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Featured Database: Left Index

You can use databases to easily find organized collections of articles, journals, news, streaming videos, primary sources, data, and more!

Here’s one of our featured databases:

Left Index

What’s in it?

This database provides citations and abstracts, with some full text, to publications from leftist and radical media worldwide since 1982, covering topics such as the labor movement, ecology and the environment, race and ethnicity, social and cultural theory, sociology, art and aesthetics, philosophy, history, education, law, and globalization.

Why should you use it?

The Left Index offers a diversity of voices from both inside and outside of academia.

Who should use it?

This is a great resource for researchers, students, faculty, and staff looking for publications from leftist and radical media worldwide since 1982. Great for history, archival, sociology, ethnic studies, and related research areas.

Why use a database?

When you use a specific database, rather than a search engine or discovery tool, you often can find more relevant sources. For example, subject databases include sources about that subject only, rather than a general search engine or discovery tool that includes information about everything. This way you don’t have to wade through thousands of irrelevant results!

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