Langston Hughes & The Harlem Renaissance

Finding Articles

Indexes are what you use to find articles in journals, magazines and newspapers. For articles about Langston Hughes and/or the Harlem Renaissance, the selected indexes below are good places to start:

Academic Search Complete
This is an excellent multi-disciplinary index. It includes articles on almost every topic and from a variety of different magazines and journals. Some of the articles are also full-text. You can use this index to find articles about Langston Hughes, the Harlem Renaissance, and related topics.

If you enter Langston Hughes and Harlem Renaissance, you will get back only articles that have both those terms somewhere in the citation (or in the articles, if the article is full-text).  You can also substitute the name of any other prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance movement.

MLA Bibliography
This database indexes journal articles, books, and chapters in books on literature and language. Enter Langston Hughes, Harlem Renaissance, or the name of another prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance movement.

America: History and Life
This database indexes journal articles and dissertations on U.S. & Canadian history. Note: The UA Library will NOT have most items marked Type: Dissertation or Citation: DAI. Search by typing in a term such as Langston Hughes or Harlem Renaissance in the Keyword box, AND typing Article in the Document Type box. 

Literature Resource Center
This database provides full-text reference materials on authors and literary movements. The index opens up in Author Search, where you can type Langston Hughes or the name of another article in the search box. Click on the Keyword Search to get a box in which you can type in Harlem Renaissance.

Finding Books

The library catalog is what you use to find books on Langston Hughes and/or topics related to the Harlem Renaissance. The following list has a few of the subject searches that you might find useful for these topics:

Hughes, Langston
Hughes, Langston biography
Hughes, Langston criticism and interpretation
Harlem Renaissance

You can also try KEYWORD searching on Langston Hughes, Harlem Renaissance or any other words or phrases related to your topic.

Selected Web Sites

Modern American Poetry: Langston Hughes The Langston Hughes page on the Modern American Poetry web site. Langston Hughes The Langston Hughes page on the web site.

Langston Hughes Symposium The homepage of an international symposium on Langston Hughes, held in Lawrence, Kansas, in February, 2002.

Perspectives in American Literature: Langston Hughes A part of a chapter from PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide about Langston Hughes

The Harlem Renaissance

Perspectives in American Literature: Harlem Renaissance A chapter from PAL: Perspective in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide about the Harlem Renaissance.

The Harlem Renaissance A webliography of sites with biographies of writers, poets, artists, musicians, entertainers, activists, thinkers, and leaders of the Harlem Renaissance movement.

Circle's Harlem Renaissance History and Links An award-winning web site with information and links on the Harlem Renaissance

If You Need Help With Your Research

Ask a Librarian, come to the Main Library Information Commons Reference desk or call the desk, 621-6442, or contact Yvonne Mery.

Last modified: January 9, 2015