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Resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War, with indexed, searchable information on 4.3 million soldiers and thousands of battles, featuring 16,000 photographs.
Documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies as well as records from federal agencies, spanning issues of women’s rights, the environment, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, War on Poverty, and the Watergate trials.
Contains major White House files from the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. The centerpiece of the Truman files is the President's Secretary's file while the Eisenhower files are centered on the Confidential File and the Whitman File.
Streaming video collection includes coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary art. In addition to art history and theory, the collection addresses applied topics such as architectural and graphic design.
Digitized access to 20 versions of the English Bible, including 12 full Bibles, five New Testament texts, two versions of the Gospels only, and William Tyndale's translations of the Pentateuch, Jonah, and the New Testament.
Collection of primary and secondary sources that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times. Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience is featured in the collection.
Collection of documentaries, interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. The collection contains 500 hours of film covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.
English translation of Brockelmann's Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur. This work offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the classical period.
Collection features Confederate Military Manuscripts, records of the Union Army, and records of the U.S. Colored Troops. Includes papers of spies, scouts, guides and detectives, and records on military discipline from courts-martial, courts of inquiry and investigations by military commissions.
Comprehensive archive of the weekly British culture and lifestyle magazine, Country Life Archive focuses on fine art and architecture, the great country houses, society news, and rural living. Beyond this, Country Life Archive chronicles affairs of interest to the United Kingdoms upper classes across the whole of the twentieth century.
Offers political, economic, financial, and social data for over 140 countries, in most cases back to 1984. Also includes current and historical risk ratings for both the International Country Risk Guide and Political Risk Services rating systems. Also known as the “Researcher’s Dataset."
Streaming video collection that illustrates the strategies, techniques, and experiences of justice and public safety professionals. This compilation of documentaries, training videos, and interviews visually depicts the theoretical principles and practical application of criminal justice and emergency response.
Includes the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database, as well as further indexing and full-text coverage of scholarly journals, trade publications, crime reports, and crime blogs, among other relevant material to criminal justice.
Video encyclopedia of dentistry and dental technique. Features demonstrations from American Dental Association-approved content partners, interviews, and lectures in dental surgery, medicine, oral hygiene, assisting, and nursing.
Access to the Denver Post historical archive covering 1894-1922, 1946-1972, plus 1989 to present. Collection is growing, so 1923-1946 will be added soon. Missing years can be accessed on microfilm in the Norlin Library Reference Collection ( http://libraries.colorado.edu/record=b6658537~S3).
U.K. government documents relating to Britains international relations, including foreign policy instructions, letters and memos, business reports, and more. Includes British Documents on the Origins of War (1898-1914), Documents on British Foreign Policy (1918-1939), and Documents on British Policy Overseas (1946-present).
European printed material from the early modern period (1400s-1700s). The contents are drawn from major repositories including the Danish Royal Library, the National Central Library in Florence, the National Library of France, the National Library of the Netherlands, and the Wellcome Library in London.
Provides detailed coverage of political, economic and commercial developments worldwide from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)s historical Country Reports (previously Quarterly Economic Reviews), covering all countries from 1952 to 1995.
Complete text of 11 major editions of Shakespeare's works, from the First Folio to the Cambridge edition of 1863-66. The collection also includes 24 separate contemporary printings of individual plays, selected apocrypha and related works, and more than 100 adaptations, sequels, and burlesques from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
This collection provides access to ERIC in combination with the full- text Education Database, providing abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and working papers.
Streaming video collection offers the opportunity to observe the intricacies of behavior that define effective teaching styles. Includes demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in classrooms.
Archival access to 26 major magazines and trade publications covering a wide range of educational topics, from general titles, to subject-specific publications, titles aimed at educational leaders, and material devoted to women and ethnic minorities in education.
This database contains FIAF's “Treasures from Film Archives”; a detailed index of the silent-era film holdings of archives from around the world, a selection of Reference volumes and the linked full-text of over 60 journals.
Contains information on entertainment films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute. Coverage ranges from 1900-present, with indexing of films from over 170 countries.
Contains issues-based documentaries across nearly all academic disciplines from independent filmmakers and prominent producers alike, including HBO, CBC Learning, BBC, the Dramatists Guild, Journeyman Pictures, and IFC Films/Sundance Selects.
