Two Incredible Databases You Might Not Have Heard About


I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight two very important and very interesting databases from Alexander Street Press. Black Thought and Culture, and Black Women Writers. These two databases represent the very best from this publisher and offer a deep and wide expanse of non-fiction and fiction literature from Africans, and the African Diaspora. In Black Thought and Culture there are over 1,300 sources including ebooks, interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, and letters from more than 1,200 authors. In Black Women Writers there are more than 50,000 pages of poetry and prose from over 1,200 authors representing three continents and 20 countries giving unparalleled views of black women’s struggles through time.

Whether you’re looking for sources for your latest sociology assignment, or you’re exploring options for your African American Studies Minor, these two databases offer a wealth of knowledge and information from authors known and unknown. Both databases offer easily intuited browsing features, while also offering search capabilities that reach deep into the texts of each record. Explore these two resources and prepare to be astounded by the richness of their offerings.