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Twentieth-Century African American Poetry

Twentieth-Century African American Poetry is a database of modern and contemporary African American poetry featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important and influential African American poets of the last century. This includes Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, and Audra Lorde.

For more information about Twentieth-Century African American Poetry, navigate to the Content Page.
This database resides on the ProQuest Platform. For more information, see the ProQuest Platform LibGuide.

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Objectives of this session: Create searches using keywords and limiters from the Basic Search screen; select specific databases to search; and recall where to find ProQuest Platform search tips. Duration: 7 minutes.

Objectives of this session: Locate and use easy to access searchable fields and indexes; Illustrate flexibility of Advanced Search across different collection sets; Organize searches of greater complexity and accuracy accessing Command Line and Thesaurus. Duration: 5 minutes

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