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A comprehensive list of reference and research databases is available in the Database Library.

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July 2020

MLA Directory of Periodicals (Ebsco)

Directory journals and book series on literature, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, language, linguistics, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, and the history of printing and publishing.

June 2020

e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (Wiley)

Online encyclopedia containing articles and information on more than 5,100 chemical reagents and catalysts.

Environmental Issues Online (Alexander Street)

Collection of multimedia materials (primary sources, films, text and photographs) supports the study of key environmental challenges and events from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Revolution and Protest Online (Alexander Street)

Searchable, multimedia collection supporting the study of important events and themes related to revolution and protest from the 18th century through the 21st century.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (Gale)

Collection of 19th century primary sources ranging from books and monographs, newspapers and periodicals, diaries and personal letters, manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets, and maps. Now with expanded access to the module: Europe and Africa, Colonialism and Culture.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (ProQuest)

Core archive of trade magazines in the fields of film, music, broadcasting, and theater through 2000. Now with expanded access to Part 3.

May 2020

Disability in the Modern World (Alexander Street)

Collection of primary sources, supporting materials, archives, and video, as voiced by the disability community.

Latin America in Video (Alexander Street)

Original-language documentaries produced in Latin America, by Latin Americans, about Latin American issues.

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Nichols Newspapers Collection (Gale)

Digitized collection of newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets from 1672-1737 held at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, UK.

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (Gale)

Digitized collection of books on a variety of subjects, printed from the 15th to 19th century in Arabic script, as well as translations into European and Asian languages. Access expanded to include Module 2: Sciences, History, and Geography.

Women’s Studies Archive (Gale)

Archival collections concerning women’s history from across the globe and from a wide range of sources. Access expanded to include Voice and Vision sub-collection.

Financial Times Historical Archive

Complete run of the London edition of this daily paper, from its first issue through 2016. Access expanded to include 2011 to 2016.

Recent Researches in Music Online (A-R Editions)

Access to all scores published in the seven Recent Researches in Music series, critical commentary, scores and partbooks.

19th century British Pamphlets (JSTOR)

Searchable collection of 19th-century digitized pamphlets which document sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain.

Food Studies Online (Alexander Street)

Collection of archival content, visual ephemera, monographs, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us.

Medieval Travel Writing (Adam Matthew Digital)

Digitized medieval manuscripts from around the world, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, with a focus on accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World (SIL International)

Encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages.

Lives of Literature on JSTOR (JSTOR)

Collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements.


Data and mapping tool for creating custom reports of data related to demographics, real estate, health, jobs, the environment, education and more.

Preqin Pro Real Estate (Preqin)

Market intelligence and insights for the private real estate industry.

Bibliography of the History and Archaeology of Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages (Brill)

Bibliography covers the history and archaeology of medieval East Central and Eastern Europe, from about AD 500 to the aftermath of the Mongol invasion of 1241.

Security Studies on JSTOR

Collection of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive (Gale)

Archival collection documenting the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of slavery, and the dynamics of emancipation. Now with expanded access to: Part 2 (Slave Trade in the Atlantic World), 3 (Institution of Slavery ) and 4 (Age of Emancipation).

Natural Medicines (Therapeutic Research Center)

Database with online tools and ebooks on dietary supplements, herbal medicines, and complementary and integrative therapies.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia: African History (Oxford University Press)

Peer-reviewed articles and in-depth overviews of the major areas of research in African history. Entries include audio, visual, and video materials, with links to digitized archives and primary sources.

April 2020

Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online (Brill)

Online encyclopedia covering the history of Jews from 1750 until the 1950s, from Europe to America to the Middle East, North Africa and other non-European Jewish settlement areas.


Database and research tool for financial statement analysis, financial accounting, and auditing of public companies using SEC (Security and Exchange Commission) XBRL data. All users must create an account using a valid @wisc.edu email account.

March 2020

Queen Victoria’s Journals (ProQuest)

Digitized collection of Queen Victoria’s diaries, with full transcriptions and searching of the journal entries covering the period from the first diary entry in 1832 to her marriage to Prince Albert in 1840.

John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera (ProQuest)

Digitized collection of printed ephemera (Bodleian Library in Oxford, England), documents various aspects of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek (Brill)

Modern dictionary for Ancient Greek (English translation).

Digital Theatre Plus

Streaming video collection of films of current, leading British theatre productions, musicals, and operas. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources.

