Databases by Subject

Study of Culture & Society Research Guide

Study of Culture & Society

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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 No more information
America: History and Life
Index to the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Partial No 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 No more information
Annual Reviews Collection of critical reviews written by leading scientists in 40 disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics. Yes No 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 No more information
Bibliography of Native North Americans
Contains citations to literature covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life published from the sixteenth century to the present. Partial No more information
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
Clase and Periodica
Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities No No more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. No No more information
Ethnic NewsWatch
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. Yes No 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 No more information
Gender Studies Database
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 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
Global Issues in Context
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No 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 No more information
Indigenous Peoples: North America
Explores the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the 16th century through the 20th century. No Yes more information
Latino-American Experience
The Latino American Experience (LAE) is a full-text database focusing on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. No No more information
LGBT Life contains full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,and Transgendered journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens of full text monographs. Partial No more information
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 20,000 contemporary testing instruments. No No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes 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 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
Springer eBook, 2010-2017 Collections A collection of electronic books in a variety of subjects. Users have the option to order a personal print copy of ebooks owned by Drake (2010-2017 collection) for $24.99 (regardless of the actual book price). These "MyCopy" books are soft-cover b/w print copies that are mailed to the user’s address. Yes No 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 No more information

Other Resources

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Academic Search Premier
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 2,800 peer-reviewed journals. Partial No more information
African-American Historical Serials Collection
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
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial No more information
Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History & Culture Since 1940
Archive of primary sources covering social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. No Yes more information
Artemis Primary Sources
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. No No more information
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals in business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture. Partial No more information
ATLA Religion Database
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and essays in all fields of religion, with coverage from 1949 and some retrospective indexing. Partial No more information
Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive Biblical Archaeology Review (1975 - present), Bible Review (1985 - 2005 complete) and Archaeology Odyssey (1998 - 2006 complete), plus five popular books. Partial 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 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
Business Expert Press Ebooks Access to over 300 Ebooks that focus on international business, mergers, finance, accounting, social networking, and many more related areas. All Ebooks offer no DRM (Digital Rights Management), Downloadable PDFs, and unlimited users. 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 (1849-1992). No No more information
Communication & Mass Media Complete
A major indexing and abstracting database for Communication Studies and Journalism & Mass Communication. It indexes over 400 journals and includes the full text of over 200 journals in these fields. Partial No more information
Communication Studies
Full-text source for journals relating to journalism and communication. Yes Yes 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 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
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 No more information
Education (Sage) Full-text of 23 journals published by SAGE and participating societies. Yes Yes more information
ERIC (Department of Education) Government site providing free access to Education Resource Information Center. Some full-text. Yes No more information
ERIC (Ebsco) Ebsco provided access to Education Resource Information Center. More full-text than the government site. Partial 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'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
A bibliographic database of resources in a variety of formats that address environmental concerns. Partial No more information
HAPI - Hispanic American Periodicals Index
Links to journal article citations and is a source for information about Central and South America, Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. From analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts and letters, HAPI Online contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews (through 2001), documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world. No No more information
Historical Abstracts
Indexes more than 2,300 academic historical journals back to 1955, some full text. Partial No 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 No more information
Journal Citation Reports Measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels by showing the relationship between citing and cited journals available in the Web of Science. (Essential Science Indicators is another similar database for exploring scholarly metrics.) Yes No more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes No more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. No No more information
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 No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes No more information
MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography
Subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics. Links to some full-text where available. No Yes more information
National Review Archive The National Review has been a leading journal of opinion since its inception in 1955. 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 No No more information
NewsVault Cross-search Gale newspaper archives using a single interface. Drake has access to the complete (London) Times Digital Archive and the 19th Century U.S. Newspaper Digital Archive. No No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
Archive of primary source documents related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. No Yes more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
Archive of primary documents related to the arts in the nineteenth century. No Yes more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
Archive of monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering exploration, military and missionary activities, and economic and political imperialism in the nineteenth century. No Yes more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature
Archive of map collections and travel accounts from the nineteenth century. No Yes more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform
Archive of primary source documents relating to religious and philosophical movements of the 19th century. No Yes more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Women: Transnational Networks
Archive of primary source documents focusing on issues of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the early-twentieth century. No Yes more information
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Database of information on social issues, including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. There are also featured news and featured videos. Partial Yes more information
Original Sources (Encyclopedia Britannica) Original source documents. No No 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 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
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
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
Pop Culture Collection
Database of scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. Partial Yes 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
(Proquest )
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Yes No more information
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No 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 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
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
Very Short Introductions
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes No more information
Vogue Archive
Entire run of Vogue magazine (US Edition) from 1892 to the present day. Yes No more information
Wall Street Journal (Proquest) Full-text of the newspaper's eastern edition, 1984 - present. Yes No 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 No 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 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
World DataBank Access to nation-by-nation (or aggregate) statistical data. No 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 is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No No more information