Possible resources for information on the Department of African-American Studies at GSU include:
Local newspapers may also have articles about the emergence of African-American Studies on campus. These three local newspapers may be worth searching:
If you have chosen a department from another university or college, try to look for the same KINDS of sources discussed in the "Department of African-American Studies at GSU" box above.
JSTOR is a database including scholarlyjournal articles from many different disciplines,
including African American Studies.
JSTOR includes a journal's holdings back to its founding. For this assignment, you may find it useful to search in African-American Studies journals to see if there are articles
You can limit your searching to the African American Studies journals including in JSTOR by following these steps:
If you want to see what the 25 African American Studies journals included (plus their dates of publication!) click on the blue arrow next to "African American Studies". Checking a box next to a particular journal title means you are limiting your search to include just that journal. (You can check more than one box, so, if you wanted to search in only the Journal of African American History AND the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, you could check both boxes).
You can also try searching for the title of your department (or for any notable professors involved) by typing the title or name of professor into the search box.
"Full-Text" (JSTOR's default search) means that you are searching the FULL TEXT of articles, so, if your department or professor is mentioned anywhere in an article, that result will turn up. Which might be overwhelming... or might be super-helpful, if you're having trouble finding information about your department or professor.