Academic Search Ultimate

Journals, magazines, and newspapers in almost every subject area.


A curricular resource - select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search across leading pharmacy online references.


Access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology from Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

ACS Publications

Full-text articles from the journals published by the American Chemical Society.

African American Studies Center Online

Collection of articles focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Limit of 5 simultaneous users.

America: History and Life with Full Text

Database of full text coverage of the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Annual Reviews

Collection of critical reviews written by leading scientists in 40 disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics.


Index of articles from the contents pages of journals in business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture.


Over one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with software tools for teaching and research.

ATLA Religion Database

Index of journals article, book reviews, and essays in religious studies.

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.

BioMed Central

Provides full-text access to over 220 peer-reviewed open access journals in biology and medicine. Individual site registration is required.

Birds of the World

Online database of over 10,000 global bird species, searchable by species, topic, or keyword. Includes audio and video content.

Black Studies Center

Articles and essays by top scholars in Black Studies and full text of The Chicago Defender newspaper from 1910-1975.

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.

Business Plans Handbook

"For those looking for examples of how to approach, structure and compose their own business plans, the Handbook presents 24 sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries..."

Business Source Premier

Articles, market, industry and SWOT analysis reports, studies, and other business news.

AMA Manual of Style

Full text of the 11th edition with extensive search and browse options, policy updates made in real time, an SI conversion calculator, and learning and training resources.

Cambridge Histories Online

Online version of the prestigious Cambridge Histories Online.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is an industry-leading online career guidance and planning system made available to students by Drake's Center for Global Citizenship.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Free index to federal government publications distributed through the Superintendent of Documents.

Chicago Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers)

Digital version of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1994).

Chronicle of Higher Education

News, information, and jobs listings for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

News and information source covering the non-profit world.

Clase and Periodica

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities

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.

Communication Studies

Full-text source for journals relating to journalism and communication.


Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries.

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.

Historic Documents Collection

Primary sources including presidential speeches, international agreements, Supreme Court decisions, US government reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions arranged chronologically.

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.


A clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other healthcare professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care' with clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics.

WorldCat Dissertations

Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat

Des Moines Register (full-text version)

Iowa's largest and most influential newspaper, focusing on Des Moines and its suburbs with news coverage including regional, national, and international issues and events. Coverage: 1871 - present.

Declassified Documents Reference System

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.

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.


Provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature.

Education (Sage)

Full-text of 23 journals published by SAGE and participating societies.

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.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online - Law

Encompasses the development of law in the British Empire between 1701 and 1800. Topics include acts, criminal and international law, appellants’ cases and more

Encyclopedia of Associations

The Encyclopedia of Associations is a comprehensive source of detailed information on over 151,000 nonprofit membership organizations worldwide.

ERIC (Department of Education)

Government site providing free access to Education Resource Information Center. Some full-text.

ERIC (Ebsco)

Ebsco provided access to Education Resource Information Center. More full-text than the government site.

eScholarShare (Drake University)

Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses.

European Views of the Americas

Comprehensive bibliographic guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Gale Directory Library

A media directory containing thousands of listings for print media, radio and television stations, and cable companies. Includes Market Share Reporter.

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.

Gender Studies Database

Journal articles in gender, sexuality, and women's studies.


A database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.


A comprehensive career resource with information on 26,000+ companies.

Global Issues

A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

Government Printing Office

The GPO Monthly Catalog provides bibliographic citations for all types of U.S. government documents. Not a full-text database


A bibliographic database of resources in a variety of formats that address environmental concerns.

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.

Harper's Digital Archives

Full-text articles from this general-interest magazine covering literature, politics, culture and the arts. Coverage: 1850-Present

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides consumer-oriented information on many health topics, including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides full-text for hundreds of scholarly journals in the medical and health sciences.

International Directory of Company Histories

Detailed information on more than 11,000 companies worldwide. Includes all volumes.

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

An international peer-reviewed general medical journal. See More Information for full-text coverage details.


More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources

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.


Database for research in case law, government regulations, the practice of law, statutes, taxation and international law. Covers all major law reviews, and specialty law and bar association journals.

Lexi-Comp Online

Reviews the FDA, pharmaceutical industry, and clinical literature, researching the latest findings on drugs, indications, warnings, and interactions.

Nexis Uni (LexisNexis Academic)

Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. Note: LexisNexis Academic is now called "Nexis Uni."


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.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - LISTA

Subject coverage includes librarianship, online information retrieval, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, and scholarly communication and electronic publishing.

ProQuest Congressional

Historic and current congressional information supporting in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest

Vocational and Career Collection

Full-text coverage for 400 trade and industry related periodicals

Making of Modern Law

This database provides full-text access to over 22,000 American and British legal treatises.

