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World Languages & Cultures Research Guide

World Languages & Cultures

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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

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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
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
Clase and Periodica (OCLC) Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities No more information
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Scholarly source for theory and research in international affairs; includes papers, projects, proceedings, books, journals, policy briefs and teaching materials (i.e., case studies and background readings). Yes 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
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
GenderWatch A database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. No 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
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
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 Islamic Studies Online Oxford Islamic Studies Online (OISO) offers online access to the history and culture of Islam and provides full-text access to Oxford reference and scholarly works. 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
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 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
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
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