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AFAM 860 / ENGL 957: Ecologies of Black Print: Finding scholarly articles

This guide is intended for students in Professor Jacqueline Goldsby's graduate seminar and provides an overview of key resources for your research this semester.

MLA International Bibliography

The MLA (Modern Language Association) Bibliography is the major index for literary studies; it's 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

A helpful way to search the MLA Bibliography is by using the Advanced search interface to run a "Primary Subject Author" and "Primary Subject Work" search.

Black Studies Periodicals Database

Also accessible via ProQuest Black Studies by selecting the "Journals" search:

America: History and Life

Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada and indexes over 2000 historical journals. This is a key resource if you are searching for historical scholarship related to your research project.