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Researching Black History using Library Databases: Home

Resources for Black History Month


The purpose of this guide is to assist researchers in locating Black History information in the library's academic databases.

Students are encouraged to schedule a Research Consultation with a faculty librarian who can help determine what type of sources are needed and suggest the best databases and search strategy for their information needs.

If you need immediate assistance, in-person walk-ins are available during library hours.

Search Strategies

Keyword Search Strategies

Researchers can browse individual databases using keywords. Entering "Black History" or "Black History Month." will turn up articles, films, books, and more on broad subjects.  To search comprehensively, it is sometimes necessary to use synonyms or words that were commonplace in the past such as "African Americans."

To narrow your search consider combining key terms

African Americans AND World War II

Harlem Renaissance Artists

Black Composers

To broaden your search add OR between keywords or phrases

Sit-ins OR Wade-ins

African Americans OR Black Americans

Lake Worth Library Hours

Spring 2023 Hours (Jan. 12 - May 8)

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (3rd floor)

Sunday: Closed

For the hours of other Palm Beach State College libraries, please check here. 

Library Tutorial Videos

Need additional help using library resources, but don't have the time to make an appointment with a librarian?

Check out these tutorial videos created to help guide you!

Accessing the databases

Accessing the library catalog

APA 7th Edition Tutorial

Using NoodleTools

Library Catalog

Search our catalog for books, ebooks, and more!

Library Catalog

The library's catalog will allow you to search a wide range of resources including books, eBooks, articles, and streaming videos


How to access the PBSC databases

Directions to access the PBSC databases:

Databases, e-books, and e-journals require you to sign-in using your Panther login credentials (email or ID #)

  1. Sign-in to the catalog here, select A-Z databases at the top

    • OR go straight to the databases and you will be prompted to login from there: A-Z Databases