For those looking for scholarly articles on Black history culture, the Oxford African American Studies Center (AASC)is a great place to start. The Oxford AASC combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes:
- Africana: Covers the history and scope of cultural expression of people of African descent.
- Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: Documents the full range of the African American experience from the arrival of Esteban in 1527 to the death of Frederick Douglass.
- Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: The most extensive treatment of African American history into the twenty-first century.
- Black Women in America, Second Edition: Explores the achievements and contributions of black women in America throughout history.
- African American National Biography: Oxford University Press and Harvard University’s W. E. B. Du Bois Institute present a landmark scholarly achievement.
- Dictionary of African Biography: This groundbreaking work documents a wide variety of African lives from throughout human history.
- The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought: This authoritative work provides an extensive survey of the people and ideas that have shaped African culture, religion, and philosophy.
The Oxford AASC can be accessed via Chesnutt Library’s Articles and Databases.
(Source: Oxford AASC)