AMER STD 101: Harlem Renaissance

Article Databases

Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic.  The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.

1.  Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic.  Examples:  literature, film, anthropology, history...

2.  Find the appropriate article database by subject (academic discipline or department).  Look for "Recommended" databases.

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject

Sample Searches

Black Studies Center (primary and secondary sources)

"james vanderzee"
"james van der zee"
"small's paradise"

in some databases, quotation marks are required to search for two or more terms together

Black Studies Center:  The Movie!

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest) (mostly primary sources)

cotton club              (citation and document text)

from:  1/1/1910 to 12/31/1940

to focus your search on results that are really about the Cotton Club, and don't just mention the club, try:

cotton club               (document title)

from:  1/1/1910 to 12/31/1940

another example:  an in-between search, more results than searching by title, fewer than searching all text:

a'lelia walker                  (citation and abstract)

from:  1/1/1910 to 12/31/1940

Watch the movie version!

America:  History and Life (secondary sources)

harlem renaissance       (select a field - optional)
white*                         (select a field - optional)

time period:  1900 to 1940

The America:  History and Life Movie

Search Results

  • click on the title to see full record (including abstracts and descriptors)
  • to limit by publication type (peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books, etc.) click on the appropriate tab or link
  • if necessary,look for other limits (latest update, journal articles only, english only) and more advanced searches
  • select records to save to your personalized list; lists may be e-mailed, downloaded, printed

UC-eLinks - Find Article Text/Location

Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks orange logo to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the Uc-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:

UC e-Links image

For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.

Last Update: February 02, 2012 16:57 | Tagged with: harlem_renaissance