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Contemporary Women's Issues
Contemporary Women's Issues indexes global information on women from journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies.
A full-text collection of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues.
Women's Studies International
An interdisciplinary database covering women's issues worldwide.
Women & Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000
Women & Social Movements in the United States brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies that document the multiplicity of women's activism in American public life. The following movements and/or organizations have documents related to African American women: Anti-Lynching Crusaders, 1922-1923; Anti-Lynching Movement, 1890-1940; Civil Rights Movement; Colored Woman's League, 1892-1896; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; National Association of Colored Women, Washington, DC; and the Women's Columbian Association, 1890-1893. The database included documents by Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Hallie Quinn Brown, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Anna Julia Cooper, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Pauline Hopkins, Mary Church Terrell, Sojourner Truth, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries
North American Women's Letters and Diaries include writings by Phillis Wheatley, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Sojourner Truth, Mary Church Terrell, Susie King Taylor, and many other African American women.
Academic Search Premier
Coverage: 1975 to present
Indexes journal articles in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes some full-text.
America, History and Life
Coverage: 1964 to present
Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations that cover American and Canadian history.
Black Thought and Culture
Coverage: to 1975
Provides an electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major black leaders throughout the history of North America.
Coverage: 1960 to present
Provides a full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). It includes citations to journal articles, book reviews and dissertations.
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Gates, Henry Louis and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. African American Lives.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Stone Center Library Reference, Davis Reference, House Undergraduate Reference, E185.96 .A446 2004
Hine, Darlene Clark. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia.
Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson Pub., 1993.
Davis Reference, House Undergraduate Reference, E185.86 .B542 1993
Hine, Darlene Clark. Facts on File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America.
New York: Facts on File, 1997.
Stone Center Library Reference, House Undergraduate Reference, E185.96 .F2 1997
Salem, Dorothy C. African American Women: A Biographical Dictionary.
New York: Garland, 1993.
Stone Center Library Reference, Davis Reference, House Undergraduate Reference, E185.96 .A45 1993
Smith, Jessie Carney. Notable Black American Women.
Detroit: Gale Research, 1992.
Stone Center Library, Davis Reference, House Undergraduate, E185.96 .N682 1992
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Points to places to find biographical information for over 5 million people, living and dead; Indexes various editions of over 700 biographical reference sources, both current and retrospective, that cover historical as well as contemporary figures.
The hyperlinks listed below are subject headings found in the UNC-Chapel Hill Catalog. These headings can be used with other library catalogs such as WorldCat (OCLC), which includes the holdings of U.S. and international libraries.
African American women
African American women artists
African American women -- Bibliography
African American women -- Biography
African American women clergy
African American women composers
African American women -- History
African American women in literature
African American women -- North Carolina
African American women political activists
African American women social reformers
African American women -- Societies and clubs -- History
African American women
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