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The Bottom Line: A remarkable achievement in accessible scholarship, <i>Oxford African American Studies Center</i> is strongly recommended for all libraries.&#8221; &#8212; Cheryl LaGuardia, <i>Library Journal</i></p> <p>&#8220;Design and navigation are well thought out; there seems to be very little Oxford hasn&#8217;t considered in making the site easy to navigate and use&#8230;Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries.&#8221; &#8212; Mary Ellen Quinn, <i>Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin</i></p> <p>&#8220;&#8230;a great subject-specific resource that, for years, has been lacking in many school libraries&#8230;this database provides students with a new depth of historical, biographical, and scholarly materials on African Americans. [<i>Oxford African American Studies Center</i>] rates a strong A&#8230; With content updates every three months, this database will definitely surpass most collections found in school libraries. 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