Welcome to the African American Studies Guide. Your subject specialist is Tahirah Akbar-Williams. For information on how to contact Tahirah please see the "Subject Guide" box on the left.
Have a quick question about general library services and resources? Use these links to navigate to helpful webpages, or go straight to the source at the University Libraries Homepage.
The Scan & Deliver service delivers digital copies of journal articles and book chapters to you within three business days of your request (provided they are available in print on the UM Libraries' shelves.)
In the event that an article or chapter you request is not available on campus, Scan & Deliver will automatically refer the request to:
Interlibrary Loan: for materials (books and journal articles) not owned by the UM LIbraries offered to all UM College Park faculty, staff, and students.
New for Faculty:
ILL and UBorrow materials can now be delivered to campus departments through Department Delivery!
Only UMD faculty and staff with 20742 zip codes are eligible for this delivery service. To use this service:
Nonprint Media Services provides access to information in most film and video formats, including more than 800 hours of video-on-demand programming to the campus through the Films@UM digital research collection. You can search the catalog for videos and other nonprint resources.
To suggest a video, film or DVD not held by the UM Libraries, complete the Materials Request Form.
If after checking the catalog, you discover that the UM Libraries does not have a particular book you are looking for, please visit Suggestion of a Title for Purchase to recommend the title.