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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.
Provides articles from the following journals: Freedom's Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, Frederick Douglass Paper and The Christian Recorder. Available through Accessible Archives, LSU Middleton Libraries
Salem, Dorothy C.
by Gavin, Christy, 1952-
Gavin, Christy, 1952-
Presents a history of African American Women under the following headings: general resources, 1492-1863 (Slavery), 1864-1899, 1900 – 1949, 1950-1999, organizations, African American Nurses, Black women writers, racial justice activists and African American women timeline.
Atwater, Deborah F., 1949-
Includes the following aspects: [Arts] [Bibliographies] [Biographies and Autobiographies] [Feminism] [General] [Health] [History] [Interviews and Oral Histories] [Juvenile Literature] [Literature and Drama] [Quotations] [Reference Works]
Jones, Martha S.
Williams, Ora, 1926-
Includes the 1990 and 2000 Census of Population and Housing
Has a resource guide for African American History
By Yale Law Library The Avalon Project at the Yale University Law School brings together digitized primary documents, treaties, speeches, and biographical texts relevant to the fields of history, economics, politics, law, diplomacy and government. The documents on slavery include literary works, federal and state statutes, and treaties and agreements concerning the slave trade. Coverage spans pre-eighteenth century to the twenty-first century.
Select "African American" under category. Available through LSU Middleton Libraries
by Bloom, Harold Electronic access only
Anderson, Lisa M., 1966-
by Brown, Ruth Nicole
Call Number: E185.5 .B575 Black World Foundation (U.S.)
Black Thought and Culture contains 1297 sources with 1100 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Available through LSU Middleton Libraries
Evans, Stephanie Y.
by Brister, Bridgett Demery Jackson
Founded by Garrett Morgan and a group of pioneering Black businessmen, the newspaper has published every week since 1916 and in 1929 merged with the Cleveland Post. It is the only African-American owned, general circulation newspaper in Cleveland that conforms to the Ohio Revised Code’s definition of a newspaper of general circulation.
Caribbean Literature is a searchable collection of poetry and fiction produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the titles selected by our editors are numerous rare and hard-to-find works written in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages. Available through LSU Middleton Libraries
Use proper subject terms, such as "African", "African American", "Blacks" to run searches. Available through LSU Middleton Libraries and Internet.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S.)
Williams, Dana A., 1972-
Farrington, Lisa E.
Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982
Contains citations to 1.2 million dissertations and masters theses. Coverage begins in 1861, with abstracts available since 1980, and thesis abstracts since 1988.
Provides full text of more than 4,000 scholarly publications, including more than 3,100 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, it offers indexing and abstracts for all 7,962 journals in the collection. The database covers the social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, and more. Use proper subject terms to run searches. Availalbe through LSU Middleton Libraries
by Ransby, Barbara Electronic access only
by Page, Yolanda Williams
by Asante, Molefi K.
Weight-control Information Network (U.S.)
Motley, Constance Baker, 1921-
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) is an advanced digital system that will enable GPO to manage Government information in a digital form.
Ileweng, Nana T.
Founded in the 1930s as the Final Call to Islam, the newspaper evolved into Muhammad Speaks in the 1960s and boasted a circulation of 900,000 a week, with monthly circulation of 2.5 million. Today, the weekly Final Call Newspaper serves a readership of diverse economic and educational backgrounds, including circulation in North America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
Hill Collins, Patricia
Provides online access to the U.S. Government Printing Office.
by Chilton, Karen
by Thomas, Greg.
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.
In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. Available through LSU Middleton Libraries
Chapman, Dorothy Hilton, 1934-
Covers the most significant conference proceedings in the social sciences and humanities over the last five years
IBP Full Text includes current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean--and full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals. See the title list for periodicals included. Most IIBP Full Text records in the current coverage contain an abstract, and additionally many IIBP Full Text records contain the corresponding full text of the original article. Coverage is international in scope and multidisciplinary--spanning cultural, economic, historical, religious, social, and political issues of vital importance to the Black Studies discipline. The journal list was prepared with the guidance of an advisory board including librarians specializing in Black Studies.
A Salute to Black History
Manuscript Resources on Women's History in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Special Collections, LSU Libraries
Moody, Mary Edith, 1926-
by Berry, Mary Frances
netLibrary is a collection of almost 40,000 reference, scholarly, and professional e-books (full text electronic books) from university and commercial presses, covering a variety of disciplines.
Christian, Barbara, 1943-2000
The New Pittsburgh Courier is one of the oldest and most prestigious Black newspapers in the United States, with a rich and storied history.
This edition of North American Women's Drama contains 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Available through LSU Middleton Libraries
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.
Features exhibits at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, "a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world." Includes the following exhibitions: African Americans and American Politics; Collections; Digital Schomburg; The Abolition of the Slave Trade; Public Programs; In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience; Lest We Forget: the Triumph Over Slavery
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 8,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes: * Africana * Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 * Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present * Black Women in America, Second Edition * African American National Biography Available through LSU Middleton Libraries
Allen, Carol, 1962-
Johnson, Elondust Patrick, 1967-
by Walker-Hill, Helen Call Number: ML128 .P3 W3 1992
Project Muse provides online, world wide, institutional subscription access to the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
by Brown, Lorene Byron
Brown, Lorene Byron
by Rasmussen, R. Kent.
by McWorter, Gerald A.
Hill, Ruth Edmonds
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Nineteenth Century Index – the most comprehensive and dynamic source for discovering nineteenth-century books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives.
Thomas includes the full text of many legislative publications such as The Congressional Record, bills and summaries, and more. A complete description is available at http://thomas.loc.gov/home/abt_thom.html
Marshall, Paule, 1929-
Twilight and Reason (twilightandreason.com) is the hub for a handful up projects that are being developed under the heading of the African American History of Higher Education Project (AAHHEP). AAHHEP is a nonprofit archive and museum without walls dedicated to preserving and interpreting the diverse experiences of Black people in North American institutions of higher education.
LexisNexis UPA Collections consist of documentary research collections in microfilm, microfiche, print, and digital formats. These titles have been produced from some of the most important manuscript and archival repositories in the world, including the National Archives, Library of Congress, Public Record Office in London, University of North Carolina’s Southern Historical Collection, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, and the Presidential Libraries of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index - This database indexes 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals from 1975 to the present. Some of the disciplines covered include: archaeology, linguistics, architecture, literary reviews, art, literature, Asian studies, music, classics, philosophy, dance, poetry, folklore, radio, television, film, history, religion, language, and theater.
The Chronicle has been recognized as the “Best Black Newspaper” in the country by the National Newspaper Publishers Association five times.
Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. Available through LSU Middleton Libraries
Houck, Davis W.
Offers Records of any type of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 12th century.
by Beaulieu, Elizabeth Ann.