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African American and African Diaspora Cultures: Background Information

Background information

Background sources such as encyclopedias provide brief overviews of topics in an easy to look up format. They provide a quick way to become familiar with the ideas, major concepts and basic vocabulary of your subject. Reference sources in the library (both print and electronic) are reliable tools for getting information that is filtered for quality and brevity.

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