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Black Studies

Key databases

UCL Library Services subscribes to many electronic databases which provide access to a variety of resources. There is a full a-z list of databases but the most relevant ones to use to discover Black Studies material are listed on this page. These include:

Key databases for finding peer-reviewed literature

Key databases for newspapers and magazines: current coverage and historical archives

Key databases for primary sources

A primary source is a first-hand expression or evidence of an event or experience. This evidence can be in the form of the written word, images, artefacts, film or sound recordings, and will have been created at some point during the lifetime of the person involved. Using primary sources in your research adds context and credibility to your argument. Primary sources will vary depending upon what is being studied.