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English & Literature

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Arts & Humanities Citation Index 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

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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
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
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
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
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
Cambridge Histories Online Online version of the prestigious Cambridge Economic Histories Online for Europe, Latin America, India, and the Greco-Roman world. No more information
Communication & Mass Media Complete (Ebsco) 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. Yes more information
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select Information on the lives and writings of about 100,000 authors along with critical reaction to their works. 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
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. Yes more information
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. 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 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
Harper's Digital Archives Full-text articles from this general-interest magazine covering literature, politics, culture and the arts. Coverage: 1850-Present No more information
Highwire Press Free Journals Full-text coverage of more than 80 scholarly journals in the medical and life sciences. No more information
In the First Person An index to letters, diaries, oral histories, and other personal narratives No more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes more information
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. 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
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. Yes more information
Listener Historical Archive, The 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. No more information
Literary Reference Center (Ebsco) Provides users with information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Yes more information
MLA (Modern Language Association) Directory of Periodicals (Ebsco) Information for over 5,000 language & literature journals (many of which are indexed in the MLA Bibliography database) Yes more information
MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography (Ebsco) Subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics. Links to some full-text where available. No more information
New York Times 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." No more information
New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Full-text including scanned digital images of the New York Times, 1851 to 3 years ago. No more information
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspaper Digital Archive 19th century primary source newspaper content. May be searched alone or from the "Newsvault" interface. No more information
Oxford Art Online Formerly Grove Art Online, this database provides access to The Dictionary of Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms plus links to more than 40,000 images. No more information
Oxford Classical Dictionary The Oxford Classical Dictionary provides coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law, science, art and archaeology, and topics in near eastern studies and late antiquity. 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 Handbooks Online Fulltext handbooks from Oxford Handbooks series are now available online as a collection in four subject modules: Business & Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion 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
Times (London) Digital Archive The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985, is Gale's online historical archive, delivering every page as published from 200 years of The Times (London) to your library. 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