African American Studies
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SocIndex with Full Text
SocINDEX contains over 2 million records from more than 1,200 core journals (some dating as far back as 1895), plus another selected group of over 3,200 journals, as well as monographs and conference papers. The database includes full text from 766 journals, some back to 1908, more than 820 monographs, and 13,900 conference papers. Also included are over 25,000 biographical and bibliographic Author Profiles.Over 2 million records from more than 1,200 "core" journals (some dating as far back as 1895), plus another selected group of over 3,200 journals
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans. Comprised of publications from 26 states, this collection includes academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organization bulletins, annual reports and other genres. Beyond offering opinions on issues and events of the day, the rare titles in African American Periodicals capture the voice of African American society and culture. The publications brought together here?many short-lived and not available in most libraries. ? from the publisher.Search 170 periodicals by and about African Americans.
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
Part of the Readex America?s Historical Newspapers collection, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 was created from the most extensive African American newspaper archives in the United States?those of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress. Beginning with Freedom?s Journal (NY), the first African American newspaper published in the United States, the titles in this resource include The Colored Citizen (OH), Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser, Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN) and hundreds of others from every region of the U.S. - from the publisher.Search more than 270 African American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Black Drama: 1850 - Present
This edition of Black Drama contains 502 plays by 125 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.Online searchable plays (over 500!) by 125 playwrights.
- Journals in African American Studies
Oxford African American Studies Center
AASC features the new, three-volume Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, published by Oxford in 2006, the three-volume Black Women in America, Second Edition, edited by Darlene Clark Hine, published in March 2005, the highly acclaimed Africana, a five-volume history of the African and African American experience.? In addition to these reference works, AASC offers other key resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and selected articles from other reference works.Access to reference resources in African American studies
African American Music Reference
African American Music Reference brings together of text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music. The database strives to include comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.Text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music.
Oxford Reference Online
Online versions of over 100 dictionaries, encyclopedias and reference books. Coverage of a broad range of subjects: from General Reference, Language and Quotations to Science and Medicine, and from Humanities and Social Sciences to Business and Professional. Examples of titles include: A Dictionary of Biology, The Kings and Queens of Britain, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, A Dictionary of Geography, A Dictionary of African Mythology and many, many more! Click here to view the list of available reference books, arranged by subject.For quick, reliable definitions and background info -- searches a variety of dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Digital Library on American Slavery
This site, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, provides access to digital primary source documents relating to slavery in the United Sates.
National Archives Archival Databases
This site provides access to the digitized collections held by the National Archives.
Digital Collections & Service - Library of Congress
This site is a portal to all of the Library of Congress digital collections of historical materials.
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Ethnic NewswatchEthnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. A rich collection of articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc. provide a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints -- the other sides of the stories. The database is searchable in both English and Spanish, with publications in each language and more than 125,000 articles in Spanish.Full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.