Find the best library databases for your research.
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*Please be advised that there is currently a known issue with EBSCO databases wherein you must consent to data collection before being given access. This is a system-wide change and alternatives are being actively worked on by USG developers.
For more information on current workarounds to access EBSCO when choosing to opt out of this policy, please see the LibGuide at https://research.library.gsu.edu/ebsco_privacy_access for detailed instructions.
The following are the most frequently used databases:
Academic Search Complete provides complete coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. The collection includes peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, and books, for STM research, the Social Sciences, Humanities, and other areas of academic studies. PDF content dates back as far as 1887.
A digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. It offers an interdisciplinary journal archive across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The archive offers an interlinked aggregation of scholarly works as well as long-term preservation.
Web of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index as well as Book Citation Index and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
New and Trial Access
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Provides U.S. public opinion poll data through a full-text retrieval system organized at the question level. Note: GSU users can access the download data sets, many of which are available in SPSS format.
iPoll is now Roper iPoll. You must create a new account in order to access the new Roper iPoll.
Module I: Research Collections from the Kinsey Institute Library & Special Collections
Sex & Sexuality covers a broad range of topics and is drawn from leading archives around the world. Module I focuses on sexology and the work of sex researchers, combining advice sought by members of the public with the corresponding answers, thoughts on research proposals and work sent by academics and medical professionals to the Kinsey Institute. It also includes pamphlets and flyers from various organizations and advocacy groups, discussions surrounding sexual behaviors, and the corpus of donated work from researchers looking at specific areas – for example Alice Field, who worked specifically on sex offenders in New York and young girls remanded for prostitution in the wayward minors court. Please note: You will be required to verify that you are over the age of consent in your country in order to view the content of this database. Selecting "cancel" will return you to the homepage, but will not bypass the consent screen should you try to view content.
Module II: Self-Expression, Community and Identity
The second module of Sex & Sexuality is focused upon the lived experiences of individuals from across the spectrum of human sexuality, including heterosexual and LGBTQI+ experiences, at different times in history – specifically from the nineteenth century up to the present day. It also covers the criminalization of sexuality; both in terms of sex work but also the relentless prosecution and persecution of, mostly men, for "homosexual acts". Flashpoints in LGBT history such as the Stonewall riots and the resulting movements for change and grass-roots activism that we are still experiencing today are also represented within these documents. There is coverage on the establishment of Pride parades which were an act of social defiance at the time, as well as interviews with patients and public consciousness-raising efforts from the devastating HIV/AIDs crisis. Please note: You will be required to verify that you are over the age of consent in your country in order to view the content of this database. Selecting "cancel" will return you to the homepage, but will not bypass the consent screen should you try to view content.
Readex Black Life in America: Series I 1707-1877 Arrival in America through Reconstruction
Expires: May 21, 2021
It is impossible to understand the struggles and successes of people of African descent in America without understanding their roots. Series 1 brings to life a pivotal era in American history, with original reporting and contemporary perspectives on the lives of enslaved and newly freed people, Nat Turner’s revolt, Harriet Tubman’s heroism, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and more. Through firsthand reporting, editorials, obituaries, illustrations, and advertisements, these historical newspapers shed new light on critical events while revealing the impact of African Americans whose stories are less well known.
Readex Black Life in America: Series II 1878-1975 Jim Crow through the Civil Rights Movement
Expires: May 21, 2021
Even after slavery was toppled, many laws and policies continued to disadvantage Black Americans. Men and women such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Martin Luther King, Jr., helped rectify these injustices, even while fighting a system often designed to silence them. Through historical newspapers, Series 2 provides insight into their efforts and those of hundreds of other civil rights leaders, as well as daily life during the Jim Crow era and the lasting contributions of African Americans in nearly every field imaginable. It also offers a range of views and reporting on the court decisions and policy changes that profoundly shaped the African American experience.
Women's Magazine Archive
Expires: April 22, 2021
An archival research resource comprising the backfiles of leading women's interest consumer magazines. Issues are scanned in high-resolution color and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005.
Note: You will need to agree to a privacy consent in order to access this trial.