February 2020

Nursing and Mental Health in Video (Alexander Street)

Collection of over 240 videos of the most common mental health disorders nurses may encounter – whether in a primary care setting, emergency room, medical, psychiatric or other.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922) (ProQuest)

Digital newspaper archive of every page and every article from every issue published from 1865 to 1922, available in downloadable PDF files.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American (1893 – 1988) (ProQuest)

Digital newspaper archive of one of the most widely circulated African-American newspapers on the Atlantic Coast, including content published from 1893 to 1988, available in downloadable PDF files.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Communist Historical Newspaper Collection (1919 – 2013) (ProQuest)

Digital newspaper archive of the Communist Party USA, published from 1919 to 2013, available in downloadable PDF files.

January 2020

Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 (Gale)

Primary source materials that chronicle the historical evolution of America’s public health systems, including legislation, policies, and campaigns at local, national, and federal levels in the 20th century.

Nuclear Arms and Weapons of Mass Destruction Global Perspectives, 1945-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and books providing global reaction to the world Arms Race.

Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1958-1994 (Readex / NewsBank)

Translated journals, newspapers, scientific reports, radio and television broadcasts from 19 countries in North Africa and the Middle East covering cultural, economic and political developments within the regions.

Propaganda and the Chinese Press Global Perspectives, 1946-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

Articles published by Chinese newspapers from 1946-1996, translated into English, providing a view of Chinese mass media treatment of international issues and events during the period.

Pravda Archive, 1959-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

Archive of Articles published by Pravda during the Cold War and the years immediately following, from 1959 to 1996, and translated into English by the FBIS, a U.S. government organization.

Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991 (Readex / NewsBank)

Translated reports, publications, news broadcasts covering facets of the Cold War, focusing on news outlets in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, China, North Korea, Vietnam and more.

World Protest and Reform Movements Global Perspectives, 1945-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and books providing global reaction to major protest and reform movements.

African History and Culture, 1540-1921: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia (Readex / NewsBank)

Books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera covering the history, peoples, and social and economic development of the African continent from the 16th century to the early 20th century.

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia (Readex / NewsBank)

Searchable collection of books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera covering the history of the Caribbean region from the 16th century to the early 20th century.

Virginia Company Archives (Adam Matthew)

Archive of Ferrar Papers, supporting study of English colonial history, the Virginia colony’s economic development and settlement from the perspective of the Virginia Company of London (1606-24).

Climate Science and Sustainability: Global Origins of Modern Environmentalism, 1957-1995 (Readex / NewsBank)

Archive of journal articles, government publications, newspapers, and transcribed television and radio broadcasts from around the world on the origins of modern environmentalism from 1957 to 1995.

Computing and Artificial Intelligence: Global Origins of the Digital Age (Readex / NewsBank)

Archive of journal articles, government publications, newspapers, and transcribed television and radio broadcasts from around the world documenting the history and impact of computer science between 1957 and 1995.

African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and Protest, 1883-1922 (Readex / NewsBank)

Collection of printed works providing insight into African-American culture and life from the beginning of Jim Crow to World War I and beyond. Capturing voices of, by, for, and about African Americans.

African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle, 1865-1883 (Readex / NewsBank)

Archive of documents about African American life from post-Civil War years to the beginning of Jim Crow. Includes works of individuals and organizations, works of fiction, poetry and drama.

Aeronautics and Space Flight: Global Origins of Modern Aviation and Rocketry (Readex / NewsBank)

Journal articles and reports covering modern aviation, aeronautics and space sciences during the second half of the 20th century, collected and translated by a U.S. government organization.

Morality and Science: Global Origins of Modern Bioethics (Readex / NewsBank)

Journal articles and reports documenting modern bioethics, ethical implications of health-related issues derived from advancements in the life sciences in the late 20th Century.

Nuclear Energy: Global Origins of Energy Resource Management in the Atomic Age (Readex / NewsBank)

Journal articles and reports covering the development and use of nuclear energy during the second half of the 20th century, collected and translated by a U.S. government organization.

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

News articles, radio and television transcripts covering reports on human migrations and refugee experiences collected by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) from 1940s to 1996.

American Race Relations : Global Perspectives, 1941-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

News articles, radio transcripts, and television transcripts from around the world, covering race relations in the United States that were collected by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS).

Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

Translated TV and radio broadcasts, periodicals, newspapers, and government documents on Apartheid, from those who experienced apartheid and those around the world who watched and analyzed it.

Oxford Bibliographies. Anthropology (Oxford University Press)

Reference tool of exclusive, authoritative research guides on anthropology that combines aspects of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. Includes expert commentary.

Colonial State Papers (ProQuest)

UK National Archives database of digitized colonial records from 1574 to 1757, that relate to the governance of, and activities in, the American, Canadian and West Indian colonies of England.

