This guide includes journal databases, digital historical archives, online literature, and links to local institutions for researching the transatlantic slave trade, abolition, slave resistance, and free Atlantic blacks, 1470-1900.
This academic multi-disciplinary database provides than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition, it offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1887.
Google Scholar indexes scholarly publications in a variety of fields. To get links from Google Scholar to GW Libraries full text, even when off campus, go to Google Scholar > Settings > Library Links and add us.
Integrates four bibliographies to create the definitive international database for the history of science, technology, and medicine. It reflects the influences of these fields on society and culture from prehistory to the present. Includes records of journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations and other materials.
Back issues of core scholarly journals in subjects including African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, classics, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics. Includes free Early-Journal Content, journals published before 1923 in the U.S. and before 1870 outside of the U.S.
Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports in the field of psychology. Includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, linguistics, business, law and more. Journal coverage, spanning from 1887 to present, includes international material.
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. The articles are all full-text, but comprise only a subset of the literature available through PubMed. Mobile version available.
Includes several citation indices covering sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Search by a specific index, or across all indices. Citations to articles in more than 8,000 major research journals. Also permits cited reference searching (searching for articles that cite a particular author or work).
Jessica P. Cerdeña, Emmanuella Ngozi Asabor, Marie V. Plaisime, and Rachel R. Hardeman. “Race-Based Medicine in the Point-of-Care Clinical Resource UpToDate: A Systematic Content Analysis.” EClinicalMedicine 52 (2022): 101581–.
Baker, Robert B., Harriet A. Washington, Ololade Olakanmi, Todd L. Savitt, Elizabeth A. Jacobs, Eddie Hoover, and Matthew K. Wynia. “Creating a Segregated Medical Profession: African American Physicians and Organized Medicine, 1846-1910.” Journal of the National Medical Association 101, no. 6 (2009): 501–512.
Learning Objectives for this module include listing databases that you encounter in daily life; describing what a library database is and the types of materials it contains; and locating three library databases on the GW Libraries website.
Learn how to distinguish between a general and a subject library database; match information needs and search strategies to appropriate subject databases; and compare the results of a search in a general database vs. a subject specific database.
In this tutorial you will learn how to conduct a keyword search in the library catalog, identify important parts of a catalog record, use subject headings to find additional books on your topic, and access the books you discovered.
This tutorial is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of archival and primary source research: what is a primary source, types of primary sources, basic introduction to reading primary sources.