2. Subjects excluded:
3. Overlap with other collections or subjects
4. Languages included and excluded
English language materials are collected extensively and other languages are collected selectively.
5. Geographical limitations
Emphasis is placed on Africa and the African diaspora (i.e., the movement of peoples from Africa to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East).
6. Chronological limits
There are no topical chronological limits.
7. Retrospective acquisition
Primarily, current publications are acquired through our African and African-American approval plan and subject librarian firm orders. Request from faculty and graduate students for retrospective acquisitions are reviewed on a case by case basis.
8. Types of material collected and excluded
Primarily the library collects monographs (print and eBooks), annuals, reference tools, periodicals, audio CD-ROMs, other electronic collections. Dissertations and newspapers are acquired selectively. The library does not normally collect textbooks though undergraduates utilize interlibrary to borrow these materials.
9. *LC Subject areas and Collecting Levels