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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
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
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
Bibliography of Native North Americans
(EBSCO)
Contains citations to literature covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life published from the sixteenth century to the present. Partial more information
Cambridge Histories Online Online version of the prestigious Cambridge Economic Histories Online for Europe, Latin America, India, and the Greco-Roman world. Yes more information
Chicago Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Digital version of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992). No more information
Declassified Documents Reference System
(Gale)
Provides access to 500,000+ pages of previously classified government documents. Covers major international events including the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Underpins studies in international relations and U S. foreign & domestic policy studies. No more information
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639 - 1800 (Readex) Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera enable researchers to explore America's distant and not so distant past. 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 more information
Eighteenth Century Collections Online Every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Yes more information
Eighteenth Century Collections Online - Law Encompases the development of law in the British Empire between 1701 and 1800. Topics include acts, criminal and international law, appellants’ cases and more Yes more information
European Views of the Americas
(EBSCO)
Comprehensive bibliographic guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Partial more information
Historic Documents Collection
(Sage)
Primary sources including presidential speeches, international agreements, Supreme Court decisions, US government reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions arranged chronologically. No more information
Historical Abstracts
(EBSCO)
Indexes more than 2,300 academic historical journals back to 1955, some full text. Partial 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
Indigenous Peoples: North America
(Gale)
Explores the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the 16th century through the 20th century. No more information
JSTOR-19th Century British Pamphlets Collection This collection, as part of JSTOR, contains the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries. Yes more information
Latino-American Experience
(ABC-CLIO)
The Latino American Experience (LAE) is a full-text database focusing on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
(Gale)
Archive of primary source documents related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Politics and Society
(Gale)
Archive of primary source documents related to the political climate of Great Britain during the nineteenth century. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
(Gale)
Archive of primary documents related to the arts in the nineteenth century. No 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
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature
(Gale)
Archive of map collections and travel accounts from the nineteenth century. No more information
Original Sources (Encyclopedia Britannica) Original source documents. No more information
Oxford Handbooks Online Full text online versions of the Oxford Handbooks, available in seven complete subject modules: Business & Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Literature, Psychology, and History. Yes more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. 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 more information
The Listener - Historical Archive The Listener (1929-1991) was the weekly newspaper published by the BBC. The complete archive of this landmark publication is an essential witness to the intellectual and cultural history of the twentieth century. No more information
The Making of the Modern World, 1450-1914
(Gale)
Archive of primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth from 1450-1914. Yes more information
The Nation Archive
(EBSCO)
Full-text of The Nation, a weekly magazine, from 1865 - present. Yes more information
US History in Context
(Gale)
Database of reference works, primary source documents, and periodical and news articles covering significant people, events, and topics in US History. Partial more information
World History in Context
(Gale)
Database of reference works, primary source documents, and periodical and news articles covering significant people, events, and topics in world history. 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

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
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
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 Politics: Campaign Newspapers
(Readex)
Digitized newspapers from over 30 states covering political campaigns and issues from 1803-1876. 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
Associated Press: News Features & Internal Communications
(Gale)
An archive of primarily 20th-Century news materials that provide original perspectives on historical events around the world. Includes news features dating from 1940 and internal AP publications dating from the turn of the century. No more information
Associated Press: U.S. City Bureaus Collection
(Gale)
This collection offers access to records from the AP's Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh bureaus, dating from 1931 to 2004. No more information
Associated Press: Washington, D.C. Bureau Collection
(Gale)
Searchable digital collection including records from the Washington, D.C., bureau office of the Associated Press dating from 1952—2009. No 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
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
(GPO Access)
Free index to federal government publications distributed through the Superintendent of Documents. 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
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
CQ Press Voting & Elections Collection Integrates data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency and governorships. Yes more information
CQ Weekly Reports on issues on the congressional horizon, plus a wrap up of the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee & floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. Coverage from 1983 to present. 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
Des Moines Register (scanned version)
(ProQuest)
Scanned digital version of the Des Moines Register from 2009 – present (with a 5-10 month delay) No more information
Dickens Letters
(InteLex)
The Letters of Charles Dickens, (1820-1870) 2nd edition. No more information
Duke University Press Journals Online (e-Duke Scholarly Collection) Provides access to 39 Duke University Press journals in the humanities and social sciences. Can search across the entire collection or search individual journals. Partial more information
Early American Newspapers Series I, 1690-1876
(Readex)
Digitized American newspapers from 23 states and District of Columbia covering the 18th and 19th centuries. No more information
Early English Books Online (Text Creation Partnership)
(EEBOTCP)
Consists of 25,000+ open access texts from Early English Books Online. No more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes more information
Ethnic NewsWatch
(ProQuest)
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. 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
Global Issues in Context
(Gale)
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No more information
Harper's Digital Archives Full-text articles from this general-interest magazine covering literature, politics, culture and the arts. Coverage: 1850-Present No more information
HeinOnline An online research tool with more than 100 million pages of legal history available in a fully-searchable, image-based format. Yes more information
International Historical Statistics Statistical compendium covering the years 1750-2010 (with annual updates). Includes all statistical tables as Excel spreadsheets, which can be downloaded for further analysis. Topics include population, national accounts, labor force, agriculture, external trade and industry. Each section has a full description of the sources used to compile the statistics. No 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
Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources Offers online access to early state codes, city charters, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history. No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes more information
New Republic Archive The New Republic, founded in 1914, is a U.S.-based journal of opinion on politics and the arts. Approach tends to be centrist conservative. 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
New York Times (LexisNexis) NYT, from 1930 to present (for older coverage, see "New York Times Historical Newspaper") For all articles from today's version, just click on "Today" in the date field and then "Search." No more information
New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Full-text including scanned digital images of the New York Times, 1851-2012 Yes more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children's Literature and Childhood
(Gale)
Archive of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the nineteenth century. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Photography: The World through the Lens
(Gale)
Archive of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts from Britain, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas from the nineteenth century. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform
(Gale)
Archive of primary source documents relating to religious and philosophical movements of the 19th century. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Women: Transnational Networks
(Gale)
Archive of primary source documents focusing on issues of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the early-twentieth century. No more information
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
(Gale)
Full-text database of primary source newspapers from the 19th century in the United States. Includes political party newspapers, dailies, special interest group newspapers, illustrated papers, and major newspapers. No more information
Oxford Bibliographies Online Authoritative research guides in Atlantic History, Education, Music, Psychology, and Public Health. Yes more information
Oxford English Dictionary 2nd edition of the 20-volume set. Includes meaning, history, & pronunciation of over 1/2 million words, both past and present. No more information
Oxford History of Western Music The full text from the Oxford History of Western Music (2009) with notes, bibliographies, and further readings. 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
Oxford Scholarship Online Ebooks Ebooks in 16 subject areas. 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 more information
ProQuest Congressional Historic and current congressional information supporting in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest No more information
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No 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
Statista Online statistics portal providing access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. Includes many easily-cited authoritative infographics. No more information
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 Features approximately 11 million pages and more than 350,000 separate documents. Almost 150,000 Supreme Court cases are available. No more information
Very Short Introductions
(Oxford)
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes more information
World Scholar: Latin America And The Caribbean Regional Portal
(Gale)
Database of journal, reference, and news articles and primary source documents about Latin American and the Caribbean. Partial 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