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African American Studies Center

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 available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. The Oxford African American Studies Center includes a vast amount of reference articles and scholarly works alongside a carefully selected editorial program of supplementary material made up of more than 400 primary source documents with commentaries, over 2,500 searchable images and multimedia resources, as well as hundreds of charts, tables and graphs, maps, timelines, and learning resources for students and teachers. This rich, dynamic resource is edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, professors, and researchers with more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. At the heart of this unparalleled resource is the 8 volume African American National Biography with online-only articles added throughout the year, the 5 volume Africana, as well as the Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, the Encyclopedia of African American History 1896-the Present, and Black Women in America (2nd Edition), and more.

America’s News

America’s News allows you to search current and archived local, state, regional and national full-text articles on issues, events, business, health, education, people, government, sports and more with nearly 1,000 newspapers, newswires, news videos, and web-only content including the Atlanta Journal Constitution (1985-Current), Augusta Chronicle (1994-Current), Marietta Daily Journal (10/29/98-Current), and USA Today(7/1/87-Current).

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Ancestry Library Edition

This database is temporarily available outside of the library.
Requires a CCPLS library card number and PIN

Digital Library of Georgia

Digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, etc., of Georgia history and culture. Part of GALILEO.

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives

Fold3™ History and Genealogy Archives combines original historical documents and personal histories to create a unique historical and genealogical resource. These digital images of records, preserved in the National Archives and other regional archives, represent a growing collection of historic documents—most never before available on the Internet. The collection features millions of records available from a content partnership with The National Archives.

The enhanced search interface of this collection allows search results to be filtered by key facets–including Document Categories and Titles, Dates, States and more–to maximize the quality of results. The Fold3 mini-viewer allows for quick scanning of the pages of a document, while the full viewer provides even more features, including printing, downloading and sharing capabilities.

Georgia Aerial Photographs

Access to aerial photographs of selected counties in the State of Georgia. Part of GALILEO. More information »

Heritage Quest

Resource for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles U.S. federal census, family genealogies and local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records. Part of GALILEO. More information »

History Reference Center

History Reference Center is a full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, and over 80 hours of historical video.

Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies in American History

Salem History

U.S. History in Context

Provides access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

Voyages: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Voyages is the result of the African Origins Project, a scholar-public collaborative endeavor to trace the geographic origins of Africans transported in the transatlantic slave trade. The database provides information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.