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Electronic Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete 
    A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database 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. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index 
    A citation index can be searched by author, topic and citation.
  • Humanities Full Text 
    "Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more."
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals 
    "Offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines."
  • MLA International Bibliography 
    "A bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers."
  • Readers' Guide Full Text Mega 
    "Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994. PDF page images of full-text articles provide access to illustrations, photographs and other graphical content from the original article. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film and television, gardening, health and medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news and current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more. "
  • General Electronic Databases

Comprehensive Sites on Foreign Language

French Studies Comprehensive Sites:

  • A Comprehensive List of French Web Servers Is maintained by the Unite Reseaux National de la Recherche Scientifique. Organized alphabetically and by subject and region.
  • Dave's French Links This site is a compilation of hot links created by David A. Gatwood from a list by Bob Peckham (Tennessee Bob).
  • French Resources Is maintained by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Appalachian State University.
  • French Studies Web Is maintained by the Western European S tudies Section (WESS), which is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Well organized and useful links.
  • Human-Languages Page Has alphabetical listings of links by language.
  • Interesting Web Sites Francais Maintained at the University of Warwick and contains interesting links.
  • Le Ministere de la Culture Useful guide to France online. Includes links to government web servers.

French Linguistic and Literary Resources

French News and Information

German Studies Comprehensive Sites:

German Linguistic and Literary Resources

German News and Information

  • German Language Newspapers Maintained at the University of N orth Carolina at Greensboro.
  • German Language Newspapers and Other News Sources (WESS) Provides links to a number of useful new sources. Maintained by the Western European Specialists Section (WESS), which is a part of the Association of College and Research Libraries; a division of the American Library Association.
  • GermNews, J ahresübersicht News summaries in German which are updated on a daily basis. News is archived back to December 1993.
  • Germany Facts and information about Germany.

Portuguese Studies Comprehensive Sites

  • Tá Falado – Website created by Professor Orlando Kelm and his team (University of Texas at Austin). Excellent resource to learn pronunciation, grammar, culture, listen to spontaneous conversation, and much more.
  • BBC European Portuguese – Learn European Portuguese through an online course.
  • iTunes Learn Portuguese – Learn Brazilian Portuguese through iTunes (free access).
  • Easy Portuguese – Phrases and expressions (with audio)
  • Lyrics Training – Learn Portuguese through music
  • Praticando Português – Blog maintained by Professor Osborne (UW-Platteville) about language and culture in Brazil
  • Brazilian Consulate in Chicago – Important information for those interested in traveling to Brazil (e.g., VISA)

Portuguese Linguistic and Literary Resources

Portuguese News and Information

  • BBC in Portuguese – Access to texts and videos in Portuguese about news in Brazil, Portugal, Latin America and around the world.
  • Folha de São Paulo – This newspaper has had the largest circulation among Brazilian newspapers since 1986, and its online version has the largest number of visitors in Brazil.
  • Expresso – One of the most popular newspaper in Portugal

Spanish Studies Comprehensive Sites:

Spanish Linguistic and Literary Resources

Spanish News and Information

Related Sites at UW-Platteville/Karrmann Library

Foreign Languages at UW-Platteville

  • The Foreign Languages Office is located in 228 Warner and the contact person is Teresa Burns. For a listing of courses or for more information on this program, call 608.342.1723.
  • John Berg is the Karrmann Library's liaison to the Foreign Languages program. Contact John at 608.342.1355 for individualized consultations and/or library instruction sessions in Foreign Languages. His E-mail address is

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