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Articles & Databases: World Languages & Cultures

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search multiple world languages & cultures databases simultaneously

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Academic Search Premier Scholarly and popular articles on many subjects; a good source for book reviews.

Can limit to peer reviewed

1982 to present
Bibliography of Asian Studies Identify western-language monographs, articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia. More Details... Some scholarly sources are included, but cannot limit to these 1971 to present
Clase Periodica Two databases that offer combined access to more than 2,600 scholarly journals, as well as books, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews, and more, published in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English on many subjects in the humanities, social sciences, technology, science, and Pan-American issues. Material is published in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. More Details... Scholarly sources Clase: 1975 to present
Periodica: 1978 to present
Diccionario de la Lengua Española A definitive dictionary of the Spanish language created by Lá Real Academia Española. Scholarly sources Continuously updated
Handbook of Latin American Studies Books and other sources selected by experts on many subjects related to Latin America.  Many are in Spanish. More Details... Scholarly materials are included, but cannot limit to these 1935 to present
Historical Abstracts World history from 1450 to the present (excluding North America, which is covered in America: History and Life), including the arts and culture, in over 2,000 journals, books, and other sources.  Can limit by language. More Details... Yes 1950s to present
JSTOR Journal backfiles in many subject areas; fulltext is included for each article. More Details... Yes

From the first issue to 5 years ago for each publication included

LexisNexis Academic Fulltext of international newspapers and magazines. More Details... No Vary for each publication; most begin in the 1990s
MLA Bibliography Comprehensive, international listing of literary criticism and theory, linguistics, film and drama criticism, cultural studies, and folklore, covering articles, book chapters, books, and more.  Can limit by language and to type of resource, such as journal articles. More Details... Yes 1926 to present

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Alternative Press Index Lists articles from over 400 alternative, radical, and progressive journals, newspapers, and magazines. More Details... Some peer reviewed journals are included, but cannot limit to these 1969 to present
ArticleFirst Search for keywords in the titles and authors of articles from thousands of journals on many subjects. More Details... Scholarly and professional journals 1990 to present
Ethnic NewsWatch Fulltext of newspapers, magazines, and journals from the ethnic, minority, and Native press. There is a Spanish language search interface as well as Spanish fulltext materials. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed Vary for each publication; the earliest begin in 1992 to present
Gale Literary Databases The online fulltext version of Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography, which may be searched separately or together, provides basic biographical and critical information for thousands of international authors. More Details... No

Vary; entries are updated frequently

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism Online Fulltext resource containing over 240 literary essays on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historic periods. More Details... Essays by scholars 2nd edition, 2005
Oxford Journals Fulltext of over 150 journals published by Oxford University Press. Search within broad subject groups or individual journals, such as Contemporary Women's Writing, French Studies, The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, and more. More Details... Yes 1996 to present
Project MUSE Searchable fulltext of about 200 scholarly journals on subject in the arts and humanities.  Includes many criticism journals. More Details... Yes Vary for each publication; some are backfiles only
Scribner Writers Series Includes 1,600 brief bio-critical essays on international authors from Edward Abbey to Louis Zukovsky. Can search by nationality, gender, etc. More Details... No Vary; entries are updated frequently

Other Databases to Consider

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Dissertation and Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Includes fulltext for thousands of dissertations and masters theses produced in the United States. If fulltext is not linked, order the item on interlibrary loan. Don't use their "order a copy" link. More Details... Dissertations are prepared under scholarly direction 1637 to present