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Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers ~ 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
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This collection documents most aspects of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan from 1973 to 1990. It also encompasses events leading up to the 1979 Soviet invasion and includes the Soviet withdrawal during 1988-1989.
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The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries knits together more than 400 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs, to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war. This extraordinary electronic collection includes 100,000 pages of re-keyed and indexed text, including 4,000 facsimile pages of previously unpublished manuscript material.
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The Film Scripts Online Series contains 1,500 film scripts—an exploration of culture and cinema through the decades. This highly structured archive offers a bibliographic and biographical database of directors and writers, along with the full text of the movies themselves.
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American Newsreels in Video comprises news footage provided by newsreels shown at the beginning of feature films during the years leading up to and during World War II. Newsreels produced by the U.S. Office of War Information and Universal Newsreel contain over 200 hours of video (with full transcripts available), allowing researchers access to primary source materials that had significant social and political impact.
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This database contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals.
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The Annual Register: A Record of World Events has been published every year since 1758. It is a valuable source of contemporary opinion, historical context and biographical information for the historian.
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This collection chronicles the development of U.S. policy as it attempts to deal with the tragedy experienced in Argentina during the critical, formative period of the late 1970s.
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A full-text archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Subjects covered include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography. The issues are presented as full-color page images; detailed article-level indexing permits quick, efficient searching and navigation of this material.
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Black Studies Center is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion.
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Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history.
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This collection includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters.
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This database provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
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CBS News 60 Minutes offers unprecedented access to transcripts and nearly 500 hours of video from 1997–2014. Available in the US Newsstream Collection, 60 Minutes is among the most respected TV journalism programs in the world.
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This collection chronicles CIA covert operations, the coup d'état, Pinochet's repression, international terrorism, diplomacy leading to a return to democracy, and the pursuit of justice for human rights victims of the military regime.
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This collection brings together important documentation on the relationship between the U.S. and China, with an emphasis on the 1969–1998 time period. It includes economic and scientific associations, intelligence estimates and studies.
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This collection details covert operations that took place during the first full year of the Gerald R. Ford administration, known as "The Year of Intelligence," the media revelations about official abuses and the subsequent political crisis.
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Authoritative and wide-ranging, these 2,407 documents illuminate the world of CIA covert operations from 1961-1974, from high-level decisions and confidential records of CIA directors to individual operations.
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This collection provides a detailed account of the operational and diplomatic history of U.S. covert operations, beginning with Carter in 1977, and concluding with the G.W. Bush administration, with a few Obama-era documents also included.
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Among the most controversial documents ever compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency, the "Family Jewels" represents the CIA's own accounting, in 1973, of activities it had engaged in from its founding in 1947 that were outside its charter, and hence illegal.
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This set covers over 60 years of U.S. involvement, from the early days of the Cold War through the deluge of recent political scandals. It features intelligence assessments and detailed dossiers on Colombian political and military figures.
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The Colonial State Papers provides access to over 7,000 manuscript papers and 40,000 bibliographic records concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
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Credo contains over 3 million full-text entries alongside thousands of easily searchable images, audio files, and videos from over 70 reliable publishers. In includes access to hundreds of in-depth titles covering every major subject from current Social Issues to Ancient History and Shakespeare to Einstein.
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Includes over 1700 documents on top secret policy making toward Cuba, revealing one of the most dramatic and colorful histories of back-channel attempts at conflict resolution and engagement in the annals of modern U.S. foreign policy.
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A uniquely exhaustive resource for historians, theologians, political scientists, and sociologists studying the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts gives researchers immediate, Web-based access to an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.
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With 845 titles by 277 authors, the collection is a treasury of theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, social and political works, sermons, letters, polemical treatises, and other key documents from this critical epoch in European history.
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This archive presents a vast, expertly curated, comprehensive collection of significant primary source documents, arranged in collections, that are central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945.
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At completion, Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video. The content is essential for teaching and research—not only in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also in history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.
