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African American Communities focuses on Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina, and offers pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth oral histories.
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Age of Exploration focuses on the history of European maritime exploration from c.1420-1920, and includes rare manuscripts, early printed material, highly illustrated maps and documents, diaries, and ships' logs.
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AMExplorer allows users to search across multiple Adam Matthew collections that include millions of pages of social sciences and humanities primary sources spanning the 15th – 21st centuries.
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American History is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, and includes: Module 1 / Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859 and Module 2 / Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945.
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American Indian Histories and Cultures includes manuscripts, artwork, rare printed books, photographs, newspapers, original documents, maps, and travel journals from the earliest contact with European settlers up to the mid-twentieth century.
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American Indian Newspapers offers publications from historic pressings to contemporary periodicals, nearly 200 years of Indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada.
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Apartheid South Africa makes available British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980.
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China, America and the Pacific focuses on trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries, and includes manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps.
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China: Culture and Society includes pamphlets held in the Charles W. Wason Collection at Cornell University. The majority of pamphlets are written in English and published between c. 1750 and 1929.
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Church Missionary Society Periodicals encompasses publications from the CMS, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and the South American Missionary Society. The periodicals include news, journals and reports from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.
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Colonial America includes all volumes of the CO 5 series from The National Archives, UK, covering the period 1606 to 1822. CO 5 consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies.
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Confidential Print: Africa includes single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties that were circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad.
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Confidential Print: Latin America includes single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. This collection consists of the Confidential Print for Central and South America and the French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean.
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Confidential Print: Middle East includes single-page letters or telegrams, comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan.
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Confidential Print: North America includes single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the United States, Canada and the English-speaking Caribbean, with some coverage of Central and South America.
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Complimentary access to De Gruyter eBooks has been made available by DeGruyter through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
De Gruyter offers access to approximately 75,000 ebooks published from 1650-2016.
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The Bibliothek deutscher Klassiker series has been in publication since 1981. It covers the works of major authors spanning eleven centuries and includes historical, philosophical, theological, political and art history texts.
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East India Company includes India Office Records from the British Library, London, and contains royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions from 1599 to 1947.
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18th Century Drama includes plays submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, and contextual documents featuring: John Larpent Collection of Plays from the Huntington Library, Anna Larpent Diaries, The London Stage (1660-1800), A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London (1660-1800).
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Complimentary access to select ElgarOnline content has been made available by Elgar through 8/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
ElgarOnline provides ~900 ebooks that correspond to print books already held in our collection.
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The First World War portal includes personal collections and printed materials, military files, artwork, and audio-visual files that highlight the experiences of soldiers, civilians and governments on both sides of The Great War.
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Foreign Office Files for China include the British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: (1919-1929) Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International; (1930-1937) The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis; (1938-1948) Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory; (1949-1956) The Communist revolution; (1957-1966) The Great Leap Forward; (1967-1980) The Cultural Revolution.
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Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan includes files from the Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), including documents in the series DO 133, DO 134 and FCO 37, as well as all documents covering the Indian subcontinent in the FO 371 series.
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Foreign Office Files for Japan include British Foreign Office files: Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific (1931-1945); Occupation of Japan (1946-1952); Japan and Great Power Status (1919-1930).
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Foreign Office Files for the Middle East include diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries, and personality profiles that address the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power.
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Frontier Life covers the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia from 1650-1920, and includes correspondence, diaries, government papers, business records, land transactions, legal documents, speeches, books and pamphlets.
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Gender: Identity and Social Change covers gender history, women’s suffrage, the feminist movement and the men’s movement, and includes pamphlets, speeches, newsletters, newspaper clippings and more.
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German Literature Collections brings together the complete portfolio of ProQuest German language literature resources: Goethes Werke, Schillers Werke, Kafkas Werke, Brechts Werke, and Die Deutsche Lyrik.
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Complimentary access to IET Digital Library eBooks has been made available by IET through 8/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The IET Digital Library is a global repository of science, engineering and technology focused content produced by IET, a leading international scientific organisation.
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The International Monetary Fund's eLibrary is a publicly available database that offers direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. They provide information on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and more.
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India Raj and Empire covers the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947. The material comprises diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents containing histories and literary works.
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Advertising America consists of publications, reports, research, memoranda, correspondence, meeting minutes, creative briefs, scripts, speeches, newsletters, artwork and advertisements created by the staff of J. Walter Thompson. The documents range from the late nineteenth century up until the late 1990s with the bulk representing the post-1945 world.
