What kind of sources should I look for?
In contrast to most of the other works in this IH II section, "The Case for Reparations" is a contemporary article. In order to find background and contextual information on the author and his work, you will need to search the following research databases. Relevant sources might be found in journals, newspapers, and magazines. Look for book reviews, interviews with the author, brief biographies, reports on author appearances, or more critical analyses of the author and his work (mainly in journal articles).
Remember, your research purpose is to find sources that help you to provide author, background, and contextual information for The Case for Reparations.
Try simple searches for the author's name - ta-nehesi coates - or for the title of the work in question - case for reparations. Try combining these two simple searches by combining the title (case for reparations) and author last name (coates): "case for reparations" and coates.