POLT 40200 African American Politics and Political Thought

Principal Periodical Databases

  • Academic Search Premier , ProQuest Research LibraryGeneral OneFile -- Three different multidisciplinary periodical databases that are usually the best place to start for current events coverage. All include both popular and scholarly articles. 
  • Ethnic NewsWatch -- Mostly ethnic American magazines and newspapers, with some academic journals.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text -- The principal periodical database for sociology and social isssues.
  • LexisNexis Academic For coverage of legal and constitutional issues, plus newpaper coverage for current events.
  • Diversity Studies Collection -- Has an emphasis on cultural differences in the disciplines of social science, history and liberal arts. Global in scope.
  • JSTOR -- Especially good for historical research, but contemporary isssues as well. Disciplines covered include many in the social sciences.
  • America: History and Life  and Historical Abstracts -- For US and Canadian history, use America: History and Life. For Latin America, switch to Historical Abstracts.
  • Alternative Press Index  Index to articles in alternative news sources. Use to research topics that may not be well covered in the mainstream press; 1991 to current.
  • Black Newspapers A collection of 14 newspapers from across the United States providing news and opinion from 1989 to the present.

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