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Supplies indexing of global publications in the fields of social, cultural, medical, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, as well as ethnology, ethnography, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Anthropology Plus represents the combined contents of Anthropological Literature from Harvard University, and the Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute.
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The Black Studies Center brings together historical and contemporary material for researching the past, present and future of African Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself. It is comprised of several cross-searchable component databases, including: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, which examines interdisciplinary topics on the African experience throughout the Americas via in-depth essays, accompanied by detailed timelines along with research articles, images, film clips and more; the International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), which has current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from multi-disciplinary scholarly journals and newsletters from the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean, and full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals; The Chicago Defender, with 1910 to 1975 full-text presented from this influential black newspaper; ProQuest Dissertations for Black Studies, containing a thousand doctoral dissertations and Masters’ theses examining a wide variety of topics and subject areas relating to Black Studies; and the Black Literature Index, which enables users to search over 70,000 bibliographic citations for fiction, poetry and literary reviews published in 110 black periodicals and newspapers between 1827-1940.
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The BuildingGreen database helps users research and identify environmentally sustainable materials and techniques for building and construction. Topics covered include sustainable materials, energy efficient appliances and equipment, building science, building & project types, the design process, and codes & certifications. To access the full site, including the quizzes and continuing education credits, you must create a personal profile using your school's email address, for example, ucdenver.edu, msudenver.edu, ccd.edu.
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IPA Source was developed to benefit singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature. It provides the largest collection of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions on the web. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content.
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The New Oxford Shakespeare presents a new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. Additionally, it contains links to images for the appropriate folios and quartos, which are housed in the digital collections of the Bodleian Library, British Library, Folger Library, and Internet Shakespeare at the University of Victoria.
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Statistical data series created from more than 200,000 government and non-government datasets. Covers a wide range of business, societal and scientific topics including crime, employment and labor, economy, households and housing, transportation, environment and agriculture.
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Offers tools to help you learn the meaning and pronunciation of texts found in oratorios, secular and sacred choral music, cantatas, art songs, and song cycles. Hear a native speaker reciting the text while seeing the original text, word-for-word translation, and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Guide in the BabelGuide™
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Women and Social Movements, International - 1840 to present is a digital archive that includes conference proceedings; reports of international women's organizations; publications and web pages of women's non-governmental organizations; and letters, diaries, and memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-nineteenth century. Includes photographs and videos of major events and activists in the history of women’s international social movements. It also includes essays by from leading scholars which explore themes illuminated by the primary documents in the archive.
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