Databases by Subject

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Arts & Humanities

African American Studies & Genealogy:

African American Archives
African American Archives provides over one million pages of original historical documents pertaining to the African American experience over several centuries, and is richly-detailed with narratives and quantitative data alike.

African American Biographical Database
Biographical sketches of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more–both the famous and the everyday person.

The African American Historical Serials Collection
Features 173 periodicals spanning from 1816 through 1922. The periodicals in this collection include newspapers and magazines, in addition to reports and annuals from various African American organizations, including churches and educational and service institutions.

African American Poetry (1750-1900)
The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince’s “Bars Fight,” c. 1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Biographical material on people from all time periods, geographical locations and fields of endeavor. Biography and Genealogy Master Index indexes any print product that includes biographical information on multiple persons. It also acts as an index to other indexes.

Biography in Context
Search for material on people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Black Studies Center
This is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion.

Black Studies Center Dissertations
Contains a thousand doctoral dissertations and Masters’ theses examining a wide variety of topics and subject areas relating to Black Studies. Included are dissertations written between 1970 and 2004 at over 100 universities and colleges across the United States. These dissertations were selected for their relevance to Black Studies scholars.

Black Studies Center History Makers Oral History Videos
Contains videos and full transcripts for interviews with 100 contemporary African Americans.

Black Studies Center Newspapers
The full text backfile of six influential black Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003); Chicago Defender (1910-1975); Daily Defender (1956-1975); Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005); New York Amsterdam News (1922-1994); Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

Dissertations for Black Studies  Database contains doctoral dissertations and masters’ theses on a wide variety of topics and subject areas relating to Black Studies. It provides access to the record of scholarship on Black Studies in the United States.

Diversity Studies
Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. Includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals updated daily, including: Contemporary Southeast Asia, Israel Studies, Italian Culture, Western Journal of Black Studies, and Latino Leaders.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Ethnic NewsWatch™ (ENW) features newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. With titles dating from 1990, ENW presents an unmatched, comprehensive, full-text collection of more than 2.2 million articles from more than 330 publications offering both national and regional coverage. It includes community publications, as well as top scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies. This unique resource covers African American/Caribbean/African, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, European/Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish, and Native People.

Ethnic NewsWatch: A History
Provides the historical background to the ethnic, minority, and native press content in Ethnic NewsWatch, with materials dating from 1959–1989. Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™ presents the other sides of the stories on local, national, and international events that changed the course of history across three turbulent decades—the civil rights struggle, Vietnam War protests, dramatic changes in immigration law, trickledown economics, and the status of migrant workers. With more than 300,000 articles, ENW: A History gives undergraduates access to the real story of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Heritage Quest Online
One of the most valuable resources available today to research ancestry using census data of the U.S. Federal Census Records from1770-1930 for family records and local history.

Oxford African American Studies Center
This reference site contains more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes the full-text of Africana, Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895, Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present, Black Women in America, African American National Biography, as well as other reference works.

Art, Music & Dramatic Arts:

Black Studies Center
This is a leading tool that supports research in Black Studies, offering unique coverage of art and music journals not typically indexed elsewhere. For example, in the visual arts, full-text of The International Review of African American Art and African arts are covered. A fantastic resource for anyone doing research in the arts and the African American experience.

Fine Arts and Music Collection
With hundreds of full-text magazines and journals, this collection will provide students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Though other TSU databases are better for Fine Art (and for Arts students you may have to click on the PDF button to the right to get the images), this collection from Gale has some popular music and theatre journal titles not found elsewhere, such as Down Beat.

International Index to Music Periodicals Full-Text
This database covers the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethno-musicology, musical theater, theory, popular music forms and composition. Over 770,000 records, the majority from the most recent ten years of publication. Includes popular and scholarly journal titles for Blues, Rock, Soul, Hip-Hop and Jazz [e.g., Jazz Education Journal, Jazz Journal, Jazz Perspectives, Jazz Player, Jazz Research Journal, Jazz Research News, JazzTimes, etc.] View title list

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text
A comprehensive  database providing indexing, abstracts, and full-text covering a broad spectrum to the journal literature of the performing arts–drama, theater, stagecraft, dance, musical theatre, film, television and more–radio, television, film and broadcasting journals are included, not just performing arts. IIPA Full Text contains all of IIPA plus the full text of current articles from over 100 journals, including American Theatre, Dance Chronicle,Dance Teacher, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Opera News and more. View title list.

Naxos Music Library 
Music database containing over 140,000 tracks of music, including the entire Naxos label. Most of the collection is classical, but the database also includes jazz, world, new age, and some pop and rock. Labels included in addition to Naxos are Chandos, Caprice, Wergo, CPO, Hungaraton, and more.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)
This multidisciplinary database will be of particular interest for artists and art students as it offers coverage of popular art magazines AND provides PDFs of the pages. Lots of other databases say they are “full text,” but they don’t give you images–just the text. In OmniFile, you will find popular titles such as: American Artist, ARTnews, Art in America, ArtForum, Southwest Art, Ceramics Review, Ceramics Monthly, and  Print, along with academic journal titles of interest to those studying and teaching art at the college level. Also, a good source for popular Music titles, including: American Music, Billboard, Popular Music and Rolling Stone. View title list

Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is the gateway through which users can access an expanding range of Oxford’s premier music resources, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music , The Oxford Dictionary of Music , and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music .  (Librarian’s note: For contemporary artists, try also the Pop Culture Collection and the International Index to Music Periodicals.)

