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HIST 304: Black Study and the University

Prof. Michael Jirik - Spring 2021

Catalyst & specialized databases

info_outline Search Catalyst for CDs, DVDs, LPs, and streaming audio and video held by St. Olaf and Carleton.
info_outline Search or browse research and how-to guides curated by your librarians.

Feeling stuck? Try using some of these terms when doing Advanced Searches in Catalyst or databases!

  • Black Studies
  • Blacks -- Study and teaching
  • Blacks -- Education (Higher) -- History
  • African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- History
  • African Americans -- Civil rights
  • African Americans -- Study and teaching
  • African American college students -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century
  • African American student movements
  • African American universities and colleges [Use this term for HBCUs]
  • College integration --  History

Use what you have to find more

Every source contains rich clues to other useful sources. It's a treasure map that can lead you to sources you would never find by pure searching. Think of it is giving clues along two axes:

  • Foward and backward in time by mining the source's bibliography and by seeing who has cited the source (ask at the Research/IT Desk for help).

  • Side to side across the scholarly conversation by collecting key terms, phrases, and names used in the useful source to find other sources that are similar, and by analyzing how participants in the conversation on this topic use evidence, and what kinds of evidence they use.