Databases by Subject

Women's Studies Research Guide

Women's Studies

Database Description Available In SuperSearch Alumni Access More Info Tutorial
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 No more information
GenderWatch
(ProQuest)
A database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. Yes No more information
LGBT Life
(EBSCO)
LGBT Life contains full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens of full text e-books. Partial No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes Yes more information
Women's Studies Archive: Women's Issues & Identities
(Gale)
Primary source archive tracing the path of women’s issues from past to present. No 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 No 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 No 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 No more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
(EBSCO)
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. 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
Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History & Culture Since 1940
(Gale)
Archive of primary sources covering social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. No Yes 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
Contemporary Women's Issues
(Gale)
Articles from journals, newsletters, proceedings, pamphlets, book and media reviews and more about global women's issues. No Yes 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
Diversity Studies Collection
(Gale)
Database covering ethnic and social diversity issues. Includes news sources, magazines, and academic journals. Partial Yes 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
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
Ethnic NewsWatch
(ProQuest)
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. 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 in Context
(Gale)
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No Yes more information
Historical Abstracts
(EBSCO)
Indexes more than 2,300 academic historical journals back to 1955, some full text. Partial 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
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
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
(Gale)
A database of primary source collections for the 19th Century, primarily British and American, but including material from other nations and in other languages. No 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 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
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No 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
Vogue Archive
(Proquest)
Entire run of Vogue magazine (US Edition) from 1892 to the present day. 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
Women's Wear Daily Archive
(Proquest)
Entire run of Women's Wear Daily from 1910 to the present day. Yes 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