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African Studies

Academic OneFile

Indexes and provides abstracts for articles in popular and scholarly journals in a broad range of disciplines. Basic and advanced searching with limits by document type (article, case study, reviews, cartoons, etc.), peer- reviewed, date, and other aspects. Includes full text of the New York Times (from 1985 - present), and full text of the London Times and the Financial Times. Good starting place for information sources as researcher begins to write a term paper. Can create free account to access additional features such as saving searches and creating search alerts. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1979 - present (varies by journal)
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Academic search complete

Provides a great starting place for research, as it offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals in all academic subjects, including more than 8,500 full-text and 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Other types of publications included in this resource are books and book chapters, newspapers, magazines, conference proceedings, reports, etc. Searchable by keyword, title, author, subject, journal name, and a lot more. Results can be limited by date, language, publication type, full-text status or whether a journal is scholarly/peer-reviewed. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
Coverage varies
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Some Full Text

African American music reference

Chronicles the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through essays, biographies, discographies, interviews, images, lyrics,and scores. Covers wide range of African American musical expression including blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms

Date Coverage:
19th-21st centuries
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Full Text

African journals online

Provides access to over 400 peer-reviewed,scholarly journals published in Africa about African issues. This resource has a combination of freely-accessible and fee- based articles (Note: don't pay for the articles, use ILL first). Covers journals in all fields but is especially strong in agricultural sciences, science and technology, health, and social sciences. Simple Google search box for searching the available contents, or browse by journal title, by country of origin, or list journals by 25 broad subject headings. Advanced search allows some refinements by date limits, author, and discipline. Selecting an individual journal title to browse opens tabs for searching within the journal and for accessing the available archives of that journal

Date Coverage:
Varies by journal generally 2005 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

African studies abstracts

Provides indexing and abstracts to articles in over 200 journals and to the individual essays in books of collected essays related to African Studies. Also covers a limited number of films & documentaries related to Africa. Searching is most effective from the link to "All issues" in the left-hand menu, otherwise you will open a PDF of the print version of the index. Produced by the African Studies Center in Lieden, Holland, the search results screen lists articles in their original language of publication (the majority of which appear to be in English) but the search engine and commands default to Dutch; click on the British flag in the upper right to change these to English. No full text provided, but detailed abstracts are very useful. Some other reports and research studies are listed on the sidebar and may be available in full-text format. As of 5/11, searching is not compatible with Firefox 4.x versions, use IE instead. African Studies Center, University of Leiden, Netherlands

Date Coverage:
1960's - present; highly selective coverage back to 1910
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Citations Only
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Subjects:

African-American newspapers

Provides indexing and full-text access to 8 major newspapers published by and for African Americans between 1827 - 1902. Articles include coverage of major issues, biographies of individuals, poetry, prose, and cultural concerns for the African American community. Three of the 8 titles were published in New York (including Frederick Douglass' 3 newspapers and The Colored American and Freedom's Journal), one from western Canada (Provincial Freedom), one from D.C. (The National Era), and the newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the U.S. (The Christian Recorder) from Philadelphia, PA. Vendor provides one interface for all its products, so choose as source "African American Newspapers" to search only these titles. Accessible Archives

Date Coverage:
1827-1902
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Full Text
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Afrobarometer

Conducts and publishes the results of attitudinal surveys from over a dozen African countries on its website. Surveys cover the following broad areas: Governance, Democracy, Livelihoods, Social Capital, Macro-economics & Markets, Conflict & Crime, Participation, and National Identity. Results may be selected for specific countries and questions within the larger survey. PDF files of Working Papers and Briefing Papers analyzing the results of the data are also freely available for download

Date Coverage:
1999 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text

America's historical imprints

Provides a single search site for the following individual Early American Imprint databases: Evans: 1639 - 1800; Shaw : 1801 - 1819; and Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia: 1801 - 1819. Keyword and Advanced search features plus browsing by genre, publisher, author, place of publication, subject, and language. Full-text access to all content listed. Newsbank

Date Coverage:
1639 -1819
Content Availability:
Full Text

American doctoral dissertations, 1933-1955

A digital version of the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by U.S. universities during coverage dates. Includes those universities that did not send their dissertations to UMI. Taken from the print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities 1933-1955 and provides full page images of the original print index. May be searched by author, title, subject and university. Beware that when Ebsco says PDF full text it is not full text of the dissertation but full text of the entry in Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities which is only a brief bibliographic record

Date Coverage:
1933-1955
Content Availability:
Citations Only

American song

Provides access to over 6,000 albums (over 116,000 tracks) of songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and anti-war protests. Contains all of the content of the former African American Music database

