African & African American Studies: Getting Started
Begin your research with the best resources recommended by the subject liaison for African & African American Studies. The guide features journal indexes, reference works, primary source collections, and film documentaries.
Items in the Reference collection -- particularly subject encyclopedias -- are great starting points for your research. Encyclopedia articles offer concise overviews of a topic, summaries of key research in a particular discipline, and often include a bibliography
which can serve as a starting list of sources for your project.
that most of the African Studies titles are shelved in the DT call number area of the Baker-Berry Reference Collection. Most African American Studies titles are shelved in the E185 call number area. Browse shelves nearby to locate additional relevant titles.
Collection of reference works on the African diaspora, with a focus on the United States. Includes encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, timelines, maps, and more. Core titles: Africana: the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience ; the Encyclopedia of African American history ; Black women in America, 2nd ed. ; and the African American national biography.
The Economist Intelligence Unit provides reports on nearly 200 countries. Each report examines and explains in depth the issues shaping the countries: the political scene, economic policy, domestic economy, sector trends, and foreign trade and payments. Detailed two-year forecasts complement the analysis and pinpoint political and economic developments and trends.
Offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. The publication of the online edition makes the ANB even more useful as a dynamic source of information -- updated quarterly, with hundreds of new entries each year and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency. The ANB Online also features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities.;Features thousands of illustrations, hyperlinked cross-references and links to select web sites.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, in association with the British Academy is the first point of reference for anyone interested in the lives of the peoples of the British Isles and their connections overseas, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. It is the product of research instituted at the University of Oxford and funded by the British Academy and by Oxford University Press. It is the achievement of 10,000 contributors and advisers staff in Oxford. The Oxford DNB aims to provide full, accurate, concise, and readable articles on noteworthy people in all walks of life. No living person is included: the Dictionary's articles are confined to people who died before 31 December 2000.
A comprehensive index to nearly 12 million biographical sketches in more than 2700 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.
Provides access to statistical data produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. There are up to 2 billion charts, maps, views, rankings, time series and tables available for use in the Data-Planet repository. Data-Planet Statistical Datasets offers powerful capabilities to compare & contrast multiple data series, perform statistical calculations on the data, and customize output views.
Historical Statistics of Black America
Baker Berry Ref. E185 .H543 1995 v.1-2
A statistical overview of African American history from the 17th century through the mid-1970s.
Provides abstracts and indexes of statistical information from over 100,000 U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and approximately 2000 documents from international organizations from 1983. Incorporates ASI subject and keyword searching. Full text or web links provided for some citations.
Includes research and statistics on: agriculture, education, emerging economics, employment, energy, industry & trade, environment, finance, nuclear energy, science & information technology, social issues, taxation, and transport.
There is a tremendous amount of current US population information available, some of it buried deep in the site. Build custom tables from Decennial Census or American Community Survey data, or view Census Bureau reports.
This encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive presentation available on the diversity and richness of religious practices among African Americans, from traditions predating the era of the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary religious movements. * Over 80 alphabetically organized entries on religious traditions embraced by African Americans, covering their historical development, doctrines, rituals, and key figures * Over 50 contributors, each a distinguished scholar familiar with the richness of African American religious life
From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance,in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is the first comprehensive compilation of information on all aspects of this creative, dynamic period. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of Harlem Renaissancewebsite.
"While the encyclopedia gives special attention to music, art, folktales, spiritual beliefs, foodways, proverbs, and other topics central to African American folklore, it also discusses the Caribbean and African roots of traditional African American culture."
Wonderful, freely available online encyclopedia "dedicated to providing reference materials to the general public on African American history in the United States and on the history of people of African ancestry around the world"
Chronology of African American history : from 1492 to the present
Baker Berry Ref. E185 .H64 1997 Provides brief descriptions of significant events. Also includes texts of significant "Documents of History".
Multi-institutional project hosted at the University of Georgia.
An online archive of both primary & secondary documents drawing from collections nationwide. Includes television news footage, photographs, oral histories, reports, published books/articles, and more.
The Great Migration brought immense change to the entire American nation, as millions of African Americans left the South in search of social, economic, and political justice. This encyclopedia describes the movement of southern African Americans to the urban North and West in the broadest social, economic, cultural, and most importantly, political context. Entries provide students and researchers with information about the key people, places, organizations, and events that defined the era of the migration from 1900 to the 1990s.
Greenwood encyclopedia of African American civil rights : from emancipation to the twenty-first century
Baker Berry Ref. E185.61 .E54 2003
Harvard guide to African-American history
Useful tool for identifying relevant materials published through 2000, this bibliography's introductory essays also provide excellent overviews.
Pan-African chronology : a comprehensive reference to the Black quest for freedom in Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia
by Everett Jenkins, Jr.