Interdisciplinary (African American Studies, International Studies, Women & Gender Studies, LGBTQ, Social Justice)

Research Databases


Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.



GenderWatch provides authoritative historical and current perspectives on the evolution of gender roles as they affect both men and women.


LGBT Life with Full Text

LGBT Life with Full Text provides indexing and abstracts for over 190 journals and 330 books and reference works.


Women's Studies International

Includes over 255,800 records drawn from a variety of essential women's studies databases including: Women Studies Abstracts, Women's Studies Database, Women Studies Librarian, Women of Color and Southern Women, and more.


SocIndex with Full Text

SocINDEX contains over 2 million records from more than 1,200 core journals (some dating as far back as 1895), plus another selected group of over 3,200 journals, as well as monographs and conference papers. The database includes full text from 766 journals, some back to 1908, more than 820 monographs, and 13,900 conference papers. Also included are over 25,000 biographical and bibliographic Author Profiles.


America: History and Life

America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, with indexing for 1,700 journals dating back to 1910.


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Political Science Complete

Provides indexing and abstracting for 800 journals, with full-text coverage for 350 of those journals


OECD iLibrary

A highly comprehensive online resource on the world economy, society, education and environment containing all books and papers published by the OECD since 1998.


LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic provides access to 5,000 publications on a wide range of topics. Business resources also include company financials, SEC Filings and reports, directories, and accounting journals.


Criminal Justice Periodicals Index

ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals.


Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies

An index of research, policy, and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa.



Background Sources


Oxford African American Studies Center 

The most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American history and culture.





African American Music Reference 

African American Music Reference brings together 50,000 pages of text reference, biographies, sheet music, images, lyrics, and discographies which chronicle the history and culture of the African American experience through music.



Historical Collections


African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, provides more than 270 African American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries.


African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

African American Periodicals allows users to search more than 170 African American Periodicals published between 1825 and 1995.


Black Drama: 1850 - Present

Black Drama contains 1200 plays by 200 playwrights, with detailed information on related productions, theaters, and production companies.


North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial to 1950

North American Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of 1,300 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters.





Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600 to 2000

Books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women?s reform activities. Thousands of pages of books, pamphlets, and related materials provide scholars with in-depth access to the published histories and records of women?s reform organizations throughout the United States across the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

The Gerritsen Collection is the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women's history, spanning more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image.


British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries, 1500 - 1900

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters.


Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period (SWRP) contains 60 volumes of Romantic Poetry, extensive contemporary critical reviews, as well as material specially written for this database by leading scholars