Library News: Beginning August 1, we will no longer have access to the Black Newspapers Database

(Library News: 4/19/17):

Beginning August 1, we will no longer have access to the Black Newspapers Database.

Only the bolded titles will be included in the new ProQuest Central Essentials PLUS Package (via our library’s subscription consortium):

  1. Atlanta Daily World (1989-current)
  2. The Baltimore Afro-American (1989-current)
  3. Chicago Defender (1989-current)
  4. Cleveland Call and Post (1989-current)
  5. Los Angeles Sentinel (1989-current)
  6. New York Amsterdam News (1989-current)
  7. The Norfolk Journal and Guide (1989-current)
  8. The Philadelphia Tribune (1989-current)
  9. Pittsburgh Courier (1989-current)

To be sure:  Baltimore, Cleveland, NY Amsterdam, and Pittsburgh titles are all full-text in Ethnic Newswatch, an alternative subscription database to which we subscribe.

If you need the above titles, we can try accessing them via Interlibrary Loan.


Sept 9th: Library website is still down — try these links

I’ll be greeting two classes this afternoon for a research workshop.  We’ll be working from these alternate sites until the library’s webpage is restored:

Alternate portal:

Beta Search (books, DVDs and articles):







You can still access our resources yet not through our website.  Our Research Guides are also currently not available. Thanks for your patience  — we’ll keep you posted.

Harvard Berkman: Lunch with Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality

From BerkmanCenter/YouTube: “Streamed live on Jul 14, 2015
One of the few clear priorities of the federal Communications Act is to ensure that all Americans have reasonably comparable access to the Internet without respect to whom or where they are. Yet, in spite of this, the main focus of policymakers and legal scholars in Internet policy today has been on promoting innovation, a concept that Congress barely invokes in the statute.”