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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Trial access ends Sept. 22, 2021. This updated guide includes comprehensive guidance on reference citations (including how to cite journal articles, books, reports, websites, databases, social media, and more), an expanded chapter on data display, a completely up-to-date chapter on ethical and legal issues (covering everything from authorship and open access to corrections and intellectual property), and updated guidance on usage.
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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)
Trial
Trial ends Sept. 19, 2021. Drama Online features over 3,800 playtexts from over 1,200 playwrights, over 400 audio plays, 345 hours of video, and 400 scholarly books from leading theatre publishers and companies, offering a complete multimedia experience of theatre. With the addition of the Oberon Books Collection, many more titles by underrepresented writers are now accessible on Drama Online.
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Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century — reconstructing one of the world's great historical “conversations”. Listen in on the first global social network as 10,232 historical figures discuss everything from religious tolerance to animal rights, vulcanology to classical archeology, economic modelling to celebrity culture.
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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.
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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."
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Trial ends Sept. 19, 2021. Ebooks and instructional videos on topics such as dance technique, focusing on hip-hop ballet, jazz, modern dance, musical theatre, tap and choreography. Physical and health education, covering topics including teaching skills, inclusive education, cognition and motor activities, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, teaching stress management, play and physical education, and fitness tests and assessment. Sport and exercise covering topics including teaching skills, inclusive education, cognition and motor activities, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, teaching stress management, play and physical education, and fitness tests and assessment.
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Trial access ends Sept. 22, 2021. 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.
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Includes Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān Online, Dictionary of Qur'ānic Usage, Encyclopedia of Canonical Ḥadīth Online.
The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is an encyclopedic dictionary of qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur’ānic studies. The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is the first comprehensive, multivolume reference work on the Qur’ān to appear in a Western language.
Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online includes direct access to 62 Early Printed Western Qur’āns Online and the Electronic Qurʾān Concordance, a unique online finding aid for textual research.
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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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