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Cross-disciplinary, scholarly electronic journal collection containing the full text of back issues of journals in many different subject areas. Also includes thousands of eBooks. Especially strong in Arts and Sciences.
Coverage dates: Varies.
GenderWatch contains full text publications that focus on the historical and current perspectives on the evolution of gender roles. The database contains academic literature as well as gray and popular literature. GenderWatch supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies, family studies, gender studies, and women's studies. Limited to 1 user at a time.
Coverage dates: 1970 - Current.
Focuses on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries. Use it to search for women's concerns such as domestic violence, employment and education, family, reproductive health and human rights.
Coverage dates: 1992 - Current.

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A massive multidisciplinary resource with an abundance of full text. Abstracts and indexes 10,000+ journals and includes the full text of 6,500+ journals. 9000+ of the journals are peer-reviewed.
Coverage dates: Varies.
Reference source for African American Studies. Limited to 3 users at once.
Coverage dates: 1619 - Current.
Secondary sources, including peer-reviewed journal articles, covering American history.
Coverage dates: 1955 - Current.
Digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Coverage dates: 1691 - 1877.
An index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It covers 1,160 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
Coverage dates: 1981 - Current.
Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Useful to scholars, students, professionals, and anyone interested in dress, it includes the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, an extensive E-Book collection, a vast image bank, extra reference resources and more.
Coverage dates: From early times to present day.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in diaries and letters. The collection now includes primary materials spanning more than 300 years. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
Coverage dates: 1500 - 1950.
The largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers from the Caribbean. Covers Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures, and daily life. It features more than 140 newspapers. Most of these newspapers were published in the English, but a number are in Spanish, French, and Danish. Countries represented: Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St. Bartholomew, St. Christopher, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Tobago, Trinidad, and the Virgin Islands. Bermuda, an island not technically part of the Caribbean, but situated on shipping routes between Europe and this region, is included.
Coverage dates: 1718-1876.
Contains primary source materials from newspapers, government documents, broadsides, and ephemera.
Coverage dates: 1840 - 1877.
Peer-reviewed journal articles for Communication Studies.
Coverage dates: 1920s to Current.
Primary source documents that cover topics in gender studies and includes topics such as the family, education, and consumer culture.
Coverage dates: 1450 - 1910.
This collection comprises thousands of fully searchable images (alongside transcriptions) of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes. The collection is especially rich in conduct of life and domestic management literature.
Coverage dates: 1800-1920.
Family & Society Studies Worldwide, (FSWW) provides coverage of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development, and Social Welfare. FSSW covers popular issues as well as meeting the requirements of professionals in all fields of social work, social science and family practice. Source documents include professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, statistical documents, theses & dissertations and other sources. FSSW provides access to more than 1.3 million records.
Coverage dates: 1970 to present.
Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. An excellent source for researchers interested in learning more about the many facets of this discipline.
Coverage dates: 1979 to Current.
One of the most popular ways of teaching World History is through the story of Global Commodities and the way in which these transformed the world. This project focuses on fifteen significant commodities whose stories are often intertwined.
Coverage dates: 18th-20th Century.
Full color collection of the US (1867-present) and UK (1929-2015) editions of the fashion magazine. Includes searchable index.
Coverage dates: 1867 - Present.
A comprehensive database covering all aspects of health policy. With full-text for more than 300 industry-leading journals, it supports decision-making, planning and research in a variety of healthcare system areas.
Coverage dates: Varies.
Peer-reviewed journal articles covering the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada).
Coverage dates: 1955 - Current.
Humanities Full Text includes many important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and indexing for almost 700 journals, 470 of them peer-reviewed, dating back to 1984. The database also includes original works of fiction, drama, and poetry.
Coverage dates: 1984 - present.
Indexes and abstracts over 2000 titles in the humanities from articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.
Coverage dates: 1925 - Current.
A digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals.
Coverage dates: 1951 - present.
An international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. It covers their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literature. The file contains indexing for over 3,400 titles with coverage dating back to 1906.
Coverage dates: 1906 to present.
Data archive from an international consortium of academic institutions and research organizations.
Coverage dates: 1790 to Current.
Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period includes the poetry of, and biographical and critical essays about, 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842.
Coverage dates: 1768 - 1842.
Cover-to-cover full color scans of periodicals that chronicle the evolution of myriad aspects of LGBT history and culture.
Coverage dates: 1957 - 2015.
Hosts key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day.
American photojournalism magazine. Focused on story-telling through documentary photographs.
Coverage dates: 1936 - 2000.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women. Material has been indexed for more thorough searching. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests, and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. Includes biographies.
Coverage dates: Colonial America - 1950.
A Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. We publish monographs and textbooks in all areas, and offer the academic excellence of a traditional press, with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing. All our books are available to read for free online.
Coverage dates: 2007-present.
Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture. It includes over 5,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines.
Coverage dates: 570 CE - Current.
Rock and roll, counterculture, peace and protest.
Coverage dates: 1950-1975.
Provides full-text to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. Every journal is peer-reviewed.
Coverage dates: Varies.
Searchable full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology published by APA and affiliated journals. Covers general and specialized psychology; basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research; and includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal.
Coverage dates: 1894 - Current.
A comprehensive database covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods; particularly strong coverage in child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling. Provides abstracts and full text of hundreds of peer-reviewed journals.
Coverage dates: 1965 - Current.
Focused on the interdisciplinary aspects of the worldwide behavioral and social science research and literature, PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, technical reports and dissertations, from international sources in psychology and related disciplines.
Coverage dates: 1887 - Current.
Index of books and articles relevant to topics in race relations including ethnic studies, discrimination, and immigration.
Coverage dates: 1975 to Current.
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice contains both primary source documents and secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography.
Coverage dates: 1490-2007.
A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of social sciences; full bibliographic and cited reference data. Disciplines include: communication, education, geography, history of social sciences, law, political science, public health, social issues, sociology.
Coverage dates: 1956 - Current.
Peer-reviewed journal articles for topics in anthropology, criminal justice, social work, and sociology.
Coverage dates: 1895 - Current.
Provides research by topic for current events.
Coverage dates: Current.
Provides access to the five most respected US national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times and Washington Post, co-exclusive access to The Wall Street Journal, and exclusive access to Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The content is available by 8am each day. Images are not included.
Coverage dates: 1985 - Current day.
Unique content about some of modern history’s greatest activists and the movements they shaped.
Coverage dates: 1600 - 2015.
A project of the Brown University Women Writers Project, a long-term research project devoted to digitizing works of early modern women, the database includes approximately 350 writings by women in English (1400-1850). Texts are transcribed in full, including front and back matter.
Coverage dates: 1400 - 1850.
An archival research resource comprising the full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines.
Coverage dates: 1846 - 2005.
highlighting topics and trends of youth culture like fashion, rock and roll, sexuality and dating, as well as youth portrayal in the media. Sources from U.S., U.K., and Canada
Coverage dates: 1940 - 2020.

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