Research Tools and Databases in African American Studies

Coverage varies by publication, 1910-current.

Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, images, and video. It combines several resources for research and teaching in Black Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), The Chicago Defender, and the Black Literature Index.


Part of the America's Historical Newspapers collection, Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876, is a fully searchable collection of over 130 18th- and 19th-century newspapers from twenty-two Caribbean islands. Most newspapers were published in the English language, but a number of Danish-, French-, and Spanish-language titles are included—essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce and relations, New World slavery, and related topics.

NOTE: Select 'Eras in the History of the Caribbean' on the search page.

Also available via Cruzcat
1990 - present

Full-text newspaper and journal articles focusing on news, culture and history from the ethnic, minority and native press.  Available in English or Spanish. Includes Ethnic NewsWatch: A History