Date Coverage:
Late 19th century to present
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Multimedia
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ARTstor

Provides access to more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Includes suite of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Includes offline image viewer and mobile versions

Date Coverage:
All periods
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Multimedia
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Cambridge companions to literature and classics

Provides access to over 200 e-books in the Cambridge Companion series for literature (British, American, European, British Colonies, ethnic traditions) and classical authors. The essays in each themed collection are written by scholars in that field and provide background information and an analysis of the topic selected, offering a good starting point for research. Search the entire collection of over 200 books in this series by keyword, or browse the individual titles and search within the title. Printing of single pages or entire essays is available. Cambridge University Press

Date Coverage:
~1990 - present
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Full Text
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Cambridge histories online

Provides online, searchable access to the well-known Cambridge History series. This series provides excellent essays on all aspects of history from classical to medieval to modern, including histories of science, religion, language, economics, the book, publishing, theater, literature, warfare, music, philosophy, politics, and regional studies. Scholarly, authoritative; includes bibliographies for further study. Cambridge University Press

Date Coverage:
All dates
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Full Text
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Center for Research Libraries online catalog. Dissertations

Searchable online index of foreign (non-U.S or Canada) doctoral dissertations held by the Center for Research Libraries. 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold, and other Nobel laureates). The collection ranges from the mid-1800s to the current day. Advanced search provides limits by Year, Language, and Place of Publication (country). Browsing by country and/or awarding institution is available. Baylor is a member of CRL and Scholars and researchers from CRL member institutions have free and unlimited use of the CRL collections through interlibrary loan. CRL

Date Coverage:
Mid 1800's to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Cross-national time-series data archive

A product of the State University of New York (Binghamton), the Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive provides ranges of annual data from 1815 to the present for many countries. Data would be useful to researchers in political science, sociology, economics, business, education, history, and communications (data sets on telegraphs and computer usage are included). The data elements have been collected at regular intervals which allow users to look at what has changed over time

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Full Text
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Dictionary of literary biography

Presents systematically career biographies and criticisms of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Contains articles on literary authors from throughout the world

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

Dictionary of literary biography

Presents systematically career biographies and criticisms of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Contains articles on literary authors from throughout the world

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

Directory of open access journals

Indexes the scholarly and scientific literature in open access journals (journals which do not charge the individual or the institution a subscription fee but make their content freely available). Journals indexed must be peer-reviewed or have editorial quality control and report results of research to a scholarly community to be included in the indexing. Access to full text varies by journal. All languages and subjects are covered. Search for articles by keyword (with Boolean "and/or/not" connectors), search journals by title, or browse journals by broad subject categories. DOAJ, Lund University Library (Sweden)

Date Coverage:
~2002 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Documenting the American South

Provides access to digitized documents and images regarding the American South from the first colonies in Virginia through the 20th century. Documents are organized into 14 themed collections (Oral Histories of the American South, North American Slave Narratives, Charlotte, etc.) and are compiled by the University Library at the University of North Carolina from its research collections and institutions. Primary sources are key elements of this collection with includes, maps, books, letters, memoirs, and rare books. Several of the collections focus on North Carolina, however, a geographic search shows 44 of the 50 states are represented in the documentation. Collections may be searched by keywords (across all collections) or by use of the author, subject, title, and geographic links provided. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Date Coverage:
1600 - 2000
Content Availability:
Full Text

Ebook central

Provides access to academic and scholarly electronic books which Baylor University Libraries have purchased. Covers all subject fields. Keyword search across entire collection or browse by broad subject. Search by keyword within individual books. Links out to definitions, explanations, biographies, maps, and other information resources. Copy and paste text (citation is embedded in the copy feature) or print up to 60 sequential pages at a time. Create account to use "Bookshelf" and save notes features of reader. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
~2000 - present
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Full Text
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EBSCOhost electronic journals service

Provides access to a directory of electronic journals indexed in EBSCO databases; for some titles, EBSCO has rights to grant online, full-text access. Browse journals by title, subject, or publisher; search journals by title (keyword in title, title contains, or exact match); or search for articles by keyword or author. NOT the place to start a research or paper project as the results returned will be too numerous for most users. Very useful to view the table of contents of a particular journal, to search for all articles in a specific journal on X topic, or to find an article in a specific journal indexed by EBSCO when the database which includes the journal in its coverage is unknown. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
Varies
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

EHRAF archaeology

Supports the study of cross-cultural patterns of anthropological subjects in association with a particular documented archaeological tradition or statistical sample of the world's prehistoric cultures. Serves as a companion resource to eHRAF World Cultures