Making of Modern Law Trials, 1600 - 1926

A collection of legal transcripts and sensational trial accounts describing the courtroom drama in America, the British Empire and the world.

Marquis Who's Who in America

Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series.

MEDLINE (Proquest)

Indexes over 5,600 journals in the medical and health sciences. Links to full text where available.


National Library of Medicine's free version of Medline


Evidence-based information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care and alternative medicine needed to make clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions. *Additionally, by logging in you agree that the use of this resource is limited to classroom work. Information obtained during this session will not be used for patient care or other activities outside of classroom assignments.*

MRI University Internet Reporter

MRI+ is a library of key magazine planning data resources providing an information link between the planner and publisher. Maximum of 10 simultaneous users. *Note: Registration required.

Music Index Online

Guide to music periodicals and literature featuring content from 1970 to present.

Wall Street Journal (Proquest)

Full-text of the newspaper's eastern edition, 1984 - present.

Wiley Online Library

Full-text access to selected journal titles and articles covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

World DataBank

Access to nation-by-nation (or aggregate) statistical data.

World History in Video

Documentaries exploring human history.


WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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.

Science Online

Full-text of the journal Science, 1990 – present. Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, hosted on EBSCO's Academic Search Ultimate database.


ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Drake University provides access to all of the book titles and a majority of the journal titles hosted on this platform, from 1995-present.

SciFinder Scholar

Scientific information in journal and patent literature - you must create a user account (see more information)

Sociological Abstracts

This database abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

RISM -- International Inventory of Musical Sources after 1600 / Series A/II:

Index to music manuscripts with annotations

Teacher Reference Center

TRC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed.

Natural Medicines

Combined database containing both Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. The premiere evidence based complimentary and alternative medicine database. Effectiveness of treatments for various disease states is ranked based on analysis of the primary literature.


International science journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research, review articles, reports, and commentaries on the latest happenings in the sciences. Note: Cowles Library subscribes to Nature and Nature Neuroscience.

Nature: News@Nature

Science journalism in the news.

Naxos Music Library

Streamed recordings of primarily classical music. Also includes world/folk music, Chinese orchestral, folk, and traditional music. 5 simultaneous users

Neuroscience eBook Collection

Books in this interdisciplinary field cover subjects such as behavioral neuroscience, clinical neurophysiology, cognitive and developmental neuroscience, regeneration, epilepsy, molecular neuroscience and sensory systems.

New England Journal of Medicine

Full text of The New England Journal of Medicine. Full text 1990-present; Abstracts 1812-1989.

New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers)

Full-text including scanned digital images of the New York Times, 1851-2014

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."

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspapers, television and radio news transcripts.


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.

Oxford English Dictionary

2nd edition of the 20-volume set. Includes meaning, history, & pronunciation of over 1/2 million words, both past and present.

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.

Oxford Music Online

Database including the full-text of the Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music. Limit of 5 simultaneous users.

Oxford Reference Online

Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users.


Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

Philosopher's Index

Author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy.


Database (formerly called PILOTS) produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD providing citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma.

Proceedings (Conference)

Index of worldwide conference proceedings.

Project Muse

Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses.


Full-text journals published by the American Psychological Association & allied organizations.


Citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations.

Times (London) Digital Archive

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).

Politics in America

Information on members of the U.S. Congress and their districts.

Vital Statistics on American Politics

More than 230 tables and charts covering the full spectrum of American politics dating back to 1788.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Des Moines Register (scanned version)

Scanned digital version of the Des Moines Register from 2009 – present (with a 5-10 month delay)

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.

Science Citation Index Expanded

Indexes more than 6,650 authoritative journals across 150 scientific disciplines and includes cited references. Coverage: 1899-present.

Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines

Collection of historical documents allows you to browse and search HarpWeek's collection of 19th century journals.

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.

Dickens Letters

The Letters of Charles Dickens, (1820-1870) 2nd edition.

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.

PrivCo - Private Company Financial Intelligence

PrivCo is a source for business and financial data on non-publicly traded corporations.

Springer eBooks, 2010-2022 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 (2010-2021 collections) 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.

Reference Universe

Reference Universe allows users to search the indexes and tables of contents of Cowles Library’s extensive print and electronic reference collections, including specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs.

Index to Legal Periodicals

This retrospective database indexes legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand dating back to 1908.

Statistical Datasets

Statistical Datasets is a web-based research tool that provides fast and easy access to data from licensed and public domain datasets within a single interface.

Index Chemicus

Text- and substructure-searchable, this database provides access to the chemical compound information needed to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share findings. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection)

BIOSIS Citation Index

Contains citations to items in all areas of the life sciences and biology. Encompasses over 5,300 journal titles and 22 million records.

