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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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This collection presents newspapers published in U.S. prisons with special attention to women's-only institutions. These publications depict and report on all manner of life within the walls of prisons, from the quotidian to the upsetting. Incarcerated journalists walk a tightrope between oversight by administration–even censorship–and seeking to report accurately on their experiences inside. Some publications were produced with the sanction of institutional authorities; others were produced underground.
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(1974-present) This database is a specialist bibliography for the study of modern and contemporary art. Featuring full abstracts and indexing from art journals,
with articles relating to all art forms including fine art, digital art, crafts, design and photography. Also incorporates book records, including those drawn from the collections of the Tate Library and the Bibliothèque Dominique Bozo, Musée LAM.
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Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method collection includes a range of articles, essays, ebooks, and primary sources. Critical readings examine the significance of history writing from ancient worlds to the present day. This collection includes academic eBooks focused around historiography, historical methods and history theory; and an interactive timeline. New and updated content added twice a year.
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Trial access ends Nov. 6, 2022.
eHRAF Archaeology is an online cross-cultural database containing information on world’s prehistory. The annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions and the documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. eHRAF Archaeology is a unique resource designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies. Contains brief overviews of archaeological traditions covering general topics such as time period, settlement, subsistence, environment and more.
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Trial access ends Nov. 6, 2022.
eHRAF World Cultures database contains information on present and past aspects of cultural and social life for a worldwide sample of societies. The contents are organized by cultures and indexed at the paragraph level by HRAF anthropologists with unique subject identifier codes from the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM), making it ideal for both exploratory, in-depth cultural research, and cross-cultural comparisons.
  • Open Access
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1767-1918. The Imperial Russian Newspapers collection comprises out-of-copyright newspapers spanning the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, up to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. The collection’s core titles are from Moscow and St. Petersburg, complemented by regional newspapers across the vast Russian Empire.
  • Open Access
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1807-1929. Comprising nearly 1,000 titles from Mexico’s pre-independence, independence and revolutionary periods, the newspapers in this collection provide rare documentation of the dramatic events of this era and include coverage of Mexican partisan politics, yellow press, political and social satire, as well as local, regional, national and international news.
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JoVE is a peer reviewed scientific video journal. Filmed at the world’s top scientific institutions, JoVE videos bring to life the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments enabling efficient learning and replication of new research methods and technologies. Filmed at the world’s top scientific institutions, JoVE videos bring to life the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments enabling efficient learning and replication of new research methods and technologies.
  • Open Access
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1911-1949. Following the 1912 establishment of China’s first post-imperial government, the Republic of China, the country experienced both industrial and social revolution, and a civil war. This collection provides perspective on this critical period. The press of more than twenty cities is represented, spanning the Chinese mainland and the entire half century.
  • Open Access
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1870-2021. Content in the Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers collection is predominantly in Arabic, but also includes key titles in English and French. The collection comprises mostly out-of-copyright, orphaned content.
CRL members and subscribing institutions also receive access to five in-copyright titles from the region: al-Akhbār (الاخبار, Lebanon, 2006-2019), al-Dustūr (الدستور, Jordan, 1967-2000), al-Jumhūrīyah (الجمهورية, Egypt, 1962-1986), al-Riyāḍ (الرياض, Saudi Arabia, 1972-1996), and Filasṭīn (فلسطين, Israel/Palestine, 1956-1967).
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Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment Online offers over 570 volumes from the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies including history, cultural studies, literature, biography, religious studies, philosophy, and gender studies. The ebook collection offers a complete archive of all content published in the series between 1955-2016.
  • Open Access
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1850-1992. The collection covers several countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan), India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and features multiple languages such as Bengali, Dari, English, Nepali, and more. With reportage dating as far back as the 1850s, the South Asian Newspapers collection provides a wealth of coverage and perspectives on major regional and global events of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Open Access
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1839-1976. Covering several countries from the region, including Myanmar (formerly Burma), Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, and featuring multiple languages such as Dutch, English, French, Javanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese, the Southeast Asian Newspapers collection incorporates a wealth of coverage and perspectives on major regional and global events of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
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Reveal Digital’s Student Activism collection draws from special collection libraries and archives around the United States. Materials are wide-ranging in nature: Circulars, leaflets, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, campaign materials, protest literature, clippings, periodicals, bulletins, letters, press releases, ephemera; and meeting, demonstration, conference, and event documentation.
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Trial access ends October 28, 2022. The collections include images and descriptive data related to the iconography of works of art produced between late Antiquity and the sixteenth century. Although the Index of Medieval Art was formerly known as the Index of Christian Art, it now includes secular subjects as well as a growing number of subjects from medieval Jewish and Islamic culture.
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