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Databases

Databases can help you learn about books, authors, film, poetry, and plays.


African American Poetry, 1750-1900

Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

African American Poetry, Twentieth Century

A database of modern and contemporary African-American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Features 10,000 poems by around 70 of the most important African-American poets of the last century.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

African-American History and Culture

This electronic encyclopedia includes thousand of entries covering the entire breadth of African-American history - from African beginnings through the slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts. Each entry is cross-referenced through hyperlinks and searchable by topic, by historical era, and by keyword.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Black Drama

Starting with Victorian plays and working up to the present, Black Drama from Alexander Street Press  includes plays and biographies, play bills, images, production notes, performance information and much more.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Black Short Fiction

Black Short Fiction from Alexander Street Press brings together works by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora, from earliest times to present. It presents traditions ranging from  early african oral traditions to Hip Hop and covers fables, parables, ballads, folktales, short stories, trickster tales, story cycles and novellas.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture from Alexander Street Press connects students and researchers with works by leading African Americans. More than 100,000 pages of monographs, speeches, essays, articles and interviews, written by leaders within the black community from earliest times to 1975, illustrate the evolution of what it means to "be black". Teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, veterans, entertainers and others are represented.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Literary Sources: Artemis

Search these resources at one time: Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, MLA International Bibliography, Literature Criticism Online and the Virtual Reference Library (Gale).

Discover new features: enhanced Subject Search, Term Frequency graphing, and an interactive Term Cluster search feature.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Literature Resource Center

The Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Contained are Gale's most used literary databases, Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography; over 30 full text periodical articles, and several of Gale's literature-related print sources, as well as the Scribner Writer Series and the Twayne Author series. These sources are combined into a single Internet searchable service, covering more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers; with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most studied authors.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)
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