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Encyclopedia of American Studies A reference resource containing general articles on American history and culture. An ideal starting point, especially for topics unfamiliar to you. The Encyclopedia addresses issues such as literature, art, photography, film, popular culture, architecture, consumer culture, urban studies, ethnicity, gender, race, economics, labor, social movements, politics, and global America. An ideal starting point, especially for topics unfamiliar to you (Part of Credo Reference package). Coverage: All Volumes. Full-Text.
Credo Reference Includes more than 900 encyclopedic titles from respected publishers in all disciplines taught at Dickinson, including various language dictionaries, the Marquis Who's Who series and numerous other biographical sources, economics and business encyclopedias, food and agriculture sources, publishing sources, atlases, and many encyclopedias covering the arts, history, literature, science, technology, religion, philosophy, politics, psychology, geography, country studies, and more. Full-Text.
Oxford African American Studies Center (AASC) Provides articles from Africana; the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895; the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present; Black Women in America, Second Edition; and the African American National Biography. Also contains resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, the Oxford Companion to Black British History, and selected articles from other major reference titles. Full-Text. Coverage: contains primary sources.
America: History & Life
History and culture of North America including United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes secondary source articles from more than 1700 journals, as well as books and book reviews. This is the most important source of secondary research material for the study of U.S. history. Note: for world history, use Historical Abstracts
. Coverage: 1964-present. Full-Text.
Database of the 20 journals, newsletters, and bulletins published by the American Anthropological Association. Links are provided for full-text access to major AAA journals published in 1996 and prior. Coverage: Varied. Some Full-Text.
A multi-disciplinary database of English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region. Coverage: Mid 1990s-present. Full-Text.
Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including military history, women's history, history of education, history of science, and more. Includes secondary source articles from more than 1800 journals, as well as books and book reviews. This is the most important source of secondary research material for the study of modern world history. Note: for U.S. history, use America: History and Life
; for medieval history, use Iter
. Coverage: 1955-present. Full-Text.
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Alternative Press Index
Contains citations and some full-text articles from alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers, and magazines. It is international in scope with its central focus on socialism, national liberation, labor, indigenous peoples, gays/lesbians, feminism, ecology, democracy, and anarchism. Coverage: 1969 to present. Some Full-Text.
Black Studies in Video
Features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. Includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations. May be used for on-campus showings by student groups and co-curricular programs for which no admission is charged. Coverage: 20th century to present, contains primary sources. Full-Text.
Ethnic News Watch
Covers news, culture and history from publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Coverage: 1990 to present. Mostly Full-Text.
An open access collection of magazines, journals, and newspapers of alternative press archives. Collections include GI Underground Press, Women's Alternative Press, Native American Press, African American Press, Hispanic Press, Underground Campus Press, LGBT Press, Right-wing Press, and Literary "Little" Magazines. Coverage: contains primary sources.
Subjects: Africana Studies
, American Studies
, Dickinson History & Special Collections
, Equity & Inclusivity
, Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean Studies
, Master's Program in Managing Complex Disasters
, Middle East Studies
, Native American / Indigenous Studies