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Professionals, researchers, scholars, and students use the highly authoritative insights and analysis provided through ACI’s editorially selected collection of social media publications to find information that is unavailable in traditional media and journals. Publishers choose to include their content in the ACI Index to reach new audiences and bolster real-time scholarly communications and post-publication discourse.
Reports, publications, and news broadcasts covering America's fight for racial justice, with firsthand analysis of race relations in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. From the Archives of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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Topics including LGBTQ activism and the HIV/AIDS crisis. It provides researchers with the documents necessary to delve deep into the Gay Rights Movement with resources that may otherwise go undiscovered. Repositories for this collection include: Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation; Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives; Women's Energy Bank; GLBT Historical Society; National Library of Medicine; among other archives.
A broad history of crime in the long 19th century derived from French, German, Spanish, Australian, British and U.S. sources. The collection includes trial transcripts, court proceedings, police and forensic documents, photographs, true crime literature and detective novels, and newspaper accounts.
Books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in America 1535-1922. Includes: Series I: Evans 1639-1800, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker 1801-1819, Supplements. More than 75,000 printed items in all. This collection is based on bibliographies by Charles Evans and Roger Bristol and by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker.
Make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws.
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A collection of academic and policy research on environmental stresses and their impact on society. This collection will contain a minimum of 150 journals and 5,000 research reports by its completion in 2018.
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Trial through May 10th, 2017. In-depth reporting and analysis from the most well-connected policy reporting teams in the business. Includes tools such as Congressional Directory and CRS Reports.
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Documenting three pivotal decades in the fight for civil rights, this resource showcases the speeches, reports, surveys and analyses produced by the Department’s staff and Institute participants, including Charles S. Johnson, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall.
U.S. Businesses, U.S. White Pages, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. New Movers/Homeowners, U.S. Consumers/Lifestyle, U.S. HealthCare, Canadian Business, Canadian White Pages, U.S. Jobs/Internships, U.S. Historical Businesses
This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba. - See more at:
An easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Trial through 12/22/16
Collection of newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, television broadcasts and more from every corner of the world. Now, these documents are together in a fully searchable digital archive that makes the Cold War come alive to researchers from a variety of disciplines. From the Archives of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Presents a wealth of highly illustrated primary source documents that highlight commercial tastes and consumer trends, and provide a valuable visual record for a breadth of interdisciplinary study.
Containing nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978, this product provides an essential primary source tool for the study of all aspects of American history as well as the U.S. judicial system.
Traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights.
Trial through 5/25/2017 - Unbiased, comprehensive guide to the world's religions and spiritual traditions. Coverage of new religious movements, ancient religions/mythology, and faith in America.