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African Diaspora information resources: Books & articles


SFU Library Catalogue Search Tips  (Sept 2017)

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You can also search specific e-book collections. The following are several e-book collections that are strong in the area of History:

Cambridge Histories Online
Contains over 250 volumes published since 1960, equating to around 196,000 pages.

ebrary Academic Complete
24,000+ electronic books spanning a wide variety of disciplines. Best viewed in the Internet Explorer browser.

Access to e-books published by Springer in all disciplines. Access begins with those published in 2005 and onwards.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Full text of over 5,100 electronic books (ebooks). Includes contemporary books and classic works of literature and history.

Full text reports by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development... from 1998 to present. Country studies, forecasting publications. Topics covered include developing economies, education, employment, energy, environment, migration, social issues, and sustainable development.

Springer LINK Search
Science, medical and social science e-books and journals.

Journal articles

Find a peer-reviewed article in Social Sciences (Oct 2017)

America: History and Life
Indexes literature on all aspects of U.S. and Canadian history, culture and current affairs from prehistoric times to the present

Historical Abstracts
Indexes literature on the history of the world since 1450 except for the United States and Canada.

Provides full-text access to a larger archival collection of core scholarly journals mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Note: Because of agreements with publishers, JSTOR does not provide access to the most current issues of journals. In most cases 2-5 full years plus the current calendar year are excluded.

Project MUSE Search
A searchable, online, full-text collection of over 110 humanities and social science journals. Subjects include: literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, and gender studies.

Sociological Abstracts
Theoretical and applied sociology, social science, and policy science.

Anthropology Plus
Material relating to anthropology and archaeology.

CBCA Fulltext Reference

Primary documents

African Oral Narratives
African Oral Narratives is a free, open access digital library containing 6 collections of oral and life histories, folklore, and songs from Ethiopia, Ghana, and South Africa. These audio and video resources capture the voices and experiences of ordinary men and women. In more than a half dozen African languages, these materials can be used for conducting historical research and to learn about many African cultures and languages.

Black Thought & Culture
Contains 2,500 pages of oral history interviews recorded by the former Black Panther, David Hilliard. Teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, veterans, entertainers, and others are represented.

Original manuscript and rare printed material on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition.

For more, check the guide for Primary sources.​