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Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with full text for nearly 9,000 journals, including more than 7,700 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 13,000 journals. This scholarly collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields. Academic Search Complete...

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Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:55pm

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier contains unmatched full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.

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Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

African American Historical Serials

The African American Historical Serials Collection is an archive of periodicals that document the history of African American religious life and culture between 1829 and 1922. It includes newspapers and magazines, plus reports and annuals from African American religious organizations, including churches and social service agencies.

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Updated: Apr 5, 2020 5:55pm

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Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 is an archive that provides access to historical content pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States. The archive contains approximately 60,000 historical articles, texts of over 1,100 historical books, and more.  Content available is written in 80% Spanish and 20% English.

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Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:03pm

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Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection Series 2 provides access to rare manuscripts, books by Latino-Hispanic Americans, and historical newspapers. The archive contains over 250,000 pages of personal and organizational manuscripts, over 3,000 issues of rare historical newspapers and periodicals, and more.  Content available is written in 80% Spanish and 20% English.

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Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:03pm

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Atla Historical Monographs Collection

Atla Historical Monographs Collection (11 Series) provides history and religious studies researchers with over 10 million pages and 29,000 documents focused on religious thought and practice. Eleven thematic series provide researchers with specialized content spanning from the 13th century through 1922.  The eleven series include:

Biblical Research Perspectives, 1516-1922 Catholic Engagements with the Modern World, 1487-1918 Christian Preaching, Worship, and Piety, 1559-1919 Global Religious Traditions, 1760-1922 Global Theological Perspectives, 1322-1922 Islam in the Modern World, 1804-1918 Jewish Studies Perspectives, 1800-1918 Missions and Missionaries Around the World,...
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Atlantic Magazine Archive: 1857-2014

The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, covers events and political issues through literary and cultural commentary. It includes more than 1,800 issues providing a broad view of 19th, 20th and early 21st-Century American thought.

The Atlantic was originally created with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Over its more than 150 years of publication. It has featured articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more.

Some of the founding sponsors of the magazine include prominent writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes,...

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Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:01pm

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Ebony Magazine Archive

Digital version of Ebony magazine's backfile. Ebony is a monthly magazinewith a focus on news, culture, and entertainment targeted at the African-American community. With coverage of the magazine from its first issue in 1945 through 2014, the full-text archive of more than 800 issues provides analysis on African-American business, history, politics, entertainment, fashion and culture.

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Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:00pm

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Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index, from the renowned Frick Art Reference Library, is an archive of indexed art history journals. The arcive covers Western European and American fine arts and international art history periodicals from the mid-1850s through the 1960s.

Journals covered in this index were published in a broad selection of languages that include English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, Dutch and Scandinavian.

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Updated: Apr 5, 2020 12:38pm

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LIFE Magazine Archive

Digital version of LIFE magazine's backfiles. Life was an American weekly (later monthly) news magazine founded in 1936 with a focus on photojournalism. With a focus on national and international events, politics, and culture, Life featured award winning photographs covering major events and everyday people. The digital archive features more than 2,200 fully indexed and text-searchable issues covering 1936-2000. 

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Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:00pm

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The Nation Magazine Archive: 1865-2020

The Nation Archive makes it possible for researchers to access 14 decades of America's best alternative journalism in ways never before possible. The archive contains thousands of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to the magazine's first issue from July 6, 1865. 

The Nation is an important clearinghouse of primary source material in America and around the world. The archive includes perspectives on news, politics, and culture from writers, artists, novelists, and playwrights. The Nation Archive is a fully searchable electronic version of the magazine's complete backfile, offering a 150-year archive of reporting opinion and criticism.

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Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:01pm

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The New Republic Magazine Archive

The New Republic Magazine Archive is a digital collection of the prominent political and cultural opinion magazine, covering issues dating back to 1914. Providing full-text, indexing and abstracting, the archive is an essential tool for researchers of American politics, foreign policy, culture and arts. This collection includes more than 4,550 issues.

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Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:01pm

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People Magazine Archive

Digital version of People's magazine archive. People is a popular American weekly magazine featuring celebrity and human-interest stories, published since March 1974. The digital archive features more than 1,300 issues covering 1974 to 2000, fully indexed and text-searchable "in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format."

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Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:00pm

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SocINDEX with Full Text

SocINDEX™ with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. This product also contains informative abstracts for more than 1,300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895.

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Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm


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