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Diversity and Ethnic Studies: Library Databases
This is a guide to campus resources, web sites, and library resources to support research in diversity and ethnic studies.
In addition to the databases listed below, you can access a complete listing of the Library's online article indexes and databases on the Articles & Databases webpage . These resources are available via the Databases by Subject links, or via the alphabetical listing of databases.
To search for a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper owned by Andersen Library (whether in print, electronic format, or accessed via aggregator databases like EBSCOhost) use the Journal Holdings List.
African American Newspapers,1827-1998, enables users to search more than 270 historical newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries for African American communities. Created in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Kansas State Historical Society, and the Library of Congress, African American Newspapers chronicles a century and a half of the African American experience.
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995, features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans. Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations' bulletins, annual reports, and other genres.
Black Drama is a collection of approximately 1,200 rare and hard-to-find plays written from the 1850s to the present by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African Diaspora countries. Nearly a quarter of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Zora Neale Hurston, Femi Euba, Randolph Edmonds, and others.
Brill publishes e-books in a variety of subjects including Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity, Classical Studies, European History and Culture, Language and Linguistics, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy, and Social Sciences.
A collection assembled from hundreds of sources, Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples and the environment in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women.
Ethnic NewsWatch includes journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, spans 1959-1989. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.
GenderWatch is a database of diverse publications, such as scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government, and special reports, that focus on how gender affects a broad array of subject areas. Its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, is a repository of historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years.
The Gerritsen Collection is the largest single source for the study of women's history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and 15 languages. The collection includes the full text of over 4,000 books, pamphlets, and periodicals.
The International Medieval Bibliography is the major index to medieval studies (c. 400-1500). It includes citations to articles in approximately 4500 journals and "miscellany" volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections, and Festschriften).
(JSTOR has temporarily activated all archive and primary source collections until June 2021 due to COVID-19.)
An archival full-text multi-disciplinary journal database, coverage varies by publication but typically begins with volume one of each title and continues to within 3 to 5 years of the most current issue. Covering over 60 academic disciplines in more than 2400 scholarly journals, UW-Whitewater Library has acquired Arts & Sciences I-VII Collections as well as the JSTOR Life Science Collection.
Partial funding for Collections V and VI from the Russell Moratz estate. Partial funding for Collection VII provided by Student Technology Fees.
LGBTQ+ Source provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBTQ+ thesaurus containing thousands of terms.
Partial funding provided by Student Technology Fees.
Music Online: African American Music Reference provides access to reference works, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
Project Muse provides access to the full text of over 600 scholarly journals and over 30,000 books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics published by university presses and scholarly societies.
Partial funding provided by UW System Shared Electronic Collection.
Women's Studies International provides indexing and abstracts for 800 essential sources including journals, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, reports, theses, dissertations, and grey literature. Coverage includes more than 960,000 records spanning from 1972 to the present.