As part of Black History Month at the Library, we have trial access to ProQuest Black Studies. Developed with faculty, scholars and librarians, ProQuest Black Studies brings together award-winning content into one destination that can be used for research, teaching, and learning.
You can access ProQuest Black Studies via the E-resources trials page.
Trial access ends 15th November 2023.
ProQuest Black Studies combines primary and secondary sources, including leading historical Black newspapers, archival documents and collections, key government materials, videos, writings by major Black intellectuals and leaders, scholarly journals, and essays by top scholars in Black Studies.
While the Library already has access to much of this content via the ProQuest 350 subscription, ProQuest Black Studies also includes additional content we don’t currently have. Such as two new US Black Historical Newspapers, the Kansas City Call and Louisville Defender, and Black Studies Center which benefits subject areas like history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy and religion with more detailed coverage of the black experience.
To see what else the Library is doing to highlight Black History Month see Black History Month at the Library.
You can explore more digital resources already available at the Library via our Race and Decolonial Studies guide, African Studies guide and Digital Primary Source and Archive Collections guide.
As part of the Dissertation and Thesis Festival ProQuest are doing an online session on the 31st October on their digital primary and secondary sources that you can use if interested in race and decolonial studies. To find out more and book go to ProQuest resources for Race and Decolonial Studies.
Please note, trial access to a resource is an opportunity for our staff and students to try a resource out and give feedback on its quality and usefulness. However, if we trial a resource this is not an indication that we plan to or will be able to purchase or subscribe to the resource in the near future.