New Digital Primary Sources Available

Last updated July 6, 2021

The Library has been able to select titles to acquire for perpetual access through the ProQuest Evidence Based Acquisition program.

  • Black Studies Center  A fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies covering scholarly essays, periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more. Includes the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, the Black Studies Periodicals Database (previously known as International Index to Black Periodicals), and Black Literature Index.
  • African Diaspora (1860-Present) Provides digitized primary source documents from African diasporic communities around the world, with a focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France. Also includes secondary sources and videos.
  • Mass Incarceration and Prison Studies Brings together archival and reference materials, court cases, first-hand accounts, videos, Supreme Court audio files, research on rehabilitation, and artistic works for researching global trends in mass incarceration and the prison infrastructure of specific countries.
  • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003) Rather than reading news about African-Americans “through the optics of a host of prejudiced white papers,” W.A. Scott II founded the Atlanta Daily World to educate, inspire, uplift, and promote the expression of the Southern black community. 
  • Atlanta Daily World 2004-2010 (coming out in June)
  • Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005) One of the oldest and largest Black newspapers in the Western United States. 

In 2020, the Library purchased perpetual access to the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive and Women's Magazine Archive‎ (1846 - 2005) through the ProQuest EBA program.

Please reach out to your subject librarian to discuss using these databases in your teaching and research.