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African-American Resources Research Guide

African-American Resources

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African American Studies Center Online (Oxford) Collection of articles in e focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture No more information
African-American Experience (ABC-Clio) Encyclopedia of information about African American life and experiences. 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. No more information
Ethnic NewsWatch Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. No more information

Other Resources

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Academic Search Complete (Ebsco) Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. Yes more information
Academic Video Online 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 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. Yes more information
American History in Video Historical coverage in the collection ranges 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. 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 Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Digital version of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1989). No more information
Chicago Tribune (Newsbank) Extensive coverage of business news (including profiles of more than 85 Fortune 500 companies) and general news coverage. No more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. Yes 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
ERIC (Ebsco) Ebsco provided access to Education Resource Information Center. More full-text than the government site. 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 (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. Yes more information
Global Issues in Context (Gale) A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Yes more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes more information
Lexi-Comp Online Reviews the FDA, pharmaceutical industry, and clinical literature, researching the latest findings on drugs, indications, warnings, and interactions. No more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. Yes more information
Nation Archive (Ebsco) Full-text of The Nation, a weekly magazine, from 1865 - present. Yes more information
Naxos Spoken Word Library Naxos AudioBooks is a leading spoken word label, producing around 30 new titles a year and concentrating largely on literary classics and educational themes. Five simultaneous users. No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes more information
RefWorks Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty 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. No more information
SCOPUS Indexes 19,500 titles in the scientific, technical, & medical literature. Includes a Citation Tracker. Scopus is being discontinued Jan 1, 2013. It will be replaced by Web of Science Yes more information
Serial Set 1789-1969 (Proquest) Primary source material on all aspects of American history. Comprehensive, full-text access to Congressional documents and reports from 1789-1969. No more information
Social Sciences Citation Index 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
Web of Science (Web of Knowledge) Web of Science, aka Web of Knowledge, provides quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Coverage includes the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, available to 1900. Yes more information
World History in Video Documentaries covering 1000 BCE - present No more information
WorldCat Dissertations (OCLC) Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No more information