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  • Open access
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American Prison Newspapers brings together hundreds of periodicals from across the country into one collection that will represent penal institutions of all kinds, with special attention paid to women's-only institutions.

Development of the American Prison Newspapers collection began in July 2020 and will continue through 2022, with new content added regularly
BioMed Central This link opens in a new window
  • Open access
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BMC has an evolving portfolio of high quality peer-reviewed journals including broad interest titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, specialist journals such as Malaria Journal and Microbiome, and the BMC Series.

Expanding beyond biomedicine into the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering disciplines, BMC now offers a wider portfolio of subject fields on a single open access platform.
Bloomsbury Religion in North America This link opens in a new window
Covering North America’s diverse religious traditions, this resource provides reliable and peer-reviewed information for students and instructors of religious studies, anthropology of religion, sociology of religion, and history.
Feminism & Gender Equality Resource Page This link opens in a new window
  • Open access
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A freely available learning resource about Feminism & Gender Equality, featuring articles from over 50 different publications. The search function allows you to search for keywords in the article titles and magazine titles.
Gun Regulation and Legislation in America This link opens in a new window
This new HeinOnline collection brings together more than 500 titles dealing with this difficult and important topic. Included are periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. Links to nearly 500 scholarly articles,* an extensive bibliography, and a balanced selection of external resources to further research this subject are also provided. Research the National Firearms Act, the Miller and Heller decisions, and other key aspects of this subject.
Independent Voices This link opens in a new window
  • Open access
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Alternate Name(s): alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals
An open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.
LGBTQ+ Rights in HeinOnline This link opens in a new window
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Charts the gay rights movement in America, showing the civil rights codified into law in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the inequalities that still exist today. Topics covered include the Defense of Marriage Act, the AIDS crisis, military service by gay and transgender service members, "bathroom bills," and more. A separate subcollection presents historical texts whose views some readers may find offensive today, showing the prejudicial beliefs that permeated society and helped formed the laws of their time.
Mintel Academic This link opens in a new window
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Analysis of consumers, markets, new products and competitive landscapes. Includes data market research, market analysis, competitive intelligence, product intelligence and expert synthesis .
To register, On the Mintel homepage, click on the drop-down arrow in the top right-hand corner where it says
Welcome
-Select My Portal
-Enter Drew email address and hit Next
-Retrieve email and create password.
MLA Handbook Plus, Online - Ninth Edition This link opens in a new window
MLA Handbook Plus includes the full text of the ninth edition of the handbook, the first editions of both the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy and the MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature, and a video course that teaches the principles of MLA documentation style through a series of short videos
National Theatre Collection 1 This link opens in a new window
A digital library which combines available playtext content and scholarly publications with filmed live performances, film adaptations, and audio plays. 30 filmed performances from U.K.'s National Theatre are included. NOTE: We have access to Collection 1 only
Native-Land Digital Map This link opens in a new window
  • Open access
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Native Land is a resource to learn more about Indigenous territories, languages, lands, and ways of life. You can use it directly by entering your address, or by mousing or clicking around on the map to see the relevant territories in a location.

Once you click, a number of links will appear with different nation names. By clicking on those links, you will be taken to a page specifically about that nation, language, or treaty, where you can view some sources, give feedback, and learn a little more.

You can also export the map to a printable image file, turn map labels on or off to see non-Indigenous borders and towns, and select or search from a dropdown of territories, treaties, and languages.

We also have mobile apps available for iOS and Android. To use these, you can enter an address into the search bar at the top of the app, or you can press anywhere on the map to “drop a pin” and see more about the location you’ve selected.
  • Open access
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this page features a select group of annotated bibliographies from Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations and Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science addressing key topics related to the current crisis in Ukraine. This set of bibliographies is freely available to read, and other articles will be made available on a rotating basis.
Designed to assist the researcher in public health to understand the dimensions of the diversity of the field and at the same time provide a state of the art analysis of what is demanded of each topic area. Includes long-form overview articles that probe deeply. The Oxford Research Encyclopedias will be a constantly growing resource and articles will be updated as needed.
Reveal Digital This link opens in a new window
  • Open access
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The thematic collections from Reveal Digital are sourced from a wide array of libraries, museums, historical societies, and individual collectors. Reveal Digital curates the content in collaboration with an editorial board of library leaders and provides a crowd-publishing model in which libraries pool funds to develop the collections. The results are open access primary source collections of great value to scholars and researchers.
Student Activism This link opens in a new window
  • Open access
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Reveal Digital’s Student Activism collection is intended to serve as a scholarly bridge from the extensive history of student protest in the United States to the study of today’s vibrant, continually unfolding actions.The completed collection will contain approximately 75,000 pages drawn from special collection libraries and archives around the country.The collection will capture the voices of students across the great range of protest, political actions, and equal-rights advocacy from the 20th and early 21st century United States.
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