Highly Recommended Databases
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.
and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
; 1980-present; updated weekly;
some full-text; RefWorks help
; citation alerts
; saving searches & creating alerts
; journal titles
) is one of the citation databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Web of Science
and then change Current Limits
to search this database separately. It provides
current and retrospective bibliographic information and cited references for over 1,130 arts and humanities journals plus individually
selected, relevant items from about 7,000 science and social sciences journals.
It covers archaeology, architecture, art, asian studies, classics, dance, film,
folklore, history, language, linguistics, literary reviews, literature, music,
philosophy, poetry, radio, religion, television and theater. Click Sign In
to save searches and receive search history and citation alerts. It is produced by
and the user interface is provided by Thomson Reuters.
(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.
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.
(1980-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains indexing and abstracts from nearly 700 journals, of which 500 are peer reviewed. It includes scholarly journals as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, and poetry. Topics covered include art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, and religion. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Humanities International Complete
(1925-present; updated monthly; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for books, articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations. It indexes 1,700 scholarly journals and incorporates all content from American Humanities Index
and Humanities International Index
. It covers literature, language, history, philosophy, archaeology,
classical studies, folklore, gender studies, performing arts, history, religion
and theology. It is produced by Whitson Publishing and the user interface is
provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Humanities with Full-Text
(1910-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains the full-text from over 330 journals and indexing and abstracts from nearly 700 journals. It includes scholarly journals as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, and poetry. Topics covered include art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, and religion. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
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.
Civil War: Letters & Diaries has been cancelled.
American Periodicals Series (APS)
(1740-1900; updated quarterly; all full-text;
; title list
) covers the development of American culture,
politics and society across 150 years. It is arranged in three series: 1740 to 1800, the period of
transition from British colony to emerging nation; 1800 to 1850, pre-Civil War and the era of debate over
slavery; and 1850 to 1900, Civil War and Reconstruction. It covers 1,100 historic American journals
including Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, Independent Reflector, Medical Repository, Liberator,
North American Review, Harper's Bazar, Vanity Fair,
and Ladies Home Journal
. Magazines of
these periods cover the literature, science, religion, arts, and history of the time. It is produced by
and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.
of American History
(all full-text; XLinks
) is an encyclopedia that covers the
arts, business, democracy, discrimination, diversity, education, expansion, family,
government, imperialism, labor, law, leisure, peace, religion,and war. It provides
2,000 primary documents in American history, including speeches, historical accounts,
memoirs, editorials and cultural criticism. Multimedia files include over 500
pictures, hundreds of video clips, and audio files of famous speeches. It is produced
by and the user interface is provided by Encyclopaedia Britannica.
ArchiveGrid: Open the Door to History
(continuously updated) provides online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by OCLC (Online Computer
of Native North Americans
(16th century-present; some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life and will appeal to anyone
interested in exploring the contributions, struggles, and issues surrounding
North America's indigenous peoples. It also covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural
relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. It contains more than
80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents
of the United States and Canada. The database is an essential research
tool for anthropologists, educators, historians, political scientists,
sociologists, psychologists, legal and medical researchers, linguists,
theologians, ethnobotanists, and policy makers. It is produced by and the user interface
is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Black Thought & Culture has been cancelled.
Online Academic Edition
(all full-text; XLinks
) is the online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica
that contains more than 118,000 articles, updated and revised by Encyclopædia
Britannica editors and contributors; over 14,000 illustrations, including photographs,
drawings, maps, and flags; and more than 215,000 word entries, including definitions,
pronunciation guides, and word histories. It includes an Internet directory that
provides more than 300,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by
Britannica editors. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Encyclopaedia
Irish Women's Letters & Diaries has been cancelled.
(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).
Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures and the Environment has been cancelled.
(about 1995-present; updates dependent upon publisher;
all full-text; RefWorks help
; saving searches
) is a multidisciplinary
collection of about 5,000 journals published by Academic Press, American Chemical
Society, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Psychological
Association (PsycARTICLES), Association of Computing Machinery, Berkeley Electronic
Press, BioOne, Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Emerald (MCB University
Press), Ingenta, Institute of Physics, Kluwer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Optical Society
of America, Oxford University Press, Project MUSE, Royal Society of Chemistry,
Springer-Verlag, Thieme and Wiley. Scholars can be notified
about new relevant articles according to subject, author or journal
title. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by OhioLINK.
Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Center
(2000-present; all full-text; RefWorks help
) is a database of
masters' theses and doctoral dissertations submitted by graduate students matriculating at
higher education institutions in Ohio. It is produced by participating Ohio colleges and
universities and the user interface is provided by OhioLINK. Evidence-Based Practice Tip:
All articles in this database should have some level of evidence.
In the First Person cancelled.
John Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory
(1990-present; all full-text) includes more than 240 entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. Users can search by keywords or browse specific entries (sources), topics, or names through the table of contents. It is published by and the user interface is provided by Johns Hopkins University Press.
(1st issue of 1st volume to 3 years from present; all full-text; Video tutorial
; Handout tutorial
; RefWorks help
) provides online
access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in a variety of academic
disciplines including the arts, business, demographic studies, humanities, social sciences,
and science. The multidisciplinary arts & sciences collection was updated in June 2009 with an additional 120 titles
, bringing the total number of journals in this collection to 749. JSTOR also includes 8,200 19th Century British pamphlets. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization that serves
and is supported by the scholarly community. NOTE:
journal content published prior to 1923 in the US and prior to 1870 elsewhere is freely available to the public for reading and downloading (nearly 500.000 articles from more than 200 journals).
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.
(some full-text) is an open catalog that provides bibliographic information about old printed books and manuscripts with links to digital copies of a subset of these catalogued items. Users can search by settlement (town or city where the item is held), repository (institution responsible for the administration of the item) or query (keyword). Results can be restricted to items that have a full digital document or a digital map. To view digital content, click the title of an item. Then click Display existing digital copy
in top, left corner of the item's description. Thumbnail images of each page can be enlarged by clicking them. This freely accessible database is produced by the National Library of the Czech Republic under the auspices of the 1992 UNESCO Memory of the World
project. The user interface is provided by AiP Beroun.
York Times Historical Database
(1851-within four years of the present;
all full-text; updated annually; RefWorks
) contains full-page and article images of every page of every issue,
cover to cover, in downloadable PDF. It includes ads, comics, cartoons, photos,
maps and other graphics. It is produced by the New York Times and the user interface
is provided by ProQuest.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries & Oral Histories has been cancelled.
North American Women's Letters & Diaries has been cancelled.
(updated weekly; much full-text and other digital content; RefWorks help
) serves as a portal for more than 19 million digital resources from over 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan and harvested using OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). It includes digital items such as books and articles, audio files, images, videos, and datasets (downloadable statistics files). Users can search by keyword, title, creator, subject or resource type (audio, dataset, image, text, or video). Searches yield a detailed and well-organized description of the resource and a
persistent/stable link to the resource itself. Indexed content includes the Library of Congress'
American Memory Project, various pre-print and e-print servers, and digital
thesis and dissertation collections. It is produced by University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services and the user interface is provided by OCLC (Online Computer
(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:
Periodicals Archive Online
(most from first issue to 1995; RefWorks help
) provides the backfiles of periodicals in ancient civilizations, history, humanities, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, and general studies. This collection was updated in June 2009 with an additional 400 titles. Users can search for articles by keyword, author, article title, journal title, language, journal subject, and year. Users can browse journals by title or journal subject. It is produced by Chadwyck-Healey and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.
Perseus Digital Library
full-text) is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. It includes a
wide range of primary source materials for study and research in the humanities, including classics, Duke databank
of papyri, the English renaissance, Bolles digital archive and history of London collection, Tufts history, Boyles
history of science papers, and American memory of California, the upper midwest and Chesapeake. It is produced by and
the user interface is provided by Tufts University.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT)
(1861-last semester; updated daily; first 24 pages free full-text;
) contains over 2 million entries for doctoral dissertations
and master's theses from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. More recent dissertations
and theses are available electronically and may be downloaded for a fee. Frequently, users may also obtain a copy without cost
through the library's document delivery services
. It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by ProQuest.
Times (London) Digital Archive
(1785-1985; all full-text; XLinks
) permits users to search using keywords or
hit-term highlighting to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire
newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos. It is produced by The Times and the
user interface is provided by Thomson/Gale's InfoTrac.
Women and Social Movements has been cancelled.