Oxford African American Studies Center

If you are interested in finding resources about African Americans, the Oxford African American Studies Center is a great choice! The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 20,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

Kwanzaa & University Libraries

As we honor the annual celebration of Kwanzaa which embraces the importance of African American and Pan-African family, community, and culture will be observed from December 26th to January 1st. This commemoration includes a uniting of the Neguzo Saba (Seven Principles) of Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith) through interpretative dance, music, poetry, and storytelling among other expressions of tribute.

More information on the meaning of Kwanzaa can be found here.

The following list of book titles will provide researchers with a deeper knowledge of this commemoration and its legacy = Seton Hall University Libraries – Kwanzaa Resources

Heri za Kwanzaa!

Need additional help through the University Libraries? You can book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site


SHU Libraries Database Spotlight – African American Catholic Resources

November is African American Catholic Month. In recognition of this significant subject area, and promoting research opportunities, there are various information-centered resources hosted by the Seton Hall University Libraries to aid with your exploration.

Included are the following specialized sites . . .

American Theological Library Association (ATLA)


Catholic News Archive


Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Portal


Catholic Studies Databases


For more information on these and other sites, specific African American Catholic projects, and other research endeavors please feel free to reach out to me at: Alan.Delozier@shu.edu or book an appointment for consultation via the following site – https://library.shu.edu/research-appointments

Happy Exploration!