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Title: Online Resources


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Online Resources
from Oxford University Press
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  • This presentation gives a brief description of
    the Oxford African American Studies Center
  • It tells you
  • what the Center is
  • how it can help you
  • how to look for information in it
  • The presentation will take about 4 minutes

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The Oxford African American Studies Center
combines the authority of carefully edited
reference works with sophisticated technology to
create the most comprehensive collection of
scholarship in the field available online.
  • It contains more than 8,000 articles by top
    scholars in the field. The core content includes
  • Africana
  • Encyclopedia of African American History,
    1619-1895
  • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to
    the Present
  • Black Women in America, Second Edition
  • African American National Biography

According to Library Journal Best Reference 2006
"There's not enough space to extol this
product's virtues sufficiently...Simply
remarkable."
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The Feature of the Month on the home page is an
interesting starting point.
From here, you can access relevant subject
entries and biographies...
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as well as previous features.
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harriet tubman
To search for a particular person or event,
simply type into the box at the top right.
There are entries from several sources.
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There are links to related content in the left
column
You can also use the Look It Up feature to search
for any words in the text.
and in the text itself.
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Notice that you can print and email any entry,
and cut and paste the citation information.
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The Timelines are a handy tool for exploring
particular themes, such as literature.
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1950
Here, you can search by year.
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Practice
  • Now you have had a brief introduction, why not
    explore for yourself? Have a go at finding the
    answers to these questions.
  • Where was Bill Cosby born?
  • Who were Gamble and Huff?
  • Who was Mary Mcleod Bethune?
  • What happened in the field of sport in 1970?

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Further help
  • If you want to find out more, you can
  • read the latest Focus On feature,
  • take a guided tour,
  • look for a live online demo
  • email us at onlinemarketing_at_oup.com

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You can see similar presentations on
  • the Oxford English Dictionary
  • the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • the Encyclopedia of Popular Music
  • Oxford Music Online
  • Oxford Art Online
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • Whos Who
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
  • the American National Biography Online
  • Electronic Enlightenment
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
  • Click here to open these presentations

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For further information about all online
resources from Oxford, and to request
institutional free trials and price quotations
please contact your library supplier or Oxford
University Press
Online Products, Oxford University Press Great
Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP onlineproducts
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