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Black Arts Movement: Getting Started

Resources for those studying the black arts movement at the University of Michigan, including biographical resources, resources for literary criticism, suggested Library of Congress subject headings, and suggested journal databases.

Biographical Resources


A full-text bio-bibliographical guide to over 100,000 current and recently prominent writers in all media--fiction, poetry, drama, general non-fiction, print & broadcast journalism, cartoonists, editors, screenwriters, etc.

Stable URL: http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/27369
Contains full text essays outlining the lives and careers of American and British authors from all eras and genres and summarizing the critical response to their work. Includes lists of principal works by, and further readings about each author profiled.
Stable URL: http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/27709

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

A consolidated index to more than 12 million biographical articles appearing in English-language Who's Who-type publications, major biographical dictionaries, subject encyclopedias, handbooks, directories and indexes.

Searching Biography and Genealogy Master Index Online enables you to quickly determine which (of more than 1,000) publications you need to consult for accurate and accessible biographical information. No matter what famous (or infamous) person you're looking for, you should find them here — the total number of biographical sketches indexed now exceeds 12 million.


Full text access to more than 95,000 biographies and obituaries with over 26,000 photos from Current Biography, World Authors, etc., plus links to relevant full text journal articles. Searchable by name, profession, race/ethnicity, etc.

Last Poets

LastPoets

Produced 1970 -- Amazon is listing this Album for over $100.00

Literary Criticism


A full-text bio-bibliographical guide to over 100,000 current and recently prominent writers in all media--fiction, poetry, drama, general non-fiction, print & broadcast journalism, cartoonists, editors, screenwriters, etc.


A full text database of biographical essays and selections from significant published criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers now living or who died after December 31, 1959.

Ego Tripping

Chuck's Profile

Charles Ransom
Contact:
209 Hatcher North

(734) 764-7522

Journal Databases

Where You Can Find Journal Articles


The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and contains over 2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers. It is compiled by the staff of the MLA Department of Bibliographic Information Services with the cooperation of more than 100 contributing bibliographers in the United States and abroad. Such international coverage is represented by literature from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, and while the majority of records are from English-language publications, at least sixty other languages are represented including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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Indexes over 3,800 journals and magazines covering all fields and topics, academic and popular, beginning as early as 1971.
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International Index to Black Periodicals

Provides indexing for 127 currently published scholarly and popular periodicals in Black studies, with links to full text from 40 of them. Also provides retrospective indexing for 45 older periodicals.

ArticlesPlus

ArticlesPlus is perhaps best described as "Google for the library's online content -- without the ads!". From a simple single search box, ArticlesPlus searches full-text content as well as metadata from a wide variety of sources and returns a list of relevancy-ranked results.