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Ancestry Library Edition, has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world. With thousands of databases and billions of indexed names, Ancestry also offers an intuitive new Explore by Location feature. This enhancement allows researchers to quickly access records by geographic location to focus in on records relevant to a place your ancestor may have lived.
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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)
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Trial ends December 29, 2020. Bloomsbury Cultural History is an extraordinary, fully cross-searchable digital resource that engages with culture throughout the ages from antiquity to modernity. Thanks to its interdisciplinary nature and ever-expanding collections, this unique digital reference tool promises to be an essential resource on many courses from cultural studies and sociology to history and anthropology.
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Trial ends December 29, 2020. Features thousands of critical biographical entries on individuals who have contributed to the history of modern thought and philosophy. Each entry includes a comprehensive overview of a subject’s life, work, and reception together with a bibliography and list of further reading. Designed to grow each year, our regions currently include Britain, Germany, France, Ireland, North America and the Middle East. Our time period focuses on the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Each year we add another region.
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Trial ends December 29, 2020. Bloomsbury Medieval Studies offers a global perspective on this rich field of study, bringing together high-quality secondary content with visual primary sources, a brand new reference work and object images in a one-stop digital resource that will open up the medieval world. Explore by place, period, or topic.
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Trial available until Jan. 28, 2021. This primary-source collection documents the literary, intellectual and cultural milieu of Revolutionary Cuba. Sourced from the archives of the Casa de las Américas in Havana, it provides unprecedented access to files covering more than a thousand writers, thinkers and artists from Cuba and abroad.
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Trial ends December 29, 2020. Drama Online is a fast-growing study resource which now features over 2,600 playtexts from 1,000 playwrights, 400 audio plays, 345 hours of video, and 370 scholarly books from leading theatre publishers and companies, offering a complete multimedia experience of theatre.
Drama Online offers users a unique opportunity to read and watch a play in the same digital space. Approaching plays through different versions or media can transform learning and teaching, providing support for adaptation studies, tracing scholarship over time, understanding a play as a cultural artefact and more. Textual and film elements can easily be taught in the same course and practitioners can discover multiple treatments and representations in one place.
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The Encyclopaedia of Islam Online sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live. Access includes including Second Edition, Three, Atlas, Glossary.
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Available until 12/31/2020. HeinOnline is the world's largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,700 scholarly journals. HeinOnline provides topic specific databases including all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, Criminal Justice, Religion and the Law, and Women and the Law among others. Full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase is included.
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Trial ends December 29, 2020. Screen Studies is a dynamic digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond – offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber and the British Film Institute to support moving-image studies. Explore award-winning screenplays, critical, contextual and practical books on films and filmmaking from the late nineteenth century to the present, expert overview articles on key themes, and an interactive timeline of cinema history to enhance contextual understanding.
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Trial available until Dec. 10, 2020. Launched in 1955, The Japan News is an English-language daily published by The Yomiuri Shimbun, a leading Japanese newspaper with one of the largest circulations in the world. Known by several different names during its history (Japan News, Yomiuri Japan News, The Yomiuri, The Daily Yomiuri), The Japan News adopted its current name in 2013 as part of a major revamp of the newspaper’s layout and content. The Japan News has witnessed and recorded dramatic changes in Japanese society during the Showa, Heisei and Reiwa eras. Over the years, Japan has undergone several major transformations, including rapid economic growth, the bubble economy and its collapse, and lingering recessions.
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Trial available until Dec. 10, 2020. Since 1897, The Japan Times has reported daily in English on the people, places and goings-on in and beyond Japanese society. The Japan Times was launched on March 22, 1897 during the Meiji era. This was a time when Japanese society experienced political, social, and industrial revolution, from being an isolated feudal society to emerging as a great power on the world stage. Fundamental changes took place, to social structures, internal politics, economy, military, and foreign relations. The Japan Times has offered a unique point-of-view, different from other Japanese language newspapers, since its first issue. This is a rare resource of media during the Meiji and Taishō eras, available in English.
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Trial ends December 29, 2020. Theology & Religion Online is the digital home to ebooks, images, and audio resources designed for students and scholars of Theology, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies and related fields. Collections include T&T Clark Theology Library, and T&T Clark Jesus Library, and Library of Catholic Thought.
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