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What are these sources?

This page recommends sources likely to be of particular use for HIS 140: African-American History I. This is not a complete list. The databases here are those most likely to yield relevant results, but others might have a few relevant materials; similar books might be found nearby under similar call numbers, or with a search in the online catalog.

The books listed here will be found in several different places. The call numbers organize books by their subject matter, but aren't enough by themselves to tell you in what part of the library you'll find the item.

  • If there's no special description on this page, the book will be found in the general collection, located on the 3rd and 4th floors of Olin.
  • If the location says Reference, it will be found on the 2nd (main entrance) floor of Olin.
  • Online books can be read by following the links on this page.

Journal Article Databases at Rollins

These online databases (available both on and off-campus to Rollins students) are particularly recommended for finding articles relevant to this class. For other databases which might also be useful, choose the "Find Articles" tab near the top of this page.

Primary Resources for Your History Engine Project

Primary sources will be central to your History Engine entries for this class. Many collections of these resources can be found under the Primary Sources and Local History tabs above. This page lists some additional resources that might be useful for you.

Primary Source Online Collections via Rollins

Newspaper Archives via Rollins

Freely Available Web Resources


These sources organize significant events and developments chronologically, allowing you to contextualize in time.

Biographical Sources

These sources will help you learn more about the individuals involved in your research topic.

African-American History Sources

The following are just a few examples of the reference books available which might be particularly useful for your class. Similar books might be found nearby under similar call numbers. They can be found on the second (main entry) floor of the library.

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