Professor Patrick King
Malcolm X

This guide is designed to help you research topic, Malcom X. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
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  • Please contact me, Totsaporn (Ted) Intarabumrung,, if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest. There are 80 search results matched with the Library Congress Subject Heading: Malcolm X.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes BPL)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • Malcolm X and social movement
  • Malcolm X and civil rights

New Books


Betty Shabazz: a Remarkable Story of Survival and Faith Before and After Malcolm X by Russell J. Rickford, BP223 .Z8 R53 2003
Seventh Child: a Family Memoir of Malcolm X by Rodnell P. Bailey with A. Peter Bailey, BP223 .Z8 L57322 2002x

Reference Books

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History edited by Jack Salzman, David L. Smith and Cornel West, volume set, REF E185 .E54 1996
Encyclopedia of African American Society edited by Gerald D. Jaynes, volume set, REF E185 .E546 2005
  • Handbooks
Atlas of African-History by James Ciment, REF E185 .C55 2001
Africana Civil Rights: An A-to-Z Reference of the Movement that Changed America edited by Kwame A. Appiah and Henry L. Gates, Jr., REF E185.61 .A37 2004X.
African American Lives edited by Henry L. Gates, Jr. and Evelyn B. Higginbotham, REF E185.96 .A446 2004
Racial Justice in American: A Reference Handbook__ by David B. Mustard, REF E185 .M95 2003


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section, related to African American interests.
  • African Arts
  • Black Enterprise
  • International Review of African American Art
  • Journal of American History


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.
Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including 50 articles for search term, Malcolm X.

Streaming Videos
Malcolm X Videos

Web sites

There are many Malcolm X web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.
  • Malcolm X: A Research Site, developed by Africana Studies, University of Toledo. Providing comprehensive information on Malcolm X's life, the Black nationalist movement since World War II, and bibliography of books by and about him.
  • Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, prepared by an organization of Afrikans in America/New Afrikans. Providing information of Civil Rights Movement.

Basic Research Help

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General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 10.03.11 by Totsaporn Intarabumrung: