Highly Recommended Databases
African American Experience
(African-American origins to the present; all full-text) is a cross-searchable collection of African-American history and culture. It covers the arts, biography, business, civil rights, education, folklore, history, literature, music, politics, pop culture, science, slavery, sports, and technology. This collection includes the African-American Greenwood encyclopedias, other references books, and 67 Negro University Press texts from the late 1700s to the early 1970s. Primary sources include 4,000 interviews with former slaves (the WPA slave narratives), as well as manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, and statistics. Special features include a timeline dating from the 1400s to the present, In their Own Voices
audio clips of slave interviews and music, lesson plans, and hundreds of photographs, maps and images. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Greenwood Publishing Group.
(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.
Jewish Studies Source
(Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) includes content from academic journals, magazines, books, and newspapers providing in-depth coverage of all facets of Judaism. Some of the topics covered are archaeology, anthropology, ethnic studies, history, languages, philosophy, political science, religion, and women There are also biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jews. There are extensive back files for journals such as KASHRUS
(1990), Contemporary Jewry
(1974), Western States Jewish History
(1968), and YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science
(1946). The entire Jewish Telegraphic Agency
database is available form 1922-present. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
LGBT Life with Full-text
(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.
Latino American Experience
(pre-Columbian to the present; all full-text) is a cross-searchable collection of Latino American history and culture. It covers the arts, business, civil rights, customs, education, folklore, history, icons, immigration, labor, law, literature, medicine, music, politics, religion, science, sports, and women. This collection includes over 150 titles from Greenwood, Praeger, Arte Publico, and Columbia University Press. Special features include Spanish language content, a timeline, an origins section, lesson plans, hundreds of primary documents, over 1,500 images, and En mi Opinion, a blog of essays and podcasts focusing on the latest issues facing US Latinos. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Greenwood Publishing Group.
Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
(1900-present; some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) is a bibliographic index of research, policy, and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa. It contains more than 539,000 records and more than 15,000 records of recently published works and gray literature are added each year. It covers topics such as arts, humanities, economics, cultural heritage, business, industry, ethnic diversity, anthropology, international relations, political affairs, law, recent history (1900-present), archaeology, religion, and social welfare. It includes Middle East Bibliography
(1946-2001), Middle East Book Bibliographies
, theses & dissertations, MEDAS Citations Database
, and the School of Oriental & African Studies
(SOAS) Library Catalogue
(1900-present). It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Public Affairs Index
(Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) covers all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues, ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, international commerce, and conflict. It includes scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications, and government documents. Topics include banking, public finance, criminal justice, economic policy, taxation, education, emigration, immigration, energy, government, humanitarian issues, industry, labor, law, legislation, natural disasters, poverty, politics, elections, social policy, and transportation. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Race Relations Abstracts
(1975-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains more than 49,500 records pertaining to the social, political, and economic relations between races and ethnicities. Topics include ethnic relations, discrimination, radicalism, economics, cultural identity, pressure groups, immigration, ideology, and community relations. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(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.
CIA's World Factbook
provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The reference tab includes maps of major world regions, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, a world ocean map, standard time zones of the world, flags of the world, and a country comparison search. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
(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 U. S.
(formerly LexisNexis Statistical Publications & DataSets and then ProQuest Statistical Datasets) includes authoritative and comprehensive statistics collected from associations, federal agencies, and research organizations. It covers social, political, and economic statistics representing conditions in the United States from 1940-2020. Total, region, or state data can be downloaded as pdf or xls (spreadsheet) files. Data is provided by the US government and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.