One of the best ways to learn the scholarship in an area is to look at the notes and bibliographies of secondary work you're reading -- including reference articles. Look up books and articles in Catalyst.
(Searches through citations and subject indexing)
An indexing database that contains citations to books and journal articles published since 1984. They are searchable by keyword, subject, geographic area, country, and other bibliographic information.
(Searches through citations and the full text)
A comprehensive collection of scholarship that focuses on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Contains scholarly articles, reference works, primary sources, timelines, biographies, images, maps, charts and tables, and film clips, among many other things.
(Searches through citations, subject indexing, and abstracts)
The primary place to find scholarship on world history. (For U.S. and Canadian History, use America: History and Life). Covers publications from 1955 - present.
An interdisciplinary index to popular and scholarly periodicals in African studies. Particularly good for diasporic studies
International African Bibliography
Call Number: CC Reference DT3 .I58
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Jan. 1971 - 2012
Indexes 1,150 periodicals each year. Arranged by area/topic; 1980 to date issues have subject and ethnic group indexes but they are not detailed.