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Complimentary access to Science Education has been made available by JoVE through 8/18/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
JoVE Science Education is a video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations.
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Complimentary access to JSTOR A&S XII, XIII, XIV, XV and Lives of Literature collections has been made available by JSTOR through 12/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
JSTOR provides page images of back issues of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to current publication.
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Leisure, Travel and Mass Culture offers guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs, and personal travel journals from the 1850s to the 1980s.
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Literary Manuscripts offers images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds.
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Literary Print Culture includes a range of material from the Stationers' Company archive including: constitutional records, court records, membership records, financial records, trade records, charities and property records. Topics include the workings of the early book trade, the establishment of legal requirements for publishing, especially copyright provisions, the printing and publishing community and the history of bookbinding.
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Literary Market Place (LMP) is the directory of America and Canadian book publishing. The listings include information on: Publishers, Literary Agents, Distributors & Sales Representatives, Wholesalers, Book Producers, Exporters & Importers, Manufacturers & Printers, Translators & Interpreters, Paper Suppliers, Remainder Dealers, Reference Books & Magazines, and Literary Associations, Societies & Awards.
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Complimentary access to Loeb Classical Library has been made available by Harvard University through 8/15/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Loeb Classical Library offers more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts including epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture, and more.
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London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.
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Macmillan Cabinet Papers provides complete coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) and memoranda of Harold Macmillan’s government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees.
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Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer and widely-recognised ‘father’ of Motivational Research.
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Mass Observation Online offers original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features. Mass Observation was founded in 1937 to study the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain.
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Medical Services and Warfare covers the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of the influenza epidemic in 1918 and the discovery of penicillin in 1927. Material has been sourced from across the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada to enable comparisons on key areas of systematic reform, improvements to sanitation and the treatment of disease, rehabilitation, nursing care, surgical techniques and wound treatment.
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Complimentary access to MedOne-ComSci has been made available by Thieme through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Med One ComSci offers textbooks, cases, videos covering audiology, speech language pathology, and communication disorders.
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Complimentary access to MedOne-Education has been made available by Thieme through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Med One Education offers more than 100 textbooks and test-prep books, including Thieme Atlas of Anatomy (Gilro) and Anatomy for Dental Medicine (Baker).
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Complimentary access to MedOne-Education has been made available by Thieme through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Med One Neurosurgery offers eBooks and videos covering surgical procedures and residency board Q&A.
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Complimentary access to MedOne-Ophthalmology has been made available by Thieme through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Med One Ophthalmology offers eBooks, cases, and videos covering surgical procedures and residency board Q&A.
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Complimentary access to MedOne-Otolaryngology has been made available by Thieme through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Med One Otolaryngology offers eBooks and videos covering surgical procedures and residency board Q&A.
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Complimentary access to MedOne-PlasticSurgery has been made available by Thieme through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Med One Plastic Surgery offers eBooks and videos covering surgical procedures and residency board Q&A.
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Complimentary access to MedOne-Radiology has been made available by Thieme through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Med One Radiology offers eBooks and videos covering surgical procedures and residency board Q&A.
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Meji Japan includes the Edward Sylvester Morse papers (ca. 1858-1925), and covers malacology, zoology, ethnology, archaeology and art history. The collection offers diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, research files, drawings, manuscripts, publications and teaching materials.
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Note: Trial access to four new reports via the 'Report Viewer' tab is available until 9/30/20. Those reports include: Fundamental, London Stock Exchange (LSE), Industry/Subsector, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Data.
Concurrent user limit: 6
Mergent Online provides business and financial information for US and international companies.
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Migration to New Worlds charts the emigration experience of millions across 200 years of turbulent history, and covers the New Zealand Company, British, European and Asian migration. This resource includes personal accounts, shipping logs, printed literature and organisational papers.
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OEB includes the records and abstracts from Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB, 1947-2001), combined with Bibliographie Altägypten (BA, 1822-1946), the Aigyptos database with keywords, and more. Coverage is from 1822 to the present.
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Complimentary access to Oxford Handbooks Online has been made available by OUP through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Oxford Handbooks Online is a collection of the best Handbooks areas across many different subject areas. The Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field.
