Comparative Studies

Guide to Comparative Studies Resources


Welcome to the Comparative Studies Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning. Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.

                                                                        Leta Hendricks

Global Slavery

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Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice   This digital collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries. Topics covered include the African Coast, the Middle Passage, slave experiences, religion, revolts, abolition, and legislation. The collection also includes case studies from America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba.  

Mass Media

Access World News: Research Collection    International news database provides access to newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, newswires and journalist-written blogs from Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.  Log into NewsBank and create an account to save your search history, save articles, save searches, set up alerts to receive the latest news from your newspapers of choice.

Factiva   Global news and information database on companies, industries, and financial markets.  Factiva, produced by Dow Jones, content includes news in English and non-English languages from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and social media.

Ethnic NewsWatch  Ethnic NewsWatch is a full text database of newspapers published by and for United States cultural, ethnic, and racial minority groups. Database provides ethnic perspectives of topics of national interest that may vary from what is presented in the mainstream press. 

Africa-Wide Information      Resource, produced by NISC South Africa, combines bibliographic databases from around the world to form a multidisciplinary aggregation offering unique and extensive coverage of all facets of Africa and African studies. Database includes content from South African Studies, African Studies, and African HealthLine.

Research Databases

EBSCOHost Databases (Slavery)   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;  Communication & Mass Media Complete; Criminal Justice Abstracts; and Women's Studies International. 

Oxford Bibliographies  Oxford University Press’ bibliographic driven database provides access to annotated research guides in Africana Studies, Latino Studies and other area studies. The Oxford Bibliographies contain vetted content based on scholarly accuracy, authority, and objectivity.

Pop Culture Universe    Popular culture database contains 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. 

Legal Databases  

HeinOnline Legal history online research database  provides content from  law school  journals, legal news serials,, and law-related periodicals. Database also contains the Congressional Record Bound volumes, U.S. Reports back to 1754, famous world trials dating back to the early 1700’s, legal classics from the 16th to the 20th centuries, and global governance documents.

LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis Academic is a multi-layered global database featuring news media, business information, and legal resources. Mass media layer includes broadcast transcripts, newspapers, magazines, journals, trade publications, wire services, and government publications.  The business and financial news layer features company reports, industry reports, market research, and SEC filings. LexisNexis Academic legal database layer contains primary source material: case law, legislation, statutes, and regulations and; secondary source materials legal news and law reviews.

ProQuest Congressional Provides federal legislative history information including access to a wide range of Congressional documents, published and unpublished hearings, reports and committee reports: Congressional Hearings (1824 through 2013); Congressional Committee Prints (1830 to present); Congressional Record (1789 to 1997); Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports (1916 to present) and; Unpublished Hearings (1824 to latest available).