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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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Articles, books, journals, and figures/images in environmental studies including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.
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This collection assembles primary source materials on the frontier lives and experiences of European immigrants to North America, Australasia, and Africa. Documents highlight exploration, trade with Native American and Indigenous peoples in other parts of the world, colonial life, and new nations. Drawing from special library and museum collections worldwide, the earliest documents date from the 17th century, and the majority come from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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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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Provides insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the eras foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer and widely-recognized father of Motivational Research.
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Created for genealogy inquiries, but useful for other historical research, MyHeritage Library Edition, includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries. Content includes newspapers, historical images, tombstone photos, U.S. federal census files (1790-1940) and the UK census (1841-1901.) Public records include military, immigration, citizenship and naturalization, birth, death, land, court, wills and probate records. This collection is available to the Library as part of a statewide package purchase.
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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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Book recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps children find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.
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This resource explores the dynamic period of social, political, and cultural change between 1950 and 1975. Encompassing music, society, art, and politics, and more, the collection offers thousands of color images of manuscript and rare printed material, as well as photographs, ephemera, videos, memorabilia, accompanying scholar essays, and a chronology of the era.
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Explore three pivotal decades in the struggle for civil rights in America through the eyes and work of sociologists, activists, psychologists, teachers, ministers, students and housewives. Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of 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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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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Showcases rare and unique prompt books from the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeares 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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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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Designed as a portal for trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition studies between 1490 and 2007, with original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, maps, images, and more. Close attention is paid to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social-justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today. Documents are presented alongside contextual essays contributed by leading academics in the field. Topics covered include the African Coast, the Middle Passage, and the varieties of slave experience, and includes case studies from America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba.
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The footage in this collection documents the communist world from the Russian Revolution until the 1980s. Sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), the documentaries, newsreels, and feature films reveal the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, and Latin American filmmakers of the time. Content covers all aspects of socialist life from society, war, culture, the Cold War, memory of the past, and contemporaneous views on current affairs
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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 womens 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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