Library Databases By Subject

History/Political Science

  • Annals of American History

    Over 2,000 primary source documents and 700 pieces of multimedia, which document the history of the United States.

  • Cambridge Histories Online

    Cambridge Histories Online provides access to more than 300 ebooks covering: american history, british history, general history, economic history, religious studies, literary studies, literary studies, political and social theory, language and linguistics, music, theater studies and performing arts, history of the book, philosophy, history of science, and warfare.

  • History Reference Center

    History Reference Center is a full text history reference database containing historical encyclopedias, non-fiction books, historical documents, biographies, and full text journals.

  • Pew Research Center

    From the website: "Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions."

  • Encyclopaedia of Islam

    "The Encyclopedia of Islam, second edition, sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World."

  • Films on Demand

    Films on Demand is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos 24/7. Access is provided to more than 238,500 video clips and 15,500 full-length videos. Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders, and manage their entire collection through a robust administrative reporting system. Films on Demand delivers outstanding digital video ideal for students and faculty through online catalogs, distance-learning courses, and learning management systems.

  • Academic OneFile

    Search more than 7,300 full text journals. Indexes more than 14,000 periodicals including more than 9,000 peer-reviewed journals.

  • Academic Search Premier

    Search more than 6,100 full-text journals. Abstracting and indexing for more than 13,800 journals, including 12,200 that are peer-reviewed.

  • ArchiveGrid

    Search for archival collection descriptions about historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives throughout the world.

  • Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

    A digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature, and culture.

  • ARTstor

    The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Access to full text articles in 221 journals published by Cambridge University Press.

  • CQ Researcher

    CQ Researcher provides access to in depth reports on controversial topics, and features comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of every issue. Numerous charts, graphs and sidebar articles--plus a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and list of contacts--round out each report.

  • Early English Books Online

    (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in the English language from 1473 to 1700.

  • Essay and General Literature Index

    "Focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film."

  • European Views of Americas: 1493 to 1750

    The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

  • FactCheck.org

    FactCheck.org is a nonprofit and nonpartisan project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. It monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

  • FedStats

    FedStats provides access to a full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government. Search data from more than 100 agencies on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

  • HathiTrust Digital Library

    HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are about 3.8 million public domain volumes in a growing collection of digitized books and other materials.

  • Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective

    Index of important journals in the humanities and social sciences. Coverage from 1907 to 1984.

  • JSTOR

    The JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, & XIII Collections provide perpetual archival access to the complete back runs of hundreds of electronic full text journals. However, up to the last three to five years of the issues may not be not included.

  • LexisNexis Academic

    LexisNexis Academic Universe provides full text access to news, business, legal, medical, and reference resources.

  • Library of Congress: THOMAS

    In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress.

  • Military & Government Collection

    Full text articles covering news from all branches of the military and government.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Database covering today's hottest social issues. Contains more than 9,000 pro and con viewpoint articles; nearly 5,000 topic overviews; profiles of federal agencies and special interest groups; and nearly 6,000 statistical tables, charts and graphs.

  • Project Muse

    Project Muse provides access to full-text articles from current and archival articles from 350+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more.

  • ProQuest Research Library

    Searchable database of over 6,000 periodical titles covering a wide range of academic subjects. Over 4,600 periodicals are full text.

  • RAND State Statistics

    RAND State Statistics contains nearly 400 Social Science databases and is made up of four sites, each with a specific geographic focus as indicated under Browse on the home page. RAND State Statistics contains nearly 200 databases that cover all 50 U.S. states. RAND California contains these 90 databases plus about 80 detailed databases on California.

  • Reference Universe

    Reference Universe is a great place to begin your research. The database searches the indexes of more than 40,000 electronic and print reference works (encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.), and it provides links to the full text or to bibliographic citations of articles in these reference works. Essentially this database is an index to the articles in books and ebooks which the Biola Library owns or to which it subscribes.

  • SAGE Journals

    Access to 777 full text scholarly journals in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and medicine.

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