This is an in-house collection of resources about African American and African diasporan studies. It provides a place to access bibliographic references, full-text, folk music, art, speeches, historical documents, and video clips from some of the most important Black Studies CD-ROMs and e-books available. The collection currently includes ten CD-ROM, three e-books, and one locally produced database. We expect the volume of resources to grow as new materials become available. Please stop by room 246 Main Library to try them out.
Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture and includes coverage of Africa and the Black Diaspora. Has chronologies, texts of important documents, legislation, speeches, biographical profiles, essays, and more than 650 photographs, illustrations, maps and statistical charts.
African-American Culture & History
Over 250 articles and many appendices have been revised, and more than 30 new articles have been added. In addition to the 2,300 articles in the Encyclopedia, the CD-ROM includes maps, graphs, photographs and illustrations, about 45 primary source documents, a timeline, and historic tours of significant eras and events.
The African-American Experience
Covers the beginning of slavery in Colonial America through the post-Civil Rights era of the 1990s. Topics include African American religions, folklore, family structure, art, literature, and music. Resources include timelines, essays, document descriptions, pictures, captions, essays, maps, more than 200 documents, and 500 pictures.
African-Americans in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census
"Heritage Quest has extracted all heads of households listed as 'Black' or 'Mulatto,' as well as those listed with African birth who were listed in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census Index ... Includes 1,672,418 entries"
Black Studies On Disc
Information on materials by and about African Americans, Africa and peoples of African ancestry. Includes catalog of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and citations from the Index to Black periodicals, 1989-.
Call & Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition
Civil Rights in the United States
This multimedia CD-ROM explores many primary source documents that guarantee rights to U.S. citizens. It offers a collection of resource documents that include Supreme Court cases, pictures, maps, historical texts, and video clips that established or affected civil rights.
Encarta Encyclopedia Africana
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
Contains articles on race, ethnicity, sociology, and other social sciences. Full text of civil rights speeches and other relevant documents is included.
Harvard Guide to African American History
The Norton Anthology of African American Literature: Audio Companion
Trans Atlantic Slave Trade: A Datatabase on CD-ROM