This guide is intended for students in Professor Anthony Reed's course and provides an overview of key resources in the Yale Library for your Senior Essay Proposal and related assignments this semester.
Background or "reference" sources are a great place to start in building your bibliographies. These are scholarly encyclopedias, handbooks, bibliographies, and similar sources that will often contain lengthy essays with background information on a topic and overviews of the relevant scholarship. Citations to the secondary literature will always be included, and often so too will citations to primary sources.
This database combines primary and secondary sources. Main modules included here are: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience (including Schomburg Essays), Journals, Newspapers, and the Black Literature Index.
Includes key reference collections such as the Cambridge Histories and Cambridge Companions.
Includes the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences and other sources useful for quick references.
Published in 2001, a major one-volume reference work full of extensive bibliographies. Available only in print.
The major index for literary studies, updated several times throughout the year. Subjects covered are:
Modern literatures; Literary theory and criticism; Linguistics; Teaching of language; Film, television and theater; Rhetoric and composition; History of the book; Folklore.
This resource includes a wide range of sources, both primary and secondary, useful for research as well as teaching.
This is a large collection of bibliographic “articles,” each containing numerous bibliographic annotations, often of both primary and secondary sources. The content is arranged into modules including African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Literary and Critical Theory, Political Science, Sociology, and several more.
Includes The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology, The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present, The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative, and other relevant titles with useful articles.
Includes many encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference works. Look for relevant titles under Communication and Media Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Literature, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Religion, and other headings. Individual books include A Companion to African American Studies and A Companion to African American History.