Library

Databases

SFU Library staff: log in here or create a new account

Black Short Fiction and Folklore

Alert
 
Online access
Connect 
Access
 
Public message
 
Full description
Black Short Fiction and Folklore contains 100,000 pages and an estimated 8,000 works of short fiction (meaning that all the writings included have fewer than 10,000 words) produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present. The materials have been compiled from early literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors. Approximately 30 percent of the collection is fugitive or ephemeral, or has never been published before. The collection covers early African oral traditions to today's hip-hop, as well as fables, parables, ballads, folk-tales, short story cycles, and novellas.

 

Alternate names
 
Coverage
Not available 
Group records
 
Embargo period
 
Resource type
Digital Collection 
Content types
 
Simultaneous users
Unlimited 
Update frequency
 
Titles indexed
 
Print equivalents
 
Open access
no 
Help
Click on "Help" from within the database. 
Subjects
English, English - Fiction 
Allows electronic reserves
yes 
Ereserves notes
Customer may make limited numbers of hard or electronic copies for research, education, or other non-commercial use only. 
Allows coursepacks
yes 
Coursepack notes
Customer may make limited numbers of hard or electronic copies for research, education, or other non-commercial use only. 
Allows interlibrary loan
yes 
Interlibrary loan notes
ILL is not explicitly permitted or restricted in this agreement, apart from the restriction that the customer may make limited numbers of hard or electronic copies for research, education, or other non-commercial use only. 
Online terms
 
Terms of use: Electronic resources are governed by license agreements which restrict access to Authorized Users. It is the responsibility of each user to abide by the license agreements and specific terms and conditions for each product. Systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire SFU community. Please see SFU General Policy 24 on Fair Use of Information Resources.

Personal Privacy: Some licensed resources allow you to create a personal account for the purposes of creating folders, saving searches, and downloading entire e-books as well as other personalized services. Please be advised that the personal information you disclose to these and other external websites may be stored on servers located outside of Canada. When you use these services, no personal information about you is collected by or for the University. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to these external websites. SFU Library recommends that you review the privacy policies of these and other external websites before using the services.