Databases

Africana Studies

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  • Full text of scholarly journals in arts and science, business and economics, language and literature, humanities, and social sciences. Current journals are not entered into the database for 2 to 5 years. Searchable by topic or by journal name.

  • Full text of over 400 books plus primary sources, slave narratives, images and vetted web sites on the African American Experience.

  • Indexes and abstracts to journal articles, books and dissertations on the history of the United States and Canada. The citations are from 1964 to present, and the database is updated monthly.

  • Writings, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from earliest times to 1975.

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