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Nancy Herther

Article Databases and Indexes

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This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

This index provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present with over 2,000 journals including all key English-language historical journals.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


Search for books, conference proceedings, journals, maps, videos, and other items in our collection.

General Reference Sources


Media and the Arts, 1945-1990 This is a dictionary of people, works of art and literature, movements and influences in American culture that significantly reflected on or responded to the Cold War. entries range from a paragraph to several pages.

Fads, fashions & cults : from acid house to zoot suit--via existentialism and political correctness--the definitive guide to (post-) modern culture / by Tony Thorne.


Pop Culture Landmarks

a traveller's guide


This 3 volume handbook covers many topics including media, entertainment, social groups, leisure, and social topics and phenomena. Each section has a list of reference works, books and articles for further research.

War and American Popular Culture

a historical encyclopedia

General Reference Works

This series covers various countries, including Australia, France, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the U.S.

Handbooks and Manuals

A Guide to the Reference Literature. A good way to identify reference books on: Collecting, Mass Media, Arts, Politics, Popular History, Literature, Music, REligion, Social Phenomena, Sports and Recreation.


Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

Reference titles from various publishers in many subjects, including art, biography, business, cultural studies, education, the environment, history, religion, science, and social science.

Gateways & Megasites

Each link on this page "retrieves a list of American Memory online collections. From that list, you will be able to jump to an individual collection or search for items in those collections. You can also browse a list of Subject Headings that further describe the chief areas of content in our collections. Go to Finder Help for more information." Covers American History and Culture from 1400s to present in many subject areas. Excellent source of images and sound files.

Web Sites

An excellent set of links, blogs and other useful information related to sociology, politics and society. Created and maintained by University of Minnesota Sociology professors Doug Hartmann and Chris Uggen, this is an excellent place to learn how the principles, ideas and research in the field relate to our lives and help explain and understanding the world around us.

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Titles

Journal Titles

A Journal of Film and Popular Culture

News Sources

Full-text articles from over 300 American ethnic and minority newspapers including Asian-American, Jewish, African-American, Native-American, Arab-American, Eastern-European, and other multi-ethnic communities. Coverage dates back to 1990.

Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

Statistical Portrait of the United States: Social Conditions and Trends

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Research Guides

Guide to library resources for film reviews.

Style Manuals

Library Information

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