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Date varies
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EHRAF world cultures

Provides comparative analysis of individual cultures via in-depth indexing of the full texts of major anthropological research monographs, periodical articles, essays, dissertations, and photographic collections. This is the digitized content of most of the Human Relations Area Files, a project from Yale University

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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Full Text

Encyclopedia of women & Islamic cultures

Provides access to a specialist encyclopedia focused on women's studies and Islamic cultures. The title of this work intends a broader scope than it actually specifies. For this work isn't concerned only with women and women's issues in countries where Muslim culture has historically predominated, it is also concerned with issues where Muslim culture has been a significant minority presence within the domains of other majority faiths. It is further concerned with women as adherents and outsiders to Islamic faith in cultures where Islam has been a cultural influence. So this work covers an enormous amount of ground. It is not surprising, therefore, that the print version runs to five volumes with two supplements. Written primarily with the needs of the specialist researcher in mind, the articles may still be profitably mined by researchers with more general purposes in view. Searchable either by specific volumes or through its "Advanced Search" keyword interface, the researcher has the option of searching it like a database, or serendipitously, like a print encyclopedia.This resource should be useful to a wide cross section of researchers: students of women's issues in Islamic cultures, students of Islam as a minority culture, students of minorities in predominantly Islamic cultures...to name just a few. Covers all eras of Islamic civilization from the 7th century to the present. Brill

Date Coverage:
7th century CE - present
Content Availability:
Full Text

English historical documents

Provides modernized English language texts for major primary sources in English history from 500 to 1914, including American Colonial era documents. Browse by subjects (technology, foreign affairs, etc.), chronological timeline, or by original published volume order. Search by keyword or use advanced search for specific document title, personal name, or place name

Date Coverage:
500 - 1914
Content Availability:
Full Text

Ethos

Makes UK theses (electronic and paper based) available via a 'one-stop-shop' by harvesting e-theses from institutional repositories and digitizing paper theses on- demand from researchers. Some theses are available for immediate download, while others can be requested from a participating institution which then sends the thesis to the British Library for digitization. In order to download a thesis or request digitization, you must register with the site

Date Coverage:
1600s-present
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Some Full Text
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Expanded academic ASAP

Provides broad coverage of news sources (including video), popular, trade, and scholarly journals on a wide range of topics. Good starting place to find or narrow a topic. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1980 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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Expanded academic ASAP

Provides broad coverage of news sources (including video), popular, trade, and scholarly journals on a wide range of topics. Good starting place to find or narrow a topic. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1980 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) daily reports, 1974-1996

This is a United States government agency which translates the text of daily radio and television broadcasts, newspapers and periodicals, government statements, books, and other sources of unrestricted information such as databases and gray literature from non-English sources around the world. Reports with translations are issued for eight world regions daily and cover such topics as military affairs, politics, the environment, societal issues, economics, and science and technology. Reports are available from 1974-1996, part 1 (Middle East, Africa, Near East and South Asia (MEA, NES).This guide details the various collections available at Baylor

Date Coverage:
1974-1996
Content Availability:
Full Text

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) daily reports, 1974-1996

This is a United States government agency which translates the text of daily radio and television broadcasts, newspapers and periodicals, government statements, books, and other sources of unrestricted information such as databases and gray literature from non-English sources around the world. Reports with translations are issued for eight world regions daily and cover such topics as military affairs, politics, the environment, societal issues, economics, and science and technology. Reports are available from 1974-1996, part 1 (Middle East, Africa, Near East and South Asia (MEA, NES).This guide details the various collections available at Baylor

Date Coverage:
1974-1996
Content Availability:
Full Text

HathiTrust digital library

Serves as a digital repository for major research institutions and libraries to archive their immense digital collections and to ensure that the cultural record that these digital collections represent is preserved and accessible today and in the future. HathiTrust was founded in 2008 and includes content from the Google Books project and Internet Archive

Date Coverage:
16th cent. to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Historical abstracts (EBSCO)

Indexes and provides abstracts to scholarly journal articles, conference papers, dissertations, books and book reviews in history for all countries except the United States and Canada (for the U.S. and Canada use America: History & Life). Since every subject has a history all subjects are covered, from accounting and biology to warfare and zoology, not just traditional "history." Includes research on eras from prehistory to the present. Basic, advanced, and visual search features; limits by time period, country, year of publication of article, language of publication, in addition to subject, author, keyword, etc. EBSCO

Date Coverage:
Pre-history to the present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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Historische Bibliographie online

Provides access to a German language index to largely German articles, books, and essays on historical subjects from all time periods. Publications indexed have publication dates from 1990 - 2010. Must enter search terms in German. Limits by time period, person, place (Erwaehnte Orte), title, and author. Allows Boolean and/or (und/oder) searching. Provides detailed coverage for Europe, Classical Rome and Greece, Egypt, Byzantium, Russia, Scandinavia, and the British Isles from pre- history to the present. Very good coverage of Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Provides email and institutional links for authors indexed. Oldenborug Verlag

Date Coverage:
1990-past year
Content Availability:
Citations Only
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Human rights studies online

Provides comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes in the 20th and 21st centuries. Using a case study approach, this resource provides primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Full Text

Humanities & social sciences index retrospective (EBSCO)

Indexes articles from English-language periodicals from 1907 to 1984. Includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Content from H.W. Wilson's International Index and Social Science and Humanities Index included

Date Coverage:
1907-1984
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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Index Islamicus (EBSCO)

Provides access to an electronically searchable international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, covering history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literatures of Islamica. Includes materials published by Western orientalists, social scientists, and Muslims writing in European languages. Useful to researchers of Islam and Islamic civilizations, Arabic studies, Middle Eastern civilizations, Jewish studies, and Philosophy. Coverage: 1906 - present. Search options are basic; does not include a scholarly journals filter or scripture search feature. Some full text accessibility. Does not include abstracts.EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1906 - present
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Some Full Text
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Index to Jewish periodicals

Provides comprehensive indexing to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Titles include Contemporary Jewry, Holy Land Studies, Jewish Culture & History, Journal of Palestine Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, and many more. Most references are not found in standard periodical literature guides. Intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs. Journal coverage dates back as far as 1988. Search options are basic; does not include a scholarly journals filter or scripture search feature. Some full text accessibility. Does not include abstracts. EBSCOHost

Date Coverage:
1988-present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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International bibliography of the social sciences

Indexes and provides abstracts for books and scholarly journals in all areas of the social sciences (anthropology, business, history, law, media, international studies, philosophy, etc.). International in scope, countries, and languages covered. Searches may be limited by language, type of item (book, journal, conference paper, etc.). ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1951 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

International newsstream (Online : ProQuest)

Provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada, with archives which stretch back decades featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. ProQuest International Newsstream provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
Varies by title, mid-1990s to present
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Full Text
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JSTOR

Provides online access to important scholarly journals and books in many different disciplines. For journals, JSTOR mainly serves an archival function; it contains recent issues for some titles, but for most titles the available issues are two years old or more. Can be searched by author, title, or keyword, with limits available for discipline, dates, language, type of publication, and publication title. No subject access is provided, so use other databases for subject searching

Date Coverage:
19th - 21st centuries
Content Availability:
Full Text

NDLTD

Provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), this resource is building a comprehensive gateway to all doctoral and master-level theses and dissertations, many openly accessible, by harvesting the information from repositories throughout the world

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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Full Text
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OAIster

Makes available an Open Access Initiative to provide indexing and access to freely available books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts, audio files, video files, photographic images, datasets, and theses and dissertations. International in scope. Search by keyword, or use advanced search for author/title/subject search. Results may be limited by format. OCLC

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Full Text

Oxford bibliographies. African American studies

Provides introductory essays and critical, annotated bibliographies to the most important works on the topic covered. Very useful for introductions to the scholarship of a field and key critical works

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Oxford bibliographies. African American studies

Provides introductory essays and critical, annotated bibliographies to the most important works on the topic covered. Very useful for introductions to the scholarship of a field and key critical works

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Oxford bibliographies. African studies

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on African culture, history, and society. Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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Citation + BU Info Links
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Oxford encyclopedia of African thought

Broader than just "thought," the entries include biographies of individuals of African descent (Augustine through Stephen Bilko), major concepts or movements originating in Africa or from the African Diaspora (Black Consciousness, Neo-Colonialism; Black Panthers), and the rich intellectual history of the African continent in philosophy, the arts, politics, religion, etc. Articles include a bibliography of further reading. The full-text search results may link out to other works in the Oxford Reference collection

Date Coverage:
Up to 2010
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Full Text

Oxford Islamic studies online

Offers encyclopedia and dictionary articles, scholarly and introductory essays covering such subjects as history, culture, politics, religion, people, and concepts as related to Islam, plus two English translations of the Qur'an, a concordance for scholars working with the Qur'an in English, and two resources providing interpretations. Secondary sources are updated three or four times a year. The database can be searched by the branch of Islam, country, region, author, title, subjects, and other features. Historical periods covered include pre-Islamic to the present and includes primary sources

