Databases by Subject

World Languages & Cultures Research Guide

World Languages & Cultures

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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
Clase and Periodica
(OCLC)
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
(ProQuest)
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. Yes No 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
HAPI - Hispanic American Periodicals Index
(UCLA)
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
PRISMA
(ProQuest)
Database providing full-text access to journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Yes No more information
Transparent Language Online Online languange-learning service offering over 90 language options. Note: users must create a free account to use (click "Sign up" to create an account). To create an account, you must be on campus and connected to Drake Wifi. No 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
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
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
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
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes No more information
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies (formerly GREENR) A database focused on the study of sustainability and the environment, including news, case studies, videos, and news, as well as academic journals. Partial 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 Yes 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
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
Informe Academico
(Gale)
Database of Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. Partial 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 No 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
Mergent Country Reports Provides up-to-date political, economic and commercial information on over 130 countries worldwide, including risk assessment. Easily downloadable in PDF format. No 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
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
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
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. Yes 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
Oxford Scholarship Online Ebooks Over 4,000 ebooks published from 2016-present in humanities, sciences, business, and social sciences. Full chapters can be downloaded by PDF. 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
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
Times (London) Digital Archive
(Gale)
The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2012, is Gale's online historical archive, delivering access to every page as published from over 200 years of The Times (London). Yes No more information
Very Short Introductions
(Oxford)
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. 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
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 Yes 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