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World Languages & Cultures Research Guide

World Languages & Cultures

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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
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
Clase and Periodica
(OCLC)
Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities No more information
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Scholarly source for theory and research in international affairs; includes papers, projects, proceedings, books, journals, policy briefs and teaching materials (i.e., case studies and background readings). No more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. No more information
Ethnic NewsWatch
(ProQuest)
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. 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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
GenderWatch
(ProQuest)
A database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. Yes more information
GREENR - Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
(Gale)
A database focused on the issues relating to the environment. Its coverage extends to news, case studies, videos, and news, as well as academic journals. Partial 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
Times (London) Digital Archive The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2011, is Gale's online historical archive, delivering every page as published from 200 years of The Times (London) to your library. No more information
Very Short Introductions
(Oxford)
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes more information
World DataBank Access to nation-by-nation (or aggregate) statistical data. No 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
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