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Africana Studies

Primary Source Collections



  Social Issues and Movements

  News and Periodicals

  • Ethnic NewsWatch - An interdisciplinary, bilingual, and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
  • ProQuest Black Newspapers - Access to Black newspapers from across the U.S., from 1989-present.
  • The Liberator (1831-1865) - access to the complete run of The Liberator, a Boston-based abolitionist newspaper.
  • Lexis Nexis - Current newspapers
  • News Sources Research Guide - Guide to accessing current and historic news sources at Mount Holyoke.

Local collections from Mount Holyoke

Early Books in English

Primary Sources in the Library Catalog

Search by keyword for primary sources in the 5 College catalog
You can search the catalog to find direct references to primary source material. Here are some words to include as keywords that would identify a source as primary:

  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • early works
  • interviews
  • manuscripts
  • pamphlets
  • personal narratives
  • sources
  • speeches
  • letters
  • documents

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Springshare's information on Accessibility in Libguides - - MHC Accessibility Barriers Form