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African-American Resources Research Guide

African-American Resources

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African American Studies Center Online
(Oxford)
Collection of articles focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. No No more information
African-American Historical Serials Collection
(EBSCO)
Includes African American periodicals, annuals and reports published from 1829-1922 including materials from African American religious organizations and social service agencies. Partial No more information
America: History and Life with Full Text
(EBSCO)
Database of full text coverage of the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Partial No more information
Black Studies Center
(ProQuest)
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
Black Thought and Culture
(Alexander Street Press)
Database of nonfiction writing by major American black leaders. Yes No more information
Ethnic NewsWatch
(ProQuest)
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. Yes No more information
Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines Collection of historical documents allows you to browse and search HarpWeek's collection of 19th century journals. Yes No more information

Other Resources

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Academic Search Ultimate
(EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with full text from more than 10,000 periodicals. Partial No more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
(EBSCO)
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial No more information
Artemis Primary Sources
(Gale)
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. No No more information
ArticleFirst
(OCLC)
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals in business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture. Partial No more information
Britannica Online Fully searchable version of this authoritative, general encyclopedia. It also includes the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Britannica Book of the Year. Yes No more information
Chicago Manual of Style Online
(University of Chicago)
Online version of the 16th and 17th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style. Fully searchable. No No more information
Chicago Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Digital version of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1994). Yes No more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. No No more information
CQ Press Researcher Online Looking for a "hot topic" on which to do a research paper? This database is a great place to start! It offers pros & cons, background information, and in-depth analysis on a variety of topics, issues, and controversies currently in the news. Yes No more information
Credo Reference Portal to over 500 highly regarded reference sources. Examples of sources covered include: Art, Business, Food & Beverage, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. Yes No more information
Current Contents Connect
(Web of Science)
Current awareness database provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, abstracts from recently published issues of scholarly journals, and evaluated websites. No No more information
Data Citation Index
(Web of Science)
Indexes data studies and datasets across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and links the datasets/studies with published literature. No No more information
Diversity Studies
(Gale OneFile)
Database covering ethnic and social diversity issues. Includes news sources, magazines, and academic journals. Partial Yes more information
Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the American Antiquarian Society 1652-1800
(Readex)
Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera enable researchers to explore America's distant and not so distant past. No No more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes No more information
Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of reference works on the Arts, Business, Education, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and the Social Sciences. Yes Yes more information
General OneFile
(Gale)
Gale's largest general interest database of articles from general, specialized, and professional newspapers and periodicals, many with full text and images. Yes Yes more information
Global Issues
(Gale in Context)
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No Yes more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes No more information
New York Times New York Times access 1851-present. Direct access to virtually all NY Times content from that time period. Requires a separate, one-time registration. For details, visit http://researchguides.drake.edu/nyt No No more information
Nexis Uni (LexisNexis Academic) Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. Note: LexisNexis Academic is now called "Nexis Uni." No No more information
Oxford Reference Online Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Yes No more information
Periodicals Archive Online
(ProQuest)
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
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes Yes more information
Sabin Americana 1500 - 1926 Primary source documents pertaining to North, Central & South America, the Arctic, Antarctica, & West Indies. Includes original accounts of exploration, pioneering, settlement, the western movement, military actions, Native Americans, slavery & abolition. Yes No more information
SciELO Citation Index
(Web of Science)
SciELO content includes regional journals from Latin American and the Caribbean as well as titles from Spain, Portugal and South Africa. Yes No more information
Sociological Abstracts
(Proquest)
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
(ProQuest)
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. No No more information
Very Short Introductions
(Oxford)
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes No more information
Web of Science A multidisciplinary research platform which searches a range of citation indexes and databases, covering over 33,000 of the worlds top journals. Partial No more information
Web of Science Core Collection This subset of Web of Science indexes primary journals and article citations in several databases spanning a wide range of disciplines. Partial No more information
World History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Contains a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow you to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late 20th century. Videos are global in scope, and capture longer-term and multiple perspectives, so you can make connections across cultures and over time. Yes No more information
WorldCat
(OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
(OCLC)
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No No more information