Note: Stanford subscribes to over 1000 Databases that index articles and books on various topics. Since there are so many databases we recommend a select subset of databases which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas.
Find Resources on your Course Theme. Click the link(s) below.
Sports business research network: SBRnet provides searchable news and market research from the National Sporting Goods Association and other industry sources on all aspects of sporting goods, sports equipment, participation, broadcasting and marketing
Library of Congress: a fantastic treasure trove of information - spend some time here just surfing.
American Memory "is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections." Includes audio, video, photo and print images, maps and documents
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM): "access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine."
Visual Resources Center (part of Art & Architecture Library): Digitized collection of the slide library from Stanford's Art & Art History Department; over 300,000 images.
Moving Image Archive (from the Internet Archive): This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive: Established in 1982, the TV Archive preserves over 4000 hours of newsfilm, documentaries and other programs produced locally in the Bay Area and Northern California between 1939-2005. It is part of SF State Library’s Department of Special Collections.
Suggested Databases for Articles about Performance, Images & Photography
Use Databases to find full-text newspaper articles. Try one of these:
America’s Newspapers: content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.
LexisNexis: major U.S. and world news sources, TV and Radio transcripts, as well as selected Blog content.
Global Newsbank: material from hundreds of news sources from around the world including wire services, broadcasts, transcripts, newspapers and periodicals.
AltPress Watch: database of newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent presses.
Ethnic Newswatch: an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.
Gender Watch: collection of journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, governmental n-g-o and special reports devoted to women's and gender issues.