Access to this free online catalogue to the Black Literature microfiche collection will end on 30 September 2022.

Black Literature Index will continue to be available as part of the Black Studies Center product on the ProQuest platform, where users can cross-search its content along with scholarly journals, newspapers, dissertations and other relevant databases to which your institution has access.

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About Black Literature Index

This online index allows users to search bibliographic citations for every item in the Black Literature collection. This collection, available on microfiche, contains over 70,000 poems, literary reviews and pieces of fiction published in 110 black periodicals and newspapers between 1827-1940. See the Title List for details on the periodicals and newspapers which are included.

Black Literature Index is also available as part of the Black Studies Center product on the ProQuest platform, where users can cross-search its content along with scholarly journals, newspapers, dissertations and other relevant databases to which your institution has access.

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