Databases: Literature

  • by ABC-CLIO

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Drawing from over 300 titles this database covers the black experience from its African origins to the present day. Topics include history, biography, literature, arts, music, pop culture, folklore, business slavery, civil rights, politics, sports, education, and science & technology. Includes a deep backlist of reference books and monographs, many now available in electronic format for the first time; Hundreds of primary documents: manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and other papers; More than 4,000 interviews with former slaves, including the WPA slave narratives from the acclaimed The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography; Sixty-seven Negro University Press texts from the late 1700s to the early 1970s classics in black scholarship. Other Features: In their Own Voices (audio clips, such as interviews with former slaves and music files). Links to vetted Web sites. Lesson plans, directly tied to associated primary source documents and images, and other classroom resources. Hundreds and hundreds of photographs, maps, and other images.


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    Related Research Guides: Africana Studies Research

  • by ABC-CLIO

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: The American Indian Experience (AIE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States. Designed, developed, and indexed under the guidance of Loriene Roy, the first Native American President of the American Library Association, and a team of American Indian librarians and scholars, The American Indian Experience offers access to more than 150 volumes of scholarship and reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images. From Pre-contact to the present day, from the Inuit of the north to the Seminoles of Florida, AIE is meant for anyone wishing to learn more about Native Peoples of America.


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  • by EBSCO

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Includes indexing of several hundred sources and full text of articles from approximately 200 journals. Updated monthly. Communication & Mass Media Complete is the result of merging two databases -- CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA)), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University). CommSearch offered bibliographic and keyword references to 26 journals in communication studies, with coverage extending to the inaugural issue of each -- some from as far back as the early decades of the 20th century. It also included cover-to-cover indices of NCA's six journals (from their first editions to the present), and abstracts from their earliest appearance in NCA journals. Mass Media Articles Index provided citation coverage of over 40,000 articles related to mass media and published in over 60 research journals, as well as major journalism reviews, recent encyclopedias, and handbooks in the area of communications studies. EBSCO has combined the coverage of these two resources, and has greatly expanded upon them (both in terms of content and scope) to create CMMC. In addition, Communication & Mass Media Complete offers full text for over 200 titles and contains citation coverage for additional sources. In total, several hundred sources are covered.


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  • by EBSCO

    Type: Index & Abstract

    Description: Essay & General Literature Index is a bibliographic database that cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. More than 300 volumes are indexed annually. Additionally, more than 20 annuals and serial publications are indexed. Essay & General Literature Index also provides full bibliographic information on collective titles indexed. Focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film.


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  • by Gale

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: The Literature Resource Center on GaleNet is a literature reference database designed for both the undergraduate and graduate student, including biographical, bibliographical, and critical content. The LRC is built on the Gale Group three author databases: Contemporary Authors Online, offering biographical coverage of more than 100,000 writers; Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, featuring entries on all authors appearing in CLC since vol. 95 of the print series and complete profiles of 266 most studied authors from editions prior to vol. 95; and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, containing more than 10,000 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars. The Literature Resource Center also includes selected full-text, excerpted, and commissioned critical material from the Gale Literature Criticism and For Students Series. In addition, users can access current, full-text critical essays on major authors via the Literature Resource Center's link to 74 recent literary journals. Other features in the Literature Resource Center include 4000 explications and overviews of prominent literary works; links to 5000 websites focusing on major authors and their works; 1500 author portraits; a guide to writing a Modern Language Association-style research paper.


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  • GenderWatch

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    by ProQuest

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: GenderWatch is a full-text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, and special reports. The database provides in-depth coverage of the subjects that are uniquely central to women, including family, childbirth, birth control, daycare, domestic abuse, the workplace, sexual harassment, aging, aging parents, body image, eating disorders and social and societal roles. It also includes content on the impact of gender and gender roles on areas such as: the arts, popular culture and media, business and work, crime and criminology, education, research and scholarship, family, health care and medicine, politics, policy and legislation, pornography, religion, sexuality and sexology, sports and leisure. GenderWatch contains archival material, in some cases as far back as 1970 with additional archival material continually added, making this the repository of an important historical perspective on the evolution of the rights of women and the changes in gender roles and understandings over the last fifteen to twenty years. NOTE: Despite the publisher's claim of all full-text, journals published by Haworth are not complete, most issues having only abstracts (summaries), not complete articles.


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  • by ABC-CLIO

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Wide-ranging and easy to use, the Latino American Experience is the first-ever full-text database focusing on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations of the Americas, through the Spanish and Mexican settlement of much of what is now the United States, to the triumphs and challenges facing present-day U.S. Latinos. Featuring more than 150 titles (including award-winning titles from Greenwood, Praeger, Arte Publico, Columbia University Press, and other imprints), 1500 images, hundreds of primary documents, Spanish-language content, a Timeline, and 225 vetted web sites, LAE is the most comprehensive digital resource to date to focus exclusively on Latinos, the largest and fastest-growing minority group in America.


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    Related Research Guides: Latin American Studies Research

  • by Ebsco

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: 1926 to date. Updated ten times each year. The MLA International Bibliography, produced by the Modern Language Association, consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, film, and folklore and includes coverage from 1926 to the present. This database provides access to scholarly research in more than 4,000 journals and series. It also covers relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats. The default search for MLA International Bibliography includes a simultaneous search of the MLA Directory of Periodicals , also produced by the Modern Language Association of America, which lists periodicals in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore that are covered regularly in the MLA International Bibliography.


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  • by Oxford

    Type: Reference

    Description: The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. It aims to show not only the current meanings of words, but also to trace their development through time. Entries contain detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English language sources from around the world, making the OED a unique historical record.


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  • by Gale

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: More than 2,000 original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Each entry averages 15-20 pages in length and includes a concise essay, hyperlinks for cross-referencing, a citation and biographical information that places the work in personal and historical context. Many authors in the Scribner Writers Series are seen from multiple perspectives through two, three or sometimes four essays. The database is also designed to let the user explore thematic and chronological topics to make connections among writers.


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  • by Johns Hopkins University

    Type: Reference

    Description: Published for the Folger Shakespeare Library by Johns Hopkins University. The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online both cumulates and significantly expands the annual bibliographies in Shakespeare Quarterly, although it omits some peripheral items. It is updated at regular intervals. Over the course of a year, coverage will move forward at least one year and backwards at least three years. The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1964 and 2005. The scope is international, with coverage extending to more than 118 languages and representing every country in North America, South America, and Europe, and nearly every country in Asia, Africa, and Australasia. The more than 103,331 records in this version cite several thousand additional reviews of books, productions, films, and audio recordings. You may create bibliographies and lists. To see if the library has a journal cited, check the List of Library Journals or for our book holdings, check WebCat. (Both links can be found at the top of the library home page.


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