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Provides access to a collection of digitized newspapers originally published by incarcerated persons in United States prisons. These newspapers give readers a firsthand perspective of life in U.S. prisons, revealing the news, issues, and commentary that mattered to prisoners.
Dates Covered: 1800-2019.
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Covers all aspects of the the Islamic World from religion and history to politics and culture. Encompasses old Arabo-Islamic empire, Iran, Central Asia, India, Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all modern Islamic states.
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Faculty can search and access quality open textbooks, Open Educational Resources (OER), and discover unrestricted e-books from top academic publishers through this interface.
Extent: Multidisciplinary
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A database of plant type specimens, reference works, and primary sources (diaries, correspondence, illustrations, photographs). An essential resource for research in botany, ecology, and conservation studies.
Access note: Temporarily available through June 30, 2022.
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Provides access to thousands of selected e-books published by IGI. InfoSci-Books is a rapidly expanding collection of over 40,000 full-text chapters from over 1,600 scholarly works in over 200 disciplines relating to technology, business, science, medicine, education, and engineering.
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Includes access to JSTOR Arts & Sciences 12-15, Business IV, Ecology & Botany II, Sustainability, Security Studies, Lives of Literature, Hebrew Journals, Jewish Studies, Security Studies, Sustainability, and Lives of Literature.
Extent: Multidisciplinary
Access note: Temporarily available through June 30, 2022.
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Provides access to the backfiles of many of the most influential, long-running periodicals devoted to LGBT interests, including The Advocate, Gay News, and The Pink Paper. This collection offers primary source insights into myriad aspects of LGBT history and culture, from the 1950s to recent times.
Dates Covered: 1954-2015.
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Research Essentials is a module within the Insights platform designed specifically for consumer research, insights, ad research and media research teams and providing access to annual national consumer survey data. Access note: Limited to 10 simultaneous users. Not available to walk-in users.
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Provides access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
Dates Covered: 1888-2015.
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Collection contains 256 plays by 49 playwrights. More than half of the works are previously unpublished, and hard to find, representing groups such as Cherokee, Mtis, Creek, Choctaw, Pembina Chippewa, Ojibway, Lenape, Comanche, Cree, Navajo, Rappahannock, Hawaiian/Samoan, and others.
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Designed to complement other databases and collections, this database brings together or links to full text for publicly available scholarly content from a number of different sources from around the world. It includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open access journals. Content includes journal articles, pre-prints, books, conference papers and reports.
Extent: Multidisciplinary
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Includes more than 4.5 million pages of material gathered from across the Indian sub-continent. These documents were originally collected by the South Asian Research Foundation (SARF) with the objective of preserving Indian cultural heritage.
Dates Covered: 1700-1953.
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Focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in Southern Africa, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Access note: Temporarily available through June 30, 2022.
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