African American Studies / African Studies 103
BLACK WOMEN IN THE DIASPORA
A Guide to Library Resources for African American Studies / African Studies 103
Books & Journals |
Citing Sources |
Welcome! This site has been created to assist you in finding and using library resources for the
topics you are researching in your senior seminar. Our library, one of the largest university
libraries in the U.S., can be a bit overwhelming at first, but it is truly a treasure trove for
scholars. All of the UIUC Library's resources are available to you as you do your research, so
explore, have fun, and don't hesitate to ask questions!
Search Premier (EBSCO; 1975 to present)
Identifies articles in several subject areas including social sciences, humanities,
education, computer sciences, engineering, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Also provides
access to many magazines such as
Studies International (EBSCO; 1972 to present)
Provides citations to journals, books, book chapters, proceedings, NGO reports, and gray
literature. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.
(1974 to present)
This full text database indexes journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, pamphlets, and
NewsWatch (1960 to present)
Identifies full text access for 200 newspapers and journals of the ethnic, minority, and
Identifies articles in many disciplines including African American studies, anthropology,
area studies, education, history, literature, political science, sociology, and many of the science
Includes the full text for more than 120 of the most important and historically significant
LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 150 full-text
Abstracts (1977 to present)
Identifies sources in a variety of areas such as mass communication, advertising,
marketing, journalism, interpersonal communication, and public relations.
Communication and Mass Media
& Television Literature Index (EBSCO)
Indexes 300 publications on film and television.
(EBSCO; 1985 to date)
Identifies articles in all areas of sociology including anthropology, criminology, ethnic
& racial studies, gender studies, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, and
History and Life (EBSCO; 1964 to present)
Includes journal articles, dissertations, and book and media reviews on U.S. and Canadian
history and culture from prehistory to the present.
Bibliography (EBSCO; 1921/1925 to present)
Identifies articles, books, dissertations on literature, languages, film and folklore.
Identifies biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors from every age
and literary discipline.
American Studies Center
Features the full text of several key encyclopedias and selected articles from other
reference works. Also includes bibliographies, time lines, maps, image collections, and key primary
FINDING BOOKS & JOURNALS
Online Library Catalog - Look here to find books, magazines
or journals containing articles that you need, DVDs, and many other resources. In addition to
the 10 million volumes we have on this campus, you can connect to over 70 other libraries in
Illinois and request books be sent to you.
When you find something you want in the catalog, write down the following:
Location - in which library the item is kept (or libraries, if we have multiple
Hint: Catalogs are used for two purposes: (1) If you know exactly what you are looking for
- an exact title or author - you can use the catalog to locate your material (this works for book
titles and journal titles); (2) You can also use catalogs to discover material that might be
helpful to you by doing subject and keyword searching.
Call Number - this number is essential for finding the item on the shelf
Status - is it available for you to check out?
Interlibrary Loan - The places to verify citations for books and
request books and articles you cannot find elsewhere.
Guidelines for citing electronic and print resources are available from the Reference Library's
Cite a Sourcepage and the Social Sciences,
Health, and Education Library's
Style and Writing Guide.
A great tool for writing papers,
RefWorkshelps you export bibliographic records from
databases, change the citation styles as needed, and import the citation directly into a Word
document so you can create bibliographies on the fly.
Ask-A-Librarian for Help with Your Research
Ask-A-LibrarianService to IM, chat, email,
phone or find a reference librarian.
Cindy Ingold, Women & Gender Studies Librarian
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library, 100 Main Library
Tom Weissinger, African American Research Center
History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library, 246F Main Library
Finding Your Way Around
There are over 25 departmental libraries on our campus, and sometimes it may be difficult to
determine where to find the resources you need. For your class, the library that you will be using
most is the
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library(SSHEL). We are
located in SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101) of the Main Library building. Do no
hesitate to come in and ask one of our energetic and helpful information desk assistants.
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