Ethnic Studies Databases

Connect to America: History and Life with full-text on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
This database covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to the present, this database also provides full-text coverage of more than 196 journals and more than 92 books.
Connect to American Song on the Web
A streaming music service containing over 50,000 tracks reflecting the music of all American ethnic groups and regions, from the Revolutionary War to the present. Includes all the music formerly available in the African American Song database. Updated continuously.
Connect to Black Drama Database on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Contains the full text of 1,200 English-language plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by black playwrights from North America, Africa, and elsewhere in the world.
Connect to Black Studies Center on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Fully cross-searchable gateway to Black studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more. It combines several resources such as Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), Black Literature Index, and historical black newspapers such as the Chicago Defender (1910-1975) and the Daily Defender (1956-1975).
Connect to Chicago Defender on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Full-text of the Chicago Defender newspaper from 1910 to 1975.
Connect to Contemporary World Music on the Web
An online listening service containing contemporary music from every continent. Included are such genres as reggae, calypso, neo-traditional, world fusion, Bollywood, as well as traditional music such as Indian classical, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, and more. Updated continuously.
Connect to Diversity at Santa Clara University on the Web
Information on diversity at SCU and in Santa Clara Valley. Links to electronic resources in diversity.
Encarta Africana - CD-ROM available at the Circulation Desk. Click to see a full list of CD-ROM databases.
Encarta Africana
Multimedia encyclopedia on the history, geography, and culture of Africans and people of African descent.
Connect to Ethnic NewsWatch on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
A comprehensive full-text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press, with archival material back to 1985.
Connect to Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
A database of hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers published between 1808-1980 from 22 states, many of which are from California, Texas, New Mexico, and New York. Many newspapers are bilingual.
Connect to Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) on the Web
Includes citations for documents, journal articles, and original literary works on Latin American topics in the social sciences and humanities from 1970 to present. Over 500 journals, published worldwide, are indexed. Includes citations for articles and documents on Mexico, all Central American and South American countries, and the Caribbean. Hispanics/Latinos in the United States are also included.
Connect to Oxford African American Studies Center on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Provides access to more than 7,500 articles focusing on African American history and culture. The articles come from major reference sources and are written by leading scholars in the field. Also includes primary sources, images, and maps.
Connect to Oxford Islamic Studies Online on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
This resource brings together several encyclopedias, dictionaries, concordances and other reference sources along with over 3,000 scholarly articles and book chapters, hundreds of source documents and maps and links to other authoritative Web sites to provide thorough coverage of current and historical Islam.
Connect to Smithsonian Global Sound on the Web
A streaming music service containing more than 41,000 tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds. Containing the complete recordings released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and other ethnomusicological collections, it contains a wide array of American ethnic and folk music, as well as traditional music from around the world. Also included are music from American history (from the Revolution through the Civil Rights era), an extensive collection of children's songs, and many speeches, readings of poetry and drama, and sounds from the natural world. Updated continuously.
Connect to Social Sciences Citation Index on the Web
Index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully covers over 1,400 journals spanning 50 disciplines. Coverage also includes items relevant to the social sciences selected from 7,000 other journals. 1994-present. Updated weekly.
Connect to Sociological Abstracts on the Web
This database is a primary resource for accessing the latest research in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles. 1963-present. Updated monthly.
Icon Legend
 web database
 CD-ROM at Circulation Desk
 local userguide
 full-text articles
 search features explained
 extra software required
more details...

The materials within the electronic resources listed here may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.)