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Composed of tens of thousands of documents selected by historians, DBPO allows researchers to gain a more complete understanding of the tensions, motivations, and relationships that shaped Europe and the world in the 20th C.
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Contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Particular care has been taken to index the material so that it can be used in new ways. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.
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Early English Books Online (EEBO) features page images of almost every work printed in the British Isles and North America as well as works in English printed elsewhere from 1470-1700.
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Early Modern Books covers material from the British Isles and Europe for the period 1450-1700.
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Each report presents detailed statistics alongside expert commentary and forecasting from the EIU’s analysts. This database presents the historical reports up to 1995, with all data from the statistical tables fully captured and downloadable in spreadsheet form.
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An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to the 21st century.
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Provides researchers rich archival content, visual ephemera, monographs, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us. Examples of topics covered in the collection: Organic Farming/Small Farms, School lunch programs, Childhood nutrition, Marketing and advertising, Packaging, Food industry, Environmental impact of GMOs, US food programs during WWI/WWII, Food security, Famine, Vegetarianism, Labor practices, Food safety, Wine making, Obesity, Gender roles through history, Food habits around the world and more.
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This collection includes over 53,000 full text documents, photographs, songs, and other primary material that were produced during the Gilded Age (1870s-early 1900s).
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This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
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This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
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The Hartford Courant is one of the longest running newspapers in the United States. This collection includes full text resources going all the way back to 1764. It is a robust resource for those research early America and politics.
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This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
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Founded in 1909, Amsterdam News is one of the longest running Black newspaper in the United States. While published in New York City, it contains information and reporting on the rest of the country.
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Full text and full page and article images of the following titles:
New-York Tribune (1841-1842); New-York Daily Tribune (1842-1866); New-York Tribune (1866-1924); New York Herald, New York Tribune (1924-1926); The New York Herald Tribune (1926-1962)
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Historical coverage from Newsday, the Long Island and New York City News Source.
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One of the most widely circulated African American newspaper in the United States.
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Founded by Christopher James Perry, the Tribune is the oldest, continuously published African American newspaper in the United States.
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One of the most nationally circulated Black newspapers, the Courier reached its peak in the 1930s. A conservative voice in the African-American community, the Courier challenged the misrepresentation of African-Americans in the national media and advocated social reforms to advance the cause of civil rights.
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The San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
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Searchable full text and full image articles from the South China Morning Post from 1903-2000.
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Searchable fulltext and images from St. Louis Post Dispatch‎ (1874 - 2003).
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This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
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Searchable full-text and page images of The Arizona Republican.
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Contains searchable full text and images of The Atlanta Constitution, the major daily newspaper of Atlanta, Georgia.
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Searchable fulltext and images for The Austin American Statesman, the major newspaper for Austin, Texas.
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Contains searchable fulltext and images of The Baltimore Afro-American.
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Full-text and image archive offering complete coverage of the Globe from 1872-1988.
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Full-text and image archive offering complete coverage of the Christian Science Monitor from 1908-2006.
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The Globe and Mail is a Toronto-based newspaper. This database provides searchable full text and full image articles from the Canadian publication, from 1844-2016.
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The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
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The complete digital archive of The Irish Times (1859 -2018) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958).
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English-language daily newspaper that covers Israel and the Middle East. Includes full text and images of over the newspaper.
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The oldest continuously published English-language Jewish newspaper in the United States. Searchable fulltext and image.
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The Jewish Exponent is a weekly community newspaper published in Philadelphia, PA. It is the second oldest English-language Jewish publication in the United States. This collection goes back to the first publication in 1887.
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The Korea Times provides a window into historical and modern politics, society, economy, and culture in Korea. Over sixty years of the publication are available in fulltext.
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The Scotsman was launched in 1850 as a broadsheet newspaper. This collection includes searchable full text and images.
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Digitized full text of the world's most widely circulated English daily newspaper, originally published for English residents in India.
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Searchable full text and full image articles from the Toronto Star from 1894-2018.
