Black Studies

The liaison librarian for Black Studies is available for research consultations 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.

The research guide will help you identify and access highly recommended resources for research in Black Studies. Consult other relevant subject guides as needed, depending on your research focus.

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.
Library to Host Indigenous Art Exhibition

An exhibition of Indigenous Art will be hosted in Queen’s University Library during the week of September 26, 2022 in honour of Truth and Reconciliation.

Renovations in progress on ground floor at Stauffer Library
Renovations Underway at Stauffer

Queen’s University Library (QUL) has recently begun renovations to the ground floor of Joseph S. Stauffer Library. This work will progress over the coming year and include updates to the ground floor of the library itself, as well as the rotunda and logia spaces.

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