Current Contents Connect

Current awareness database provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, abstracts from recently published issues of scholarly journals, and evaluated websites.

Derwent Innovations Index

Enables patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering.

Data Citation Index

Indexes data studies and datasets across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and links the datasets/studies with published literature.

Zoological Record

Provides comprehensive coverage of international zoological literature.


Published by the American Psychiatric Association, it provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. It is used by mental health professionals worldwide.


PharmacyLibrary from American Pharmacists Association (APhA) features content from APhA's authoritative textbooks, an interactive NAPLEX review, case studies, and active learning exercises that focus on a variety of practice skills.


An online research tool with more than 100 million pages of legal history available in a fully-searchable, image-based format.

Times-Delphic Index

Search titles and subject terms from all Times-Delphic articles at Drake University from 1980 to present. (A card index of earlier issues is available in the Library. Full text is available on microfilm.)

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

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.

PsychiatryOnline Premium

The PsychiatryOnline Premium collection covers diagnosis and differential diagnosis, case vignettes to bring abstract concepts to life, multidisciplinary treatment guidelines, the latest research – all within a single search and navigation interface that integrates journals and books.

Associated Press: News Features & Internal Communications

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.

Associated Press: U.S. City Bureaus Collection

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.

Indigenous Peoples: North America

Explores the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the 16th century through the 20th century.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

A database of primary source collections for the 19th Century, primarily British and American, but including material from other nations and in other languages.

Artemis Primary Sources

Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment.

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.

SciELO Citation Index

SciELO content includes regional journals from Latin American and the Caribbean as well as titles from Spain, Portugal and South Africa.

Oxford History of Western Music

The full text from the Oxford History of Western Music (2009) with notes, bibliographies, and further readings.

Associated Press: Washington, D.C. Bureau Collection

Searchable digital collection including records from the Washington, D.C., bureau office of the Associated Press dating from 1952—2009.

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.

Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities

Directories of publishing opportunities by journal title, including submission process, type of review, acceptance rates, and more.

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) - Biology and Neuroscience

Online peer-reviewed journal of video-demonstrations of scientific experiments. The content focus is on the general biological research sciences as well as the brain and the nervous system. We have a subscription to JoVE Biology and Neuroscience. To search one collection at a time, use the subjects limiter at the top.

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955.

Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

The full text from the Grove Dictionary of American Music (2013).

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

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Online version of the 16th and 17th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style. Fully searchable.

Market Share Reporter

Presents comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title; data and market description; a list of producers/products along with their market share; and cites original sources.

Cochrane Library

Collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision making.

ASHP eBooks Collection

ASHP eBooks Library is a source for pharmacy-specific clinical and management information.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the American Antiquarian Society 1652-1800

Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera enable researchers to explore America's distant and not so distant past. Videos

Collection of streaming videos in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, addiction, and more.

Early English Books Online (Text Creation Partnership)

Consists of 25,000+ open access texts from Early English Books Online.

Vogue Archive

Entire run of Vogue magazine (US Edition) from 1892 to the present day.

Women's Wear Daily Archive

Entire run of Women's Wear Daily from 1910 to the present day.

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.

Music & Performing Arts

Music and performing arts resources, spanning all time periods, encompassing a wide range of formats (including scores, reference, and high definition audio and video).


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.

Very Short Introductions

Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects.

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Authoritative research guides in Atlantic History, Education, Music, Psychology, and Public Health.

Visible Body

3D human anatomy and physiology teaching tool that allows you to rotate and move different body parts, highlight specific areas, as well as remove or add different layers of skin, muscle, and bone etc. The database also has physiology animations as well as muscle and skeletal action videos.

Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect provides private company data on over 100 million privately held global companies (plus 145 million inactive global companies). Intellect allows the end user to download up to 2,000 records at a time to a spreadsheet. This service also contains information on over 220 million individuals through White Pages Pro and executive contacts on over 90 million professional decision makers. Also included is global family tree information, census data, access to First Research Industry Reports covering 900+ industries and demographic data from Nielsen.

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.

Education Source

Full-text journals, indexing and abstracts, book reviews, and conference papers covering all aspects of education.

Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, 5e

Chapters from the forthcoming 5th edition of Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice now available! Full text ebook available on the AccessPharmacy platform.


Travel medicine database that is peer reviewed and continuously updated. Contains travel medicine literature and teaching sheets including a collection of country-specific profiles for about 240 countries and territories and a "Travax Report Builder", to produce a custom counseling reports for travelers.**Requires username and password (contact Drake Library Reference).

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

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.

