Highly Recommended Databases
Black Thought & Culture has been cancelled.
; much full-text; RefWorks help
) covers critical
issues and events that influence women's lives. It indexes journals, newsletters,
and research reports. It includes English language publications from over 190
countries, as well as ephemeral literature from alternative presses and grass
roots organizations. It is produced by the Gale Group and the user interface by
OhioLINK. See Women's Studies International
or Gender Studies Database
for more up-to-date information.
(all full-text; XLinks
) includes a world, children and states editions. It contains a photo gallery, recipe
collection, famous people, data tables and definitions. Select from an A-Z list
of countries/regions/states or select an area on a map. Each country includes
a detailed map, flag, national anthem, current time, currency converter, recipe
collection, facts and statistics as well as sections on history, climate, the
people, customs, courtesies, lifestyle and society. It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by Brigham Young University.
(1990-present; updated monthly; all full-text;
; title list
) indexes newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. It includes more
than 600,000 English and Spanish articles from 200 publications, providing a broad diversity of
perspectives and viewpoints. The user interface is provided by ProQuest.
Studies Database (
1972-present; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) combines Women’s Studies International
and Men’s Studies
databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. It covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. It provides thousands of links to freely available full-text articles and documents on the Web and hundreds of links to important websites. Source documents include professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, and theses & dissertations. It is produced by NISC and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
(1970-present; some full-text) indexes 400 international
social science and humanities journals. It contains bibliographic citations for
articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials.
It covers Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico
border region, and Hispanics in the United States. It includes analyses of current
political, economic, and social issues and Latin American arts and letters. It
is produced by and the user interface is provided by the UCLA Latin American Center.
(much full-text; tutorials
) contains full-text for 50 of the most important and historically significant LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens of full-text monographs. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBT thesaurus containing over 6,300 terms. It is produced by and the user
interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Women and Social Movements has been cancelled.
(1972 and earlier-present; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) covers the core disciplines in women’s studies and scholarship
in feminist research, including curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science, economy,
public policy, international relations, the arts, humanities, business and education. It indexes over 2,000 journals as well
as newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, Web
sites & Web documents, and grey literature. It incorporates the following databases: Women Studies Abstracts,
Women’s Studies Bibliography Database, Women’s Studies Database, Women Studies Librarian, Women of Color and
Southern Women: A Bibliography of Social Science Research, and Women’s Health and Development: An Annotated
It is produced by NISC and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Women Writers Online
(1400-1850; all full-text; XLinks
) is an archive of works by
pre-Victorian women writers accompanied by contextual and topical essays. It is produced by and
the user interface is provided by the Women Writers Project at Brown University.
Academic Search Complete
(1985-present; updated daily; more full-text;
) is a multidisciplinary database that covers nearly all academic
areas of study. It indexes and abstracts over 9,300 journals, many of them
peer-reviewed (4,400), and provides full-text for over 5,300 journals. It also includes indexing and abstracts for books, reports,
conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals. It is produced by and the user interface
is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(1975-present; some full-text; updated quarterly;
) covers the social science,
humanities, science and technology. It indexes 2,600 scholarly journals published
in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages. It includes publications
from 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as publications
that focus on Pan-American issues. It includes articles, essays, book reviews,
monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes.
It is produced by Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and the user
interface is provided by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center).
CQ Researcher (1991-present; all full-text; RefWorks help; XLinks) is the online version of the CQ Researcher print publication. It provides original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Each issue discussed includes an abstract, overview, background, current situation, outlook, special focus, chronology, pro/con, bibliography, next step, contacts, and footnotes. Controversial topics are addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner. It is published by and the user interface is provided by CQ Press, a Division of Congressional Quarterly, Inc. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
Historical Statistics of the United States
(most from 1800s-1990s; full-text essays & introductions; downloadable data)
provides quantitative data on population, work & welfare, economic structure & performance, economic sectors, and governance & international relations. It covers social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade. It permits users to search and download data as well as create customized tables, spreadsheets and graphs. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Cambridge University Press.
(Using this resource
; all full-text; XLinks
) is a cross-searchable database of more than
125 quick reference dictionaries and 189 in-depth encyclopedias. It covers general reference
as well as specific subject categories: archaeology, art and architecture, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, encyclopedias, English dictionaries and thesauri, history, language reference, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine and health, music, names studies, performing arts, philosophy, quotations,
religion, science and technology, social sciences, and society and culture. All subject categories can be searched separately. Reference types include overview pages, subject reference, timelines, quotations, English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries. It is published by and the user interface
is provided by Oxford University Press. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
No reader is required to use these electronic books. The best way to find ebooks is in the XPLORE Library Catalog
. Just look for the ebook icon:
Statistical Abstract of the United States
(1878-present; updated annually; all
full-text) provides data tables for population; vital statistics; health and nutrition;
education; law enforcement, courts and prison; geography and environment; parks, recreation,
and travel; elections; state and local government; federal government finances and employment;
national defense and veteran affairs; social insurance and human services; labor force,
employment, and earnings; income, expenditure, and wealth; prices; banking, finance, and
insurance; business enterprise; communication and information technology; energy; science and
technology; land transportation; air and water transportation; agriculture; natural resources;
construction and housing; manufactures; domestic trade and services; foreign countries and aid;
outlying areas; comparative international statistics; 20th century statistics; and industrial
outlook. Tabular data is available in portable document format (PDF) and requires Adobe Acrobat
Reader for viewing and printing. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the
U.S. Census Bureau.