African American Newspapers provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.
Black Studies Center contains both primary sources and scholarly research on African-Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself, including: the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, the International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), the full text of the Chicago Defender, and the Black Literature Index.
The Civil Rights Digital Library contains three principal components: 1) a digital video archive of historical news film of key events of the Civil Rights Movement, 2) a civil rights portal providing a seamless virtual library on the Movement by connecting related digital collections on a national scale, and 3) a learning objects component delivering secondary Web-based resources .
The reference e-books in the Law Library's Virtual Reference Library includes a number of books, including the American Law Yearbook, 2005-onward; Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary, 2006-2007; Contemporary Black Biography, 2006-2007; National Survey of State Laws, 2005; and Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, 2007. These reference books are searchable simultaneously through the same search interface.
Indexes articles from more than 600 social science and humanities journals. Includes works published throughout the world which relate to Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the U.S.-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Most articles are in Spanish or Portuguese, though some English language periodicals are indexed.
"Comprehensive collection of scholarship focused on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture, coupled with precise search and browse capabilities. Features more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field, over 1,750 images, more than 300 primary sources with specially written commentaries, nearly 150 maps, 150 charts and tables, and over 6,000 biographies. The core content includes: Africana: the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience, second ed.; Encyclopedia of African American history, 1619-1895; Encyclopedia of African American history, 1896 to the present; Black women in America, second ed.; African American national biography; Dictionary of African biography; The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought"
"Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes documents from the United States and Europe, as well as other parts of the world. In addition to newspaper collections and books published in the antebellum era, Slavery and Anti-Slavery contains documents from several archives originally available only on microfilm."" To be be published in 4 parts, over several years, starting in 2010 -- Pt 1: Debates over Slavery and Abolition, Pt 2: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, Pt III: Institution of Slavery, Pt IV: Age of Emancipation."""