Springer Journals

Full text access (1997-present) to most journals available through Springer.

Iowa History and Culture

A unique online bibliography of Iowa history and culture organized into subject areas and searchable by author, title and keyword.


Index of nursing and allied health literature dating back to 1981. Limited to 4 simultaneous users. If you are denied access, please wait a few minutes and try again.

Corporate ResourceNet

Index to over 1,300 business and management periodicals, with abstracts and full text of many articles. Includes profiles of the world's 5,000 largest companies and a collection of images.

Time Magazine Archive

Archive of Time Magazine, covering 1923-2000.

Forbes Magazine Archive

Archive of Forbes Magazine, covering 1917-2000.

Life Magazine Archive

Archive of Life Magazine, covering 1936-2000.

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.

Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives provides a vast historical collection of company, industry and country information. Access the Moody's/Mergent Digital Manuals consisting of the following manuals: Industrial, Over the Counter Unlisted, Over the Counter Industrial, Transportation, Bank & Finance, Public Utilities, International and Municipal & Government starting in 1909 to current. Key Business Ratios starting in 1979 to current. D&B Country Risk Profile/Riskline Reports detailing essential political, economic and commercial information on over 130 countries worldwide beginning in 2001 to current.

Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, 4e

Full-text ebook available on the AccessPharmacy platform.


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.

Mango Languages

Interactive language-learning database covering 71 languages.

Essential Science Indicators

Measures research influence by providing information on top performing authors, papers, journals, institutions, and countries. (Journal Citation Reports is another similar database for exploring scholarly metrics.)


A premium policy news and information resource designed to keep students, faculty and researchers in lock-step with the unprecedented pace of developments in our current political climate.

Early American Newspapers Series I, 1690-1876

Digitized American newspapers from 23 states and District of Columbia covering the 18th and 19th centuries.

American Politics: Campaign Newspapers

Digitized newspapers from over 30 states covering political campaigns and issues from 1803-1876.

Motif-Index of Folk Literature

An index to themes and motifs in folk literature from Ireland to India.

American Fiction, 1774-1920

Primary source archive of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I.

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.

Making of the Modern World, 1450-1914

Archive of primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth from 1450-1914.

Women's Studies Archive: Women's Issues & Identities

Primary source archive tracing the path of women’s issues from past to present.


BrowZine lets you browse, read, save, and monitor scholarly journals in your subject areas on your mobile device or desktop/laptop.

Business Insights: Global

Database offering business case studies, in-depth statistical data and research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries, and industries.


Database offering interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

World History

Database of reference works, primary source documents, and periodical and news articles covering significant people, events, and topics in world history.

Literature Resource Center

Database of overviews of important authors (from ancient times to the present) and scholarly critiques of their writings, including selected criticism and book reviews published in academic and literary journals.

World Scholar: Latin America And The Caribbean Regional Portal

Database of journal, reference, and news articles and primary source documents about Latin American and the Caribbean.


Database providing access to literary works and authors throughout history, including more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, plays, biographies, images, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints

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.

Women's Magazine Archive

Full-text backfiles of consumer magazines aimed at a female readership, including Better Homes & Gardens, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, and Redbook.


Kanopy is a video streaming platform for libraries with a collection featuring over 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from hundreds of producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Instructors must request that the library purchase a license to a film before it can be made available for viewing.

EBSCO Ebooks

Ebooks from leading university presses and academic publishers.

Black Thought and Culture

Database of nonfiction writing by major American black leaders.

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1-5

Digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography [EBSCO]

Modern Languages Association search for literature, language/linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory, and dramatic arts. Links to some full-text where available.

Richard K. Miller eBooks

Business eBooks.

JoVE Science Education: Chemistry

Video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations.

Past Masters Commons

A growing series of important texts and translations in the history of philosophy and thought.


Requires registration before use: ID request portal

**Note: Takes up to 3 business days.** Database featuring data and analytics on global financial and economic markets and companies.

Wall Street Journal

Full access to all Wall Street Journal content via their website (Current 4 years). Requires a one-time registration with your Drake email address.

Swank Streaming Films

A curated collection of streaming films chosen to align with Drake courses. Instructors may request access to non-licensed Swank films if they register with an instructor account. Guide to Swank Streaming Films

Iowa Historical Newspapers

Archives of The Des Moines Register (1871-2008) and The Iowa City Press-Citizen (1965-2008).

U.S. Major Dailies Newspapers

Access to Chicago Tribune, LA Times, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal from the mid-80's to present.

Education Magazine Archive

Full text backfiles of 26 major magazines and trade publications in the field of education from 1910-2015.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Full-text backfiles of major magazines and trade publications in the field of entertainment from 1880-2000.

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