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Human Rights Documents Online

Human Rights Documents Online (HRDO) is continuously being updated with both published and unpublished material from 483 non-governmental human rights organizations (NGOs) worldwide.  The material produced by NGO covers a wide range of human rights and social justice issues that took place from 1980-2000.

Provider: Brill
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 3:00pm

Diversity and Dissent: Civil Society in 20th Century America

Diversity and Dissent: Civil Society in 20th Century America is a thematically-driven digitization initiative by Reveal Digital to digitize diverse material along the themes of civil society: items from non-governmental/non-commercial organizations that supported gender and race equality, workers rights, and other issues that challenged social norms in 20th Century America.

The "Civil Society Investment Fund" is a new funding model proposed by Reveal to create a sustainable funding base for projects. Libraries committing to multi-year investments will have a say in nominating and prioritizing projects that fit the thematic focus of the fund. Examples of projects that might be considered under this fund include: Highlander Folk School Records, Hall...

Provider: Reveal Digital
Updated: Mar 3, 2017 2:37pm

Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online

Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online provides access to 19 anarchist newspaper and journal titles from Keiv, Kharkov, and Krasnoyarsk published during the revolutionary era.

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 1, 2016 9:46am

Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 presents materials from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s collection. The resource documents the history of ‘popular’ medicine in America during the nineteenth century, featuring a wide variety of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals, and which enabled the ordinary person to treat himself and his family at home using an array of inventive methods and fashionable techniques.

The material covers popular trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine and hydrotherapy, and documents the rise of widespread advertising by commercial manufacturers of medical aids. The...

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 11:47am

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women. This collection provides a wide range of published and unpublished accounts, including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:16am

Human Rights Studies Online

Human Rights Studies Online from Alexander Street Press provides access to primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content type for selected events, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.  It includes extensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:12am

Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Twentieth Century Advice Literature brings together more than 150,000 pages of rare material to provide a reflection on historical American attitudes towards race, citizenship, education, work, sex, gender roles, life cycles, family, and religion. 

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:10am

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

North American Women's Letters and Diaries is a collection of approximately 150,000 pages of letters and diaries from Colonial times to 1950, including 7,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts—all in electronic format for the first time. The material is drawn from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, and much of it is in copyright. Represented are all age groups and life stages, a wide range of ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous, and the not so famous. More than 1,500 biographies enhance the use of the database.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:08am

North American Indian Thought and Culture

North American Indian Thought and Culture provides access to autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files that were previously unpublished. It includes fifty-four volumes from the 18th and 19th centuries with works by Cadwallader Colden, William Apes, Samuel G. Drake, and Benjamin Drake, as well as autobiographies by Black Hawk, Okah Tubbee, Kah-Ga-Gah-Bowh, and many others. Nations covered in depth, include the Eskimos and Inuit of the Arctic; the sub-Arctic Cree; the Pacific Coastal Salish; the Ojibwa, Cheyenne, and Sioux of the Plains; the Luiseno, Pomo, and Miwok of California; the Apache, Navajo, and...

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:08am

The Women's Wear Daily Archive (Proquest)

The Women's Wear Daily Archive provides online access to the fashion and retail publication, Women's Wear Daily.  The archive provides the full run of past print issues and supplements since 1910. 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Mar 23, 2016 1:54pm

United Nations iLibrary

United Nations iLibrary is a platform that publishes the digital content created by the United Nations between 2013-2015, including journals and series on: international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, governance, public health, and statistics.

The database contains 750 titles in English, and 250 in other official languages of the United Nations: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.

In the future, the platform will also provide access to other resources such as working papers series and statistical databases.

Provider: United Nations Publications
Updated: Feb 17, 2016 10:11am

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.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier provides the full text for more than 8,800 serials, dating back to 1965 (or the first issue published for that journal). It also includes searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Premier is the leader in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Regional Business News is a supplemental/complimentary database for customers of Business Source Premier. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for nearly100 regional...

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

Business Source Complete

This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. Business Source Complete contains far more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

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.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

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...

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:55pm

ABI/INFORM

ABI/INFORM (available in multiple iterations and coverage levels) is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market. The database is designed for students and faculty at business schools offering the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. With ABI/INFORM, users can find out about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics and competitive landscape.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:54pm

Sociological Abstracts

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Records published by Sociological Abstracts in print during the database's first 11 years, 1952-1962, have been added to the database as of November 2005, extending the depth of the backfile of this authoritative resource.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:54pm

Social Care Online

Social Care Online is the UK's largest collection of information on social work and social care. It currently contains over 150,000 items. The database provides abstracts of journal articles, books, reports and online resources. Links to the full text of selected documents, reports and articles are included (where freely available online). A wide variety of materials are covered, including: research reports and articles; policy documents; practice guidance; standards; statistics; and training material. Social Care Online was launched in its present form in May 2005. It also contains content which originates from the National Institute for Social Work library dating from the 1980s. Social Care Online is a product of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Provider: The Social Care Institute for Excellence
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:54pm

MLA International Bibliography

The MLA International Bibliography indexes books and articles relating to modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage includes literature from all over the world--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing.

Provider: Modern Language Association of America
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:53pm

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