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Politics & Society

Global Issues in Context Restricted Resource
Designed to support global awareness, this database brings together a wide range of authoritative content that enables students to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world. Over 600 international newspapers, magazines, and academic journals are represented, with dedicated topic pages for 250 countries and 400 global issues such as economics, diplomacy, climate change, and more.

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

PressReader Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
A comprehensive digital news resource offering over 5,000 newspapers and magazines from around the world. PressReader provides same-day full-content access to periodicals in over 60 languages.


Academic OneFile Restricted Resource
This database offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use resource for serious academic research. Includes nearly 14,000 indexed periodicals and journals covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other many subjects in a variety of languages. Full-text articles are available in either PDF or HTML formats.
America: History and Life Restricted Resource
Indexes 2,000 journals published worldwide covering the history of the United States and Canada. Includes some full text. Coverage includes articles, book and media reviews, and abstracts of dissertations.
Filmakers Library Online Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. 
Films on Demand – Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Streaming video for thousands of full-length videos and video clips in subject areas including anthropology, art & architecture, communications, education, English & language arts, history, music, philosophy & religion, political science, psychology, sociology, and world languages.
GenderWatch Restricted Resource
1970–present. A collection of hundreds of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports, and conference proceedings devoted to the impact of gender across a broad range of subject areas.
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine Restricted Resource
Created specifically for students, scholarly researchers, and health care professionals, this InfoTrac collection integrates over 1,700 full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters, and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia items on a wide range of health-care topics.
Humanities Source Restricted Resource
Offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Covers the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities and includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
PsycINFO Restricted Resource
Covers psychology and related disciplines including sociology, education, and sport. Worldwide coverage includes references to over 1,800 journals, dissertations, and book chapters.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890–1982 Restricted Resource
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States, including full coverage of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. Reflects the history of the 20th century, offering access to information about history, culture, and seminal developments across nine decades.
Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource
1952–present. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Restricted Resource
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.


New York Times (TimesMachine) Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Digital access to the New York Times as it appeared in the daily print newspaper from 1851 through 2002.  Full access to the TimesMachine requires registration to Grinnell College's New York Times academic site license
U.S. Newsstream Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
This database enables users to search and access current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites in full-text format. Titles include the Des Moines Register, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and numerous other regional and local Gannett titles. Content is updated daily and cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform.

Historical Newspapers and Magazines

AFRO Resource contains newspapers
The AFRO American Newspapers, in cooperation with Google, are proud to present an extensive collection of digitally archived issues spanning over 100 years of history. The AFRO Archives feature various AFRO editions covering an impressive span of change, division and progress in African American History.
America's Historical Newspapers Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
1690–1922. Electronic editions-of-record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers compiled in a single database. Paid ads are excluded.
New York Times Historical (1851-2015) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains newspapers
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2015. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources, or go to the New York Times Subject Guide for instructions on registering for a free account.
Women's Magazine Archive Restricted Resource
Digital collection of leading women's-interest magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, and others, with content from 1886 up to 2005. Issues are scanned in color from cover to cover, including advertisements, and are fully searchable.
Times Digital Archive [London Times] Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Fully searchable access to the complete backfile of The Times of London, including text, images, editorials, and advertisements.
Women's Wear Daily Archive Restricted Resource
Full-text database archiving the fashion industry's influential publication of record, Women's Wear Daily, featuring day-to-day news items, opinion pieces, runway reports, and beauty product reviews. Covers key moments in the history of the international fashion and beauty industry, including major designers, brands, retailers, and advertisers.

Library Catalogs

Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.
WorldCat Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
Center for Research Libraries
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.

Biographical Information

Biography and Genealogy Master Index Restricted Resource
This database indexes over 2,000 publications containing biographical information on noteworthy people, living and deceased, from all over the world. A wide range of fields of endeavor and periods of history are represented in its sources.

Primary Sources

ACT UP Oral History Project Resource contains audio
A collection of interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power in New York. A transcript of each interview is available in PDF as well as streaming video excerps of each interview.
African American Women in Iowa Digital Collection
Via the Iowa Digital Heritage Collections, part of the State Library of Iowa. Many of the items come from the Iowa Women's Archive and other archives at the University of Iowa.
American History, 1493–1945 Restricted Resource
Online database containing over 60,000 primary-source documents from the beginnings of European settlement of North America to the end of World War II. Sourced from the collections of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, it is divided into two modules: Module 1 - "Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493–1859" and Module 2 - "Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860–1945." Also provides essays, chronologies, videos, and interactive features.  Automated extraction of data is not allowed directly from the database without the written consent of Adam Matthew--see a Librarian for assistance.
American Women Resource contains images Resource contains audio
A gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States
Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Restricted Resource
Fully-searchable database of approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source documents on the social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Materials include newsletters, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, manuscripts, and pamphlets that shed light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.
Black Abolitionist Papers Restricted Resource
1830–1865. A primary-source collection that details the work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War through approximately 15,000 articles, documents, manuscripts, proceedings, correspondence, and literary works created by nearly 300 Black abolitionists across North America and Europe.
CWLU herstory project
Memos, newsletters, leaflets, position papers, general documents, recordings, and announcements tell the story of how the CWLU evolved and reveal the concerns of its members
DIG Sex (Digital Sexuality Archive)
Developed by Prof. Carolyn Herbst Lewis and Helen Eckhard '18 (History) in consultation with the DLAC and the Libraries and with funding from Digital Bridges, the Digital Sexuality Archive, or DIG Sex, is a gateway to the wonderful digital resources available on sex and sexuality in the United States. DIG Sex serves as a resource not only for academic researchers but for anyone interested in the history of sex and sexuality. The archive represents an important addition to the movement actively engaged in promoting projects that insist that questions of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability be central to the digital humanities.
Gerritsen Collection of women's history Restricted Resource
1543–1945. Online collection of books, pamphlets, and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights, originally created by Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen in the late 19th century. The collection is noteworthy for its size, scope, and diversity, and contains substantial material relating to women's experiences in the public arena as well as all aspects of women's lives within the home.
Independent Voices Restricted Resource
Over one million pages from the magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries, primarily spanning the 1960s to the 1980s. Starting with materials by feminists and soldiers, the collection will grow to include small literary magazines, underground newspapers, LGBT periodicals, the minority press (Latino, Black and Native American) and the extreme right-wing press.
Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Inc.
The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University works towards advancing sexual health and knowledge worldwide. For over 60 years, the institute has been a trusted source for investigating and informing the world about critical issues in sex, gender and reproduction.
LGBT Thought and Culture Restricted Resource
Online resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social, and cultural movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The collection includes documents ranging from letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights as well as memoirs, biographies, poetry, letters, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and the community.
National Archives of the United States
Access to documents, photos, and records held by the National Archives of the United States.
Sabin Americana, 1500–1926 Restricted Resource
Covering a span of 400 years, this digital primary-source collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, customs, and momentous events in the Americas from the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Materials include books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other documents from an assortment of genres—from sermons and political tracts to legislation and literature—drawn from Joseph Sabin’s famed bibliography, 'Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time.'
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law Restricted Resource
Fully searchable database containing a wide array of legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including every slavery-related statute passed by each colony and state as well as the federal government and all reported state and federal court cases on slavery—which reach into the 20th century. Other materials include legal commentaries, law reviews, Congressional debates, pamphlets, and more.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600–2000 Restricted Resource
Database of primary source documents from women's reform organizations such as the Women's Trade Union League, the National Association of Colored Women, Henry Street and Hull House settlements, and the National Women's Party.
Women & Women's History (University of Iowa Libraries. Iowa Digital Library)
Digitized primary source materials relating to women from the University of Iowa collections. Most materials are related to women in Iowa and/or women at the University of Iowa.
Women Working, 1800–1930
Online collection of primary source materials focusing on women's role in the United States economy, selected from Harvard University's library and museum holdings. Topics include commerce, costs of living, health and hygiene, home life, recreation, social issues, working conditions, and workplace regulations.

Reference Resources

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize HQ1115 .E43 2001 (2 volumes)

Keywords for American Cultural Studies Restricted Resource
Edited by Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler Keywords for American Cultural Studies is an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations on new and developing concepts used in American studies, cultural studies, and beyond. It is equally useful for college students who are trying to understand what their teachers are talking about and for general readers who want to know what's new in scholarship.
Keywords for Disability Studies Restricted Resource
Keywords for Disability Studies aims to broaden and define the conceptual framework of disability studies for readers and practitioners in the field and beyond. The volume engages some of the most pressing debates of our time, such as prenatal testing, euthanasia, accessibility in public transportation and the workplace, post-traumatic stress, and questions about the beginning and end of life. Each of the 60 essays in Keywords for Disability Studies focuses on a distinct critical concept, including "ethics," "medicalization," "performance," "reproduction," "identity," and "stigma," among other.
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HQ1115 .G74 2003 (6 volumes)

LGBT, encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history in America
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize HQ 76.3 .U5 E53 2003 (3 volumes)

Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies Restricted Resource
This online reference work provides a resource for students and scholars in the overlapping areas of gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies and acknowledges the growing interdisciplinary impact of these fields. Entries are written for an undergraduate audience and include a short bibliography and a list of cross-references.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (online) Restricted Resource
With over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies, Women in World History is the definitive reference work in the field.
Oxford English Dictionary (online) Restricted Resource
Contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3).
Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies Restricted Resource
Alphabetical and thematic approach that puts LGBTQ issues and information at the center of thinking, theorizing, and research.
Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HQ1115 .W645 1999 (3 volumes)

U.S. Newspapers and Magazines (Current)

World News Archive Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Historical Archives of Newspapers from around the world
Gale OneFile: News Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Coverage varies; primarily 1996–present. This InfoTrac collection provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. national, regional, and local newspapers, as well as some international titles. Also included are thousands of radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College) Resource contains newspapers
1894–present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.

