The Online Archive of California (OAC) provides free access to resource collections. Including OPL’s African American Museum and Library (AAMLO) archive and collections.
History in different forms from institutions in California.
This resource from Gale In Context: World History covers this historical period in Africa.
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APS is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.
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A peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the education of African Americans. The aim of the publication is to provide primary and secondary educators with innovative materials that teach Black history and conform to national history standards. This is an official publication of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH).
The Black Panther was the official newspaper for the Black Panther Party. It was founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in 1967 and ran through 1980 printing 537 issues.
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Spanish language reference site for K-8 students.
Britannica School provides age-appropriate English language encyclopedias for elementary, middle, and high school students.
A free source of digitized California newspapers (1846 to present).
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Publishes scholarly papers on all issues germane to African American life. Particular emphasis is placed on African American men, their families, and their communities.
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Has information on the history, people, and more of 267 world entities.
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See millions of items from institutions across the country.
The East Bay Times Collection lets you see online issues (2016- current).
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Full-text and indexed coverage of newspapers from around the world, including the New York Times (full-text since 1985).
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The Online Archive of California provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 institutions, including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California.
Photographs, letters and newspapers that document the history of Oakland and the East Bay Area and the history of African Americans in California.
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"Provides information on African American life and history, including the unique facets of African American history, including the first major scholarly analysis of the hip hop movement." Included in Gale in Context: World History.
Covers topics concerning social transformations that impact the life chances of continental Africans and the African diasporam, including diverse methods and perspectives that include anthropology, art, economics, law, literature, management science, political science, psychology, sociology, social policy research, and others.
A transdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to an Africological synthesis of African world community studies and research that works to ask questions and seek answers to critical contemporary and historical issues, based on an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation.
"A scholarly quarterly journal devoted to the history of the American South, covering any chronological period, methodology, or any topic of southern history." Part of Gale in Context: World History.
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MakeMake es una plataforma digital de 300 libros electrónicos en español para niños. La colección incluye libros ilustrados y libros interactivos de América Latina.
MakeMake is a digital platform of 300 Spanish-language ebooks for children. The collection includes picture books, read-along books, and interactive books from Latin America.
The world's largest collection of online newspapers. Includes issues of the Oakland Tribune between 1874 and 1977. Available on site only.
Source has a large online catalog of newspapers from California. Issues of the Oakland Tribune between 1874 and 1977 are in this collection.
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Summaries and reviews of current books for kids and teens.
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Current books on computers, new media, and business.
The Online Archive of California (OAC) provides finding aids to help researchers navigate Oakland History Center collections.
The extensive photograph collection covers all aspects of East Bay life including historic buildings, neighborhoods, the harbor, schools, businesses, and much more.
Oakland and East Bay articles from local newspapers and magazines.
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Full-text of articles since September 14, 2001.
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Download full issues of more than 3000 popular magazines and back issues where available, in various languages.
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Offers primary source material essential to the study of African-American history, politics, culture and the arts, experiences that were often excluded or marginalized in mainstream media.
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This source gives you access to current and archived issues (1985-current).
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This resource from Gale In Context: World History covers slavery from ancient times through today.
Covers a wide range of disciplines that focus mainly on the experience of African Americans in the United States of America. Publishes articles that contribute new knowledge and understanding to the field of Black/African American Studies and the African diaspora.
Ebooks and encyclopedia for grades K-12.