Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn Last Updated: Dec 09, 2016 Views: 129
Search terms that can help you narrow down your results in HOLLIS+, Academic Search Premier, and other multidisciplinary resources. Several of these terms could be placed in more than once of these categories; this is just a way to start thinking about what kinds of terms you might use.
- people/entities: "James Baldwin," "fugitive slaves," "African Methodist Episcopal Church"
- geography: Chicago,"southern states," "antebellum South"
- movements: Afrocentrism, anti-slavery, "Harlem Renaissance"
- concepts: slavery, multiculturalism, "color blindness"
- time period terms: Reconstruction, "civil rights era," "21st century"
- events/eras: "Second Great Migration," "Million Woman March," "Nat Turner's Rebellion"
Oxford African American Studies Center includes several excellent reference works such as
- Encyclopedia of African American History
- Black Women in America
- African American National Biography
Library Liaison to African Studies and African-American Studies, Susan Gilroy, Reference Librarian, Lamont Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-496-5403
Research Contact for African Studies, Bassey Irele, Librarian for Sub-Saharan Africa, Collection Development, Widener Library, e-mail, 617-495-3559
International Index to Black Periodicals Full Text- scholarly and popular articles from journals, newspapers and newsletters from the US, Africa and the Caribbean. Full text coverage from 1998; indexed from 1900 to "present day."
Africa-Wide- African, European and North American databases with close to 2 million records indexing printed texts, maps and music recordings on all topics in African studies. Coverage from 19th c. forward.
African American Biographical Database (1790-1950) brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources.
Our research guide for finding newspapers and newspaper articles.