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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
--Music Index Full Text
--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.
Search OED Online for word definitions, etymologies, and quotations. Every three months updates revise existing entries and add new words. The Historical Thesaurus of the OED arranges the dictionary by meaning. Trace the changing language of the material world, the mind, and society, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the modern day
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.
(1800 to present) APA PsycInfo offers a broad view of the behavioral and social sciences. The database delivers peer-reviewed literature from journal articles, book chapters, books, technical reports, and doctoral dissertations. Updated weekly.
(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.
(1974-present) This database is a specialist bibliography for the study of modern and contemporary art. Featuring full abstracts and indexing from art journals,
with articles relating to all art forms including fine art, digital art, crafts, design and photography. Also incorporates book records, including those drawn from the collections of the Tate Library and the Bibliothèque Dominique Bozo, Musée LAM.
This database is included in ProQuest Central searches.
Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method collection includes a range of articles, essays, ebooks, and primary sources. Critical readings examine the significance of history writing from ancient worlds to the present day. This collection includes academic eBooks focused around historiography, historical methods and history theory; and an interactive timeline. New and updated content added twice a year.
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Trial Access ends 9/2/2022. China Academic Journals (CAJ) is a continuously updated Chinese journal database. The database covers academic journals published in mainland China from 1915- present.
To begin your search, click on Journal Navigation on the home page and choose your subject. Though the entire platform can be searched, Davidson's trial includes full text access to Series F containing over 800 Literature/History/Philosophy titles.
Languages: Chinese, Korean, English.
JoVE is a peer reviewed scientific video journal. Filmed at the world’s top scientific institutions, JoVE videos bring to life the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments enabling efficient learning and replication of new research methods and technologies. Filmed at the world’s top scientific institutions, JoVE videos bring to life the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments enabling efficient learning and replication of new research methods and technologies.
Faculty should create an account on the JoVE site to embed videos into Moodle. For more information on embedding see JoVE's tutorial on YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUqneOi49OE
Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment Online offers over 570 volumes from the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies including history, cultural studies, literature, biography, religious studies, philosophy, and gender studies. The ebook collection offers a complete archive of all content published in the series between 1955-2016.
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