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The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers (EBSCO)
The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers presents thematic content focusing on the evolution of Hispanic civil rights, religious thought, and the growing presence of women writers from the late 19th and 20th centuries. This collection includes hundreds of rare books by Latino-Hispanic Americans, over 3,000 issues of rare historical newspapers and periodicals, over 75,000 pages of content, over 250,000 pages of personal and organizational manuscript content, and content written in both Spanish(80%) and English(20%). Content is indexed and searchable in Spanish and English. For more information, please click here.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspapers (ProQuest)
These historical newspapers provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time.
Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003): Had the first black White House correspondent and was the first black daily in the nation in the 20th century.
Chicago Defender (1910-1975): A leading African-American newspaper, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago.
Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991): Was founded by Garrett Morgan, inventor of the gas mask and traffic light. Contributors included noted journalists Charles H. Loeb and John Fuster. The newspaper is well known for its support of the Scottsboro trial defendants with letters, clothing, stamps, and donations to the defense fund.
Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005): The oldest and largest black newspaper in the western United States and the largest African-American owned newspaper in the U.S.
New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993): This leading Black newspaper of the 20th century reached its peak in the 1940s. The Amsterdam News was a strong advocate for the desegregation of the U.S. military during World War II, and also covered the historically important Harlem Renaissance.
Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003): Was the only black newspaper to provide on-the-scene, day-to-day coverage of the Scottsboro trial, and was one of the best researched and well written black newspapers of its time.
Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001): The oldest continuously published black newspaper, is dedicated to the needs and concerns of the fourth largest black community in the U.S. During the 1930s the paper supported the growth of the United Way, rallied against the riots in Chester, PA, and continuously fought against segregation.
The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988): The most widely circulated black newspaper on the Atlantic coast. It was the first black newspaper to have correspondents reporting on World War II, foreign correspondents, and female sports correspondents.
F1000Prime is a resource that identifies and recommends important articles in biology and medical research publications. The included articles have been selected by a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists and clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance. From the numerical ratings awarded to these articles, a unique system for quantifying the importance of individual articles has been created. A fully searchable database containing more than 100,000 records is available and the faculty members and article recommendations are organized into over 40 Faculties (subjects), which are further subdivided into over 300 Sections.
Oxford Handbooks Online
The Oxford Handbooks Online series brings together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. Articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research. The books have become one of the most successful and cited series within scholarly publishing. The following 14 subject areas are included: Archaeology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Religion.
Global Plants (JSTOR)
Global Plants is a community-contributed database where worldwide herbaria can share their plant type specimens, experts can determine and update naming structures, students can discover and learn about plants in context, and a record of plant life can be preserved for future generations. Containing the contributed collections of more than 270 herbaria from around the globe, the Global Plants database holds nearly two million high-resolution type specimens that have been hand-selected and meticulously digitized by partner herbaria with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Researchers and students can also access reference works and primary sources—such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs—contributed by partners.
National Geographic Virtual Library (Gale)
National Geographic Virtual Library is a cross-searchable platform that comes with standard library features and functionality common to many Gale resources. Searchable through the 100+ years of National Geographic publications, National Geographic Virtual Library provides students and researchers of all ages a graphical, easy-to-use method of accessing the wealth of material from National Geographic magazine, along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.
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