Free access to ProQuest Black History Resources for Black History Month #blackhistorymonth

Black NewspapersProQuest are offering free access to the following Black History resources throughout February 2013. (University of Edinburgh users please note that the links below do not give access to existing resources already available for UofE users from ProQuest)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Black Newspapers—The voice of the people, culture, politics, and issues in those communities that too often received little to no attention from other papers. They give students the complete story with nine full-image titles that are cross-searchable with other ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Civil War Era, and with the Black Studies Center. Access it free now.

Black Studies Center—Start here…for primary and secondary sources for Black or African American studies. It includes the only periodical resource focused exclusively on African and African American studies, two historical Black studies indexes: the Marshall Index to Periodicals and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Index to Black Literature, and the full Chicago Defender newspaper from first issue to 1975. Access it free now.

ProQuest Civil War Era—Comprehensive full-image primary source materials, previously unavailable digitally, cover a vast range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves. Access it free now.

ProQuest African American Heritage—Groundbreaking digital resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects to a community of research experts. See the video. Access it free now.