Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Databases & Research - Libraries

World Cultures & Religion Databases

Use the databases listed below to find articles from magazines, journals and other publications.
Online books can be accessed through Ebrary.

Databases are restricted to use by Kalamazoo Valley Community College students, faculty and staff.

  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries American Mosaic: The African American Experience: Features access to full-text content from more than 400 titles, 3,000 slave narratives, over 2,000 images, 5,000 primary sources, and 250 vetted web sites (no journal articles) on the black experience from its African origins to the present day.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience: Offers access to an online library, featuring more than 150 volumes of scholarship and reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images (no journal articles) about America's Native Peoples.
  • Michigan E-Library CultureGrams Online: Local perspectives on more than 200 countries, detailing daily life and culture, including history, customs, and lifestyles.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries Daily Life Through History: Covers countries around the world & American daily life and customs including food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, social customs, and more. Includes electronic books & other sources, but not journal articles.
  • Michigan E-Library Religion and Philosophy Collection: This custom collection provideds coverage of different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. 250 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals are included.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries World Folklore & Folklife: Covers topics such as myths, proverbs & sayings, urban legends, music, and fairy tales from cultures around the world. Includes electronic books & other sources, but not journal articles.