Monday, July 13, 2009

"The African-American Experience" database now available

Hello! I'm back, did you miss me? ;)

I have another new database to show you. We recently subscribed to The African American Experience database. This database was selected by Library Journal as one of the "best online reference" products, giving it "an 11 [out of 10] for its extraordinary combination of content and design."
The African American Experience is a full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of African Americans, as well as the greater Black Diaspora. The stated goals of the collection are "to provide rock-solid information from authorities in the field, and to allow African Americans to speak for themselves through a wealth of primary sources."

The African American Experience contains full-text content from more than 400 titles,over 2000 images, 5,000 primary sources, and 250 vetted Web sites. Included in the collection are more than 3,000 interviews with former slaves, indexed and fully searchable. The collection is updated twice a year with additional titles.

Our Education majors will be pleased to know that the site includes lesson plans and topic guides for use in the classroom! Check them out.

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