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Jessie Ball duPont Library

A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research. If you're not sure where to start, check out a Research Guide. If you'd like more guidance on Primary Historical Sources, take a look at our new Historical Sources Guide.

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Covering North America’s diverse religious traditions, this resource provides reliable and peer-reviewed information for students and instructors of religious studies, anthropology of religion, sociology of religion, and history. Peer-reviewed articles are organized around key themes. "The Basics" Sections cover broad global introductions to religious traditions. "Religious Traditions" and "Themes in Religion" Sections give more of an in-depth approach to the North American context and combine overview articles, main articles, case studies, and hot topics as well as eBook content.
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A collection of about 40 million Open Access items, including articles from more than 13,000 journals, ebooks, and etextbooks. The journals are among the top in the field—peer-reviewed, quality publications that were often very expensive to access before they were converted to an Open Access model. Content from predatory journals, blogs and other non-vetted sources are excluded. Filters are provided for search results that allow for selection by many different criteria, including Open Educational Resources.
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This timely database brings together essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and other related materials on the difficult and controversial topic of regulating firearms in the United States. It also includes an extensive bibliography and a balanced selection of external resources to further research this subject. Part of the HeinOnline collection of databases.
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The Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik [Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric] is the only comprehensive academic reference work in the field. For specialists and practitioners, this tool provides all current knowledge about Rhetoric in an electronically searchable form for the first time. Various search criteria (lemma, keyword, person, literature, etc.) allow targeted research and make the 1,300 articles easily accessible, also for scholars in related disciplines. The articles are thematically linked to each other so as to provide the reader with comprehensive information.
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A collection of materials relating to the gay rights movement in America, including an interactive timeline, as well as subject-coded court cases, scholarly articles, books, pamphlets, reports, and more. Part of the HeinOnline collection of databases.
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Platino Educa is a film platform providing access to hundreds of Spanish and Ibero-American movies, classified by subjects and covering themes across the Environment, Social Studies, Language and Literature, Arts, and Social Justice. The selection of audiovisual works and the elaboration of the pedagogical material that Platino EDUCA offers are developed in collaboration with renowned institutions in the field of cinema and education.
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