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Study of Culture & Society Research Guide

Study of Culture & Society

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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
Annual Reviews Collection of critical reviews written by leading scientists in 40 disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics. Yes 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
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
GenderWatch A database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. No more information
LGBT Life LGBT Life contains full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,and Transgendered journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens of full text monographs. Yes more information
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (Ebsco) The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 20000 contemporary testing instruments. No more information
PILOTS (Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress) Citations to literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health results of traumatic events Yes more information
PsycARTICLES (Ebsco) Full-text journals published by the American Psychological Association & allied organizations. Yes more information
PsycCRITIQUES (Ebsco) Full-text reviews weekly of psychological books. Yes more information
PsycINFO (Ebsco) Citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. 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
ATLA Religion Database (Ebsco) Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and essays in all fields of religion, with coverage from 1949 and some retrospective indexing. Yes more information
Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive Contains Biblical Archaeology Review (1975 - present), Bible Review (1985 - 2005 complete) and Archaeology Odyssey (1998 - 2006 complete), plus five popular books. No 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
Clase and Periodica (OCLC) Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities 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
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
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
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
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
National Journal Group's Policy Central Access to National Journal online, CongressDaily, The Hotline, Technology Daily, & Almanac of American Politics. No more information
National Review Archive The National Review has been a leading journal of opinion since its inception in 1955. Yes 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
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
Social Services Abstracts (Proquest) Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. No 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
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. No 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 DataBank Access to nation-by-nation (or aggregate) statistical data. 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