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AFRO 5101W: Introduction To Studies In Africa And The African Diaspora

Black Studies Archival Collections Online

Historical Newspaper Databases

African Newspaper Databases

Primary sources in arts, humanities, & social sciences

History, Humanities, Social Sciences

Primary sources in these disciplines are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories.

Examples include: Letters, manuscripts, diaries, rare books, historical photographs, first-hand accounts or documentary sources on a subject, person, event or issue; newspapers written at the time of an event, song, or film from time period, historical maps, government reports or data, etc.

Using Archives and Special Collections resources

University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections

Finding Print Archives at other Institutions

Scholarly Journal Articles (Secondary Sources)

Magazine Articles

Getting Full Text

When using Library resources, the FindIt link is your connection to accessing the full text of articles if a PDF link is not already visible.

This short video will show you how to get to the articles you need for your research paper or other University of Minnesota assignments. Never pay for articles! If we don't have it online, request it and we will get it for you. 

 

Checking out books and other items

Get It

Use the Get It link to have physical materials delivered to your home, campus office, or another library. 

More information about Get It

Tutorial: Getting the most out of Google Scholar

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Identify the differences between Google and Google Scholar
  • Understand how to access University of Minnesota Libraries-licensed materials through Google Scholar’s “Library Links”
  • Search more effectively using Google Scholar’s advanced features and settings

Off-campus access to library resources

Current University students, staff and faculty should be able to get full text and online access to the University Libraries from anywhere. Here are three ways to access the library full text from off campus.

  1. Search the University of Minnesota library website. Log in with you UMN Internet ID and password to access resources.
  2. Log in using the U of M Virtual Private Network (VPN). You will need to download it to your computer from campus OIT (Office of Information Technology).
  3. Install the Libraries' Proxy Bookmarklet to your browser and click it to reload the page with your U of M login to get access to full text. Watch a proxy bookmarklet video (3 min) to learn more. 

View examples and learn more on our How to get to full text from on and off campus Guide.

Tutorial: Database search tips

Improve your searches! This guide will help you:

  • Apply search modifiers AND, OR, and NOT to your database searches
  • Recognize phrase searching and other advanced search techniques

Get help from the U Libraries - Online!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021 10:59 AM