Oxford AASC: Guided Tour

Guided Tour

The Oxford African American Studies Center Guided Tour introduces users to the contents and features of the site and provides useful hints and search tips to enhance your research.

Click here to start the tour (a new window will open).

The tour is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, but you can watch it in your browser without using PowerPoint. Click on the link above, choose Open or Open with from the dialogue box you are shown, and select your browser. If your software won't show you the tour, you can download the free PowerPoint Viewer from the Microsoft web site.

Getting Started

A subscription to the Oxford African American Studies Center provides users with a wealth of tools and resources that open up access to the site's content with an exciting and innovative approach. Click on the links below to see for yourself!

At a Glance

At a Glance pages have been created to give users an overview of the multiple entries that may exist for a single article title. Each At a Glance page provides enhanced article information to help you start your research. View a sample At a Glance page.

Internet Resources

An editorially selected and annotated list of publicly available web sites on African American history and culture provides access to content ranging from archival sources and data sets for scholars to supplemental resources for students and teachers.

Learning Center

Drawing on materials from several of the core reference works included in the site, the Learning Center provides a good starting point for navigating the site. Included at launch are country profiles and features on black women in America, with lesson plans coming soon. View a sample country profile.

Free Trials

Libraries and institutions can sign up for a free 30-day trial to the Oxford African American Studies Center.