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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:

Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
Opposing Viewpoints provides focused coverage of the most searched and studied issues through the inclusion of more than 470 topic or “portal” pages. Opposing Viewpoints contains a premium selection of reference content, including overviews created exclusively for the database and cited as Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, viewpoint content selected from premier print and online sources, and more than 13.3 million full-text articles drawn from 200 periodicals and newspapers. Includes over 19,800 reference articles, 2,900 biographies on frequently studied contemporary figures, more than 15,900 videos, 179,700 images, and 212,100 audio files.
A digital repository of more than 17 million books, selected periodicals, and other materials digitized by a partnership of research libraries. As a member of HathiTrust, Davidson College has digital full-text access to more than 6.8 million public domain titles and full-text searching of additional titles in copyright. To find books that you can view cover-to-cover, be sure to limit to "full view only."
(1973 to present) Music Index with Full Text covers every aspect of classical and popular music. In addition to full-text journals, it includes reviews of performances as well as reviews of sound recordings and videos. Music Index with Full Text includes 862 indexed and abstracted journals. 366 of them are peer-reviewed.
Trial access available through Dec. 5, 2021. National Theatre Collection 2 provides access to 10 stage performances of the National Theatre in London. Titles include turn of the 20th century titles, 20th century classics and contemporary plays.
Note: Trial is only for the 10 titles included with National Theatre Collection 2.
The new "Oxford Classical Dictionary" is a continuously growing collection of over 6,500 entries, with new and revised entries published online monthly. This resource provides a broader chronological, geographical, and cultural reach than the fourth edition, featuring new articles on gender studies, Late Antiquity, Christianity, Jewish studies, Near East, Bronze Age, linguistics, and reception.
A curated collection of 35 documentaries on a wide range of subject areas, from Asian, environmental, and Indigenous studies to law, geography, anthropology, global health, policy, conservation biology, and more. Initially focusing on Asia and North America, the GEJ project provides educators and students with an online collection of films that explore the intersections of human rights, environmental degradation, colonization, industrial development, and climate change.
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