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Colored Conventions Research Project - Occidental College: Websites

This guide was adapted form the Resources for Colored Conventions Research Guide at the University of Delaware.

Search Google Books and HathiTrust for Digitized Books and Other Materials

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Find information about African Americans by searching the full text of millions of books in Google Books and the HathiTrust Digital Library. Note the name of the library that provided the book as well as the book's title, author(s), publisher name and location, date, and the page(s) where the information can be found.

If there are no options for printing or downloading, try to take a screenshot of the page that you need and/or check the catalog to see if the UD Library holds the book. Books not held by the Library may be borrowed from other libraries through interlibrary loan.

In some cases, you will find your search terms highlighted in the text but won't be able to view the book. If there are copyright restrictions, the entire book will not be displayed.

Selected Newspaper Websites

Black Abolitionist Papers

Search for freely-available issues of historical newspapers.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers  (1836-1922) | Library of Congress
Identify African American titles by selecting the "All Digitized Newspapers" tab and choosing "African American" under Ethnicity.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

Historical Newspapers Online (a useful gateway site from the University of Pennsylvania)

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections

Google News (historic and recent - search by title here)

Other Websites of Interest