Proseminar: Research and Writing

Fall 2011

Listed in: History, as HIST-402; Rick A. Lopez (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Full Text
  • Media
  • Data

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.

AGRICOLA (1970 to present)
Index of journal articles and reports from the National Agriculture Library.

America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (1991 to present)

EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.

GreenFILE
Draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

PAIS International (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.

Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.

PubMed (1966 to present)
Premiere biomedical index, includes MEDLINE and links to molecular biology databases.

Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.

Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.

Web of Science (1984 to present)
Search thousands of journals across the sciences and social sciences and track cited references to locate more recent articles.

OAIster
A union catalog of millions of records representing open-access digital resources.

Combined search of Gale Agriculture; Hospitality and Tourism; Culinary Arts; and General Business Collections

Business and Company Resource Center
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals.

Reference

Chicago Manual of Style

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Standard general encyclopedia.

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.

Oxford Reference Online

Full Text Collections

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspaper Collection, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, Times of India, and Washington Post.

JSTOR
Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

Project Muse
Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers. (Alumni access)

Chronicling America (1860-1922)
Search or browse hundreds of newspapers through the Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Program. Includes descriptions of papers, and images are downloadable.

Google News Archive (1800s to present)
Digitized and searchable U.S. and Canadian newspapers. Not at all comprehensive, but potential for excellent and historic coverage depending on title.

Media

ARTstor
Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Data/Statistics

Anything Research
Market research and industry trends.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.

ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.

POPLINE (1970 to present)
Reproductive health, fertility, demographics, environmental health, women in development, and HIV/AIDS.

WDI Online (1960 to present)
World Development Indicators providing international social and economic statistics from the World Bank.