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Oxford African American Studies Center
Alternate Title(s)
Oxford AASC  
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides online access to a complete collection of historical, biographical and scholarly resources in African American and Africana studies.

A core collection of 5 encyclopedias and 18 reference sources that cover all aspects of the African American past includes:

  • Africana
  • The Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
  • The African American National Biography
  • Black Women in America, Second Edition
  • Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

AASC also contains a resource center with enhanced research materials and features:
  • Interactive timelines and maps in general and specific themes
  • Thematic photo essays and image collections
  • Over 100 key primary source documents including: the Emancipation Proclamation and Fredrick Douglass's slave narrative
  • Charts, tables and graphs representing demographic information in the areas of history, government and politics, business and labor, education, law and crime, the arts, and more

Resource Type
Coverage Type
Full Text (Complete Database)  
Coverage Dates
Vendor or Contributor
Oxford University Press  
Access Restrictions
Access restricted to current Utica College students, faculty and staff.  


Frank E. Gannett Library
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502-4892

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