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Black Studies Center is migrating to the ProQuest Platform!

ProQuest is pleased to inform you that Black Studies Center is now live on the ProQuest Platform! (NOTE: the product is in dual access, so it is live on both the Chadwyck-Healey legacy instance and on the ProQuest Platform). With its clean interface and responsive design, the ProQuest platform delivers a modern research experience that guides users’ discovery, access and management of rich, diverse content sources. As a result, Black Studies Center will be more discoverable as users will be able to cross-search its content along with scholarly journals, news, historical documents and other relevant sources.

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Dual access started on April 14, 2021 and is expected to last through the end of August 2021! The new url for the ProQuest Platform instance is https://www.proquest.com/bsc.

New: Watch the recorded webinar from May 11, 2021 on Black Studies Center now on the ProQuest Platform.

May 2021 Updates

Black Abolitionist Papers is also migrating from the Chadwyck-Healey legacy instance to the ProQuest platform, and dual access will start on May 15, 2021.

This primary source collection details the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Covering the period 1830-1865, the collection presents the international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings of the activists themselves. The approximately 15,000 articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists show the full range of their activities in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany. Black Abolitionist Papers represents a huge effort by a scholarly team, headed by C. Peter Ripley and George E. Carter, who recognized that African Americans were a pivotal and persuasive force in the 19th-century anti-slavery movement. Access this collection here: https://www.proquest.com/bap.

In addition, the International Index to Black Periodicals has changed its name to Black Studies Periodicals. This is a major periodical database on Black Studies and culture. Coverage is international in scope and multidisciplinary, spanning cultural, economic, historical, religious, social and political issues, and has the largest backfile of retrospective bibliographic citations for Black Studies periodicals from as early as 1902. Access this collection here: https://www.proquest.com/bpd.

March 2021 Updates

Below are some screenshots to help start to become familiar with the new Black Studies Center on the ProQuest Platform.

Homepage view
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From the home page, researchers can browse journal titles or the Schomburg Essays. They can also navigate to the Historical Newspapers or to videos and images or the timeline.

Results page
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The results page will show segmented research results, by content type. The top three results in each will be displayed, with the ability to view all results in each content type.

Browsing the Schomburg Essays
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This is a view of a portion of a Schomburg Essay. Readers can navigate the essay via the table of contents on the left side of the screen. Easy essay ends with a list of recommended readings.
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Timeline Views
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Videos and Images
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Key Benefits

Content Details

The main content sets of the Black Studies Center on the ProQuest Platform will operate in the same way as the current site, but with the improvements noted above. Below is a description of the content sets in Black Studies Center:

What To Expect


Global Support

ProQuest offers best-in-class customer service and technical support, so you can hit the ground running.

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