Databases for Africana Studies

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Africana Studies
Database Description Coverage More Info
Historical Abstracts with Full Text

Provides citations with abstracts to over 1,700 journals,book and media reviews, and dissertations.

1955-present more info
America: History and Life with Full Text

Provides access to journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations. Covers U.S. and Canadian history.

1955-present more info
Political Science Complete

This database contains full text articles from over 500 scholarly journals and and indexing and abstracts from 2,900 journal titles.

1989-present more info
MLA International Bibliography

MLA covers folklore, languages, linguistics, and literature. Provides over one million citations for items from more than 4,400 journals and series published worldwide.

1926-present more info

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Africana Studies
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African American Newspapers

Primary sources for such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies and more.

1827-1998 more info
African Newspapers

Provides more than 40 fully searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries.

1800-1922 more info
Americas Historical Newspapers

Includes more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published between 1690 and 1922, including titles from all 50 states.

1690-1922 more info
Anthropology Plus

Provides citations to articles and essays from over 1,000 journals, monographic series, reports, commentaries, and review essays.

19th century-present more info
Archive of Americana

The Archive of Americana features over 1,375 newspaper titles from all 50 states, more than 100,000 books, broadsides and pamphlets, and much more.

1639-1980 more info
Art Full Text

Art Abstracts indexes over 400 English and foreign-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Includes nearly 120 titles in full text.

1984-present more info
ARTstor Digital Library

The collection currently contains over one million images, including the following collections (see the info page):

Prehistory to the present more info
PAIS International

Provides citations, with some abstracts, to more than 3,000 sources including articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and book chapters about public affairs.

1972-present more info
ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Offers full-text and full-image articles for 13 large American daily newspapers and two daily British Newspapers (The Guardian and The Observer)

1764-2005 more info
Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.

1952-present more info

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Africana Studies
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African American Historical Serials Collection

This collection was developed with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) as part of an effort to preserve serials related to African American religious life and culture.

1829-1922 more info
African American Poetry 1750-1900

Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

1750-1900 more info
African American Song

16,000 audio tracks of historical recordings from a diverse range of genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, among others.

20th Century more info
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1941-1996

FBIS Daily Reports include English-language, full-text broadcasts and news transcripts—translated as needed—from around the world.

1941-1996 more info
JSTOR

JSTOR specializes in making available the back issues of academic journals (over 1,000) in a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines.

Coverage is the beginning of the journal until two to five years ago. more info
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

Slavery and Anti-Slavery is a thematically organized, historical archive devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective.

1490-1896 more info
Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice

Online primary source materials including manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and other documents for the study of slavery, abolition and social justice.

1490 - 2007 more info
Smithsonian Global Sound

The latest release of Smithsonian Global Sound (2013) includes 2,949 albums, equalling 42,405 tracks.

20th century more info

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