African-American Studies

24
Feb11

Go Deeper: Delve into African American Studies

Posted by: Maria Carpenter

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This month and all months, we honor the African diaspora and the many contributions of African-Americans. The Northeastern University community is fortunate to have two related experts to help us to learn more about African American history. Kantigi Camara is the Librarian who runs the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute Library. And Research & Instruction Librarian Christine Oka designed this research guide. She also provides reference assistance and manages a related collection at Snell Library. Additionally, here is a gorgeous website celebrating Black History Month, which was put together by the Library of Congress.

Posted in: African-American Studies, Library News and Events, Read, Listen, Watch

2
Aug10

Smithsonian Global Sound’s Mobile App is Here!

Posted by: Debra Mandel

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Smithsonian Global Sound, Alexander Street Press‘s “virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions,” has three convenient ways to access recordings from your mobile phone. Select a track you wish to listen to, click on the mobile phone icon, and choose one of three methods for accessing the track (and entire album!) from your mobile device.

Click on the screen shot below of the Cajun Home Music Album to see the pop-up help menu you will receive.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at d.mandel@neu.edu.

Debra Mandel

Posted in: African-American Studies, Anthropology, English and American Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Information and Society, Journalism and International Affairs, Music, Read, Listen, Watch, Serendipity, Sociology

11
Dec09

New History and Humanities Resources

Posted by: Jamie Dendy

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Northeastern University Libraries announce the acquisition of two new digital collections to further our support of important research and teaching at the University.  Both collections provide critical resources that complement the expanding interdisciplinary nature of scholarship across the campus.

Historical Black Newspapers.  This collection consists of three leading African-American newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).  These primary source materials are vital to the study of African-American history and culture and to a comprehensive understanding of U.S. history in general.

Full text searching includes valuable photographs and images, advertisements, and arts reviews. This collection celebrates the achievements and documents the struggles of the African-American community through much of the twentieth century.  The collection supports research among multiple disciplines, including African-American studies, history, political science, sociology, and urban studies.

JSTOR: Arts & Sciences VIII Collection.  This new addition to the valuable and popular JSTOR database of important journals across most subject areas expands the JSTOR collection by adding over 140 journal titles in the core humanities disciplines.

The new addition includes journals in art history, classical studies, history, language and literature, music, and philosophy.  Art and architecture journals include rare 19th century titles taken from important collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick collection

For more information about these collections and how to effectively search and make use of them, please contact a subject librarian or request research assistance.

Posted in: African-American Studies, Art, History, Journalism and International Affairs, Library News and Events, Music, Research Online