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HIST 395: Prison Nation: The Rise of Mass Incarceration in the United States (Rosen): Reference Resources

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Reference and Research Databases

Black Studies Center.  Black Studies Center combines invaluable resources for research and teaching in  Black Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), Black Literature Index, The Chicago Defender as well as many other resources.  This fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies to includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more.

Gale e-books.  Searchable database of several hundred subject encyclopedias and other reference works across all subject areas, but with particular strengths in the social sciences and humanities. It includes a number of major reference works, and is Northwesterns largest single collection of reference materials. A good source for authoritative background information.

Oxford Bibliographies Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Online bibliographies of topics in Atlantic history,  political science, and much more.  Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a growing range of subject areas.

Oxford Reference Online.  Multi-part database of the online versions of seminal Oxford University Press texts. Each topical division contains the searchable version of the latest edition of published dictionaries and encyclopedias