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African American History: Books

This is a selective guide to the library's resources to help you find information on this subject. Assistance is always available at the Reference Desk (865 539-7107)

Books: General Information


Search the catalog for books and ebooks.

Hardin Valley Library

Books with a location of "PSCC Stacks, Second Floor" are shelved by call number in the second floor of the Hardin Valley Library. Reference books are shelved in the Reference Room on the first floor.

Other Campus Libraries

Books located at other campuses are shelved in the Libraryat that campus. PSCC students, faculty, and staff may use the intercampus loan service to request book delivery from any campus to any campus.


For ebooks, use the link in the record to access it. You will be prompted to enter your PSCC username and password in order to access ebooks from off-campus.

Look for these Icons!

Keep an eye out for these icons when you're looking for African American history resources in the library and on our website:

Library Icon D for World History     Library Icon E for United States History     Library Icon J for Political Science


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Subject Headings

Use these subject headings to find books in the catalog:

Call Numbers

Use these call numbers to browse the circulating and reference collections: 
  • E 151- History--United States, General 
  • E 184.5 - 185.98 History--United States--Afro-American
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