Library Research Guide
Whether researching an aspect of today's popular culture in the U.S., kinship in France, or social upheavals in nineteenth century Argentina, start your search in the database ProQuest Research Library. It covers publications ranging from popular titles like:
to academic/scholarly titles like:
These databases explore cultures and identities. All include academic materials, particularly journal articles, but you may find popular or community publications too.
Theses databases provide music samples and images illustrating cultural expression from around the world.
These databases provide primarily academic resources discussing how cultures express themselves.
Need to place a work in historical context? Try these two databases. America: History and Life covers U.S. and Canadian history. Historical Abstracts covers the rest of the world.
Both databases have an Advanced Search feature that will let you limit your search to a time frame in history.
Browse historical newspapers to research an historic event or gain cultural context.
Free Internet Sources
Many archives and museums are digitizing items in their collections to make them more widely available online. Their websites may include digital archives or digital collections.
Some significant websites exist to centrally collect and disseminate primary source materials. These include:
K-State Libraries subscribe to a number of primary source databases. These include: