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African and African-American Studies: Subject Guide
Guarini Library Resources for African and African-American Studies
America: History and LifeThis database covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. It provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books, and selective indexing for about 1,700 journals.
Infobase - American History OnlineSpans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
Salem HistorySalem History provides online access to printed reference titles, published by Salem Press, in the Library. Currently the following series/titles are available: The Decades (Series) The Sixties in America The Seventies in America
CountryWatchThis database provides concise and up-to-date political, economic and business information, as well as daily news and data on over 190 countries of the world.
GeoRefProduced by American Geological Institute, this database provides access to geoscience literature of the world. It contains bibliographic references and abstracts to journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses.
GeoRef In ProcessThis database contains unedited records that are still in the process of being indexed prior to their integration in the main GeoRef database.
Gale Academic OneFileThis multi-subject database contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage on physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier is one of EBSCOhost's full-text databases. It covers full-text articles from nearly 3,200 scholarly publications, and numerous peer-reviewed journals with a coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies, etc.
ACLS Humanities E-BookThis database consists of a growing collection selected and offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with many learned societies and contributing publishers. It provides access to thousands of full-text titles across the disciplines of humanities, and in related fields of social sciences and area studies.
Catalog of U.S. government publicationsThis is a finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.
eBook Academic CollectionThis database provides full-text access to more than 125,000 eBooks from leading university presses, such as: Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, and Harvard University Press.
The titles included represent a broad range of academic subject matter, including: art, business & economics, education, language arts & discipline, literary criticism, medical, performing arts, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion, social science, technology & engineering, and others. All titles are available with unlimited user access, and new titles are added each month.
Google ScholarGoogle Scholar searches peer-reviewed papers, dissertations, citations, abstracts and reports from a variety of scholarly sources provided by academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and open access publishers.
Searching Google Scholar from Guarini Library homepage, full text resources that are available from NJCU Library-subscribed databases or electronic journals will be automatically accessible (Gothic ID needed for off-campus access).
JSTORJSTOR Arts & Sciences III includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. Additional interdisciplinary titles broaden the scope of coverage to include folklore, feminist & women's studies. JSTOR Arts & Sciences V builds on previously introduced disciplines, adding important literary reviews and state historical journals.
MasterFILE EliteThis database provides full-text information from popular magazines and general reference resources on subjects of general interest. It also includes an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.
ProQuest CentralProQuest Central is a multi-subject database which allows users to select and search one, several, or all from the following databases:
ABI/Inform Trade & Industry
Accounting & Tax with Standards
Criminal Justice Periodicals
ProQuest Education Journals
Proquest Psychology Journals
Proquest Social Science Journals
Research LibraryThis database includes more than 4,070 titles, nearly 2,800 in full text, from 1971 forward. It covers a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers in a broad range of popular academic subjects including arts, business, education, health, humanities, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social science, and more.
Sage journalsThe database provides full-text access to over 645 peer-reviewed journal dating back to 1999. It includes leading international peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact research titles published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. Subject coverage includes business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, medicine and many more.
WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog)Provides millions of bibliographic records of books, web resources, and
other material cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Also lists regional
library holdings information.
Infobase - Bloom's LiteratureExamines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Gale Onefile: Contemporary Womens IssuesContemporary Women's Issues offers comprehensive coverage of issues that influence womens lives across the globe. The database provides access to current full text and pertinent backfile content covering topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.
CQ ResearcherCQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day.
Ethnic NewsWatchEthnic NewsWatch is a comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. This unique body of materials covers a wide range of current topics and countless other social, political and educational subjects.
Ethnic NewsWatch also includes worldwide coverage of issues in Ireland, Israel and the Middle East, Mexico, Bosnia, Armenia, China, Nigeria and the Ukraine among other countries.
GenderWatchGenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. GenderWatch supports programs in business, education, literature and the arts, health sciences, history, political science, public policy, sociology and contemporary culture, gender and women's studies and more.
Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, n-g-o and special reports.
Literary Reference CenterThe database contains full text for plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, short stories and much more. It also includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Literary Encyclopedia, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus and much more.
Gale Literature Resource CenterThis is a comprehensive online literary database, which covers all facets of literary study in one highly searchable interface. It includes biographical, bibliographical, critical, and contextual information on authors and their works. Many full text journal articles are provided.
Naxos Music LibraryCollection of streaming classical music with over 400,000 tracks of classical, orchestral, wind band, choral, jazz, and world music from over 75 record labels around the world.
Gale in context: Opposing ViewpointsDrawing on a book series under the same title, the database features viewpoint articles, magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, and inks to websites on most debated current social issues.
Oxford Art OnlineThe database is a comprehensive and authoritative online resource for research in the history of visual arts.
Oxford Music OnlineOxford Music Online is a gateway that offers cross-search for biographies, timelines and topical guides in several music resources including Grove Music Online, the Oxford Companion to Music, and the Oxford Dictionary of Music.
Points of View Reference CenterThe full-text database provides students with balanced resources that present multiple sides of a current issue. About 200 topics are included: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more. Additionally, this database contains the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century, providing students with a searchable collection of some of the most important social, political, and cultural moments of the 20th century.
Statistical Abstract of the United States Online EditionThe ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States. This database includes over 1400 individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets).
US NewsstreamThis database provides access to leading newspapers such as: Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, and many more.
Books & E-Books (Available Through the Guarini Library)
Official website for the PBS show "provides information about the series, background on the research, scholarship, and science, and resources for people to learn more about their own family history and genealogy."
"This 13,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world."
"Through historical interviews and footage, the critically acclaimed Eyes on the Prize traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Voting Rights Act; from early acts of individual courage through the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. Narrated by political leader and civil rights activist Julian Bond (1940-2015). "
A collection of books and articles that document the individual and collective story of African Americans struggling for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries.
Over a hundred pamphlets and books (published between 1772 and 1889) concerning the difficult and troubling experiences of African and African-American slaves in the American colonies and the United States, by the Library of Congress.