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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 Linguistic and Literary Resources
- ARTFL Project, University of Chicago Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language
- University of Virginia Library - French Studies Resources University of Virginia provides access to French texts and organizes a substantial list of links to other sites of reference.
French News and Information
- Le Monde Diplomatique Offers full text of some articles.
- The Paris Pages A comprehensive source of information on all aspects of Paris.
German Studies Comprehensive Sites:
- DINO - Deutschsprachige Seiten im WWW This German language service is comprehensive and covers many subject areas.
- WarwickGerman Web A collection of links organized by topic maintained at the University of Warwick.
- Harvard German Department
- The I Love Languages Page Has alphabetical listings of links by language.
German Linguistic and Literary Resources
- Germany: Die Deutsche Bibliothek
- English-German/German-English Dictionary Contains over 120,000 entries. Maintained by LEO (Link Everything Online).
- Goethe Institut "For promoting the study of the German language abroad and for international cultural cooperation."
German News and Information
- German Language Newspapers Maintained at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- 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
- Fonética & Fonologia – Website created by Professor Thaïs Christófaro-Silva (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) – Linguistics with focus on phonetics and phonology.
- Museu da Língua Portuguesa – Opened in 2006 (São Paulo), this museum connects virtual images, art and technology with Portuguese language in interactive ways.
- Portuguese Linguistics Research Portal – Portuguese phonetics.
- Documentaries about Brazilian music – Catraca Livre (in Portuguese).
- Brazilian Literature through Games – Livro e Game – Website created by the Virtual Educação Cultura e Comunicação. Learn about Brazilian Literature through games (in Portuguese).
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:
- The University of Virginia Library: Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Has many interesting links, including Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionary links.
- The I Love Languages Page Has alphabetical listing of links by language.
- Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) Provides a comprehensive and well organized collection of links, which can also be searched by keyword.
Related Sites at UW-Platteville/Karrmann Library
- Guides to Karrmann Library Resources
- Ethnic Studies - Resources by Subject
- Foreign Language Dictionaries - Reference Resource
Foreign Languages at UW-Platteville
- The Foreign Languages Office is located in 228 Warner, contact 608.342.1355 for more information. John Berg is the Karrmann Library's liaison to the Foreign Languages program. Contact John for individualized consultations and/or library instruction sessions at 608.342.1355 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.