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Culture and Communication Databases

Name Description
ComAbstracts
Date range
1980-current

Research from the communications field.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Date range
current

CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (?core?) indexing and abstracts for more than 420 journals, and selected (?priority?) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 600 titles.

Communications Studies: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
Date range
1982-current

Includes the full text of 16 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, encompassing over 5,000 articles in the field of communications.

Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI)
Date range
1980-current

The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences.

Name Description
Ad*Access
Date range
1911-1955

This archive, from Duke University Libraries, contains images from over 7,000 advertisements printed in US and Canadian magazines in the early to mid-20th century. The advertisements are indexed by subject, company, periodical, and date. Five product categories are represented in the archive: beauty and hygiene, radio, television, transportation, and World War II propaganda.

African Journal Archive
Date range
Varies

The African Journal Archive is a retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa, in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, providing access to a multi-disciplinary, multi-country digital archive of Africa?s research and cultural heritage contained in its journal literature.

American History In Video
Date range
1890 to Present

American History in Video includes approximately 1,000 hours of newsreels from the late 1890s to the 1980s. Beginning with the Spanish American War, the early films provide documentary footage of actual people, places, and events together with interviews and other broadcast content from the period. In addition to the ?officially received? perspectives offered by newsreels, this collection includes some 200 hours of rare, hard-to-find, and diverse perspectives as captured in a wide range of short films. Alongside the contemporaneous materials are some 750 high-quality documentaries from video content producers such as The History Channel that Covering the full gamut of American history from the pre-Colonial period through the twentieth century.

American Memory
Date range
1450-current

Library of Congress historical collections online, comprised of written and audio-visual materials, with roughly 120 collections in all subject areas.

Art Law and Cultural Property
Date range
Dates vary

These two sets of resources: International Cultural Property Ownership and Export Legislation (ICPOEL) and Case Law and Statutes (CLS) include legislation and case law regarding the acquisition and ownership of artworks.

Chronicle of Philanthropy Online
Date range
1997 - Current

The Chronicle of Philanthropy site license offers access to the complete publication from 1997 to present, as well as access to exclusive online content and to the Chronicle's Guide to Grants. The Chronicle provides annual surveys on giving, executive compensation, endowments, and other Chronicle research projects.

CIA World Factbook
Date range
Current

Prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies.

CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online
Date range
1991-current

Resource for theory and research in international affairs. It includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.

Clase and Periodica
Date range
1975-current

Index of over 2,600 scholarly Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. Articles are published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.

Columbia Gazetteer of the World

The Columbia Gazetteer of the World is an encyclopedia of geographical places and features covering the entire World. The entries include information on many of the following: demography; physical geography; political boundaries; industry, trade, and service activities; agriculture; cultural, historical, and archeological points of interest; transportation lines; longitude, latitude, and elevations; distance to relevant places; pronunciations; official local government place-names and changed or variant names and spellings.Their length varies from a brief notation on a small village to an essay on a country or region.

CQ Public Affairs Collection
Date range
1960-current

Features reporting on vital issues, statistical and historical analyses, historic documents and primary source materials, as well as a directory of key government, nonprofit, and private organizations.

CQ Researcher
Date range
Current

Weekly publication providing original in-depth analysis of the most current major and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, pros and cons, two bibliographies and more.

CQ Weekly
Date range
Current

CQ Weekly Online offers full coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering. Produced by the largest news team on Capitol Hill.

eHRAF World Cultures
Date range
Dates vary

A cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.

Ethnographic Video Online

Alexander Street Anthropology is a comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior. Featuring cross-searchable access to the acclaimed Ethnographic Video Online and Anthropology Online collections, Alexander Street Anthropology provides Anthropologists, Sociologists and cultural historians with an expansive and multifaceted survey of the discipline. Researchers can explore a wide range of materials?from documentaries and field notes to written ethnographies and reference works.

Global Road Warrior
Date range
Current

Gobal Road Warrior is a compressive business travel and culture reference source. Key facts, business culture insights, guides for business women, and other information useful for business travel to 175 countries.

HLAS Online
Date range
1936-current

The Handbook of Latin American Studies is a selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective
Date range
1907-1984

Provides full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of major scholarly sources in the humanities and social sciences, as well as numerous lesser-known specialized magazines.

In The First Person
Date range
Dates vary

In the First Person is an index which provides limited full-text access to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories.

International Encyclopedia of Communication Online

This online version of the The International Encyclopedia of Communication offers instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship in Communications.

Left Index
Date range
1982-current

Guide to literature of leftist and radical media, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia.

LexisNexis Academic Universe
Date range
Dates vary

Large database covering federal and state court opinions, statutes, and regulations. Also has extensive coverage of news publications, news transcripts, and company information.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts online (LLBA)

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations.

Literary Market Place Online
Date range
Current

literarymarketplace.com contains 2 important reference works, Literary Market Place and International Literary Market Place: Literary Market Place (LMP) is the directory of America and Canadian book publishing, and The International Literary Market Place (ILMP), provides a similar scope of publishing data for more than 180 countries around the world.

MIT Cognet

MIT CogNet is an online location for the brain and cognitive science community?s scientific research and interchange.MIT CogNet provides access to a comprehensive platform which includes pre-eminent resources from several fields, such as artificial intelligence, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and education. The platform provides an ever-growing electronic collection of relevant books, journals, conference proceedings, calls for papers and grey literature, and provides searchable access to ten major reference works published by the MIT Press; Over 530 MIT Press books in full-text PDF; the full text of six MIT Press journals; and abstracts from more than 25 journals from other publishers like Cambridge University Press, the British Psychological Society, Kingston Press, Ltd., and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Original Sources
Date range
Prehistory-current

Searchable full-text of Primary works by the most important figures in all aspects of World History.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
Date range
current

language resources never before available online: fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. Available language pairings include Chinese-English, French-English, German-English, Italian-English, Russian-English, and Spanish-English.

PAIS International
Date range
1972-current

Covers articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, hearings and statistical directories about public affairs, including public policy and social issues.

Project Muse
Date range
Dates vary

Project MUSE is a collaboration between libraries and publishers providing full-text access to over 300 humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.

Roper Center iPoll
Date range
1935-current

iPOLL is and up-to-date source for US nationwide public opinion polls. It is full-text retrieval system organized at the question-level, and includes nearly a half million questions asked on national public opinion surveys since 1935. The data is updated daily.

SAGE Journals Online :: SAGE Premier 2012 Collection
Date range
1999 - current

SAGE Premier collection is comprised of full-text access to nearly 500 journals published by SAGE covering all academic disciplines, but specializing in Social Sciences.

ScienceDirect
Date range
through 1995

ScienceDirect is a search platform which provides access to more than 1000 full-text journals in a wide range of subject areas.

Social Services Abstracts
Date range
1980-current

CSA Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

Sociological Abstracts
Date range
1952-current

Sociological Abstracts indexes and abstracts the literature in socology (and related disciplines) from an international selection of journals, serials, conference papers, books, and dissertations.

Urban Studies & Planning: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
Date range
1960-current

Includes the full text of 12 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 37 years, and encompasses over 2,500 articles.

Web of Knowledge (ISI)
Date range
1980-present

ISI Web of Knowledge is a Web portal the ISI Citation databases through Web of Science: Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index, as well as Current Contents and Journal Citation Reports.

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