Black Studies Center. Black Studies Center combines invaluable resources for research and teaching in Black Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), Black Literature Index, The Chicago Defender as well as many other resources. This fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies to includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more.
Gale e-books. Searchable database of several hundred subject encyclopedias and other reference works across all subject areas, but with particular strengths in the social sciences and humanities. It includes a number of major reference works, and is Northwesterns largest single collection of reference materials. A good source for authoritative background information.
Oxford Bibliographies Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Online bibliographies of topics in Atlantic history, political science, and much more. Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a growing range of subject areas.
Oxford Reference Online. Multi-part database of the online versions of seminal Oxford University Press texts. Each topical division contains the searchable version of the latest edition of published dictionaries and encyclopedias