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Black Studies Center Star
Combines key indices(Schomburg, IIBP, etc) to scholarship and primary sources in Afro-American studies.
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African American Biographical Database Star
A source for information on 19th and early 20th century African American lives and culture, a digitized collection of books published 1790-1950.
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Black Thought and Culture Star
Collection of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the African American community from 1700s to 1975.
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American Song Star
68,000 tracks of historical recordings of jazz, blues, gospel and other genres, 1890's-1970's.
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Additional Databases in Cultural & Area Studies > Afro-American Studies

Also known as: Pittsburgh Courier
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Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Accessible Archives
Nineteenth century American newspapers, periodicals and books, including African American newspapers, US county histories, and ladies' magazines.
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African American Music Reference
Liner notes and other essays on black American music.
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African American Newspapers
Seven nineteenth-century African American newspapers in full text, including advertising, 1827-1902.
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America: History and Life Full Text
Journal articles, dissertations, and book reviews, many in full text, relating to United States and Canadian history and prehistory, 1954-present.
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Arts and Humanities Citation Index
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language arts and humanities journals, 1975-present.
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Black Abolitionist Papers
Papers and articles of 300 US and European anti-slavery activists of color, 1830-1865.
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Black Women Writers
A growing collection of literary works by about 77 African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean women.
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Contemporary Black Biography
Biographies of thousands of African Americans
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Dissertations and Theses @ UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst dissertations in full text.
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Education journal articles (EJ references) and ERIC documents (ED references), 1967-present. EDs before 1997 are in Microforms, Floor 3. Public access version.
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Ethnic NewsWatch & ENW: A History
Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of ethnic communities in the United States. In several languages, 1965-present.
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Historical Baltimore Afro-American
The paper in full text, 1893-1988.
Also known as: Baltimore Afro-American
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Historical Chicago Defender
Influential black weekly newspaper, searchable, in image files, 1905-1975.
Also known as: Chicago Defender
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Historical New York Amsterdam News
Newspaper of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, 1922-1993.
Also known as: New York Amsterdam News
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Historical Pittsburgh Courier
The leading newspaper of the African American community in twentieth-century U.S. Covers 1911-2002.
Also known as: Pittsburgh Courier
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International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text: IIMP
Citations, abstracts and full text of journal articles in dance, film, theater, and puppetry, 1864-present.
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International Political Science Abstracts
Citations to articles from international political science periodicals, 1951-present.
Also known as: IPSA
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Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
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Literature Resource Center
A large collection of literature reference material, including criticism and author biographies.
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MLA International Bibliography
An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920ís -
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Naxos Music Library Jazz
Around five thousand tracks of recorded jazz music, with notes. Faculty can call Ref. desk 545-0150 for playlist password.
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Combined search of historic Afro-American and ethnic and alternative newspapers, and historical Boston Globe, New York Times, and Washington Post.
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Social Sciences Citation Index
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Provides indexing and citation tracking for journals in all the social sciences, 1900-present.
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Sociological Abstracts
References to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, and conference papers on sociology and related disciplines, 1960-present.
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