The materials are for use only in the Sojourner Truth Room. A library card or other identification is necessary for the use of some materials.
Copies of selected materials are also in the library's circulating collection. A scanner and photocopy machine are available.
African American Experience : Research resource for African American history and culture, including primary sources, timeline, audio clips, photographs and other images
American Mosaic : Search Across all or any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, The Latino American Experience, and the ABC-CLIO e-books collection).
Black Women in America : From Oxford Reference E-Books.
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895:  From Oxford Reference E-Books.
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present:  From Oxford Reference E-Books.
HeritageQuest Online : For both Genealogical and historical information, a collection of research materials for tracing family history and American Culture. Search census, books, periodicals and the Freedman's Bank Records a leading source for African American Genealogy research.
Novelist:  A must for fiction lovers. Find out what to read next: search this extensive database of readalikes, book reviews and book-discussion guides. For African American content, conduct a genre search for "Urban Fiction" or conduct an author search for "African-American Authors" . Searching for specific authors and titles will yield great results as well.
Databases on CD-ROM (available only in the Sojourner Truth Room)
The Sojourner Truth Room contains over 18,000 books on all aspects of African American history and culture, including literature, art, music, sociology, religion and biography. Highlights include:
The Sojourner Truth Room subscribes to a wide range of popular and scholarly magazines and journals, and maintains complete backfiles of many periodicals, including Ebony, Jet, Crisis, and the Journal of Negro History.
Arranged by subject, the files contain articles from newspapers and magazines, pamphlets, and other ephemera.
A separate photograph file features prominent individuals from the 1970's to the present.
An extensive card index provides name access to the biographical information found in books in the collection and the pamphlet file. A separate index provides access to the short stories, speeches and plays in the collection.