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Harlem Renaissance: Research

Click on the various links to access library resources plus reliable, relevant websites.

Subject Search Example

When researching within the Library Catalog or a Database consider a Subject search. 

About Subject Headings

A subject heading is a specific word or phrase used to organize library sources by topic. Subject Headings are more concise than a Keyword search which, in contrast, will present a broad results list which may or may not be related to your topic.

Examples of Subject Headings

For sources interpreting literary works:

Name of person - Criticism and Interpretation
e.g. Hurston, Zora Neale - Criticism and Interpretation
(NOTE: Last name first, then first name)

For sources about specific people, enter the name of the person as the subject heading:
e.g. Dubois, W.E.B.
(NOTE: Last name first, then first name)

Other Subject Headings:

African American Intellectuals
African Americans in literature
Harlem Renaissance


Below is a selection of books about the Harem Renaissance available at Booth Library.


To find information and scholarship on the topic of the Harlem Renaissance, use the library databases.