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Christine Oka
Snell Library
(617) 373-3316

Key Resources

Starting your research and need some background information?

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences covers concepts such as race relations, discrimination, race and urban planning.

CQ Researcher with in-depth, unbiased coverage of topics such as health care, death penalty, race and ethnicity.

Biography in Context has reference and magazine articles about notable people; search by name, occupation, nationality, birth place or death place.

PolicyFile is updated weekly with abstracts and links to international and domestic policy papers and reports. Browse the links to organizations, or keyword search for reports, such as "Curbing Violence in Nigeria (II): The Boko Haram Insurgency" or "The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American Middle Class.

Need news articles?

African Newspapers accesses over 40 historical newspapers throughout Africa. Key titles include East African Standard, Baira Post, and Cape Town Gazette

Historical Black Newspapers contains content from African-American newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975); NY Amsterdam News (1922-1993); Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

Looking for Primary Sources?

Archives and Special Collections includes Freedom House photographs.    
        Boston Coalition for Black Women                                                     


  Boston Coalition for Black Women    Collection  
    and other collections now available      for 

   Sister to Sister Bake Sale, November 1998


Introducing Scholar OneSearch

Scholar OneSearch is one-stop searching for books, articles, digital media, e-resources, government publications, and more.

Another single-search option at Google Scholar@NU