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The Perdita Manuscripts include documents written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They have been sourced from archives and libraries across the United Kingdom and the USA.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/4/2018 - present) features full-page, full-color images that are full text searchable and offer keyword highlighting via Access World News.
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ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer Recent (2010-Recent; 3-month embargo) features full-page, greyscale images that are full-text searchable and offer keyword highlighting.
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Popular Medicine in America spans the nineteenth century, and offers a range of material aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. This resource includes an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.
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Project Muse is continuing to add complimentary access to various publisher content in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. Full details here.
Concurrent user limit: unlimited
Project Muse provides access to full-text journals, as well as ebooks from university presses. Temple does not have access to all available ebooks.
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Complimentary access to PQTD has been made available by ProQuest through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
PQDT Global offers millions of works from thousands of universities. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.
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Race Relations in America provides access to documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes.
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Complimentary access to ScienceDirect Textbooks has been made available by Elsevier through 8/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Concurrent user limit: unlimited
Elsevier's Science Direct provides full-text ebook and journal content for scientific, technical, social science, and medical disciplines.
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Service Newspapers of WWII consists of newspapers published during the war and its immediate aftermath (1939-1948). Titles from all the key theatres are featured, including some non-English material in German, Czech, Hindi, Russian, French, Italian, Polish, Hebrew, Afrikaans, Swahili, and African dialects.
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Shakespeare in Performance features prompt books (scripts of the plays marked up for performance) from the collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
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Socialism on Film is sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), and documents the communist world from the Russian Revolution to the end of the Cold War. This collection of documentary films, features, and newsreels reveals all aspects of life behind the Iron Curtain, as seen by filmmakers from the USSR, Vietnam, Cuba, China, East Germany, Eastern Europe and more.
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SpringerNature has added complimentary access to the SpringerLink ebook archive (content prior to 2005) through 7/14/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Concurrent user limit: unlimited
Springer Link provides online access to journals and books across many disciplines, with a focus on the sciences. Note that Temple does not have access to all content.
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Teatro Espanol offers dramatic works of sixteenth and seventeenth century Spain, including more than 800 plays written by Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Agustín Moreto, and others.
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EIU: China includes the Country Risk Service, which monitors credit risk in 131 developed and emerging markets, and CountryData service - an analytical database of worldwide economic indicators.
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The Grand Tour includes accounts of the English abroad (c1550-1850) and highlights the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature and philosophy. This collection of manuscript, visual and printed works includes letters; diaries and journals; account books; printed guidebooks; published travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings and maps.
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The Nixon Years provides complete Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO 7 and FCO 82) files from The National Archives for the entire period of Richard Nixon's presidency. These offer an opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon’s handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration’s notable achievements, and his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers.
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Trade Catalogs and the American Home explores domestic consumerism, life and leisure in America between 1850-1950. This resource presents highly illustrated primary source documents that highlight commercial tastes and consumer trends, and provide a valuable visual record.
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Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History offers over two hundred accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century, and covers a variety of topics including; architecture; art; the British Empire; climate; customs; exploration; family life; housing; industry; language; monuments; mountains; natural history; politics and diplomacy; race; religion; science; shopping; war.
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Complimentary access to University of Michigan Press eBooks has been made available by University of Michigan through 8/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
University of Michigan Press offers ebooks with particular focus on performing arts; classical studies; political science; American studies (especially disability and class studies); Asian and African studies.
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Complimentary access to UPSO has been made available by Oxford University Press through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
UPSO provides tens of thousands of scholarly books across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law
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Note: Users will need to create an individual account to access this content.
Visual History Archive (VHA) is a publicly available database that allows users to search through information about more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. More than 3,000 of these testimony videos can be viewed on VHA Online.
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Complimentary access to Very Short Introductions has been made available by Oxford University Press through 7/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
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Victorian Popular Culture is a portal comprised of four modules, inviting users into the darkened halls, small backrooms, big tops and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures.
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Virginia Company Archive presents those Ferrar Papers which are in Magdalene College, Cambridge. The Virginia Company refers collectively to two joint-stock companies chartered under James I on April 10, 1606 with the goal of establishing settlements on the coast of North America.
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Women in The National Archives offers a finding aid to women's studies resources in The National Archives, as well as original documents covering the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928 and the granting of women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962.
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World's Fairs offers official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts from multiple archives, and covers the Crystal Palace in 1851, the proliferation of North American exhibitions, fairs around the world, and twenty-first century expos.
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