Archive for August, 2017

New resource: Gale Academic OneFile

New to Drake University for the 2017/18 academic year, Gale Academic OneFile is a premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Content includes millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions from over 13,000 journals. Content is updated daily, so you won’t have to wait for the information you’re looking for.

Cool features include the topic finder, which generates a visual search result by topic and subtopic based on an analysis of frequently occurring and related terms in your results. It’s a great way to quickly assess your topic, find relevant articles, and discover new connections between your topic and others. You’ll find Topic Finder at the top of Academic OneFile’s home page.

Making of the Modern World

The Making of the Modern World is a digital collection that contains full-text reproductions of primary sources relating to a broad scope of economic literature that encompass topics in history, politics, capitalism, labor, trade, slavery, imperialism and women.  The time period covered ranges from 1450-1914.   It contains over 62,000 items that include books, pamphlets, essays and articles.  The focus is on the development of the western world.  The materials are mostly in English, but there are also a large number in French, German, Italian and an assortment of 13 other languages.  You can browse the collection by author or by title of the item.  The advanced search allows you to search by author, title, subject, years or keyword within an entire document.

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