Black & African Diaspora Studies

Black and African Diaspora Studies are interdisciplinary fields of study that explore and analyze the history, culture, and sociology of Black North America and the wider African diaspora. This page will help you to identify key starting points for your research.                                                                                      

Your liaison librarian is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen's University Library and beyond, and stay current in your field. Tailored research skill instruction can be provided for specific classes. Queen's University evaluates, purchases and makes available teaching and research materials to support this interdisciplinary field of study including books, journals, databases and multimedia resources.

Start your research by clicking on the Black & African Studies guide. This research guide brings together recommended print, electronic and web resources for research in the history and culture of the nations and peoples of Africa and of other countries and regions associated with the African Diaspora, with particular emphasis on Black Studies in North America.

Black Studies Center

Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books and much more.

Black Thought and Culture: African Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

Black Thought and Culture contains the full text of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writing by leading figures in African American life and culture.

Historical Abstracts

Publication coverage: 1954 - present

Comprehensive index to scholarly literature on world history from 1450 to present (excluding the U.S. and Canada).

Sociological Abstracts

Publication coverage: 1952 - present

Indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Publication coverage: 1975-

Indexes international political science, international relations, and complementary fields including law, military policy, labor relations, and public administration/policy. Provides abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers.
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