These resources should help you start researching your assignment for Dr. Payne's AFRA373 class. Books and journal articles will be useful for finding information regarding the artists you are studying, as well as providing you with sociological and historical information on their hometown communities. Newspapers will provide more detailed information that may have been obscured by history. Consider these as starting points only. You'll find additional resources in the Related Research Guides listed here. If you need help, please don't hesitate to send me an email and we can set up a research consultation via Zoom.
Source: Leo Gonzales, "P9189199 Montreal 2013." Flickr.com
RESEARCH TIPS: To limit your results to journal articles and books you can immediately view online, follow these steps:
1. Enter your search terms in the search box below, (e.g., Tupac Shakur) and press enter.
2. From your results list, refine your search by selecting this filter from the left-side of screen:
Set HELD BY LIBRARY to University of Delaware Library
3. Look for the View eBook link to read online.
These databases will tell you which journals have articles on your topic. If you can't immediately view the full article, look for links that say GET IT! or VIEW FULL TEXT.
Each of these will give you slightly different results, depending upon their subject focus.
The Internet has many useful web sites that can provide biographical information, discographies and general information regarding hip-hop artists. The following are a few that will assist you in beginning your Internet search: