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African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century

The complete, transcribed text of several 19th century African-American newspapers.   More Info

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America: History and Life

Indexes United States and Canadian history from prehistory to present. Some full-text.   More Info

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Ethnic Newswatch

A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press -- English and Spanish language.   More Info

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Historical Abstracts

Historical research database that provides coverage from over 2,000 scholarly journals.   More Info

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JSTOR

Full-text, complete back files of scholarly journals in African American Studies plus many other disciplines. Most current three years are excluded.   More Info

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Oxford African American Studies Center

Provides a comprehensive, scholarly source for African American history and culture.   More Info

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Periodicals Index Online

Indexes over 3,000 academic and popular periodicals dating back to 1770 in the social sciences and humanities.   More Info

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Project Muse

Full text, online editions of over 300 scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences by Johns Hopkins University Press and other scholarly publishers.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

African Studies Companion

A comprehensive, annotated guide to print and electronic information sources, databases and repositories for African Studies, from within and outside the African continent. Includes 23 sections with sub-sections. Online version is searchable and extensively cross-referenced like the print version.   More Info

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American Periodicals Series (APS) Online

Full-text articles from over 700 periodicals covering diverse topics published in the United States from 1741 through 1805.   More Info

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Digital Librarian: African Americans

A librarian's choice of the best of the Web.

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HAPI Online

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodical Index) contains over 275,000 complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 400 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world about Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, the border between the United States and Mexico, and Hispanics in the United States.   More Info

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Humanities Source

Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world.   More Info

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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Coverage of virtually every U.S. dissertation, thousands of master's theses as well as Canadian dissertations and theses. Full-text access to most dissertations published after 1997. Database is subject, author, title searchable.   More Info

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Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982

An easily used portal to the past and a detailed account of U.S. culture and history through the lens of 'middle' America. Designed as the single index that might be available in a library the diversity of periodicals covered ranged from the American Historical Review to Mademoiselle to Retirement Living to UNESCO Courier.   More Info

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Social Sciences Citation Index

Multidisciplinary, citation database indexing over 1700 social sciences journals.   More Info

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Primary Source Materials

AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive

Multi-media database of photos, sound bites, graphics and text covering 160 years of history. Searchable by keyword and subject   More Info

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African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century

The complete, transcribed text of several 19th century African-American newspapers.   More Info

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American Memory

A diversity of primary sources documenting American history and culture from the Library of Congress.   More Info

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American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography

Full-text, digitized images of first person slave narratives. Collection is commonly known at the WPA Slave Narratives.   More Info

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Black Abolitionist Archive

Digital collection of over 800 speeches, writings and editorials by African American abolitionists from the antebellum period.

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Black American Feminisms Bibliography

A multidisciplinary subject bibliography of black American feminist writings including interviews, speeches and much more.

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Black Student Union Periodical Collection

Twelve periodical publications issued by the Black Student Union at the University at Buffalo.

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Chicago Defender (1910-1975)

One of the most important newspapers chronicling African American life in the 20th century.   More Info

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Early American Imprints I

Full-text searchable and an exact image of the original: Textual research in 17th and 18th century American studies has been transformed! Based on the renowned 'American Bibliography' by Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's supplement, Early American Imprints is a definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America.   More Info

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Early Encounters in North America

Full-text access to letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of encounters between Native Americans, Europeans, Africans and Americans between 1534-1860.   More Info

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HarpWeek

The entire contents of Harper's Weekly (1857-1865), perhaps 19th century America's most influential periodical.   More Info

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Making of America

Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction.   More Info

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Digital Schomburg

A national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world

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U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection

Digital compilation of reports and documents published by Congress for the period 1789-1969. Indexing is complete. Digitization expected to be completed by December 2005.   More Info

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E-journals Collections

Cambridge Journals Online

Provides access to articles from journals published by Cambridge University Press for titles the University at Buffalo Libraries subscribe to in print.   More Info

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IngentaConnect

An online database of full-text electronic editions of print journals. Free access to the table of contents of the non-subscribed journals is also provided.   More Info

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University of Chicago Press Journals

Includes 50 peer-reviewed journals covering education, humanities, social sciences, biology, medical and physical sciences.   More Info

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Wiley Online Library

A multidisciplinary collection of resources covering the humanities, social sciences, life and health sciences.   More Info

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Blackwell Reference Online

Provides synthesis and overview of topics in cultural studies, history and humanities.   More Info

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Daily Life Online

Full-text content from numerous reference works, monographs and primary documents focusing on the daily lives of people from civilizations and cultures of the past.   More Info

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text collection of encyclopedias and reference works in more than 20 subject areas.   More Info

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Oxford African American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center provides a comprehensive, scholarly resource for African American history and culture   More Info

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Reference Universe

Offers concise but scholarly discussions on any topic. Searchable article titles and/or back-of-the-book indexes for over 4,000 reference books.   More Info

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