Africana Studies

Online Reference Sources

Articles on African American history, literature, and culture from scholarly reference works.

A scholar-curated library of subject bibliographies in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences; each entry offers a guided tour through key literature on a topic.

600+ handbooks offering peer-reviewed research articles in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Chapters can be searched, viewed & downloaded.

Biographical Sources

Reliable scholarly biographies of major figures in American history.

1946 to present

Indexes articles, books, and autobiographies for people from antiquity to the present and from all fields and nationalities.

Lengthy literary biographies by recognized literary scholars and critics, covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.

Statistics & Data

Census, vital, church, court & immigration records for the US & UK, plus material on other areas. Major components: US federal census 1790-1930 (incl. manuscript returns); historical maps; Social Security Death Index; etc.

1531 - 2000

Covers population, work & welfare, the economy, and government. Data may be downloaded and custom tables created. Includes essays, data reliability and references to secondary literature.