Last Updated: May 20, 2013
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Here are some recommended databases. To view the entire list of
library databases, click on "Databases A-Z" from the Collection Links.
- Bibliography of Asian Studies
Citations of journal articles from 1971 to the present and books from 1971 to 1992 about all aspects of Asia.
- Translation Studies Bibliography
The TSB provides descriptive, non-evaluative abstracts for almost all publications included (except reviews). It meets an academic need and even reaches beyond by offering a major source of information to all those specialists who deal with globalization, international communication, and multi-, inter- and cross-cultural issues.
- Historical Abstracts
Historical Abstracts provides bibliographic references to material published since 1954 dealing with the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the US and Canada which are covered in America History and Life.
- Columbia International Affairs Online
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
- PAIS International
Bibliography of periodicals, books, and government publications, internet resources and other publications from 1972 to the present covering public policy and social issues from 120 countries.
- Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. It also focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues.
- MLA Bibliography
Indexes books, periodical articles, and dissertations published from 1963 to the present concerning literature, folklore, linguistics, modern languages, and the dramatic arts.
An archive of core, scholarly journals from a variety of subject areas. Coverage begins with the very first issue through all but recent years.
- Humanities Full Text
Humanities Full Text is a comprehensive resource offering full text articles plus abstracts and indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities as well as numerous important specialized journals. Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.
- Web of Knowledge
Provides access to Science Citation Index Expanded (1900-present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present).
- Research Library Complete
Citations of newspaper and periodical articles covering a broad range of subjects, including arts, business, humanities, social sciences, and sciences.