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Databases & Indexes

Find the best library databases for your research.


Library Alerts

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Sat. January 19, 10:00pm-6:00am Eastern Time: Some library resources, including e-books and ProQuest databases, may be intermittently unavailable due to planned system maintenance. 

Sun. January 20, 2:00-6:30am Eastern Time: Some library resources, including WorldCat, may be intermittently unavailable due to planned system maintenance.


Popular Databases

Great starting points for multiple subject areas.

New/Trial Databases

The following databases have recently been added to the library.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender, the largest collection available in support of the study of gender and sexuality, enables scholars to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related areas of research.
The HistoryMakers Digital Archive contains over 2,000 interviews of distinguished African Americans in the fields of science, culture, politics, the arts, and public life. It is unique among collections of African American heritage because of its large and varied scope, with interviewees from across the United States, from a variety of fields, and with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present.
Very Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable. Please provide feedback on this trial resource!
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