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Democratic Journeys

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Reference Sources in Bailey Library

African Literature and Its Times. Detroit: Gale, 2000.  Ref 809.896 M855a

African Writers. Edited by Brian Cox. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1997.  Ref 928.1 Af83c

Dictionary of American History. New York: Scribner, 1978.  Ref 973.03 Ad18d2

Encyclopedia of Black America. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981.  Ref 301.45196 En19L

Encyclopedia of Sociology. New York: Macmillan, 2000.  Ref 301.03 En19b2

Estell, Kenneth. African America: Portrait of a People. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1994.  Ref 301.45196 Es85a

Handbook of American Women's History. Edited by Angela Howard Zophy. New York: Garland, 1990.  Ref 301.4120973 H191z

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001. Ref 300.3 In8e

Oxford Companion to United States History. Edited by Paul S. Boyer and Melvyn Dubofsky. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.  Ref 973.03 Ox2b

Postcolonial African Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Edited by Pushpa Naidu Parekh and Siga Fatima Jagne, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.  Ref 928.1 P845p

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. London: Routledge, 1998. Ref 100 R765c

Women's Studies Encyclopedia. Edited by Helen Tierney. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999.  Ref 305.403 W842t

Yolton, John W. A Locke Dictionary. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1993.  Ref 192 L793y

Library Research Databases to Locate Periodical Articles

A complete listing of Bailey Library’s databases is available from Bailey Library’s home page.  The selected databases below will be particularly useful when researching topics relating to the “Democratic Journey.”

Academic Search Premier (1975-present)

A multidisciplinary database containing full text articles and abstracts of articles from over 8,000 journals and magazines, about half of which are peer-reviewed. Full text is provided for nearly 4,700 publications.


Online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Includes articles, multimedia, videos, and Internet links. Research tools include:

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary & Thesaurus
Notable Quotations
Gateway to the Classics
World Atlas & Data
Year in Review

LexisNexis Academic (1970s-present)

LexisNexis Academic is a full text information service containing almost one billion documents. This database covers the following areas:

  • News: from newspapers, news wires, & transcripts such as the New York Times, Washington Post, AP, & NPR
  • Business: company news & financial information
  • Legal Research: federal, state, & international legal materials
  • Medical: full text & abstracted medical & health information
  • Reference: state & country profiles, business reference, & biographical information

Oxford Reference Online (current)

Oxford Reference Online contains over 150 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including key titles from the Oxford Companions Series and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of reference books.

Readers' Guide Full Text (1983-present)

Readers' Guide indexes and abstracts the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Full text begins in January 1994 for most titles. Readers' Guide is a good place to start if you have a general, news-related topic.

Humanities Full Text (1983-present)

The Humanities database cites articles from English-language periodicals, and has full text of selected periodicals beginning in January 1995. This database covers archaeology, classical studies, art, dance, film, gender studies, folklore, history, journalism and communications, linguistics, literary criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion and theology.

International Index to the Performing Arts (1864-present)

The International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) contains citations, abstracts, and selected full text from about 220 journals covering subject areas such as dance, film, drama, television, the arts and entertainment industry, stagecraft, magic, musical theatre and performance art. Abstracts are provided for every citation from 1998 forward.


JSTOR contains the full text of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR does not index the most current issues.You can search the following subject areas: African American studies, African studies, anthropology, archeology, Asian studies, botany & plant sciences, classical studies, ecology & evolutionary biology, economics, education, finance, folklore, geography, history, language & literature, Latin American studies, mathematics, Middle East studies, philosophy, political science, population studies, Slavic studies, sociology, and statistics.

Literature Online (700s-present)

Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, 7,000 works of drama and prose, 192 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

Literature Resource Center (current)

Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses on authors from every age and literary discipline. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers. Twayne World, U.S., and English Authors each contains the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, U.S., or English authors.

Philosopher's Index (1940-present)

The Philosopher's Index provides citations and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.

Project Muse (1990s-current)

Full text of nearly 200 scholarly journals published by university presses in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, mathematics, political science, gender studies, and others.

African American History (1620s-present)

A collection from LexisNexis' Primary Sources in U.S. History, this database contains full text of primary, secondary, and reference materials in African American Studies from colonial times to the present. You can search or browse autobiographies, case law, government publications, manuscripts, photographs, articles, speeches, and statutes.

America: History and Life (1964-present)

Contains citations and abstracts to articles, dissertations, and book reviews of American and Canadian history from prehistory to the present. This database contains some links to full text, but if you get just a citation, be sure to check our Journals List to see if we have the journal.

