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Celebrating African American Culture & History: Databases

Looking for information about African American culture? For black history month? For a research paper? Look no further! This guide provides you with a one-stop resource for many aspects of African American culture.


History Reference Center

 Features cover-to-cover full text for more than 650 historical encyclopedias and other non-fiction books. The database also includes full text for nearly 60 leading history periodicals; 58,000 historical documents; 43,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 12,000 historical photos and maps; and 87 hours of historical film and video.


Biography Reference Bank

 Contains biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images. It contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books published by H. W. Wilson, including all the articles from all volumes of Current Biography, the World Author Series, Nobel Prize Winners, World Artists, World Film Directors, American Reformers, and numerous biographical books on musicians and composers throughout history, as well as thousands of biographies from other respected publishers.


Academic OneFile (Gale)

peer-reviewed, full-text articles:  physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, etc.