Date Coverage:
19th C – present
Content Availability:
Full Text

ProQuest dissertations & theses global(Online)

Includes citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1637. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150- word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. Other dissertations and theses are available for purchase as printed copies. Included with this database is also ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - UK & Ireland

Date Coverage:
1637 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

ProQuest historical newspapers. Black newspapers collection

Search the full-text of nine major African American newspapers - Chicago Defender, The Baltimore Afro-American, New York Amsterdam News, Pittsburgh Courier, Los Angeles Sentinel, Atlanta Daily World, The Norfolk Journal and Guide, The Philadelphia Tribune, and Cleveland Call and Post. Dates available vary for each newspaper based on their individual histories but collectively cover from 1893 - 2005. Track local, regional, national, and international events; arts, history, military issues, civil rights, social news, popular culture and more. Search by keyword (including personal names and titles of works or groups and movements), words in title or full- text. Limit search by dates of publication, article type (including ads), and specific newspaper within the collection. Primary Source. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1893-2005
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Full Text
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Religion & philosophy collection (Gale)

Provides a collection of (mostly) peer-reviewed articles, with some full text in HTML and PDF format covering studies in religion and philosophy, intended primarily for academic researchers. There is considerable overlap between this index and other religious and philosophical indexes currently subscribed. So this one is perhaps best used as a supplemental resource, where comprehensiveness of results is a prime concern. It does contain some unique material, but not in sufficient quantities to justify enormous time expenditure. This collection is part of the larger Academic OneFile database. So ostensibly, this resource can be dispensed with, and the mother database could be searched in preference. Sophisticated search features include: peer review limiter, full text limiter, publication title search, etc. It does not include a scripture search feature. Full text availability. Includes some abstracts. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1980-present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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Scopus

Provides citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patents, and quality web sources as far back as 1823. Includes 4 collections: life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Search documents, authors, or affiliation. Advanced search uses Boolean operators and codes. Limitable by facets. Provides related articles and citation information. Customizable personal accounts. Part of the SciVerse system

Date Coverage:
1823 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Scopus

Provides citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patents, and quality web sources as far back as 1823. Includes 4 collections: life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Search documents, authors, or affiliation. Advanced search uses Boolean operators and codes. Limitable by facets. Provides related articles and citation information. Customizable personal accounts. Part of the SciVerse system

Date Coverage:
1823 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Provides information and selected publications, including statistical, on the activities and policies related to macroeconomic policy, regional integration and trade, social development, natural resources, innovation and technology, gender equality, and governance of 54 member states

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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Full Text

Web of science. Core collection

Provides access to bibliographic information of journal articles through the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index from 1900 to present. Search by topic, author, publication, editor, language, etc. Provides citation information. Limitable by facets. Customizable personal accounts

Date Coverage:
1900 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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Web of science. Current contents connect

Contains table of contents and bibliographic information from scholarly journals and books since 1998 to present in the areas of Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Clinical Medicine; Life Sciences; Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Engineering, Computing & Technology; Arts & Humanities; Business Collection; Electronics & Telecommunications Collection. Includes Basic Search (by topic topic, title, author, publication), Advanced Search, Browse Journals. Limitable by facets. Web of Science

Date Coverage:
1998 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only
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Web of science. SciELO citation index

Indexes scholarly literature in the agricultural sciences, social science, biological sciences, engineering, earth sciences, health sciences, linguistics, mathematics, and physics published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Venezuela

Date Coverage:
1997 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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World digital library

Provides digital access to primary resources from cultures and countries around the world across all time. Includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, prints and art, and sound recordings. A joint project of the Library of Congress and U.N.E.S.C.O., the site is arranged visually using a map of the world to indicate the number of culturally significant items available for each 9 geographical groupings. Each item is given a summary description which describes the item and it's cultural importance. The site may also be searched by keyword or browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, or institution. Language options for English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese

Date Coverage:
8,000 BCE - 2010 CE
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Multimedia

World history collection (Gale)

Provides indexing and access to scholarly and popular journals covering all aspects and regions of world history from about 1450 to the present. Selection of approximately 2 dozen scholarly journals complemented by about that many popular journals. Very focused selection of journals (a search for Chinese History returned 14 results), but a good starting point for topic discovery and information. Once there is a focused topic, use additional databases (like Historical Abstracts) to broaden the results and retrieve additional scholarly research articles. Search by keyword, subject, author, title or browse by topic. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1988 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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WorldCat

Contains an online catalog to the book, media, archival, journal, map, music, and special collections holdings of libraries across the United States and internationally. Can limit by year, type of material, and other factors. OCLC FirstSearch

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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