Palomar College Library
Online Research Databases
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Arts & Humanities Databases
Gale Literature Criticism Online Open Database  Display Database Description
Contains the complete online sets of the acclaimed Gale literary reference series: Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, and Contemporary Literary Criticism.
Gale Literature Resource Center Open Database  Display Database Description
Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of literary authors from every period and discipline. Its resources cover more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with additional in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. Also contains the Gale Literary Index to books in the Palomar College Library, and several Gale literary reference book series.
JSTOR Open Database  Display Database Description
Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences (collections I, II, III, VII, Music, Language & Literature), Life Sciences, and Public Health Reports. Full-text backfiles (up to the latest three to five years) of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, environmental sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Tips on using JSTOR.
Film & TV Literature Index (EBSCO) Open Database  Display Database Description
This provides access to documents covering the entire spectrum of television and film, including film and television history and theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.
ARTstor Open Database  Display Database Description
The ARTstor Digital Library Charter Collection is a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data covering art, architecture and archeology. It contains coherent collections of art images and descriptive information as well as the software tools to enable active use of the collections. Tips on using ARTstor.
Religion and Philosophy (EBSCO) Open Database  Display Database Description
Covers world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles.
America: History and Life Full-Text (EBSCO) Open Database  Display Database Description
This includes literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, America: History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 300 journals and books.
European Views of the Americas
1493 to 1750 (EBSCO)
Open Database  Display Database Description
This is an index of European works that relate to the Americas. Created from the authoritative reference source “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” this database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
FashionSnoops Open Database  Display Database Description
FashionSnoops is an online forecasting, consulting, and reporting service and tool for the fashion and design industries. Includes up to the minute industry reports and news covering trends, concepts, shows, retail, and vintage, as well as a customize-able interactive design board.
Berg Fashion Library Open Database  Display Database Description
This database provides interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion. It offers users access to a wide range of essential resources in this discipline, including the ten-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (July 2010), a specially-created taxonomy, an e-book collection, and extensive color image bank. It will be of use to anyone working in, researching, or studying fashion, anthropology, art history, history, museum studies, and cultural studies.
Sources in U.S. History: American
Revolution (Gale)
Open Database  Display Database Description
This resource contains digital copies of primary source documents — personal accounts, pamphlets, monographs, congresses, speeches, maps and a wealth of material detailing the European point of view — produced during the period covering the American Revolutionary War, from 1763 to 1783.
Sources in U.S. History: The Civil War (Gale) Open Database  Display Database Description
This collection of over 500 digitized primary-source documents spans the length of the Civil War. It includes personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, regimental histories and photograph albums, legal treatises and children's books, and covers topics such as battles, politics, religion, the experiences of its leaders and common soldiers, the home front, causes, and consequences.