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African American Studies: Journals, Databases, Dissertations and Theses

African American studies covers a multitude of disciplines including the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.

Theses in Pan African Studies at Syracuse University

Some SU Pan African Studies theses are now accessible through SURFACE ("Syracuse University's Research Facility and Collaborative Environment") .

To get access to most other SU theses in Pan African Studies, search SU Libraries' SUMMON catalog.

Dissertation Databases


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Syracuse University's major initiative in open access and preservation of scholarly and creative output emanating from the University is SURFACE ("Syracuse University Research Facility and Collaborative Environment"), the database hosted by the SU Libraries.



Core literature databases for African American Studies


Other important databases for specific paper topics


Open Access Sources

Archive of African Journals - Michigan State University
The African e-Journals Project is a project of the Michigan State University African Studies Center, MSU Libraries, and Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Science Online. It is co-sponsored by the Association of African Universities and the African Studies Association in the U.S.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The aim of DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

Find Journals

You can use the SU Libraries' Journal locator to search our directory of over 28,000 titles



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African American Review