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Black Studies

A selective guide to recommended research resources in Black Studies

Africa and the Diaspora: Article Indexes


A comprehensive, international and interdisciplinary database for the fields of physical and human geography, geology, ecology, and environmental issues.

Historical Abstracts

Comprehensive index to scholarly literature on world history from 1450 to present (excluding the U.S. and Canada).

International research in public affairs, public and social policies, and international relations. Provides access to journal articles, books, government documents, research and conference reports, and more.

PRISMA Database with HAPI Index

Provides full-text and citations to scholarly journals for the interdisciplinary study of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Project Muse
Provides full-text online access to hundreds of high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 120 scholarly publishers. 

Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Complete

Web of Science

Digital Primary Source Collections

These library resources offer a range of materials on Africa, slavery, colonialism, and the Diaspora:

African Diaspora, 1860 - present
Primary source documents covering migrations, communities, and ideologies of the African Diaspora through the voices of people of African descent, with a focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France.

Empire Online  
Find primary source documents on colonial history, politics, and culture from 1492 to 2007, primarily about the British Empire, especially Africa, the Americas, Australia, Oceania, and South Asia.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice  
Archives primary source documents for the study of slavery and abolition with materials from Africa, the Caribbean, the U.S., Latin America, and Europe from 1490 to 2007.