Cultural & Area Studies

Research Databases

Academic Search Ultimate   ·  Full Text

Developed to meet the increasing demands of scholarly research, Academic Search Ultimate offers students an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes.

Africa-Wide Information

Africa-Wide Information is a unique, multidisciplinary index to research and publications by Africans and about Africa. Produced by NISC South Africa, it combines dozens of databases sourced from Africa, Europe and North America.

American Bibliography of Slavic & Eastern European Studies

The electronic version of American Bibliography of Slavic & Eastern European Studies (ABSEES Online) provides information on East-Central Europe, Russia, Soviet Union and the former Soviet republics, with a vast collection of indexed sources published in the United States, Canada and some European countries. 

Arab World Research Source: Al Masdar   ·  Full Text

This unique full-text database is ideal for students and researchers of Arabic studies, Middle Eastern studies and Islamic studies. Covering many disciplines, it offers academic journals, magazines, trade publications, conference papers and industry profiles published in or pertaining to the Arab World.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) is the most comprehensive Western-language database for research on East, Southeast and South Asia. It covers all subjects with special focus on the humanities and social sciences. 

Bibliography of Native North Americans

This bibliographic database covers many topics pertaining to native North Americans, including culture, history and daily life. This resource is ideal for researching the contributions, struggles and issues surrounding North America's indigenous peoples.

Caribbean Search   ·  Full Text

Caribbean Search is the most extensive research database of full-text content pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean. Covering all areas of Caribbean study, it includes hundreds of full-text journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books.

Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS)   ·  Full Text

This full-text database is an essential tool for researchers and students, providing content pertaining to central and eastern European countries. It is a multidisciplinary, multilingual resource covering a variety of subject areas including history, business and law.

Index Islamicus

This resource, produced by Brill Academic Publishers, is an international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, including history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. 

Index to Jewish Periodicals

Intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern studies, this Index provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews and feature stories devoted to Jewish affairs and published throughout the world.

Jewish Studies Source   ·  Full Text

This rich full-text database offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. It is one of the only full-text databases that focuses exclusively on Jewish studies.

LGBT Life with Full Text   ·  Full Text

LGBT Life with Full Text is the definitive database for LGBT studies. It provides scholarly and popular LGBT publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBT thesaurus containing thousands of terms.

Race Relations Abstracts

An essential resource for ethnic and racial studies, this database includes abstracting for the top academic journals, books, periodicals and newspapers related to the field 

Sociology Source Ultimate   ·  Full Text

Offering more peer-reviewed, full-text journals than any other sociology research database, Sociology Source Ultimate provides the must-have materials for students studying social behavior and interaction. Topics range from gender identity, marriage and family, to demographics, political sociology, religion and socio-cultural anthropology.

The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source   ·  Full Text

This unique full-text resource supports the study of the Belt and Road Initiative like no other database available. With scholarly journals from dozens of countries, it covers essential information for studying the people, culture and economies of the region.

Historical Digital Archives

African American Historical Serials Collection

This collection was developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) as part of an effort to preserve endangered serials related to African American religious life and culture.

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 presents a digital collection of historical content pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States. This collection conveys the creative life of U.S. Latinos and Hispanics – shedding new light on the intellectual vigor and traditional values that have characterized them from the earliest moments of this country’s history through contemporary times. The Latino-Hispanic American Experience offers a unique approach, focusing exclusively on the Latino-Hispanic history in the U.S.

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2 presents thematic content focusing on the evolution of Hispanic civil rights, religious thought, and the growing presence of women writers from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Rare and relevant books and newspapers – including rare anarchist newspapers – are presented in their original form. Extensive manuscript collections of both organizations and individuals are included for viewing, and are indexed for ease of search and maximum discovery. This collection offers a unique approach by focusing exclusively on the Latino-Hispanic history of the United States.

Esquire Magazine Archive

Esquire Magazine Archive, 1933-2014, delivers coverage of the award-winning American men’s magazine in the areas of politics, men’s fashion, entertainment, fiction and pop culture. It includes more than 900 issues providing a broad view of 20th-Century American thought through cultural and current events.