Databases by Name


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Black Studies Center
Gateway to current and historical material on African-Americans, the African Diaspora and Africa including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, and historical newspaper articles. Partial No more information
Des Moines Register (full-text version)
Iowa's largest and most influential newspaper, focusing on Des Moines and its suburbs with news coverage including regional, national, and international issues and events. Coverage: 11/27/2002 - date. Older material is available on Microfilm only. No No more information
Des Moines Register (scanned version)
Scanned digital version of the Des Moines Register from 2009 – present (with a 5-10 month delay) No No more information
Ethnic NewsWatch
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. Yes No more information
A database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. Yes No more information
MEDLINE (PubMed) National Library of Medicine's free version of Medline Yes No more information
Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Partial No more information
Periodicals Archive Online
Archive of backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, spanning more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages. Yes No more information
Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, 4e
Full text ebook available on the AccessPharmacy platform. Yes No more information
PharmacyLibrary from American Pharmacists Association (APhA) features content from APhA's authoritative textbooks, an interactive NAPLEX review, case studies, and active learning exercises that focus on a variety of practice skills. Yes No more information
Philosopher's Index
Author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. No No more information
PILOTS (Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress) Citations to literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health results of traumatic events Yes No more information
PIVOT Funding Search PIVOT is a funding search program that will offer tools and services designed to facilitate discovery and research. No No more information
PoliticoPro A premium policy news and information resource designed to keep students, faculty and researchers in lock-step with the unprecedented pace of developments in our current political climate. No No more information
Politics in America Information on members of the U.S. Congress and their districts. Yes No more information
Pop Culture Collection
Database of scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. Partial Yes more information
Database providing full-text access to journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Yes No more information
PrivCo - Private Company Financial Intelligence PrivCo is a source for business and financial data on non-publicly traded corporations. No No more information
Proceedings (Conference)
Index of worldwide conference proceedings. No No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes Yes more information
ProQuest Congressional Historic and current congressional information supporting in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest No No more information
(Proquest )
Full-text journals published by the American Psychological Association & allied organizations. Yes No more information
Note: PsycCRITIQUES ended publication in Fall 2017. This is an archive of the former database. Full-text reviews weekly of psychological books. Yes No more information
PsychiatryOnline Premium
The PsychiatryOnline Premium collection covers diagnosis and differential diagnosis, case vignettes to bring abstract concepts to life, multidisciplinary treatment guidelines, the latest research – all within a single search and navigation interface that integrates journals and books. Partial No more information
Psychology Collection
Database of full-text journals covering all fields of psychology, including abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology. Yes Yes more information Videos Collection of streaming videos in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, addiction, and more. No No more information
(Proquest )
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Yes No more information
Reference Universe
Reference Universe allows users to search the indexes and tables of contents of Cowles Library’s extensive print and electronic reference collections, including specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs. No No more information
Refworks [New Version]
Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No No more information
Social Services Abstracts
Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Yes No more information
Sociological Abstracts
This database abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Yes No more information
Sociology (Proquest) Access to the full-text of more than 310 journals in sociology and social work. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts. Yes No more information
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. No No more information
Vogue Archive
Entire run of Vogue magazine (US Edition) from 1892 to the present day. Yes No more information
Women's Magazine Archive
Archive of consumer magazines aimed at a female readership, including Better Homes & Gardens, Chatelaine, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, and Redbook. Yes No more information
Women's Wear Daily Archive
Entire run of Women's Wear Daily from 1910 to the present day. Yes No more information