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Core Research Databases
Start with these essential databases. These are high-quality, subscription-only databases provided by the University Libraries. If you are using them
off-campus, you may need to authenticate with your BGSU username and password.
Academic Search Complete (ASC)
If you are working on a culture studies topic, ASC may be a good database for you because it includes information from a wide variety of disciplines: gender studies, economics, sociology, psychology, education, and more.
Humanities International Complete
Indexes and abstracts hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Covers all fields of the humanities. Excellent for interdisciplinary topics.
MLA International Bibliography
MLA International Bibliography provides a classified listing and subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Annually, it indexes more than 45,000 books and articles.
LAPTOC: Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents
LAPTOC is a searchable Web database that provides access to the tables of contents of more than 950 journals, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, published in Latin America. The participating libraries of the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project have accepted institutional collecting responsibilities for the journals included in the database. The libraries agree to acquire each issue of the assigned journal, to enter the tables of contents into the database, and to provide document delivery from the titles for which they maintain institutional responsibility. The database currently contains citations for over 325,000 articles.
Most of the titles included in this database are not available at the BGSU Libraries. You will have to submit a request via Interlibrary Loan (ILL), BGSU's interlibrary loan service in order to get an article. Do not use the ILL link inside LAPTOC to request an item. You will have to logon to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and type in the information.
Databases of Full-Text Journals
Depending on your topic, you may want to search these other databases. Be careful with JSTOR and Project Muse--both are databases of full-text journals. When you conduct a keyword search in them, you will search every word in every single journal article in the databases. You may retrieve many irrelevant items. Read the search tips in each for suggestions on ways to search efficiently.
An archive of over 1,000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials. The most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are not available.
Provides online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. Includes articles from from as early as 1993 to present.
Additional Databases: Literature
Depending on your topic, you may find relevant background material in these other databases:
Literary Reference Center (from EBSCO)
A comprehensive literary reference database that provides a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. A completely full-text database that combines information from reference works & hundreds of literary journals.
Literature Resource Center (from Gale)
A searchable database of information about authors and their works. Includes biographies, portraits, critical essays, excepts of literary criticism, summaries of works, and full text journal articles.