Course: SSI Black Studies II

Professor Paul Udolfia

This guide is designed to help you research topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Reference Books Online

Credo Reference


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about [insert topic]
  • African Arts
  • Black Collegian
  • The Oral History Review
  • US News and Report


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.
Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including over 700 articles mentioning "black images", 300 articles mentioning "black stereotypes", 25 articles mentioning "black women and images", 14,900 articles mentioning "civil rights" and 1,200 using "media" and "race" and over 280 article mentioning "media and stereotypes".
The African American Experience is the definitive electronic research tool for African American history and culture. Over 1,200 articles mentioning "black images", 900 articles mentioning "black stereotypes", 900 articles mentioning "black women and images", 8,000 articles on "civil rights", 1,200 article using "media" and "race" and 380 articles mentioning "media and stereotypes".
Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Has
Over 500 articles mentioning "black images", 300 articles mentioning "black stereotypes", 50 articles mentioning "black women and images", 4,800 articles on "civil rights", 1,500 article using "media" and "race" and 300 articles mentioning "media and stereotypes".

Web sites

There are many good [insert topic] web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.


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Basic Research Help

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General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 04-09-09 by Ted intarabumrung: