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Research Databases: Cultures & Geography

Off-campus access: the system will prompt you to enter your 14-digit library barcode number located on the back of your college ID/library card. No college ID or library card? Request a college ID or library card barcode number.

Articles Select to expand list

  • Humanities Full Text
    (EBSCO/H.W.Wilson) Full-text articles from over 330 journals encompassing all fields of humanities dating back to 1910.
  • Academic Search Complete 
    (EBSCO) A scholarly multi-disciplinary database that provides full text, indexing, and abstracts of articles, videos and images from journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
    (EBSCO) Includes over 300 full-text journals on such topics as world religions, biblical studies, and many aspects of philosophy.
  • JSTOR 
    (Ithaka Harbors) Includes full-text back issues of selected peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
  • Project Muse
    (Johns Hopkins University Press) Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies, and other humanities and social sciences fields. 
  • Communications & Mass Media Complete
    (EBSCO) Full text from over 500 journals for communications, mass media, and other closely related fields.
  • Gale OneFile: Communication & Mass Media
    (Gale) Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.
  • Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues
    (Gale) Find timely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women’s lives across the globe.
  • Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies
    (Gale) Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
  • Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies
    (Gale) Access scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.Science Online 
    (AAAS) Help 
    This full-text, weekly multidisciplinary scientific journal publishes original peer-reviewed research and noteworthy science news (July 1880 to the present).

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  • eBook Collection
    (EBSCO) E-books on a full range of topics. Visit EBSCO's instructions on how to read on a mobile device. Create a free account to download to your device.  
    Apple iOS App Icon  Google Android App Icon
    Bluefire App Directions for EBSCO eBooksDownload books to your device using Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Ebook Central
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 e-book titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included. Mobile-friendly site.
    Bluefire App Directions for EBSCO eBooksDownload books to your device using Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Gale eBooks
    (Gale) Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.
  • Texas Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Help
    Over 80 full-text journals and books on Texas history, culture, and life, biographies of important Texans, and more.

Country Profiles, Reference, & Maps Select to expand list

NewsSelect to expand list

  • US Major Dailies
    (ProQuest) Provides access to the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and the New York Times.
  • Gale OneFile: News
    (Gale) Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    (EBSCO) Selected full-text from 30 US national and international newspapers and 200 regional papers, plus TV and radio news transcripts.

Videos Select to expand list

  • Academic Video Online
    (Alexander Stree Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials, and limited historical news reports.
  • Films on Demand
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
  • Kanopy
    (Kanopy) Classic cinema, independent films, and top documentaries in streaming video. Includes Media Education Foundation Collection.
    Apple iOS App Icon  Google Android App Icon Roku app icon

TexasSelect to expand list

  • Texas Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Help
    Over 80 full-text journals and books on Texas history, culture, and life, biographies of important Texans, and more.
  • Handbook of Texas  - free web  
    (Texas State Historical Association) Full text. Texas history and geography.
  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    (Sanborn Maps) Historic property and land-use maps for Texas towns and cities from the late 1800s to mid-1950s. 
Link to Databases by Title Search for magazines, newspapers, and journals by title Find Databases by Subject

  1. Search the Library Catalog. Request any circulating items not in your local library using the "Place Hold" button. Login with your 14-digit library barcode number and PIN.
  2. Looking for a specific article? Search the Full Text Finder for newspaper, magazine, or journal titles.
  3. Search WorldCat to find books and articles from libraries worldwide, then apply at your local library for a TexShare card to borrow them directly or request specific books and articles through interlibrary loan.


TexShare databases Selected databases are funded, in part, through TexShare, a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, utilizing grant funds provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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