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AAS285: Black Ecology Culture

Getting started for your literature review

Browse some of the books at Emory libraries related to African Americans and environmental sciences

Black ecology is a growing interdisciplinary topic that includes the following concepts and so much more. You can try these more specific keywords if "black ecology" isn't working for your topic.

  • environmental justice
  • racial disparities
  • inequalities in health
  • environmental racism
  • social justice
  • social injustice
  • land tenure
  • hazardous waste OR brownfields OR superfund sites OR pollution

Email one of the librarians for specific tips and support. We know your time is precious so let us help save you time as you navigate this hugely, interdisciplinary field. 

Key Library Links

Below are some quick links to help you get started with your research and information about the content on this guide. Please get in touch if you have any questions!

Getting Started with the Emory Libraries Website -

Library catalog - search here for e-books, print materials, and other resources at the library. See the Finding Books tab for help with locating books

Research Guides - African American Studies is inter-disciplinary. See our full list of research guides for different subjects and topics here. 

Library Databases - we have hundreds of databases where you can find articles, data, streaming videos, newspapers, archival materials, and more. See the Finding Articles tab for more information and recommended databases.

Academic Search Complete - one of our most general databases and a great place to start your research

Subject Librarians - see a list of our librarians and the subjects in which they specialize. Always feel free to contact a subject librarian for help with your particular research project.