Black Studies

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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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Improvements to our Interlibrary loan service

We are pleased to announce that we have made it easier to borrow the materials you need from libraries outside of Queen’s University.

New Virtual Exhibit Commemorating Kelmscott Press Day

Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia, a.k.a. T.E. Shaw, has been described as an encyclopedic man, a polymath. Among his many interests, perhaps one of the most personal was his great love for books. T.E.L.

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