Historical Abstracts (1954-present)

Historical Abstracts contains citations and abstracts to articles and books covering world history from 1450 to the present. Key historical journals from virtually every major country are indexed. This database contains some links to full text, but if you get just a citation, be sure to check our Journals List to see if we have the journal.

Historical Newspapers (1800s-2000s) COMING SOON!

Offers full-text and full-image articles from the Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, dating back to their first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue, cover to cover, in PDF files.

PsycARTICLES (1985-present)

This American Psychological Association (APA) full text article database contains the full text of articles from APA journals and selected EPF (Educational Publishing Foundation) journals. You can search the full text of the articles or search using PsycINFO fields. This database is NOT the same as PsycINFO - you are only searching approximately 50 journals instead of the 2,000 journals PsycINFO indexes.

Social Sciences Full Text (1983-present)

This database contains citations to articles from English-language periodicals, and full text of selected periodicals beginning in 1995. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social science journals.

SocINDEX with Full Text (1895-present)

SocINDEX indexes over 2,500 journals, as well as conference papers, dissertations, book reviews, and sociology books. This database covers sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology. Some full text is provided.


For those articles not in Bailey, check UCA's catalog, BearCat.  Do a title search on your journal name.  For articles not at Bailey or UCA, it is  possible to order the article via Bailey’s interlibrary loan service.

Recommended Internet Sites 

John Locke 

Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Locke’s Second Treatise of Government

Biographies: John Locke (1632-1704), the Philosopher of Freedom

Jane Addams    

Hull House Museum 

Jane Addams' Hull House 

An Exhibit of Photographs of Jane Addams, Her Family, and Hull House

Twenty Years at Hull-House with Autobiographical Notes

Nobel Museum: Jane Addams Biography 

W.E.B. DuBois  

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois

The W.E.B. DuBois Virtual University Bibliography

Tsitsi Dangarembga


Contemporary Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature in English. The Literature and Culture of Zimbabwe.Tsitsi Dangarembga

British Broadcasting Corporation. Africa’s Women Speak Out: Tsitsi Dangarembga. 26 March 2005

Journeys Library Collection

Bailey Library Catalog 
            To locate books in the Bailey Library collection, search by subject, author, title, or keyword.

WorldCat (1200-present)
            Catalog to books in libraries worldwide.

Books Relating to Locke 

Ayers, Michael. 1999. Locke. New York: Routledge.

Cambridge Companion to Locke. 1994. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Locke, John. 1975. An Essay Concerning Human UnderstandingEdited by Peter H. Nidditch. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lowe, E.J. 1995. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Lock on Human Understanding. New York: Routledge.

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. 1996. John Locke and the Ethics of Belief.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Yolton, John W. 1970. Locke and the Compass of Human Understanding: A Selective Commentary on the Essay. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Books Relating to Jane Addams 

Against the Tide: Women Reformers in American Society. 1997. Edited by Paul A. Cimbala and Randall M. Miller. Westport, CT: Praeger.  303.48409 Ag14c

Stebner, Eleanor J. The Women of Hull House: A Study in Spirituality, Vocation, and Friendship. 1997. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.  361.3 St31w

Books Relating to W.E.B. DuBois 

African American Political Thought. 1996. Edited by Cary D. Wintz. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Du Bois, Shirley Graham. 1978. Du Bois: A Pictorial Biography. Chicago, IL: Johnson Publishing.

Du Bois, W.E.B. 1968. The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois. [Place?]: International Publishers.

Lewis, David Levering. 2000. W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century: 1919-1963. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Posnock, Ross. 1998. Color & Culture: Black Writers and the Making of the Modern Intellectual. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Works Relating to Dangarembga 

Challenging Hierarchies: Issues and Themes in Colonial and Postcolonial African Literature. Edited by Leonard A. Podis and Yakubu Saaka. New York: P. Lang, 1998. 809.8896 C352p

Dangarembga, Tsitsi. The Book of Not: A Novel. Banbury: Ayebia Clarke Pub, 2006.  New Book Shelf  F D212b

Everyone’s Child [videorecording]. A Media for Development Trust Production, Screenplay by John Riber, Andrew Whaley, and Tsitsi Dangarembga. Produced by Jonny Persey, John Riber, and Ben Zulu. Directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga.  Media Center Video 791.4371 Ev275c

Larson, Charles R. The Ordeal of the African Writer. London: Zed Books, 2001  820.9896 L329o

Talking with African Writers: Interviews with African Poets, Playwrights, and Novelists. Edited by Jane Wilkinson. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1992.  820.9896 T144w


Last Modified 8/15/2007
By Amanda Moore