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Databases for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Looking for articles on a topic related to Foreign Languages and Literatures? Search in the recommended databases listed below.

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  • MLA International Bibliography

    Subjects within the MLA International Bibliography consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.  [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in ecology, economics, history, mathematics, music, political science, statistics, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

    Allows one user access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    The innovative Oxford Language Dictionaries Online site offers fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.  [Details]

  • ARTstor Digital Library

    Registered users can download individual images from the ARTstor Digital Library so remember to register for a free user account.

    The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.   [Details]

    Tutorial:   Teaching and Studying with ARTstor

  • Project MUSE

    Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Project Muse Advanced Search

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index

    Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities.  [Details]

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete

    Communication & Mass Media Complete provides content in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.  [Details]

  • ERIC (via EbscoHost)

    Provides access to educational literature and resources. This resource contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.  [Details]

  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

    Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, archaeology, art, family studies, law, music, performing arts and much more.  [Details]

  • Historical Abstracts

    Allows six users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more.  [Details]

  • Iter: gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

    Contains electronic resources for the study and teaching of Medieval and Renaissance studies.  [Details]

  • ARTFL

    ARTFL consists of over 3000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.
     [Details]

  • ClasePeriodica

    CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Contains bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.  [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]

  • MLA International Bibliography

    Subjects within the MLA International Bibliography consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.  [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in ecology, economics, history, mathematics, music, political science, statistics, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

    Allows one user access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    The innovative Oxford Language Dictionaries Online site offers fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.  [Details]

  • ARTstor Digital Library

    Registered users can download individual images from the ARTstor Digital Library so remember to register for a free user account.

    The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.   [Details]

    Tutorial:   Teaching and Studying with ARTstor

  • Project MUSE

    Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Project Muse Advanced Search

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index

    Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities.  [Details]

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete

    Communication & Mass Media Complete provides content in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.  [Details]

  • ERIC (via EbscoHost)

    Provides access to educational literature and resources. This resource contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.  [Details]

  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

    Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, archaeology, art, family studies, law, music, performing arts and much more.  [Details]

  • Historical Abstracts

    Allows six users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more.  [Details]

  • Iter: gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

    Contains electronic resources for the study and teaching of Medieval and Renaissance studies.  [Details]

  • ARTFL

    ARTFL consists of over 3000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.
     [Details]

  • ClasePeriodica

    CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Contains bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.  [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

    Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.  [Details]

  • International Data Base

    A computerized data bank containing statistical table of demographic and socioeconomic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.  [Details]

  • Mango Languages

    Mango is an online language learning resource which includes a variety of resources to help students learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations. Follow the link to create an account with Mango to get started. Includes access to the Mango Languages App (available on iTunes or Google Play).  [Details]

  • MasterFILE Complete

    This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1922.  [Details]

  • Oxford English Dictionary

    The Oxford English Dictionary is the world's leading authority on the history and development of the English language since 1150.  [Details]

  • Oxford Journals

    Collections cover Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law, and include some of the most authoritative journals in their fields.  [Details]

  • Pronunciator Language Learning

    Access to this resource will begin in January 2015.

    Language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages, including audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Central

    This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Research Library

    A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • SciELO Citation Index via Web of Science

    The Scientific Electronic Library Online Citation Index provides access to scholarly literature in sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities published in leading open access journals from Latin American, Portugal, Spain and South Africa. Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science: Citation Sources

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidiscipinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.  [Details]


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