Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
C.W. Post Campus B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library


Databases Home

Databases A-Z

Database FAQs

Remote Access FAQs

Citation Style

Preventing Plagiarism

Library Homepage

Ethnic Studies and Multiculturalism Databases
(see also Anthropology, Culture & Area Studies, Women & Gender, and General)

[Indexes]    [Online Video]    [Online Books]   


Indexes to Journals and Books:

Black Newspapers (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
Provides the full text of nine significant African American newspapers. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

Abstracts in Anthropology (Baywood) Remote access available
Index to anthropological scholarship in all its subfields: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics - covering both third world societies and subcultures within industrialized nations. Also includes topics such as: history, artifacts, language, physiology, drug abuse, environment, social welfare, social relations, geriatric caregiving, medical intervention, applied anthropology, geographical overviews, ethics of genetic engineering, societal factors in disease transmission, ecological factors in prehistoric site selection, and more.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.


Online Video:

Area Studies Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
The collection includes films focused on cultural, political, and socioeconomic issues in the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, and other global communities to provide an interdisciplinary resource for every region of the world. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

Black Studies in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This collection features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides access to their African American Classics collection and includes films covering history, politics, art, culture, family structure, gender relations, and social and economic pressures. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

Ethnic Studies Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This collection of films documents the struggles and triumphs of underrepresented, indigenous, and immigrant communities. Covering Native American Studies, Chicano Studies, African American Studies, and examinations of other racially marginalized communities, the films present issues of social justice, racial and socioeconomic inequalities, and each groups' contributions to history, culture, and society. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

LGBT Studies in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This collection surveys of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural, social, and political evolution of the LGBT community. It features documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films that explore AIDS, families, civil rights, coming out, marriage equality, transgender issues, religious perspectives, the lesbian/feminist divide, global comparative experiences, and other topics. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

Women's and Gender Studies Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This collection of films covers the study of issues relating to gender, feminism, and women's history, including politics, social justice, media studies, lesbian studies, culture & society, gender/sexual identity, and more. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.


Online Encyclopedias and Books: All Groups - African American - Jewish - Latino - Native American - Other Ethnic Groups - Gay & Lesbian - Other Social Groups


All Groups:
(see also: Culture and Area Studies)

Countries and Their Cultures (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Focuses on cultures and countries around the world, specifically what is and is not shared culturally by the people who live in a particular country. Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information.

ebrary (ebrary) Remote access available Full text available
Currently offers over 100,000 full-text books, sheet music titles, maps, reports, and other authoritative documents from more than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. The collections are particularly strong in business, economics, education, computers, technology, science, medicine, history, language, literature, humanities, politics, and social sciences. Publishers include The McGraw-Hill Companies, Random House, Penguin Classics, Taylor & Francis, Yale University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Greenwood, and more (more information).

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Contains 8,000 to 12,000 word essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans, and Amish. Each essay lists organizations and research centers; name, address, and contact information for periodicals, radio, and television stations; and a further readings section.

Technology and Diversity in Higher Education: New Challenges (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides current and effective educational practices, and examines new challenges involving emerging technologies in increasingly diverse learning environments.

Who's Buying by Race and Hispanic Origin (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents detailed spending data by race and Hispanic origin on hundreds of products and services in major categories ranging from apparel to transportation.


African American:
(see also: Culture - Africa)

African American Almanac (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides historical and current information on African American history, society, and culture in 28 topical chapters such as African American Firsts, Politics, Family & Health, etc. It also includes a chronology, a chapter of important primary documents, directories of organizations and businesses, a bibliography of recently-published works, annotated lists of crucial court cases, a filmography, hundreds of brief biographies, and more than 650 photographs, illustrations, maps, and statistical charts.

African American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
This chronology presents the history of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the present. Includes overview essays, primary sources, sidebars spotlighting specific people and topics, and over 200 images that chronicle the story of African Americans' struggles, triumphs, complexity, and exuberance.

Black Newspapers (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
Provides the full text of nine significant African American newspapers. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

Black Studies in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This collection features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides access to their African American Classics collection and includes films covering history, politics, art, culture, family structure, gender relations, and social and economic pressures. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of African American Society (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Black Studies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Harlem Renaissance (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. Emphasizes literature but also covers music, performing arts, visual arts, and nightlife. Includes almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

Who's Who Among African Americans (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Jewish:
(see also: Religion - Judaism)

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides clear definitions and comprehensive explanations of the history, geography, religion, and demographics of the conflict, from the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century to the five Arab-Israeli wars and biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and the occupied territories.

Encyclopaedia Judaica (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana", and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides biographical and critical essays on 223 writers connected to or concerned with the Holocaust, as well as separate essays on 307 of their works.


Latino:
(see also: Culture - Latin America)

Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960 (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides a broad overview of the recent history of Latinos in the United States during this era of explosive demographic and cultural change, including religion & religiosity, gender & changing gender systems, politics & political organization, language, expressive culture, and the law. Covers all the major national and regional Latino subpopulations and what these historical trends might mean for the future of both the United States and the other increasingly interconnected nations of the Western Hemisphere.

Contemporary Hispanic Biography (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
vol.01, vol.02, vol.03, vol.04. Biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of Latino heritage around the world in a wide variety of fields, including art, business, education, law, literature, medicine, politics, religion, science, and more.


Native American:

Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Great Plains (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the history, culture, people, places, events, and chronology of the Plains Indian peoples.

Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Northeast (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the histories, cultures, people, places, events, and contemporary issues facing the region's Native peoples. It includes bibliographies of the most important sources and contact information for Native communities and organizations.

Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides an overview of the history, culture, people, places, and events - including the Oklahoma experience of the Five Tribes removed from the Southeast - as well as the complex relationships of Native people with the colonial powers and the development of federal Indian policy.


Other Ethnic Groups:
(see also: Culture and Area Studies)

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides clear definitions and comprehensive explanations of the history, geography, religion, and demographics of the conflict, from the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century to the five Arab-Israeli wars and biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and the occupied territories.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online (OISO) (Oxford) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
A unique, authoritative reference center with over 5,000 articles that provide learning tools for students, scholars, librarians, community groups, and government officials to foster a more informed understanding of the Islamic world. Includes: a new and growing section on the Arab Spring - a timeline of major events since the founding of Islam - learning resources with thematic guides and lesson plans - interviews with major scholars, activists, and religious leaders - two English translations of the Qur'an along with a concordance - hundreds of images and maps with a section devoted to the geography of the Islamic world - and the full text of the reference books: Oxford Dictionary of Islam, Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law, Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, and What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam. Made available through the Muslim Journeys project, a joint initiative of the American Library Association and the National Endowment of the Humanities.


Gay and Lesbian:

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

LGBT Studies in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This collection surveys of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural, social, and political evolution of the LGBT community. It features documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films that explore AIDS, families, civil rights, coming out, marriage equality, transgender issues, religious perspectives, the lesbian/feminist divide, global comparative experiences, and other topics. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.


Other Social Groups:
(see also: Women & Gender and Social Sciences)

Encyclopedia of Aging (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Disability (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the definitions, fundamental concepts, basic history, diversity, cultural contexts, experiences, health care issues, environmental constraints, helpful accommodations, social movements, laws, policies, theories, and practices in the disability arena for both the general reader and the specialist. Contributors are from the fields of sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, law, government, philosophy, and ethics. Includes a wealth of primary source documents.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




NOVEL Database NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

HTML by Robert Delaney
robert.delaney@liu.edu

Long Island University

LIU Post

Library Homepage