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Ethnic Studies Resources for Faculty and Students: Databases & Collections


OneSearch (To log into our databases off-campus you'll need to use your email or Canvas login.)

Search most of Skyline Library's article databases and book catalog to find a wide range of articles from academic journals, popular magazines, newspapers and reference sources, e-books & other documents, plus print books available in the library.


Click on “Advanced Search” to search by keyword, title, author, subject, or ISBN/ISSN, user tags as well as to limit results by library, format, publication date, content, audience, or language. 

Ethnic Studies Collections & Databases

Contemporary Women's Issues 

Comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. Users will find timely and historically relevant content on topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.


CQ Researcher 

The CQ researcher provides lists of topics that link directly to articles that may be just right for your research project. Begin browsing the category Social Movements.



Diversity Studies (GALE)

This collection explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Ethnic Newswatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. 


Gender Studies (Gale) 

Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. This database includes topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.


Global Issues (GALE)

The Global Issues database offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. It includes hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of sources for analysis of these issues. This database includes a range of multimedia sources including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.


JSTOR - Scholarly journals archives 
Back issues of important academic journals, including many historical journals (no current issues) going back to 1838. Best for in-depth academic journal articles on all historical topics except recent history and articles published within the last 3 – 5 years.


Opposing Viewpoints In Context (GALE)

Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.


U.S. History In Context (GALE) 

Contains "information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History."


World History In Context (GALE)

Contains "information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History."


Alexander Street Press Diversity Collection

Diversity features resources that illuminate the challenges, triumphs, and issues facing underrepresented, indigenous, and immigrant communities around the world. Hundreds of documentaries, interviews, biographies, performances, and lectures—which draw heavily on late 20th- and early 21st-century archival text and footage—create a rich platform for examining social, racial, and economic inequalities that shape communities at the local and global levels. Content offers opportunities for cross-cultural comparisons and localized, in-depth analyses relevant to Asian studies, black studies, LGBT studies, North American Indian studies, and women's studies.

Films on Demand Area Studies

This large collection contains critically acclaimed documentaries and feature programming on some of the world’s fastest-growing countries, such as China, India, Russia, and Brazil, as well as major regions including Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and more.


Skyline College has purchased a small selection of films. For access, log in as you would to Canvas. Note: You may need to enable pop-ups for Kanopy to access it from off-campus. 

You can also access Kanopy through your public library by following the instructions below. For more information visit Creating a Kanopy account page.

  1. Go to and click on “Find Your Library"
  2. Type your library name and select it from the list, or search for a library near you using your city name or zip code.
  3. Enter your library card number, and if required, your library card password/PIN and click Continue.
  4. Complete the signup process by creating your Kanopy account

Tips on Using Gale Databases and CQ Researcher

Using Gale's In Context - Basics by Gale

Gale in Context Topic Pages by Gale 

Using CQ Researcher by Sage

Flipster - Flipster Digital Magazines

News Sources

Newspaper Source Plus

860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.



Access World News

Access World News provides full-text information and perspectives from U.S. and international news sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues.

Skyline College Library offers online The  New York Times accounts for all students, staff, and faculty. This includes unlimited access via mobile apps on tablets and smart phones. accounts are good for one year for eligible Skyline College community members only (current students, staff, and faculty), after which accounts need to be renewed.

Faculty are eligible for a New York Times in Education account. New York Times in Education provides curated content for a range of disciplines on how to incorporate news content from the New York Times into your curricula.

For instructions on how to register or re-register for your complimentary New York Times account, please visit our New York Times Guide.