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"
negrotarian*
"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