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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

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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
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
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. Yes 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
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. Yes more information
CQ Press Congress Collection This analytical survey of the history and development of the United States Congress includes data and non-biased commentary. Includes information on legislation, members of congress, key votes and the legislative branch. No more information
CQ Press Historic Documents Collection Primary sources including presidential speeches, international agreements, Supreme Court decisions, US government reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions arranged chronologically. No more information
CQ Press Public Affairs Collection Aimed at researchers and students of public affairs and public policy, social work, government, political science, journalism, and communications. Sample subjects:—Advocacy & Public Service, Education, Energy, the Environment, Health, and Transportation. 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
CQ Press Voting & Elections Collection Integrates data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency and governorships. No more information
CQ Weekly Reports on issues on the congressional horizon, plus a wrap up of the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee & floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. Coverage from 1983 to present. 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 more information
Declassified Documents Reference System (Gale) 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. 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
Eighteenth Century Collections Online - Law Encompases the development of law in the British Empire between 1701 and 1800. Topics include acts, criminal and international law, appellants’ cases and more No more information
Ethnic NewsWatch Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. 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
Historical Abstracts (Ebsco) Indexes more than 2,300 academic historical journals back to 1955, some full text. Yes 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
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
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. No more information
Nation Archive (Ebsco) Full-text of The Nation, a weekly magazine, from 1865 - present. Yes more information
New Republic Archive The New Republic, founded in 1914, is a U.S.-based journal of opinion on politics and the arts. Approach tends to be centrist conservative. Yes 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
Original Sources (Encyclopedia Britannica) Original source documents. 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
Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower Collection of Eisenhower's writings, including letters, memoranda, cables and directives from the years prior to World War II through the presidency. No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes more information
ProQuest Congressional Historic and current congressional information supporting in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest No 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
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
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 Features approximately 11 million pages and more than 350,000 separate documents. Almost 150,000 Supreme Court cases are available. No 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