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Black Studies Center is migrating to the ProQuest Platform!

ProQuest is pleased to inform you that Black Studies Center will be moving from its legacy Chadwyck-Healey interface, to the powerful, newly-enhanced ProQuest Platform, starting in April 14, 2021! With its clean interface and responsive design, the ProQuest platform delivers a modern research experience that guides users’ discovery, access and management of rich, diverse content sources. As a result, Black Studies Center will be more discoverable as users will be able to cross-search its content along with scholarly journals, news, historical documents and other relevant sources.

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Dual access will start on April 14, 2021 and is expected to last through the end of August 2021! The new url for the ProQuest Platform instance will be https://0-www-proquest-com.library.cairn.edu/bsc. Please note that this new URL will not work until dual access begins on April 14!

March 2021 Updates

Below are some screenshots to help start to become familiar with the new Black Studies Center on the ProQuest Platform.

Homepage view
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From the home page, researchers can browse journal titles or the Schomburg Essays. They can also navigate to the Historical Newspapers or to videos and images or the timeline.

Results page
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The results page will show segmented research results, by content type. The top three results in each will be displayed, with the ability to view all results in each content type.

Browsing the Schomburg Essays
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This is a view of a portion of a Schomburg Essay. Readers can navigate the essay via the table of contents on the left side of the screen. Easy essay ends with a list of recommended readings.
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Timeline Views
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Videos and Images
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Key Benefits

Content Details

The main content sets of the Black Studies Center on the ProQuest Platform will operate in the same way as the current site, but with the improvements noted above. Below is a description of the content sets in Black Studies Center:

What To Expect


Global Support

ProQuest offers best-in-class customer service and technical support, so you can hit the ground running.

If the above information does not answer your questions feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist.