Multicultural and Gender Studies

African American Song

Documents the history of African American music in an online music listening service; contains a diverse range of genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, etc.

Archive Explorer (Adam Matthew databases)

One-stop search for primary source documents and archival material from the Adam Matthew databases.

Asian American Drama

Collection of more than 250 plays, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information, providing a comprehensive overview of this growing field. Begins with the works of Sadakichi Hartmann in the late 19th century with plans to include contemporary playwrights, such as Philip Kan Gotanda, Elizabeth Wong, and Jeannie Barroga.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

Black Drama

Expanding collection of the full text of over 1,000 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 100 playwrights of black culture from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Each play is extensively and deeply indexed and accompanied by significant ancillary information.

Black Thought and Culture

Contains 1300+ sources with 1100 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.

Black Women Writers

Celebrates the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Offering fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents and 20 countries, new content is uploaded on a biweekly basis. Currently features over 16,000 pages of poetry and prose.

Defining Gender

Five centuries of advice literature for men and women; this new online project brings together approximately 60,000 images of original manuscript and printed material, including a strong core of documents from the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Ephemeral material such as ballads, cartoons and pamphlets is featured alongside diaries, advice literature, medical journals, conduct books and periodicals.

Everyday Life and Women in America

Unparalleled resource for the study of American social, cultural, and popular history, providing immediate access to rare primary source material from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History, Duke University and The New York Public Library. Especially rich in conduct of life and domestic management literature, and offers vivid insights into the daily lives of women and men, as well as emphasizing contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index

Includes 265,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 34,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.

International Index to Black Periodicals

Draws its current content from more than 150 international scholarly and popular periodicals in Black Studies and contains full-text coverage of 40 core Black Studies periodicals.


Content from over 120 of important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines, regional newspapers, and 150 monographs and books.  Includes comprehensive indexing and bastract coverage as well as a specialized LGBT thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms.