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African American Studies: Articles & Databases
This guide highlights African American Studies resources that are available via the Fordham University Libraries.
From Readex/Newsbank. Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from 1976 to Present. Covers people, events, achievements, and impacts. Updated daily. Deep coverage from over 12,000 local, regional, national, and international news sources. Full text/keyword searching, as well as access by eras, topics, people, and events.
Collection of cultural, historical, legal, governmental, and research materials relating to the Caribbean. Includes newspapers, official documents, maps, artifacts and more. Register for free MydLOC account for advanced features.
More than 10 premier historical titles dating back to 1893. Day-to-day news coverage of leading issues and events throughout U.S. history as well as local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports.
From Readex. Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents and books providing global insight on immigration in the mid-to-late 20th century.
Presents a new interpretation of African-American history, one that focuses on the self-motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselves and their worlds. Database of full texts, maps, images, and lesson plans sponsored by the Schomburg Collection of the New York Public Library.
Thousands of interviews, periodicals, posters, photographs, and more document the liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime, with a focus on colonial rule, the dispersion of exiles, and international intervention.
Comprehensive African studies site. Contains unusual photographs, 3D models, GIS data, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, excavation reports, manuscripts, traveler's accounts, historical and antiquarian maps, books, articles, and other scholarly research of African heritage.
From HeinOnline, covers slavery in the U.S. and the English-speaking world. Includes content from the Buffalo Erie County Public Library. Includes every state and federal statute, legal commentary, pamphlets and books from the 19th century, and other hard to find materials such as essays and articles in obscure journals. Provides word searchable access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880. Must Register for an Account.
In order to give access to health information published in or related to Africa and to encourage local publishing, the World Health Organization ( WHO ), in collaboration with the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA), has produced an international index to African health literature and information sources. This index is called African Index Medicus (AIM).
AJOL hosts 526 journals, including 269 open access journals. For access to content that is not open access, check the library catalog for holdings. Submit an Interlibrary Loan for items not available either via open access or the library.
General Sources with Significant African American Studies Content
Provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. Produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
A collection of twenty-niine eBooks to encourage learning and research in systemic racism, social injustice, and anti-racism. Encompasses subject areas in race and ethnic relations, anthropology, politics, journalism, ethnic and women’s studies, Black studies and policing.
Students can save and download audio files onto their mobile device with Readspeaker text-to-speech technology. To download, click into one of the chapters and use icons located at the top right.
Hundreds of academic journals in full text from v.1:n. 1. Access to current subscribed content of participating titles included. Basic and advanced searching defaults to "read and download" content we subscribe to. Browsing defaults to "all content." Look for the Access Level limiter on the lower left side to change settings.
Premier online resource for helping students explore today's hottest social issues from all perspectives. * Note: Only 85-90% of each Reference title is included in the database. Some material is omitted because of online rights issues.
Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource directs researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Bibliographies in 13 subjects: African Studies, Art History, Biblical Studies, Buddhism, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Communication, Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Renaissance & Reformation, and Social Work. Citations are linked to full text when available.
Most recent U.S. news content, as well as archives back into the 1980s from newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Includes access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and a large collection of local and regional newspapers on the ProQuest platform. INCLUDES FORMER BLACK NEWSPAPERS.
The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history. Created and administered by the Northern New York Library Network in partnership with the Empire State Library Network.
A growing open portal that brings together various digitized collections to create “an open network of online resources that draw on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums." Includes thousands of items from the Government Printing Office's Catalog of Publications and the Medical Heritage Library research collection.
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) searches can be limited to primary source sets.
Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.
Selected African American Studies Electronic Journals
Below are selected electronic journals in the field. The library may own one journal in multiple formats (electronic, print, and microform). For a more comprehensive list of our journal holdings, please consult the library catalog.
Journal of African American Studies examines topics concerning social transformations that impact the life chances of continental Africans and the African diaspora. It publishes original research on issues of professional and disciplinary concern for the social progress of people of African descent.
The scholarship inside Journal of Black Studies covers a wide range of subject areas, including: Society * Social Issues * Afrocentricity * Economics * Culture * Media * Literature * Language * Heritage * Biology
Published by The Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) & Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) at New York University, Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire publishes essays, poetry, fiction, photography, art, and reviews that address the full range of contemporary black concerns. It invites black genius to apply itself to the realities of the twenty-first century with uncompromised thought, generous and readable analysis, and commentary.
The Western Journal of Black Studies (WJBS) publishes scholarly articles from a wide range of disciplines that focus mainly on the experience of African Americans in the United States of America and that report original investigations and contribute new knowledge and understanding to the field of Black/African American Studies
Scholarly articles that focus on the writings of Langston Hughes, the first African American to make his living solely by his pen, writing fifty books, including poetry, drama, autobiography, history, fiction, prose comedy, juvenile literature, librettos, and black gospel song-plays.