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Encyclopedia Smithsonian: African American Inventors
The African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. These biographical sketches have been carefully assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources. This extraordinary collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. Their stories are pivotal to an understanding of the Black American experience over the last two centuries.
The National Agriculture Library (NAL) of the USDA has compiled a list of agricultural patents granted to African-Americans and spanning the years 1834-1989. The four-page list itself can be found on the NAL/USDA site, and most of the patents referenced can be viewed at the Patent & Trademark Office database at http://www.uspto.gov/patft
The Library of Congress, Science Reference Section, has developed a portal page featuring links to "Selected Internet Resources: African Americans in Science and Technology." These links connect to sites showcasing African American inventors, African Americans in the health sciences, and African American mathematicians, just to name a few of the options.
Includes the 1990 and 2000 Census of Population and Housing
Use proper subject terms, such as "African", "African American", "Blacks" to run searches. Available through LSU Middleton Libraries and Internet.
Contains citations to 1.2 million dissertations and masters theses. Coverage begins in 1861, with abstracts available since 1980, and thesis abstracts since 1988.
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) is an advanced digital system that will enable GPO to manage Government information in a digital form.
Provides online access to the U.S. Government Printing Office.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the African American Registry is a link libraries should consider adding to their web pages. Including blogs, videos, text articles, links to other resources, the site translates into languages around the world (Google translations), family history, etc. I’ve included information below about the Registry. Benjamin Mchie is always interested in coming and speaking to library staff and they are especially interested in helping library staff and teachers use the site with students. They are receiving hits on the site from all over the world and I was especially interested in the quick ability to change the text on the site to other languages.
Covers the most significant conference proceedings in the social sciences and humanities over the last five years
NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
by Brown, Lorene Byron
Brown, Lorene Byron
Profiles of African American scientists who have contributed to the development of chemistry, biochemistry, physics, mathematics, and medicine, both past and present.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The main site for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The office issues patents and trademarks and the site gives information on how to apply and contains various search engines which gives the user access to millions of patents and trademarks.
Offers Records of any type of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 12th century.