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Africana Studies: Home

A guide for research in African American and African Studies

Africana Studies at Northeastern University

Africana Studies at Northeastern Africana Studies is a truly global and interdisciplinary degree. College graduates with Africana Studies degrees have become doctors, lawyers, entertainers, politicians, public health professionals, diplomats, professors, astronauts, journalists, engineers, artists, poets, executives, entrepreneurs, and more!

500 Answers to the Question: What can I do with a Black Studies major? by Robert Fikes, Jr.

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

Streaming Video Collections

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Academic Video Online (AVON) offers videos of interest to a broad range of disciplines, including significant coverage of criminology, law, and criminal justice.

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Kanopy provides a broad range of documentaries across the disciplines.  See especially the Law & Criminal JusticeHuman Rights, and Sociology areas.

 

 

Key Resources

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Sage Research Methods is an online colllection of reference tools, handbooks, manuals, videos and project planners about research. Sage Research Methods has a help guide
 

Starting your research and need some background information?

 

Looking for information about African countries? Check the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) database/

CQ Researcher with in-depth, unbiased coverage of topics such as health care, death penalty, race and ethnicity. Helpful research tools include a timeline, pros/cons discussion and links to related issues.

Biography in Context has reference, academic and magazine articles and links to curated websites. 

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,

ProQuest button  Social Sciences Premium  combines a number of databases, including IBSS, Social Services Abstracts, PAIS and Sociological Abstracts for searching for abstracts and full text.

Need news articles?

African Newspapers, 1800-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)  accesses 70 historical newspapers throughout Africa.

 

 

Your Librarian

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Christine Oka
Contact:
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(617) 373-3316

Digital Resource

Google Cultural Institute -- Black History and Culture
A treasure trove of online black history and culture, including

 
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