African American & Diaspora Studies Resources: Article Databases & Guides

Guide to Black Studies

Finding More Articles

You could potentially find information on the study of Africans, African-Americans, and people of African descent in  almost any article database/search engine.

For example if you are interested in health issues in the African-American community you would want to use a health/medical database such as PubMed. If you were studying religion practices across African cultures you would probably want to search a religion database such as A.T.L.A.

Additional Databases for African-American & Diaspora Studies

Trying to determine which database is best for your area of AADS-related research can sometimes prove to be the most difficult part of the research process. Here is a selection of databases which have been found to have excellent interdisciplinary coverage of topics related to people of African descent.


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Getting Fulltext Online

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FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.

You'll also see FindIt@VU buttons in Library Catalog.

An FAQ for FindIt@VU is also available.