Cultural Studies databases

Listed below are the databases of most use for Cultural Studies.

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Coverage: Provides full-text access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in many subjects. Does not include current journal issues; content is updated according to a "moving wall" process.
Date range: Updated monthly
Publication types: Journal articles, reviews
Note: The Library subscribes to the Arts & Sciences I-XII, Biological Sciences, Business III-IV, Health & General Sciences Collections and 19th Century British Pamphlets. Title lists
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Project MUSE
Coverage: Provides full-text access to humanities, arts and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.
Date range: 1993-
Publication types: Journal articles
Note: UC subscription is to Standard Collection (journals only).
Help: Standard Collection Titles List -- Searching in Project MUSE (PDF)
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Society and Culture

Coverage: Full text of journals published by Elsevier Science. Primary science, medicine and technology. Some titles from social science and commerce.
Date range: 1995-
Publication types: Journals
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Coverage: Multidisciplinary, especially Life, Health and Physical Sciences.
Date range: 1966- Updated daily
Publication types: Journal literature
Note: PDFs will only download if UC has access; use the "Search for full text" button instead.
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MLA international bibliography
Coverage: Literature, language, linguistics and folklore.
Date range: 1963-
Publication types: Journals, books.
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Visual Arts

ARTbibliographies modern
Coverage: Provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, exhibition catalogues, etc. on all forms of modern and contemporary art from the late 19th century onwards. Subjects covered include art history and theory, aesthetics and philosophy of art, ethnic and tribal art, museums and galleries, society and art, architecture, design, drawing and illustration, films and film-making, installation art, painting, photography since its invention, prints and printmaking, sculpture, typography, performance art.
Date range: 1960-
Publication types: Journal articles, books, dissertations, essays, exhibition catalogues and reviews
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Film literature Index
Coverage: The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television.
Date range: 1976 to 2001
Access: No access restrictions

New Zealand

Index New Zealand
Coverage: Multidisciplinary coverage of material published in and about New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Date range: 1987-
Publication types: Academic journals, magazines, newspapers
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For current affairs and reviews

Coverage: A global news and business information service that combines the content sets of Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing. Factiva delivers articles from Reuters and Dow Jones journalists worldwide - just minutes after the news appears in real-time services. Good coverage of New Zealand newspapers.
Date range: 1979- daily updates
Publication types: Newspapers, newswires, trade journals, newsletters, magazines, web sites, transcripts, market reports.
Note: Minimum browser support: Internet Explorer v. 6+, Firefox (Windows) and Safari (Macintosh).
Help: Some newspapers do not allow academic institutions to access the full text. See Blocked titles.
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The New York times
Coverage: Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue are available in the ProQuest version. Current articles are available in Factiva.
Date range: 1851-2015
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