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Academic Search Premier

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  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

A multidisciplinary database for peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines, and some trade publications.

African Diaspora, 1860-present

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  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Digitized books, government and personal papers, journals, and letters document the migrations, communities and ideologies of people of African descent. 1860-Present.

America: History and Life

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Scholarship (articles, books, dissertations and book reviews) about US and Canadian history

Black Studies Center

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  • Vendor: ProQuest

A fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, images, and much more. Includes the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, citations and abstracts from the International Index to Black Periodicals, and index to the Black Literature Index microfiche collection.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center

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This is a key database for education research. Articles, books, and Department of Education reports on education, counseling, and psychology.

Proquest Historical Newspapers

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  • Vendor: ProQuest

Contains: Atlanta Daily World, (1931-2003); Baltimore Afro-American, (1893-1988); Boston Globe (1872-1986); Chicago Defender, (1909-1975); Chinese Newspaper Collection (1832-1953); Cleveland Call and Post, (1934-1991); The Globe & Mail (1844-2014); The Guardian & The Observer (1791-2003); Korea Times (1956-2016); Los Angeles Sentinel, (1934-2005); Los Angeles Times, (1881-1993); New York Amsterdam News, (1922-1993); New York Times, (1851-2013); Norfolk Journal and Guide, (1916-2003); Philadelphia Tribune, (1912-2001); Pittsburgh Courier, (1911-2002); and the San Francisco Chronicle, (1865-1922). South China Morning Post (1903-1998); Times of India (1838-2008)

African American Experience: The American Mosaic

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  • Vendor: ABC-CLIO

Primary sources (speeches, ads, interviews, court cases, statistics, media, etc.) and reference works. Fully searchable Federal Writer's Project WPA slave narratives. Classics in Black scholarship from 67 historically Black college and university presses. Early 1800s-present.

African American Newspapers

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  • Vendor: Accessible Archives

Full-text of articles from major African American newspapers published in the United States in the 19th century. Includes: Freedom's Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, Frederick Douglass Paper, The Christian Recorder, Freedmen's Record, and The Negro Business League Herald. Coverage 1827-1909.

African American Newspapers 1827-1998

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  • Vendor: Newsbank

Newspaper content from more than 35 states. Covers topics from life in the Antebellum South to the long Civil Rights Movement, and beyond.

African American Poetry

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  • Vendor: ProQuest

Contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American poet to achieve national success and recognition.

Black Abolitionist Papers

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  • Vendor: ProQuest

Correspondence, speeches, sermons, lectures and other primary sources by African-American abolitionists in the US and other Europe from 1830 until the end of the Civil War in 1865

Black Drama Third Edition

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  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Full text of over 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s - present by over 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many are rare, hard to find, or out of print.

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century

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  • Vendor: ProQuest

4 modules: 1 & 2) Federal Government Recods & Supplement - FBI files and records from the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Reagan presidencies; 3) Organizational Records and Papers, Part 1 - from 3 major civil rights organizations: Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs; 3) Organizational Records and Papers, Part 2 - records of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Africa-related papers of Claude Barnett, and the Robert F. Williams Papers.

Black Short Fiction and Folklore

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  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Stories and folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora. Over 11,700 short stories and folktales ranging from oral traditions to contemporary tales of modern life. Includes complete runs of selected literary magazines such as Kyk-Over-Al and The Beacon.

Black Thought and Culture

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  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes non-fiction writings such as monographs, letters, speeches, interviews, etc., by major figures in Black America, covering 250 years of history. Features unique and never-before-published materials. Includes full-text of the Black Panther newspaper.

Caribbean Literature

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  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes more than 100,000 pages of poems, drama, novels, stories and related material produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries.. Features works in English, Spanish, French, and Dutch as well as various Creole languages. Translations of major works, dictionaries, and reference materials are included.

History Vault

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  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized primary sources on a wide range of topics

JSTOR

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  • Vendor: JSTOR

A growing full text collection of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Most titles only include backfiles (some as far back as the early 1800s), with only some current content. Also includes university press ebooks.

NAACP Papers

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  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized papers related to the NAACP in 6 modules: 1) : Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and National Staff Files; 2) Branch Department, Branch Files, and Youth Department Files; 3) Special Subjects; 4) Major Campaigns: Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces; 5) Major Campaigns: Anti-Lynching, Criminal Justice, Peonage, Labor, Segregation and Discrimination Complaints and Responses; 6) Major Campaigns: Legal Department Files

Oxford African American Studies Center

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  • Vendor: Oxford

Core content includes the full text of reference works in Black Studies. Also features articles, images, and maps, charts and tables covering demographics, government, politics, business, education and many other topics. New content will be added on an ongoing basis.

Oxford Bibliographies

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  • Vendor: Oxford

Authoritative list of sources for research on multiple Social Science and Humanities subject areas.

Project MUSE

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  • Vendor: Johns Hopkins University

Includes journal articles from 40 scholarly publishers in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural and ethnic studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Proquest Historical Black Newspapers

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  • Vendor: ProQuest

Contains: Atlanta Daily World, (1931-2003); Baltimore Afro-American, (1893-1988); Chicago Defender, (1909-1975); Cleveland Call and Post, (1934-1991); Los Angeles Sentinel, (1934-2005); New York Amsterdam News, (1922-1993); Norfolk Journal and Guide, (1916-2003); Philadelphia Tribune, (1912-2001); and Pittsburgh Courier, (1911-2002).

PsycINFO

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  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Citations with abstracts for articles in psychology and the behavioral sciences.

Race Relations in America, 1928-1976

(AM Explorer)
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  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary sources including survey material, interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes from 1943-1970.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery : A Transnational Archive

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  • Vendor: Gale

Includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and parts of Europe.

Sociological Abstracts

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  • Vendor: ProQuest

This is the primary database for sociology. Journal articles, dissertations, and conference proceedings, 1974-present.

Twentieth-Century African American Poetry

(20th Century African American Poetry)
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  • Vendor: ProQuest

Features collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Coverage begins with the key writers of the early decades, continues with major figures of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement of the 1960s, and concludes with a considerable body of writing of the 1980s and 1990s.

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