Databases

Africana Studies

Recommended Databases

  • An online collection of full text journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press and other university presses.

  • Full text of scholarly journals and books in arts and science, business and economics, language and literature, humanities and social sciences. Current journals are not entered into the database for two to five years.

  • 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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  • An online collection of over 3,300 fully searchable high quality ebooks in the humanities.

  • Covering 1816-1922, newspapers, magazines, reports and annuals documenting African American religious life and culture.

  • Primary and secondary sources, and videos, concerning the migration of people of African descent to countries around the world from the 19th century to the present.

  • Chronicles the evolution of American history, culture and daily life from 1690 to 1922. It includes almost 1400 publications.
    Early American newspapers, often printed by small-town printers, documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views.

  • Composed of over 2.5 million images, Artstor provides faculty and students with a comprehensive image resource in a wide array of subjects with the breadth and depth to add context and examine influences beyond the confines of your discipline.

  • This site is a curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans from slavery and the abolitionist movement to contemporary times.

  • Index to locating literature, internationally and from all time periods, with the full-text of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries and a glossary.

  • Articles, primary sources, images, maps and charts from Oxford University Press reference sources pertaining to African-American history and culture.

    Limited to 5 simultaneous users.
  • Historical archive devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective.

  • Collection of legal materials on slavery in the English-speaking world.

  • Journal articles covering applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences; full text from 1994 forward; indexing with abstracts from 1984 forward.

  • Index to journals in the social sciences 1929-1983.