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Resources to Support African American Male Scholars

The goal of this guide is to enhance understanding of the assets and challenges that African American male students bring to college with them and to provide resources to enhance success. It is meant to be used by students, faculty and staff.

Search the Classic Catalog

Search for books using St. Louis Community College's Classic Catalog.


Catalog Search Help

Begin in the STLCC Catalog to find books in the library. The two basic methods for searching are the keyword and the subject searches. The subject search is somewhat misleading--it only searches for subjects as defined by the Library of Congress. Because most library users are not familiar with the official Library of Congress Subject Headings, it is often a good idea to begin with a keyword search. Some examples of keyword searches include

  1. study skills
  2. college and success
  3. black and college
  4. financial literacy
  5. entrepr* and African Amer*

NOTE: Use the connector "and" to separate distinct concepts in your search. Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters to find a variety of words with the root spelling.  Entrepr* in the last example above will find entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial, and entrepreneurship, etc. Use the connector "or" to separate synonyms in your search. Use the truncation symbol * to find varient words

Results from your keyword searches will help you identify appropriate subject headings. Below are just a few examples of subject headings you will find in the STLCC Catalog.

  1. African American men -- Education (Higher)
  2. African American men (see subheadings)
  3. African American men -- Fiction
  4. African American men in literature
  5. African American men -- psychology
  6. African American boys -- Education
  7. African American businesspeople
  8. African Americans -- Intellectual Life
  9. African Americans in popular culture
  10. Conduct of life
  11. Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Missouri -- Ferguson
  12. Finance, Personal
  13. Hip Hop -- United States
  14. Success
  15. United States -- Civilization -- African American influences

Books in the STLCC Library related to African American Male Student Success

Featured Book Titles

Website: The State of Black America®, the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication now in its 40thedition, has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation.  Each edition of the State of Black America contains thoughtful commentary and insightful analysis from leading figures and thought leaders in politics, the corporate arena, NGOs, academia and popular culture. 

Getting Books from outside STLCC

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000