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African American Studies: Online Resources

African American Studies: Online Resources


African American Experience - The African American Experience is a full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of African Americans, as well as the greater Black Diaspora. It has two primary goals: to provide information from authorities in the field, and to allow African Americans to speak for themselves through a wealth of primary sources. Drawing on over 400 volumes, and designed under the guidance of leading librarians of color, this database gives voice to the black experience from its African origins to the present day. From Greenwood/ABC-CLIO.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 - Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers from more than 35 states, chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. Covers life in the Antebellum South, growth of the Black church, the Jim Crow Era, the Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights movement, political and economic empowerment and more. Part of the Readex America's Historical Newspapers collection.

African American Poetry - 1760-1900 - Contains nearly 3,000 poems by African-American poets from the earliest published poems to the start of the 20th century. Offered through Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey.

African American Poetry - 20th Century - Includes works by the most important and influential African-American poets of the 20th century. In includes over 12,000 poems and biographical profiles of the poets. Offered through Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey.

African Writers Series - A collection of works of prose, drama and poetry which includes classic, post-colonial and contemporary works by African authors, with an emphasis on the mid- and late-20th century. Biographies of the authors are included.

Black Studies Center - Supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion. It is a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times. It includes studies, newspapers, periodicals, images and video clips. The International Index of Black Periodicals is included with the full-text articles from many of the periodicals. Offered through Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey.

Civil War Era, Proquest - Provides a unique combination of newspapers and pamphlets covering the American Civil War period allowing researchers access to primary resources that highlight the causes of the war and the conflict itself.

EthnicNewsWatch and Ethnic NewsWatch History - Multidisciplinary, full text access to newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from ethnic and minority publications. ProQuest product.

General Online Databases - Use the links below to find more information in this subject area

Online Books and Catalogs
Online Video Resources
Journal / Magazine Article Databases
Newspaper Article Databases
Reference Databases