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Databases @ NULibrary (NU NetID required)
African American Biographical Database This link opens in a new window
Biographical sketches and essays on African Americans from 1790 to 1950. The Database corresponds to the printed Black Biographical Dictionaries. These sketches have been assembled from biographical dictionaries, yearbooks, directories, histories, personal accounts, and other published sources. The full text of 300 rare books is displayed and searchable in page images, intact with images and illustrations.
African American Historical Serials Collection This link opens in a new window
This unique resource documents the history of African American life and religious organizations from materials published between 1829 and 1922.
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 This link opens in a new window
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes papers from more than 35 states, features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles.
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 This link opens in a new window
Features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans andcan be cross-searched with African American Newspapers, Afro-Americana Imprints and other Archive of Americana collections. Publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations bulletins, annual reports and other genres.
Ancestry: Genealogy, Family Trees and Family History Records Online This link opens in a new window
A great tool for genealogical research, Ancestry has wide-range coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.
HistoryMakers Digital Archive This link opens in a new window
History Makers is the largest African American oral video history archive in the world. Provides access to over 61,221 stories from oral history interviews with 1,195 historically significant African Americans are currently available.
Recommended databases NOT AVAILABLE through NULibraries
UK-based service owned DC Thomson. Hosts over 4 billion searchable records of census, directory and historical record information.