Friday, October 17, 2008

New -- African American Studies Center Online

Welcome to the Oxford African American Studies Center (AASC) Online!
To access this database, on the library home page, click on Find Books. Then type AASC in the find box. Click on search. In the record click on: Web Link: Go to electronic resource. (Access available to Edinboro University faculty, staff and students only.) or better still click above.
(Picture is the 1963 March on Washington organizers: From right to left: Mathew Ahmann, Cleveland Robinson, A. Philip Randolph, Joseph Rauh Jr., John Lewis, and Floyd McKissick.)
The AASC provides students, scholars and librarians with online access to the finest reference resources in African American studies. At its core, AASC will feature the new Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, to be published by Oxford in 2008; the much-anticipated African American National Biography published in January, 2008; and the Encyclopedia of African American Art and Architecture, published in October, 2008. AASC also features the three-volume Black Women in America, Second Edition. The Center also includes the highly acclaimed Africana, a five-volume history of the African and African American experience. In addition to these major reference works, AASC offers other key resources from OUP's! reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and selected articles from other reference works.

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