African American Studies - Start Here

Main guide for resources and information on African American Studies (AAS)

What is African American Studies

The National Council for Black Studies, the leading organization of Black Studies professionals in the world, defines it as a discipline that investigates African peoples' experiences from the perspective of their interests, aspirations, possibilities, and envisioned destinies. (from Course Offerings, AAS 1060, Fall 2014, Dr. Aretina Hamilton)

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WHERE TO START FINDING ARTICLES?

ArticlesPlus is a single database which searches the contents of more than 200 databases all at the same time. Using this one searchbox above, you can find items from:

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  • ISI Web of Knowledge
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A word of warning: it does not include "everything"! We have numerous additional databases--including about two dozen from ProQuest--that are not included in ArticlesPlus. To find and connect to these, consult the Databases feature in ALICE.