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HST 200: African History Primary Sources

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Email:amy.stempler@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-3917

Table of Contents:
Databases
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Government Resources
Archival Catalogs


Search databases and indexes to find citations and/or full text for online articles, books, images, or statistics.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. Click here for a search tutorial.


Humanities International Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full-text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals. Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage for most journals does not include the last 3-5 years. Users can search across the entire database or limit their search to journals in specific subject disciplines. Click here for a search tutorial.


LexisNexis Academic Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to a wide range of news, business, and legal information. News resources include major U.S. and world newspapers and magazines, TV and radio transcripts, newswires, and blogs. Business resources include industry and market news, company profiles and SEC filings, and country profiles and business conditions. Legal resources include law reviews and journals, U.S. case law, codes and statutes.


MasterFile Premier Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Multidisciplinary database offering full text articles from popular magazines, newspapers, and some peer-reviewed journals. Also includes biographies, maps, world facts, and definitions from general reference books.


New York Times Historical (Proquest) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2007. Recent issues available thru Lexis-Nexis. Additional holdings.


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. (Books are not available yet)


Social Sciences Full Text Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Enjoy fast access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere with full text and page images from scores of key publications, plus abstracting and indexing of hundreds of others. An in-demand resource for a wide variety of users from students to social workers, Social Sciences Full Text covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

Africa South of the Sahara Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference DT 351 .A37 2004


Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference BL 2462.5 .E53 2001


Encyclopedia of African History Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference DT 20 .E53 2005, 3 vols.


Encyclopedia of African Nations and Civilizations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference DT 14 .E43 2002


World Almanac Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference AY 64 .N5 W7 2007


World Factbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. government website of profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and military. However, a print edition available at the Reference Desk.
Location: Reference Desk 1st Fl G 122 .U56a 2001


Resources freely available on the Internet.

African History--Primary Resources Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A list of primary resources with links created by Stanford University.


African Studies Center Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania brings together researchers and students, along with cultural, business and media entities, to gain knowledge of contemporary and historical Africa. The site provides documents, images, and maps. It is organized into country pages with numerous links to government, media, and commercial-based resources.


Archives and Primary Resources for the Study of Africa: Research Strategies and Web Resources Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A list of archival and primary resources for the Study of Africa created by Boston University.


Internet African History Sourcebook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A list of sources on African history created by Fordham University.


Primary Resources of Africa Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A list of primary resources about Africa created by Indiana University. Topics include: General information, Bibliographies, News, Audio/Visual material. Digital Collections, Statistics, Archives and Guides to Archives


UCLA's African Studies Center Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The James S. Coleman African Studies Center is dedicated to the production and dissemination of knowledge about Africa, ranging from cutting-edge research in the social, human and natural sciences to K-12 outreach and pedagogical reform


World Factbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. government website of profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and military. However, a print edition available at the Reference Desk.
Location: Reference Desk 1st Fl G 122 .U56a 2001


Information resources provided by federal, state, or city governments.

World Factbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. government website of profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and military. However, a print edition available at the Reference Desk.
Location: Reference Desk 1st Fl G 122 .U56a 2001


Search archival catalogs to locate primary source documents such as organizational records, manuscripts, letters, diaries, and photographs found in archival repositories.

Archival Research Catalog (ARC) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online catalog of the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) nationwide holdings in the Washington DC area, Regional Archives, and Presidential Libraries.


Archives USA Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Directory providing detailed information about archival and primary source collections from over 5,500 U.S. repositories. NOTE: This is a New York Public Library Resource. Only available on-site at the following NYPL branches: Humanities and Social Sciences Library; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Science, Industry and Business Library; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit the New York Public Library


National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Catalog of over 500,000 records describing archival and manuscript collections in research libraries, state and federal agencies, museums, and historical societies throughout the world.


Repositories of Primary Resources Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A directory of archival repositories worldwide with links to websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Last Modified: Nov 15 2010 3:19PM