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African American Experience Database



This guide is designed to help you navigate the outstanding features of this database. The African American Experience contains:
  • Over 400 volumes of reference sources and books
  • 5,000 primary sources
  • 3,000 slave narratives
  • 2,000 images
  • 88 lesson plans
  • Timelines
  • Audio files
  • Links to more than 250 web sites


Finding the African American Experience



Exploring the African American Experience


African American Experience

Example: Plessy vs. Ferguson

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AAE Main page. Notice the multiple ways to search database


Quick Search/ Advanced Search

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Use search box or advanced search to search for information


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Results of search, notice tabs on top of results.


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Advance Search: You can search by keyword or using a Boolean search


Browsing
Example: Civil Rights

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You can browse for information using the "Subjects" bar on the left side of the screen. Here you can view the topics under Civil Rights


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Clicking on the"Civil Rights" link takes you to a browsing page where you can view all of the topics


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You can also browse by clicking on the links under the "Resources" heading on the right side of the page. Here you can see images, timelines, primary sources and more.


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By clicking on the "Timeline" link under "resources", you can see the results


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You can also browse for images by clicking on"Image Index"


Topic Guides
Example: Underground Railroad

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Topic guides are a good resource for selective topics. They are found on the right side of the web page


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Example of the Underground Railroad guide


Lesson Plans

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Lesson plans can be found by clicking on "Classroom resources" on the navigation bar located on the top of the web page


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Sample lesson plans


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Lesson 7: reached by clicking on "1877-1970" link in previous screen




Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.
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General Library Information


Research guide prepared on 01/26/09 by William Hoag: whoag@rcc.mass.edu