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Black Diaspora from Emancipation to the Present

Spring 2012

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-101  |  History, as HIST-161; J. Celso Castro Alves (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Dunstan C. McNutt.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Full Text
  • Media
  • Data
  • Primary Sources
  • Web Resources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

Reference

Oxford Reference Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.

African American Music Reference
Essays and images for study of all forms of black music: blues, spirituals, jazz, rap, and more.

Literature Resource Center
Full-text critical studies, biographies of authors; covers all genres, all time periods, and all regions.

Full Text Collections

Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.

African Writers Series
Complete texts of the Heinemann's African Writers Series.

Media

Television News Archive (1968 to present)
Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from 1968 to present (ABC, CBS, NBC), 1995 to present (CNN), selected content from PBS and FOX News.

Data/Statistics

Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.

Primary Sources

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice (1490-2007)
Thousands of pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images documenting the varieties and legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today.

Alt-PressWatch (1970 to present)
Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.

Alternative Press Index (1969 to present)
Covers alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers, Series I and II (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post.

CIA Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room
Search for declassified documents that have been digitized by the Central Intelligence Agency.

FBI Records: The Vault
The FBI's electronic reading room for digitized FOIA requests.

Credo: Special Collections & University Archives (UMASS)
Credo includes a large digital collection of the W.E.B. Du Bois papers.

Web Resources

AllAfrica.com
Content from newspapers, news agencies and publications from the African continent.

Digital Schomburg
Online exhibits, books, images, and other resources from the NYPL's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Zotero
Organize your sources, format citations and create bibliographies.

Black Studies 101 Research Presentation
Link to presentation from 02/02/12 class.