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Vietnam War Era: Databases
This research guide supports the study of the Vietnam War Era, and the 2009 First-Year Experience Course and its primary text, Tim O'Brien's THE THINGS THEY CARRIED.
Related to the print series in our library's collections, "Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues... (and) features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites."
"Academic Search Premier contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, including more than 1,700 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1985. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost."
This database accessed through ProQuest is an "interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses. This current database begins its coverage in 1990."
This reference database contains over 58,000,000 articles from 1980 to the present with 25-years of backfiles. Coverage includes Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service Newspaper articles, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, children's magazines, over 20 reference books, and over 4,500 titles including 3,500 in full text.
The Time Magazine Archive consists of cover to cover processing dating back to issue number one in 1923 of the American popular magazine Time, published by Time Inc.
Literature, Film and Communications Databases
Searching for information on Tim O’Brien or critical
analysis of his work?Or perhaps resources
on literature about the Vietnam War era in general?You might consider these databases
specifically created to cover the field of literary studies:
Gale is a leading publisher of reference resources in the area of literary studies. This database allows you to search for information on authors, literary genres, and critical analysis of particular literary works.
"Offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, ... (this database) dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers ..."
LION (Literature Online) is " ... a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 251 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources."
What can you find that is related to the Vietnam War era? Examples include Allen Ginsberg's poem "Anti-Vietnam War Peace Mobilization" ... criticism of Graham Greene's THE QUIET AMERICAN ... Robert Morgan's article from SOUTHERN CULTURES titled "Mason-Dixon Lines: Vietnam War Memorial."
CMMC " ... provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media ... and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline."
From EbscoHost, "History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for nearly 170 leading history periodicals, more than 112,000 historical documents, 113,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 112,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video."
From EbscoHost, Military & Government Collection is "(d)esigned to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles."
Found in EbscoHost, this database "combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with (this) online collection of major religion and theology journals." It includes over "555,000 article citations from more than 1,656 journals ..., more than 232,000 essay citations from over 16,700 multi-author works, and more than 511,000 book review citations. Full text is provided for more than 266,000 electronic articles and book reviews."
ATLA comes to you from the American Theological Library Association.
Health and Medicine Databases
When looking for information on the Vietnam War era, you cannot ignore issues related to the psychological and medical affects of war on those who participate in combat as well as those on the civilian populations.Among the databases our library offers in the health and medical fields are:
One of the EbscoHost databases, PsycINFO, from the American Psychological Association (APA) is a resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. According to the APA it is "the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.
"It contains over 2.5 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the early 1800s. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,400 periodicals in more than 27 languages."
"PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 140,000 articles from over 60 journals published by the APA, and its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychology Association and Hogrefe Publishing Group."
"This (EbscoHost) database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. "
An EbscoHost database, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition "... provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines (and) also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names."
"PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 19 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources."