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StarBest Bet Databases in Cultural & Area Studies

Academic Search Premier Star
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Europa World Year Book Star
A very useful encyclopedia and directory of the world's countries. Substantive coverage of government, demographics, history, and much more. Current.
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Sociological Abstracts Star
References to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, and conference papers on sociology and related disciplines, 1960-present.
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Additional Databases in Cultural & Area Studies

ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection
Over 4,300 e-books covering the humanities, area and historical studies.
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Several hundred U.S. alternative newsweeklies, covering issues like the environment, labor, public policy, and the peace movement, 1992-present.
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Arte P�blico Hispanic Historical Collection
Publications, with images, of the US Hispanic community from earliest times to the 1990's.
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Bibliography of Native North Americans
Covers books, essays, journal articles, and government documents on native North American history and culture from pre-history to the present, 1800-present.
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Black Abolitionist Papers
Papers and articles of 300 US and European anti-slavery activists of color, 1830-1865.
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Black Studies Center
Combines key indices(Schomburg, IIBP, etc) to scholarship and primary sources in Afro-American studies.
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Black Thought and Culture
Collection of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the African American community from 1700s to 1975.
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Book Citation Indexes
Provides cited references in 40,000+ science, social sciences and humanities books published since 2005.
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Works poorly with Safari and OS 10.5.
Indexes thousands of Latin American science, social science and humanities journals. Articles in Spanish, Portuguese, French, English, 1975-present.
Also known as: Clase and Periodica
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Columbia International Affairs Online: CIAO
Full-text working and position papers, books, and journals, from international affairs research institutes, 1991-present.
Also known as: CIAO
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Digital National Security Archive
Declassified documents of the NSA and predecessor agencies, 1882-present.
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Dissertations and Theses @ UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst dissertations in full text.
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EIU Country Reports Online
Reports on current economic, political and market conditions in 200 countries. Includes 12-18 month macroeconomic forecasts.
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Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law
Covers history, politics and sociology of U.S./Native American relations
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Ethnic NewsWatch & ENW: A History
Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of ethnic communities in the United States. In several languages, 1965-present.
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European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750
Comprehensive bibliography of books, pamphlets and other records written in European countries on the Americas. A companion to Sabin's Bibliotheca Americana.
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Films On Demand
Streaming collection of educational videos and historical newsreels . To create playlists and link to course pages, see FAQ.
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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
IE 7.0 or Firefox 1.0 or higher recommended.
Essays, images and audio examples about world music.
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Reports and articles from magazines and scholarly journals concerning masculinity, feminism, homosexuality, and gender roles, 1970-present.
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Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
Articles from scholarly journals on Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the US -Mexico border area, and US Hispanics, 1970-present.
Also known as: HAPI (Hispanic American Periodical Index)
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Historical Abstracts Full Text
Journal articles, many in full text, and citations to books and dissertations on world history from 1450, published 1954-present.
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Humanities International Complete
Journal articles in archaeology, classics, cultural studies, arts, philosophy, history, linguistics, and literature, plus literary magazines, 1975-present.
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Index Islamicus
Comprehensively covers periodicals, books, book chapters, conference proceedings on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, 1906-present.
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Index to Jewish Periodicals
Citations to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs, 1988 to present.
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Articles from 140 Spanish-language magazines and journals, 1987-present.
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International Bibliography of the Social Sciences : IBSS
Unique international coverage of social sciences journals, books and book chapters in over 100 languages, 1951-present.
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International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Articles, with bibliographies, from experts on all aspects of the social sciences. Current.
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Latin American Newspapers
Thirty five searchable newspapers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere, 1805-1922.
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Left Index
Citations to articles in leftist periodicals, on labor, ecology & environment, race, social & cultural theory, 1982-present.
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LGBT Life with Full Text
References, and some full text, of articles in about 120 GLBT-specific core periodicals, as well as selective articles from 1,600 more periodicals, 1950-present.
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Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
An index to articles and other scholarly literature on the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, 1900-present.
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People�s Daily (Ren Min Ri Bao)
Chinese newspaper of record, 1946-present.
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Combined search of historic Afro-American and ethnic and alternative newspapers, and historical Boston Globe, New York Times, and Washington Post.
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Quarterly Index of African Periodical Literature
Indexes over 300 mostly scholarly periodicals from 29 African countries, 1991-present.
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Social Sciences Abstracts
Citations to journal articles in the social sciences, 1983-present.
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Social Sciences Citation Index
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Provides indexing and citation tracking for journals in all the social sciences, 1900-present.
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Statistical Abstract (ProQuest)
Statistics from U.S. agencies on population, society, trade, the government, and much more, 2013-present. This for-profit version continues Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1878-2012.
Also known as: ProQuest Statistical Abstract
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Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistics from U.S. agencies on population, society, trade, the government, and much more. Compiled from 1878-2012, when it ceased. Older years at HA 202 S84. Privatized (current) version above.
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Underground and Independent Comics
Thousands comic books and graphic novels in printable pdf, from 1943 to present.
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Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000
Primary and secondary sources on women's involvement in historical events. Includes books, pamphlets, papers, and articles.
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The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
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Zassaku Plus
Requires Japanese language and input/display capability.
Index to Japanese periodical articles 1868 to present.
Language: Japanese
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