Includes photographs, music, and other primary materials, along with video interviews and twenty-five critical documentary essays created by leading scholars in the fields of immigration, civil rights, labor and industry, womens suffrage, American Indians, and the environment.
Provides streaming documentaries focused on health issues and their impact on society, from top producers such as Fanlight Productions, BBC, PBS, Point du Jour International, Aquarius Healthcare Media, and many others.
Collection focusing on legislation surrounding gun regulation in the United States. Includes legislative histories, congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, scholarly articles, and bibliographies.
This collection includes 5,000 individual volumes, with 650,000 pages and more than a million images. The photos are from historical societies, archives, and private collections with accompanying text written by local historians.
Complied applied multimedia content for the study of international business. Includes corporate training videos, instructional films, case studies, text book chapters, research reports, sample business documents, and self-assessments.
Consists of 11 collections from the Harvard Law School Library, including papers of Albert Levitt, Felix Frankfurter, Livingston Hall, Louis D. Brandeis, Richard H. Field, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Roscoe Pound, the, Sheldon Glueck, William H. Hastie, and Zechariah Chafee.
Offers a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. Includes documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films.
Provides documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The collection contains 150,000 pages of rare archival content, including seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera.
Combines Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts with full-text coverage of titles relating to all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.
Contains personal writings of women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts, extensively indexed. The collection is drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Collection of reference materials, spanning the history of Western classical music. Includes Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music.
This collection is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions, providing access to a variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
This collection highlights the office files of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as FBI Reports, Civilian Conservation Corps Press Releases, Records of the Committee on Economic Security, and Department of Treasury records.
This collection highlights personal narratives, including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories about what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada. Also features several thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews.
This collection is a comprehensive representation of historical events from individuals who lived through them, integrating autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files.
The database contains key, in-copyright reference works available electronically for the first time and includes additional unique reference details authors, plays, theatres, productions, production companies, and casts.
Database of 18th 20th century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers. Contains Sessional Papers, including Bills, House of Commons Papers, and Command Papers from 1715 to 2005, with supplementary material back to 1688 and Hansard parliamentary debates from 1803-2005.
A multimedia resource of the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection pairs audio and video recordings of the original experiments with 45,000 pages of primary-source documents.
Access to high-resolution, color images of the surviving volumes of Queen Victoria's journals, from her first diary entry in 1832 to shortly before her death in 1901, along with separate photographs of illustrations and inserts.
Contains letters, petitions, court proceedings and internal documents related to elections. Also included are Letters Received by the Attorney General pertaining to law and order in southern states from 1871-1884 and records of the Freedmen’s Hospital and the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company.
This collection of primary materials covers the study of the family and the health and well-being of children in the twentieth century includes records, correspondence, research reports, brochures, court hearings and speeches.
This collection provides comprehensive coverage of social thinkers and explores how social theory has evolved from its beginning. The collection includes both large textual works as well as journal articles.
Covers scholarly journals and dissertations of sociology and social work, including relevant titles from related fields such as social policy, social care, social services, social anthropology, gender studies, gerontology, social psychology and population studies.
Collection of 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.
Offers documentation of world developments during the period from World War I to the final campaigns of World War II. Includes Intelligence Summaries for 1928-1938 and Combat Estimates for Europe and the Western Hemisphere.
Collection that surveys womens struggles over time and across cultures. Includes journal proceedings manuscripts, letters, photographs, diaries, and ephemera; reports from different national committees; and links to 20,000 additional pages of valuable primary resources on the Web.
Focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries, Women's Studies Archive provides a history of the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. Also includes Women’s Issues and Identities Digital Archive.
Contains primary source material documenting American workers and labor unions in the 20th century. Includes Strike Files of the U.S. Department of Justice, records of the Woodrow Wilson Administration and American Workers.
This collection is focused on the World War II era, with supplementary coverage of American life through the mid-1960s. Includes nine newsreel series from four countriesthe United States, Japan, France, and the Netherlands.
Offers documentation on the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I as well as materials on U.S. intelligence operations and the post-war peace process. Includes correspondence, cablegrams, operations reports, statistical strength reports and intelligence summaries.
Includes records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Records of the War Department Operations Division, U.S. Navy Action and Operational Reports, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Map Room Files, Records of the Office of War Information, Papers of the War Refugee Board, and the George C. Marshall Papers, among others.