For researching PLAYS, see the databases listed under Literature & Literary Criticism.

History:

America: History and Life
Database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is a bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. Also provides full-text coverage of nearly 200 journals and more than 100 books.

Ethnic NewsWatch: A History
This full-text database provides the historical background to the ethnic, minority, and native press content in Ethnic NewsWatch, with materials dating from 1959–1989. Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™ presents the other sides of the stories on local, national, and international events that changed the course of history across three turbulent decades—the civil rights struggle, Vietnam War protests, dramatic changes in immigration law, trickledown economics, and the status of migrant workers. With more than 300,000 articles, ENW: A History gives undergraduates access to the real story of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
This bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. Created from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe relating to The Americas, 1493-1750” this resource contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Includes academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.

Texas Reference Center
Includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity. This database also contains biographies as well as newspapers containing Texas and national news coverage.

U. S. History Collection
This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

U.S. History in Context
For those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. history. Merges reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal.

World History Collection
Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. World History Collection contains cover-to-cover full text for 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964.

World History in Context
Contextual information of hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. Merges reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Literature & Literary Criticism:

African American Poetry (1750-1900)
The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince’s “Bars Fight,” c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Artemis Literary Sources (GALE)
Provides access to all Gale Literary resources in one place, including the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO), Gale’s Literature Resource Center, and other literature resources. Also includes workflow tools and features that are new to the Gale Literature Collections, including term clusters, term frequency graphs, search assist functionality, mobile compatibility, and interface translation, along with an easier and more dynamic search.

Essay and General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson)
Cites thousands of essays, chapters, and articles contained in many anthologies and collections. Emphasis is placed on the humanities and social sciences with subject coverage ranging from literary works, art history, drama, and film.

Gale Literary Databases
A cross-searchable database of three databases: Contemporary Authors provides biographical and bibliographical information on more than 120,000 national and international authors. Contemporary Literary CriticismSelect has more than 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors and critical principal works. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides 10,000 biographical and critical essays on their lives, works and careers.

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Includes academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.

JSTOR
Offers academic journals and other scholarly content, as well as images, letters, oral histories, pamphlets, and other primary sources. TSU can access the following JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I Collection, Arts & Sciences II Collection, Business I Collection, Ecology & Botany Collection, and Health & General Sciences Collection. View Tutorial       Collections and journal titles available at TSU  View Tutorial       Collections and journal titles available at TSU.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
A comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It includes full-text reference books and literary works including titles with a focus on plays, drama, poetry, and African American and Hispanic literature. Full text literary journals and magazines are also included with a focus on multicultural studies, folklore and Latin American literature.

Literature Criticism Online
This database brings together several acclaimed literary databases: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400–1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children’s Literature Review, Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, and Something About the Author Online.

Literature Online (Chadwyk)
A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 328 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

Literature Resource Center – LRC, Scribner Writers Series Online, Twayne’s Authors Online    
Source for literary criticism and other information about authors, their works, topic and work overviews, primary sources and literary works, and more. All three databases can be searched simultaneously or individually

Literature Resources from Gale
Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

MLA International Bibliography
A detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. The electronic version dates back to 1920 and contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. Indexed materials coverage is international and includes 60 titles from JSTOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text.

Play Index (H.W. Wilson)
Play Index searches over 30,000 plays written from antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present. An invaluable aid to finding the perfect plays, Play Index covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type.

Scribner Writers Online
Scribner Writers Online is an eBook format of the Scribner Writers Series – including the American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection and World and Genre Writers Collection.

Scribner Writers Series
Scribner Writers Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 2,000 authors and literary genres drawn from the acclaimed Scribner print series.

Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson)
Indexes all the important collections and anthologies of short stories that are published each year. All literary genres are covered. Approximately 200+ monographs are captured per year, with approximately 3,000-4,000 analytics (chapters/stories).

Twayne’s Authors Online
Content of books that comprise three print series: United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors

Twayne Authors Series – Twayne World, English, US Authors
Comprises 600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors.

Twentieth Century American Poetry
Includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.

Twentieth Century English Poetry
Offers online access to the poetry of some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. It incorporates the works of 285 of the most widely studied poets of the British Isles and beyond, including over forty distinguished authors from The Faber Poetry Library.

Philosophy & Religion

Religion and Philosophy Collection – Gale
This custom collection provides coverage of different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.  Articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text. Language options and audio files are provided, choose an article and then select “listen” or download to an MP3 player.

Religion & Philosophy Collection– EBSCO
Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, and philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.