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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 more information
African-American Experience
(ABC-CLIO)
Encyclopedia of information about African American life and experiences. 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 more information
America: History and Life
(EBSCO)
Index to the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Partial 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 more information
Ethnic NewsWatch
(ProQuest)
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. Yes 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Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines Collection of historical documents allows you to browse and search HarpWeek's collection of 19th century journals.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 more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
(Gale)
Archive of monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering exploration, military and missionary activities, and economic and political imperialism in the nineteenth century. No more information

Other Resources

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Academic Search Premier
(EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 2,800 peer-reviewed journals. Partial more information
Academic Video Online
(Alexander Street Press)
A single cross-searchable repository of Alexander Street Press online video titles currently available to Drake users. This includes American History in Video and World History in Video Yes more information
Ambrose Digital Streaming Video Collection of streaming video clips and full programs. The database includes all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays produced by BBC as well as additional films in history, social sciences, literature, fine arts, and the sciences. No more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
(EBSCO)
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial more information
American History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Historical coverage from the early history of Native Americans to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century to modern day figures. Yes more information
Artemis Primary Sources
(Gale)
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. 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 more information
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary database indexing nearly 1,160 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as relevant items from more than 6,800 major science and social science journals. Coverage: 1975-present. Yes more information
Book Citation Index
(Web of Science )
Allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) 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 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 more information
Chicago Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Digital version of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992). No more information
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(Web of Science)
This citation index covers conference literature in all scientific and technical fields, as well as all fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. 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 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 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 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 more information
Diversity Studies Collection
(Gale)
Database covering ethnic and social diversity issues. Includes news sources, magazines, and academic journals. Partial 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 more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes more information
Filmakers Library Online
(Alexander Street Press)
Collection of over 1,400 international documentary films made from 1974 to the present by independent filmakers from all over the world. They are feature length films, providing hundreds of hours of viewing and transcripts that scroll as the video plays. Yes 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 more information
Gender Studies Database
(EBSCO)
Covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship both inside and outside academia. Several thousand links to freely available and indexed full-text articles and documents are also included. Partial more information
Global Issues in Context
(Gale)
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No more information
Historical Abstracts
(EBSCO)
Indexes more than 2,300 academic historical journals back to 1955, some full text. Partial more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes 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 more information
Oxford Reference Online Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Yes 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 more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes more information
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No 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 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 more information
Social Sciences Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary index to more than 1,950 scholarly social sciences journals as well as relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Yes 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 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 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 more information
The Nation Archive
(EBSCO)
Full-text of The Nation, a weekly magazine, from 1865 - present. Yes more information
Very Short Introductions
(Oxford)
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes more information
Web of Science Web of Science, a database that provides quick and powerful access to the world's leading citation databases and sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities research content. (Includes: Biosis Citation Index, Currents Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, MEDLINE, SciELO Citation Index, Zoological Record, and the Web of Science Core Collection: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial more information
Web of Science Core Collection A subset of databases within the Web of Science that provide access to the world’s leading citation databases, with multidisciplinary information from over 12,000 high impact journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings from around the world. (Includes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial more information
World History in Video 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 more information
WorldCat
(OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
(OCLC)
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No more information