JOUR 5490: Journalism Topics: Hume

Secondary Sources in African-American History

GALILEO Databases

African American Studies subject page in GALILEO

America: History & Life Index to articles from 1,500 journals on history and culture, covering 1450-present, of the United States and Canada. Includes many regional, state, and city history journals. Includes current journal issues. Example coverage: Georgia Historical Quarterly: Selective coverage back to 1955, full text (HTML) 2002 to present; also includes Provenance: The Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists (selective coverage back to 1983); Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians (selective coverage back to 1994, full text 2004 to present; Atlanta History: A Journal of Georgia & the South (selective coverage from 1987 to 2006); Viewpoints: Georgia Baptist History (selective coverage 1969 to present, full text 2005 to present); Augusta Richmond County History (selective coverage back to 2000, full text 2008 to present).

JSTOR Access to back issues (from the date of first publication) of selected, core journals in many fields. Includes over 300 journals of history, mostly of national interest but with some regional publications, from the first issue of the journal to a "moving wall" 3-5 from present. Example coverage: Georgia Historical Quarterly full text (PDF) 1917-2008.

Race Relations Abstracts Index to articles in race relations from a variety of disciplines. 

Sources in Women's History

GenderWatch (ProQuest) Articles from scholarly and popular journals and other publications on gender in cultural, social, and historical context.

LGBT Life with Full Text (EBSCO) Indexes popular and scholarly literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. 

Women's Studies International Index to articles, book chapters and more from a wide range of scholarly sources. 

Secondary Sources

These databases help you find journal articles written by professional academics. An article can help you find a focussed discussion of a specific topic--for example, you might find an article on Ty Cobb more useful than a book on the history of baseball.

Multisubject Databases

Academic Search Complete Articles from some peer-reviewed journals as well as general interest magazines.

JSTOR Access to back issues (from the date of first publication) of selected, core journals. Use the Advanced Search to limit your results to journals of history.

Multisearch Search Center of the Libraries home page! Search over 90 GALILEO databases and the UGA Libraries catalog.

Suggested Subject Specific Databases

America: History & Life Index to articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada, on topics covering 1450-present. Includes coverage  of regional history journals like theGeorgia Historical Quarterly.

Art & Architecture Complete Articles on art and art history. More art databases are available here.

Business Source Complete Business-related articles; look for articles on advertising and advertising campaigns.

Communication & Mass Media Complete Index to literature relating to communication and mass media studies, including some full text.

Film & Television Literature Index Articles and reviews of films and television programs.

MLA International Bibliography Index to articles and books on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.



African American Biographical Database  
Biographical sketches with photographs and illustrations. Search profiles to find people by occupation.

American National Biography Biographies of people important in American history. Search by name, occupation, or other criteria.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index Index to many biographical dictionaries. Search index by name, and find dictionaries by title in GIL, the UGA Libraries' catalog.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Biographies of people important in British history. Search by name, occupation, or other criteria.

Who's Who on the Web Includes current Who's Who in America volumes and Who Was Who in America. Search by name, occupation, or other criteria.

Reference Sources in History

These are just a few of the specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias you can use to start your research. Be sure to ask a librarian to help you find more information on your topic!

American National Biography Biographies of people important in American history. Search by name, occupation, or other criteria.

Columbia Gazetteer of the World A database of names, descriptions, and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world.

Dictionary of American History Standard reference work for U. S. history, with over 4,000 articles.

Historical Statistics of the United States Historical statistical data for the United States.

New Georgia Encyclopedia Online encyclopedia of Georgia history.

The People's Chronology Important events in world history, arranged by date.

WorldCat Books and other materials held by libraries worldwide. Also available on the web at

Galileo Password

This password is required to access the UGA Libraries' online resources in GALILEO from off campus and on some wireless networks.

  • Click here or go to GIL and click on the Your Account link
  • Enter the complete number under the barcode on back of your UGA ID card or your 9-digit 810 number
  • If you have not gotten a PIN (personal identification number) enter your last name, and click "Get my PIN."  A PIN will be emailed immediately to the email address on file for your account (usually your uga email address - check your spam or trash folders if it does not turn up!)
  • Get your PIN from email, and go back to the login page.  Enter your barcode, last name AND PIN, hit 'Logon' and you'll get the Galileo password for the semester.

NOTE: The password changes every semester. If your library account is blocked due to overdue books and/or fines you will be unable to access the password. Contact Access Services at (706) 542-3256 if you have any trouble getting a PIN or getting into your account.

Last Update: August 20, 2012 17:28 | Tagged with: journalism history media film primary sources