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History Vault unlocks the wealth of key archival materials with a single search. Researchers can access digitized letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and many more primary source materials taken from the University Publications of America (UPA) Collections.
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Now includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present with supplementary material back to 1688. HCPP delivers page images and searchable full text for each paper, along with detailed indexing. HCPP includes all the “sessional papers” of the British Parliament: bills, reports of committees, papers presented by Royal Commissions and government departments, treaties and international agreements, command papers, and statistics. It also includes the full text from “Hansard, the Official Report of debates in Parliament,” from both the House of Commons and House of Lords, from 1803 to 2005.
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A research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects.
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Reports on hot topics in politics, business, government, law enforcement, energy, education, health, science, foreign policy, race, human rights, society, and culture are updated weekly.
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An archival collection of 15 major magazines (including the Newsweek archive) spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy. Offers multiple perspectives on the 20th century’s key issues and events
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North American Indian Thought and Culture brings together more than 100,000 pages, many of which are previously unpublished, rare, or hard to find.
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Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.
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Periodicals Index Online is a database of millions of citations for articles published in the arts, humanities and social sciences, across more than 300 years. It enables researchers quickly and comprehensively to identify articles relevant to their field of study and reduces what could take years of research to a matter of minutes. Journals indexed span 37 key subject areas and multiple languages.
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This is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, and Humanities
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This database covers a vast range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement, the 600,000 battle casualties and the emancipation of nearly 4 million enslaved people.
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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Global (PQDTGlobal) is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. As the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and as the database of record for graduate research, PQDTGlobal includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.
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ProQuest One Academic combines all four of ProQuest’s multidisciplinary products on the ProQuest platform (ProQuest Central, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, Academic Complete, and Academic Video Online).
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Psychology theory and practice - journal articles

This database provides abstracts and indexing for key Psychology titles, many which are available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.
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This database, formerly called PILOTS, is produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. The database provides citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma.
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Archive of magazines devoted to religious topics, spanning 19th-21st centuries and a range of religions/denominations. Aimed originally at a wide audience, they disclose many aspects of the history of popular religious movements.
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This collection provides a record of U.S. policy during the most prolonged U.S.-Soviet crisis of the Cold War era. The set covers the crisis years and also events leading up to the crisis as well as developments in its wake.
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The Cecil Papers are the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son, Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612). These men dominated the administration of government during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603).
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This set presents an integrated, comprehensive record of U.S. decision making during the most dangerous U.S.-Soviet confrontation in the nuclear era. It reprints an organized, cataloged, and fully indexed record of the event.
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In the late 1800's, Dutch physician and feminist Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the revolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights.
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The backfiles of the US and UK editions of Harper's Bazaar magazine, a fashion, arts, and culture authority from 1867 to the present. Scanned in full color, it features detailed indexing and searchable text.
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One of the most prominent and influential international editions of Vogue. Launched in 1964, it is recognized as the least commercial and most artistic edition, with a tradition of innovation and bold treatment of current issues & events.
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An archive of the influential US fashion trade publication, Women's Wear Daily, starting in 1910 and covering material up to the last twelve months. All content is scanned in color with searchable text and indexing.
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Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past.
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U.S. Hispanic Newsstream offers access to the largest collection of leading Hispanic newspapers, news wires, websites and blogs in full text from U.S. publishers in both Spanish and English
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U.S. Major Dailies provides access to five of the country’s most respected national and regional newspapers offering researchers complete and timely coverage of local, national, and world events. Newspapers included are The New York Times and Washington Post, co-exclusive access to The Wall Street Journal, and exclusive access to Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
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U.S. Midwest Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format
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U.S. Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring top newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format
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U.S. North Central Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format
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U.S. Northeast Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format
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U.S. South Central Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format
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U.S. Southeast Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format
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U.S. West Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format
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An archival research resource comprising the backfiles of leading women's interest consumer magazines. Issues are scanned in high-resolution color and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. Among the research fields served by this material are gender studies, social history, economics/marketing, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture.
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