December 2019

Black Authors, 1556-1922 (Readex Newsbank)

Collection of works by authors of African or African-American descent from 1556 to 1922, as compiled by the curators of the Afro-Americana Imprints collection at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Presents a wide range of genres, including personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems and musical compositions.

WGSN: Lifestyle & Interiors

In-depth reports and trends on marketing strategy and experience design. It includes colour forecasts, information on material research, coverage of over 200 trade shows annually, and consumer research news, among other topics. It covers 23 different product categories offering in-depth insight, trends and product development tools for every home decor category (e.g., bed and bath, consumer electronics, food and drink, furniture and lighting, interior style, kitchen and tabletop, walls and floors, wellness).

November 2019

History Vault. Progressive Era : Voices of Reform (ProQuest)

The collections in this module consist of the correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries and photographs of five leading members of the Progressive movement: John R. Commons, Charles R. Van Hise, Richard T. Ely, Edward A. Ross and Charles McCarthy. Individually and collectively, these men proved they were more than idealists by devising and carrying out major reforms to solve the problems caused by the growth of industrialization following the Civil War. This module offers valuable insight into both the theorizing and practical legislation of the Progressive Era.

History Vault. Progressive Era : Reform, Regulation and Rights (ProQuest)

The Progressive Era, dating roughly from 1890-1920, was a reaction to the rapid industrialization and social and economic changes of the “Gilded Age” in the last two decades of the 19th century and the turn of the 20th century. Progressive Era reformers, as the name implies, believed in progress and their ability to improve society through a broad range of reforms. The efforts of these reformers created one of the great movements in American history. This module on the Progressive Era consists of 11 collections and documents a variety of the ways that the Progressive Movement attempted to improve the lives of the American people. The collections cover women’s right to vote, the Standard Oil monopoly case, the efforts of journalist Henry Demarest Lloyd, the University Settlement Society of New York City, prohibition, reform of law enforcement, the Teapot Dome bribery case regarding petroleum reserves on government lands, and regulation of food and drugs.

SAGE Research Methods (Sage)

SAGE Research Methods is a tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. Users can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and other areas of research. Includes books, cases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, journal articles, Little Green Books, Little Blue Books, major works, and videos.

American Indian Newspapers (Adam Matthew)

American Indian Newspapers presents the publications of a range of communities, covering periodicals produced in the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Nevada and Oklahoma, from 1828 to 2016. Representing a huge variety in style, production and audience, the newspapers include national periodicals as well as local community news and student publications. The collection provides a unique view of a range of subjects from an Indigenous perspective, including the civil rights era and American Indian Movement (AIM), education, environmentalism, land rights and cultural representation. This resource has been developed with, and has only been made possible by, the permission and contribution of the newspaper publishers and Tribal Councils concerned.

October 2019

Springer Protocols (SpringerNature)

Springer Protocols is a database of over 55,000 biomedical and life sciences laboratory protocols. The database contains nearly 40 years of protocols including content from Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuromethods, and the Springer Protocols Handbooks. No protocol is ever removed from the collection, rather alternative versions are added.

Performing Arts Periodicals Database (ProQuest)

This article database covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic and more. It draws its current content from more than 400 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, and indexes a variety of documents such as biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, discographies, reviews and events. Over 130 of the 395 periodicals contain full-text articles. (read more…)

US Newsstream (ProQuest)

US Newsstream enables users to search current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. US Newsstream provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune. This resource is licensed by the Department of Public Instruction and is also available for use by all Wisconsin residents via BadgerLink.

September 2019


MarketLine provides original industry, company, market analysis, and country reports and data based on published research and primary and secondary data sources. This growing collection currently includes: 3,500 industry profiles market data on 150 consumer products in over 60 countries 30,000 company profiles 2,500 company SWOT analyses summaries of 50,000 M&A and financial deals 110 country profiles economic and demographic indicators for 215 countries. (read more…)

August 2019

Primo Central Index (PCI) (Ex Libris)

Primo Central Index (PCI) is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database that searches across hundreds of millions of records for journal and news articles, conference proceedings, technical reports, and more. The citation metadata is harvested from hundreds of publishers and aggregators, and many of the records include abstracts. Note that the records searched in PCI are the same ones used by UW-Madison Libraries’ Article Search. While the same content is searched in the two interfaces (PCI and Article Search), there are differences in the presentation and features available to users.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times (ProQuest)

Irish newspaper database with comprehensive news reporting, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more, spanning nearly 150 years of modern Irish history beginning with 1859.