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 & Social Science
History in different forms from institutions in California.
A collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major black figures in America, covering 250 years of history. Provides online access to essential primary sources from black history to students of all ages, whether they're working on school projects, term papers, or college-level research.
Britannica School provides age-appropriate English language encyclopedias for elementary, middle, and high school students.
This resource requires authentication for remote access.
See millions of items from institutions across the country.
Study the history of African Americans in the United States.
Database that allows users to browse by topics currently in the news, then find relevant articles. Good starting point for student research.
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.
YouTube playlist featuring videos from the Oakland History Center.
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.