Databases for Africana Studies



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Databases for Africana Studies

Anthropological Index

Articles in archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology.



Anthropological Literature

Index to articles and essays on anthropology and archaeology, including art history, demography,

economics, psychology, and religious studies.

Black Drama - full text of 1,200 plays written from the 1850's to the present by more than 100 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diasporas.

Black Literature Index (index to the microform collection) - fiction and poetry by Black authors published in American periodicals from 1827-1940, plus reviews of literary works by Black authors. A full text of the works referred to in this database and a copy of the index are available on microfiche (Ask for this at the Reference Desk on the First Floor of Bobst).

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online

Scholarly papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs,

foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Literary criticisms on novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers

including African writers.

Contemporary Women's Issues

Full text articles on a broad range of women's issues worldwide.



Countrvwatch .com

Contains two services: Country Reviews and Country Wire. Country Reviews provide political

and economic surveys for each of the 191 countries of the world. Country Wire is an on-line

information update from ten respected international news organizations, as well as periodic data

updates on the latest political, economic, corporate, and environmental news on countries

worldwide.



Cross-cultural CD

Descriptions of societies around the world in the 19th & 20th centuries.



Declassified Documents Reference System

Collection of formerly classified U.S. government documents from the presidential libraries, the C.I.A., the F.B.I, and other U.S. agencies. Covers the major domestic and international events of post-World War II.



Dissertation Abstracts

Doctoral dissertations in all disciplines completed at accredited North American colleges and universities, and some foreign universities. Coverage is from 1980. Free 24-page abstracts of all dissertations are available. Doctoral dissertations submitted since 1997 by NYU to Dissertation Abstracts are available to NYU users for free as PDF files. All other dissertations maybe ordered for a fee.



EIU Country Reports

Country Reports, publications of the Economist Intelligence Unit, are the definitive source of business intelligence on political and economic trends. Reports provide authoritative commentary, detailed statistics and graphics.



Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS)

Index to the Daily Reports issued by the U.S. Government. The Daily Reports include translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the world. Focus is on political, economic, scientific, and cultural issues and events throughout the world.



Global NewsBank

Covers international issues and events from Africa, Asia, Europe, the former Soviet Union, Pacific Rim, Central and South America and the Middle East. Ideal for researching a wide variety of international developments related to politics, economics, science & technology, culture and business.



eHRAF Collection of Ethnography

Full text descriptive information on the cultures of the world. Sources covered include books,

journal articles, and dissertations.

Historical Abstracts

Abstracts and citations indexing over 2,000 journals, books, and dissertations. Covers world

history (except the U.S. and Canada) since 1450.

JSTOR

Full text of several African studies journals from first issue, e.g., Journal of African History



1960-199.

MLA Bibliography

Journal articles (except book reviews), books, collections and festschriften, audiovisual materials, reference works, conference papers and proceedings on literature, language, linguistics, folklore and film.



PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service

Citations to journal articles, reports, books and government publications covering public

administration, public policy, foreign relations, urban studies and politics.

Project Muse

Full text of selected humanities, social science and physical science journals, A number of

African studies journals are included.

Slave Trade (on CD-ROM)

Information on 27,227 transatlantic slave trade voyages that occurred between 1650 and 1867. Includes data on the demographic characteristics of the slaves, mortality, age, and gender, crew membership, conditions on slave ships, duration of voyages, the nature of slave resistance, business organization of slave traders, and the age and physical characteristics of vessels (Ask for this at the Reference Desk on the First Floor of Bobst).



Social Sciences Citation Index

International multidisciplinary index to the literature of the social, behavioral and related

sciences.

Sociological Abstracts

Abstracts of journal articles, conference papers, dissertations on theoretical and applied

sociology.

Television News Archive

News archive of more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989.



World Development Sources (WPS)

Information collected by the International Bank for Reconstruction (i.e. World bank) from its developing country members. Much of the information is related to Bank funded projects but also includes economic and sector papers on various countries. Ask for this CD-ROM database at the 6th floor reference desk of the Bobst library.



Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Citations and abstracts in political science and its complementary fields, including international



relations, law, and public administration / policy.

Peter Kargbo 8/1/03

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