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African American Poetry – HSSE Featured Database

February 23rd, 2023

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring African American Poetry database, brought to you by ProQuest.


Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: This database contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This includes the major poets of the nineteenth century, like Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using the African American Poetry database.

Quick tip: If you look to the right side of the screen, you will notice a list of article titles. These are suggested sources that are compiled from various ProQuest databases that might help with your research. If you scroll down and click on the view all link, you will see their list of suggestions, which may assist in finding additional resources.

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Other databases you might want to explore are:

Black Thought and Culture: