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African American Studies: Finding Journal Articles

A guide designed for students taking courses in African American Studies

Where is my article?

If the article is in the database you will see one of these icons. 

underneath  the citation. Just click on the icon to get to the article.

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Otherwise you will use the


This button provides links from library databases to online full text articles, when available. It also helps you search for a print version of the article in the SLU Libraries Catalog. If an article isn't available online or in print, you may request it via ILLiad Interlibrary Loan.

Recommended Databases by Subject

The SLU Libraries subscribe to over 200 research databases, which can be overwhelming. To make things easier, your librarian recommends using the following core databases for research in these subject areas.

Subject Recommended Databases
Business Business Source Premier, ABI/Inform Complete
Biology Biological Abstracts
Communication Communication & Mass Media Complete
Communication Disorders 
LLBA (Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts)
Education ERIC (EBSCOhost), Education Full Text
Health & Medicine     
History Historical Abstracts, America: History & Life
Literature MLA International Bibliography
Philosophy Philosopher's Index
Political Science PAIS International
Psychology PsycINFO
Social Work Social Work Abstracts
Sociology Sociological Abstracts
Theology ATLA Religion Database

Interlibrary Loan

When you can not find the full text of an article or book in print or electronic form you can request the material using interlibrary loan.  You need to create an individual account (different from your "My Library Account" in the SLU Libraries Catalog).

Link to Interlibrary Loan web page.