Policy Statement:
This online file of the S&B represents the archive of the paper as originally published and maintained by the Grinnell College Libraries. We seek to balance open access to the historical record with students’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The online file is open to all users of the Internet for searching. However, it will not be crawled or indexed by Internet search tools like Google. The content of the online file will not be altered and will not be removed, except as might be required by law. Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Librarian of the College.
Note: For current issues only.
Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College) Resource contains newspapers
1894–present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.

Policy Statement:
This online file of the S&B represents the archive of the paper as originally published and maintained by the Grinnell College Libraries. We seek to balance open access to the historical record with students’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The online file is open to all users of the Internet for searching. However, it will not be crawled or indexed by Internet search tools like Google. The content of the online file will not be altered and will not be removed, except as might be required by law. Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Librarian of the College.
Note: 1894–2010.

Government Information

ProQuest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection – Historical Archive Restricted Resource
1824–2010. Searchable database of U.S. Congressional committee hearings, both published and unpublished, with abstracts, indexing, and full-text PDFs.

Web sites

the Web version of The Advocate includes up-to-date news and links to other Web sites for travel, news, etc.
Gender: God Restricted Resource
This book offers a critical examination of diverse conceptualizations of God that are informed by certain practices and assumptions associated with gender and sexuality, and explores the impact of these ideas in a variety of social contexts. It examines such topics as the imago Dei, secularism, apocalyptic rhetoric, origin myths, a variety of theologies (including postcolonial, queer, critical race, and disability theologies), regulation of religious bodies, and blasphemy.
Philosophy: Feminism Restricted Resource
This book addresses feminism, including the aspects of human nature, intersectionality, sexism and oppression, LGBTQ theory, ecofeminism, and power.
American Civil Liberties Union Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & AIDS Project Resource contains images
is a project that fights descrimination and shapes public opinion on GLBTQ rights through the courts, legislatures and public education. The site profiles current cases, news items, and a resources section with a collection of podcasts, videos, online resources, and printed materials.
Feminist Majority Foundation Online
FMF publishes Ms. Magazine and participates in action, education, and research on feminist issues. Includes lists of resources; links to freely available content;news and historical information.
Feminist Theory Website
Information about feminism and feminists in English, Spanish and French with the most developed sections in English. Includes biographies, ethnic and national feminism.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
promotes fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of people and events in the media.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. The organization has conducted several studies and the results are available on the Web site.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (GLBTHS) Resource contains images
focuses on the collection, preservation, exhibition, and accessibility of cultural, historical and artistic materials that are a part of GLBTQ communities. The archives represent one of the largest collections of primary resource materials chronicling GLBTQ history.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
founded in 1980, HRC is the largest GLBTQ civil rights organization in the United States. The focus of the organization is to ensure equality for GLBTQ people through political action and educational outreach.
Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)
IWPR is a non-profit scientific research organization that seeks to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, strengthen families, communities, and societies in affiliation with the public policy and women's studies programs at George Washington University.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
a U.S. -based nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, the mission of IGLHRC is to secure the human rights of all people impacted by discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status. The Web site contains publications and resources that compile and record evidence of human rights violations, as well as fact sheets and position papers that summarize information related to the human rights of sexual and gender minorities worldwide
International lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex association Association (ILGA)
an "international non-profit and non-governmental community-based federation" has been in existence since 1978. This site includes infomation about GKBTQ legislation by country. The Web site is accessible in four languages.
Lambda Legal
has been working towards full equality for the GLBTQ community and people with HIV for years on both federal and state levels. The Web site includes information on significant court cases, etc. and a Cooperating Attorneys Network.
Logo Resource contains audio
is the virtual presence of Logo, a lesbian and gay network from MTV Networks. Logo features stories, shows, and news as well as a gay and lesbian travel site and a music section.
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by transgender activists to advocate and educate on issues of importance to transgender people.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
is one of the oldest GLBTQ civil rights organizations. The Web site contains reports, issue maps, and fact sheets on a variety of issues as well as ways to mobilize activism.
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives:
affiliated with the University of Southern California, the Archives houses the world's largest research library on GKBTQ heritage and concerns.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
provides up-todate information on programs, tools for change, resources, conference information, and guidance for individuals and chapters.
Queer Arts Resource (QAR) Resource contains images
is a Web site to expand the range and depth of knowledge about contemporary and historical queer art. Includes current and archived online galleries.
Society of American Archivists' Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable (LAGAR)
the Projects and Publication area includes archives of "Archival InQueeries" and the "Lavender Lagacies Guide" to resources in North America.
WGSSLinks: Archival Sites for Women and Gender Studies
Web-based project of the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries identifies women's studies content available in broad digital collections of primary sources (books, diaries, letters, personal papers, pamphlets, images, maps, musical scores, sound recordings, and statistical data) was founded in February 2000 by Elizabeth Martin with the help of a group of lawyers, teachers, advocates, and web designers interested in seeing the power of the Internet help survivors of domestic violence.  In 2001, the website was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence. 

Style and Citation Guides

Chicago Manual of Style (online) Restricted Resource
Completely searchable and easy to use, providing quick answers to your style and editing questions. The Chicago Manual of Style Online also provides convenient tools, such as sample forms, letters, and style sheets, along with fully searchable Q&A content.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.

Resources at Grinnell

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