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Please note: Due to COVID-19, and in support of the move to online learning, the publisher has provided temporary access to this resource until June 30, 2021.

19th Century British Pamphlets is a corpus of primary sources for the study of sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain. Created by Research Libraries UK (RLUK) with funding from the JISC Digitisation Programme, the collection is comprised of more than 26,000 important pamphlets held in research libraries in the United Kingdom.
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The A&AePortal is an ebook resource that features works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. With innovative functionality and extensive metadata, the site offers students and scholars an engaging experience, encouraging critical thinking skills and supporting rigorous academic research.
  • Alumni Access Permitted
  • A Canadian resource
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A commercial directory of contemporary Canadian artists, art galleries and art-related businesses. Intended to provide marketing and communication opportunities, members create profiles of their work with links to their websites/galleries. Searchable by artist name, location, and artist technique/genre.
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Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content. Students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs will appreciate the careful attention to clinical accuracy, as well as the range of patient types profiled in the series. It includes OSCE Clinical Skills videos designed to help students test clinical reasoning skills.
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Collection of resources to support the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design. You can browse through an interactive visual timeline of global architectural history; study in-depth buildings pages; or research Bloomsbury's library of architecture ebooks.
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ClinMicroNow facilitates deep, granular searching of the content from three microbiology sources:  Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, and Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Intended for researchers, searches can return tables, figures, and cases, allowing users to find the complete range of pathogenic microbial organisms and related laboratory procedures.  Built in partnership with the American Society for Microbiology.
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An Italian, English and French dictionary that includes language guides, phrasebooks and language courses. Produced by Garzanti Linguistica, a leading publisher of language dictionaries.
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The Global Environmental Justice documentaries explore human rights and environmental protection issues triggered by inequality, global development and climate change. The films were selected by faculty from Whittier College, Yale, Bates College, Brandeis, and NYU and are supported by teaching guides. The project is supported by the Luce Foundation and the Global Reporting Centre and is produced by Face to Face Media.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, and in support of the move to online learning, the publisher has provided temporary access to this resource until June 30, 2021.

Consisting of nearly 3 million objects, Global Plants is the largest community-contributed database in which herbaria share their plant type specimens and experts determine and update plant names. The collection also includes partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs. The database is an essential resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies.
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J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America is a collection of digitized primary sources originally produced by J. Walter Thompson, a major American advertising agency. Materials include publications, reports, research, memoranda, correspondence, meeting minutes, creative briefs, scripts, speeches, newsletters, artwork, and advertisements. The collection also includes complete files for nine key clients: Kellogg’s, Kodak, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Pan Am World Airways, R.T. French, Scott Paper Company, United States Marine Corps, and White Castle Restaurants.

The original materials are in the J. Walter Thompson archive held by the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.

The documents published here range from the late nineteenth century up until the late 1990s with the bulk representing the post-1945 world.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, and in support of the move to online learning, the publisher has provided temporary access to this resource until June 30, 2021.

JSTOR Sustainability is a collection of academic and open policy research on environmental stresses and their impact on society. This collection was built in collaboration with librarians, scholars, and policy researchers, and looks at sustainability and resilience through a broad lens spanning more than 30 disciplines.
Coverage: 1994-1980

Written in the French language and covering leading issues and events, like World War II and the Fifth Republic, to French, European and international politics, society and business, ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Le Monde reveals the day-to-day news coverage.
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Titles from BFI Publishing's list of books on film history, theory, national cinemas, genres, film-makers, and stars. It includes titles published in the BFI Screen Guides, World Directors, Film Stars, BFI Silver and International Screen Industries series, as well as essential companions to film studies such as Pam Cook’s The Cinema Book.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, and in support of the move to online learning, the publisher has provided temporary access to this resource until June 30, 2021.

Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa consists of more than 190,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, oral histories, and speeches. The collection’s materials were selected with the guidance of national advisory committees consisting of leading scholars, archivists, and public intellectuals in the six countries, as well as scholars from outside the region.
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A library of mental health simulation videos, Symptom Media’s films provide viewers with visual guideposts to better understand mental health diagnoses and decrease the stigma for those facing psychological issues. The collection includes the DSM 5 and ICD 10 Guided Video collection.
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Trismegistos is an interdisciplinary portal of the ancient world. It contains information on texts from antiquity and aims to facilitate cross-cultural and cross-linguistic research.
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Please note: Users can create a "My Research" account to save searches, documents, and citations (up to 4000). Citations can be exported up to 1000 at a time.

Database of working documents of the British government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. It covers Bills, Reports of Royal Commissions, Reports of Select Committees, Accounts and Papers and other materials from the House of Commons and House of Lords.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, and in support of the move to online learning, the publisher has temporarily removed the simultaneous user limit for this resource until June 30, 2021.

World Heritage Sites: Africa links visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites. The collection includes more than 57,000 objects including photographs, 3D models, GIS data, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, images of rock art, excavation reports, manuscripts, traveler’s accounts, historical and antiquarian maps, books, articles, and other scholarly research. The collection is made up of materials including the Heinz Rüther Collection from the University of Cape Town, the Kilwa Archive from the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA), and the Smithsonian Heritage Collection.
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