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Search across most EbscoHost article databases as well as the Ebsco e-book collection; interdisciplinary in scope. Note: this search excludes America: History & Life, Historical Abstracts, and L'Année philologique.
--Academic Search Complete
--Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retrospective: 1913-1983
--Art Full Text
--Art Index Retrospective
--ATLA Religion Database
--Biography Index Retrospective: 1946-1983
--Biography Reference Bank
--Book Review Digest Plus
--Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1903-1982
--Communication & Mass Media Complete
--Essay and General Literature Retrospective
--Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983
--Film & Television Literature Index
--Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
--Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text
--Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
--Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981
--International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text
--MLA International Bibliography
--OmniFile Full Text Mega
--Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
--RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
--Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915-1983
JSTOR access includes over 50,000 eBooks; full-text archive of the back issues of major scholarly journals; 19th Century British Pamphlets, a collection of journals, monographs, and manuscripts related to Ireland, and some current journal issues. The eBooks work just like journals, offering unlimited use and DRM-free chapter downloads in PDF format.
Now our largest collection of full-text article databases!
(c. 1800 to present) Multidisciplinary collection of full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, e-books, dissertations, and more. Also contains citations to additional materials. Includes all of our ProQuest databases.
Includes the following:
-- ABI/Inform Complete
-- Accounting & Tax
--Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
--Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality
--Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B)
--Banking Information Source
--BioOne Abstracts & Indexes
--Biotechnology Research Abstracts
--Canadian Newsstand Complete
--COS Conference Papers Index
--Environmental Engineering Abstracts
--Environmental Impact Statements: Digests
--Environmental Impact Statements: Full Text
--Health & Safety Science Abstracts
--Hoover's Company Profiles
--Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A)
--Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
--Periodicals Archive Online
--Periodicals Index Online
--Physical Education Index
--PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress
--ProQuest Asian Business & Reference
--ProQuest Biology Journals
--ProQuest Career and Technical Education
--ProQuest Criminal Justice
--ProQuest Deep Indexing: Environmental Sciences
--ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text
--ProQuest Education Journals
--ProQuest Environmental Science Collection
--ProQuest Environmental Science Journals
--ProQuest European Business
--ProQuest Family Health
--ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
--ProQuest Health Management
--ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Atlanta Constitution
--ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American
--ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index
--ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal
--ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post
--ProQuest Military Collection
--ProQuest Materials Science Database
--ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
--ProQuest Political Science
--ProQuest Psychology Journals
--ProQuest Research Library
--ProQuest Science Journals
--ProQuest Social Science Journals
--Social Services Abstracts
--Sustainability Science Abstracts
--The Wall Street Journal
--Water Resources Abstracts
--Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
(c. 1900 to present) An interdisciplinary resource with over 20,000 scholarly journals, books, and proceedings in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, also navigate the full citation network.
Access is restricted to current faculty and staff and currently-enrolled students of Davidson College only.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:
Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
At ProQuest, we believe that knowledge and trusted information can help guide progress and change – and as an EdTech provider, we have a unique responsibility to take action. That’s why we developed this website focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. Our intention is to support a wide range of students as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, we hope this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.
This primary-source collection documents the literary, intellectual and cultural milieu of Revolutionary Cuba. Sourced from the archives of the Casa de las Américas in Havana, it provides unprecedented access to files covering more than a thousand writers, thinkers and artists from Cuba and abroad.
Digitalia Film Library (streaming video) is a multilingual collection of films from Spain, France and other European countries, North American Classic films, and Latin American films from South America, Central America and Caribbean including Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and others. This library now has approximately 1,200+ films, unlimited use and unlimited number of simultaneous users.
This collection contains approximately 39,000 academic e-books and e-journals in Spanish language published in Spain and Latin America covering a wide range of subjects from Art and Literature to Science and Technology. All titles with the PDF view also have an audio viewer that allows users to listen to the text while reading. View in PDF, HTML, EPUB, download with Adobe for up to 20 days.
This collection brings together documents and objects from seven different archives and libraries to offer insights into the lived experience in England from 1500-1700. The documentary evidence here can offer a range of perspectives from prominent families to 'ordinary' people in order to see how this pivotal epoch in English history was lived across societies and regions. Materials include legal records, family correspondence, administrative records, wills, inventories and commonplace books among others. There is a strong material culture element to this project with the inclusion of images of everyday objects used in early modern households.
The Encyclopaedia of Islam Online sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live. Access includes including Second Edition, Three, Atlas, Glossary.
A digital repository of more than 17 million books, selected periodicals, and other materials digitized by a partnership of research libraries. As a member of HathiTrust, Davidson College has digital full-text access to more than 6.8 million public domain titles and full-text searching of additional titles in copyright. To find books that you can view cover-to-cover, be sure to limit to "full view only."
To log in for full access to HathiTrust, select the yellow login button in the top-right corner, select Davidson College from the drop-down menu, and enter your single sign-on credentials when prompted.
Mass Observation Project 1981-2009 provides digital access to a unique life-writing archive, capturing the everyday experiences, thoughts and opinions of people living through the turbulent final decades of the 20th century and the advent of the 21st century.
Launched in 1981 by the University of Sussex as a rebirth of the original 1937 Mass Observation, its founders' aim was to document the social history of Britain by recruiting volunteers to write about their lives and opinions. This collection consists of the directives (questionnaires) sent out by Mass Observation in the 1980s and the thousands of responses to them from the hundreds of Mass Observers.
This collection is part of our AM Explorer Subscription.
Includes Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān Online, Dictionary of Qur'ānic Usage, Encyclopedia of Canonical Ḥadīth Online.
The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is an encyclopedic dictionary of qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur’ānic studies. The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is the first comprehensive, multivolume reference work on the Qur’ān to appear in a Western language.
Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online includes direct access to 62 Early Printed Western Qur’āns Online and the Electronic Qurʾān Concordance, a unique online finding aid for textual research.