HUM 504: Images Of Black Americans

Professor: Tua Nefer

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Racial stereotypes of black soldiers


This guide is designed to help you research Images of African Americans 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.
  • whoag@rcc.mass.edu: Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.


Books

Books

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)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

"African American women" ( you can subsitute "black" for African American" when seraching for different results.) and "media"
"Media" and "Race"
“Media stereotypes”
“Black stereotypes”

Books



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Media and Minorities: PN1995.9.M56 L37 2006

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Walking Proud: HQ801.S61 2001

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The Media in Black and White: P945.5.M55 M43 1996

Reference Books


Facing History: the Black Image in American Art, 1710-1940, by Gary C. McElroy, San Francisco : Bedford Arts, 1990. Ref. N8232 .M44 1990
Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: an interpretive history of Blacks in American films, by Donald Bogle, New York : Continuum, 1994. Ref. PN1995.9.N4 B6 1994




Periodicals

Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles.

Browse these print journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles.

Newspapers:

Boston Globe- newspaper rack
The New York Times- newspaper rack

Magazines:

Newsweek
Time
Us & World Report


Articles

Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Academic Search Premier

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", 99 articles mentioning "black women and images", 1,200 using "media" and "race" and over 280 article mentioning "media and stereotypes".
Tutorial

African American Experience

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", 1,200 article using "media" and "race" and 380 articles mentioning "media and stereotypes".

Academic OneFile

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", 1,500 article using "media" and "race" and 300 articles mentioning "media and stereotypes".
Tutorial

Boston Public Library databases




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.

Search Engines

Google
Altavista
Infomine : Scholarly search engine.

Web sites

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia/ Ferris State University- Good information on stereotypes and images.
Black-Face.com- Information about stereotypes in early TV and movies. Lots of good archival footage and some sound recordings.
Newspaper Archives/ Library of Congress- Directory of archived newspapers.


Citing Sources: Style Guides


APA Style TutorialDuke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works CitedLaguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide


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 0928/10 by Wiliam Hoag: whoag@rcc.mass.edu