a starting point for your Communication 473 Research paper. In it you'll find resources for searching and selecting college appropriate sources.


Find Primary Sources-Find links to a wide variety of primary source collections and search tools related to African American art, literature, news, and history.

Find Secondary Sources- Review the characteristics of sources appropriate for college-level scholarship and learn how to search for and select books for your research. Find best bets for locating scholarly articles about your topic.

Cite Sources-Guidelines for formatting and citing any sources you choose to use for your research.

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