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List of Databases for African American Studies Topics

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EBSCO's Databases

A good place to start your research, as this collection of databases cover (almost) all topics. Very powerful search interface, but works just fine with simple searches.  Need help searching EBSCO's Databases?

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This is a fantastic database for topics related to African American life.  Need help searching JSTOR?


Find streaming video oral history interviews of many important African Americans throughout history.  New videos are added daily with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present.  Need help searching HistoryMakers?

African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle, 1865-1883

Find a ton of primary sources - books, pamphlets, and speeches - published from the end of the Civil War through the beginning of Jim Crow.  Need help searching this Readex database?

African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and Protest, 1883-1922

Find a ton of primary sources - books, pamphlets, and speeches - published from the beginning of Jim Crow to just after World War I.   Need help searching this Readex database?

HeinOnline: Civil Rights and Social Justice

Find hearings and committee reports, legislative histories on landmark civil rights legislation, Supreme Court briefs, scholarly articles, and other publications.  Need help searching HeinOnline?

HeinOnline: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law

Find legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world.  This includes every statute passed on slavery, all court cases on slavery, pamphlets and books written about slavery, legal commentaries on slavery pre-1920, and some modern histories of slavery.  Need help searching HeinOnline?

African American Poetry

Contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  Need help searching African American Poetry?

African Books Collective

African Books Collective (ABC) is an African-owned mission-based distribution outlet for books published independently in Africa.  Need help searching African Books Collective?

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