Comparative Studies

Guide to Comparative Studies Resources

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The Alexander Street Press     

The Alexander Street Press is the perfect research companion for Comparative Studies scholars. Comparative Studies subjects include Africana Studies, Gender Studies, Global Studies, social and cultural history, the performing arts, and emerging research areas. The Alexander Street Press digital media materials (text, audio, image, video) are indexed to reflect important search elements of the subject’s collection, allowing for both general searching and advanced, in-depth searching of specific subjects. These multi-layered database utilities include custom clip making, playlist tools, and course pack compatibility. Users can create playlists of whole videos, film clips, and HTML content for saving and viewing. Alexander Street Press digital media are also accessible via Apple and Android mobile devices.

Ethnic and American Studies Databases

EBSCOhost Databases (Ethnic and American Studies)  A multi-interdisciplinary suite of databases covering the arts, humanities, law, life and health sciences, social sciences, science and technology. Databases contain content from popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, documents, books, reports, conference proceedings, and other digital media. Features Open Cluster Searching, Select -- Academic Search Complete; Academic Search Premier; African American Historical Serials Collection; Alternative Press Index (API); America: History & Life; Chicano Database; Humanities International Complete; LGBT Life with Full Text; Political Science Complete (PSC); Race Relations Abstracts; and Women's Studies International.

American Indian Histories and Cultures   The American Indian Histories and Cultures database contains manuscripts, documents, artwork and rare printed books beginning with the earliest contact with European explorers. This database is organized by American Indian history thematic zones: American Indians and the European Powers; Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Missionaries and Education; Trade and Indian Economies and the Civil Rights Movement. Digitized resources from the Edward E. Ayer Collection for American Indian Histories and Cultures located at The Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)  Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), is a western-language resource for research on East, Southeast, and South Asia.  Database covers humanities and  social sciences subjects.

Bibliography of Native North Americans  Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is a bibliographic database containing resources on and about Indigenous American culture, life, and history. The BNNA provides citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents.

Diversity and Ethnic Studies E-Book collection provides access to the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Topics on African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Disability Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Global Black Studies, Hispanic & Latin American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Sexuality & LGBTQ+ Studies.

Ethnic Diversity Source  Database covers culture, social treatment and lived experiences of underrepresented groups across North America, including but not limited to: African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans, and Multiracial Americans. This vetted resource contains scholarly journals and magazines, primary sources, historical documents, interviews and biographies, collections of e-books and videos.   

Ethnic NewsWatch  This news and information database contains newspapers, magazines, and journals from Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPoC) and minority press. The database also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989​.

Historical Newspapers  Provides researchers in history, politics, economics, business, and the arts access to primary and secondary sources: Palmer's Index to the Times, 1790 to 1905; The Official Index to the Times, 1906 to 1980; The Historical Index to the New York Times 1851 to September 1922: and Palmer's Full Text Online, 1785-1870.

Opposing Viewpoints  Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains Greenhaven Press, Gale, Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and U•X•L titles. This database provides access to primary source articles, reference material, newspapers, statistics, and images covering current political and social issues.

Oxford Bibliographies  This bibliographic driven database provides access to annotated research guides in African Studies, Childhood Studies, Latino Studies, Music, Public Health and other humanities/social science research areas.

Pop Culture Universe  Database is a diverse interdisciplinary resource covering; arts and visual culture, business and advertising, ethnic and group culture, fashion, and appearance, film, food and drink, literature, music, politics, recreation and leisure, religion and spirituality, sports, television and radio, and technology and media.

Project MUSE  The Project MUSE is an online collaboration between libraries and publishers to provide complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals and university press books.

Readers’ Guide Retrospective  Database is the best resource for finding popular magazine articles on a variety of subjects. Provides coverage of United States cultural and historical events, 1890-1982.

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