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The following databases are recently acquired or currently being evaluated for a future subscription. Please send any feedback regarding trial databases to lbis.electronicresources@kenyon.edu
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American Indian Newspapers presents the publications of a range of communities, with an extensive list of periodicals produced in the United States and British Columbia, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada and Oklahoma, from 1828 to 2016. The newspapers include national periodicals as well as local community news and student publications. This digital collection provides exciting research opportunities into a range of subjects from an Indigenous perspective, including the civil rights era and American Indian Movement (AIM), education, environmentalism, land rights and cultural representation.
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The Tudway of Wells papers are the most complete surviving private records pertaining to an Antiguan Sugar plantation. A combination of statistical ledgers and narrative correspondence yields quantitative and qualitative information to the researcher. The period covered by these records encompasses the un-phased transition of Antiguan slaves from slavery to waged work. In relation to the history of colonialism there are records of how much was paid for slaves, how much was raised through sales of sugar, details of how the operations of the plantation were managed, work regimes, and a virtually complete set of annual accounts for the Parham Plantation from 1689 to 1920.
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Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics including: African American Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, British Studies, Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Global Studies, Holocaust Studies, Latin American Studies, Mexican Studies, Middle East Studies, Radical Studies, Religious Studies, Slavic Studies and Women's Studies. Additional collections include: Literature, International Affairs, International Relations, Diplomatic History, European History, Economic History, Military History, and Social History.
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These papers cover the growth of the British Union of Fascists and the impact of World War 2 upon them. The documents include both their official publications and the imprisonment of their leader Oswald Mosley. The pre-war fascist newspapers include Fascist week, The Blackshirt and The East London Pioneer. The imprisonment of the BUF's leader, Oswald Moseley, is covered in detail, including both the government's records on why he was held and the notes taken at his internment hearing.
  • OhioLINK Resource
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The Chilton Library is a database of automotive help. It includes step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance and specification tables, troubleshooting guides, and diagnostic trouble codes.
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The Forbes Archive contains the complete full text of Forbes Magazine with indexing and abstracts, beginning with the first issue in 1917 and ending in December 2000
  • OhioLINK Resource
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This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Subjects include arts & crafts, home & garden, outdoor recreation, performing arts, and science & technology.
  • OhioLINK Resource
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This database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects. Subjects include maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating, plumbing, and wood projects.
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Index Islamicus Online is the international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. It contains over 500,000 records, covering all the main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, as well as Muslims living elsewhere, and their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures.
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To understand today’s version of populism, American nationalism, and the Alt-right, we need to go back to the 1920s when the Klan re-emerged as a slick and successful recruiting and marketing engine that appealed to the fears and aspirations of middle-aged, middle-income, white protestant men in the middle of America. The KKK Newspapers collection brings together local, regional, and national newspapers published by Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers across the U.S. during this period. The collection also includes the voices from several anti-Klan newspapers ("Tolerance" and "The Record").
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*On campus use only*
A collection of US and British papers that represent Communism, Socialism, and Marxism as alternative visions of organizing society. Based in the philosophy of Karl Marx, his critique of political economy, and Marx’s belief in social politics, it addresses issues of the 20th Century such as: the working class, labor conditions, unionism, post-WWII McCarthyism, and Nazi crimes against humanity.
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Two anti-fascist newsletters published fortnightly by the ITF (i.e. International Transport Workers Federation) between 1933 and 1945: "Fascism" and "Germany under the Swastika". These newsletters contain details of what was happening on the ground as fascism swept Germany. They also cover what happened as the Third Reich took over states across Europe. They provide a unique insight into life under fascist regimes, focusing in particular on the working-class movement, organized labor and the growth of trade unions.
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Military Intelligence Files: Land, Sea & Air provides access to secret British government files produced by the intelligence branches of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. Held by The National Archives of the United Kingdom, and covering the period 1938 to 1974, the collection covers international relations, military history and the role played by service intelligence from the Second World War to the early Cold War.
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An archival collection comprising the backfiles of 15 major magazines (including the Newsweek archive), spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy.
  • OhioLINK Resource
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With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate. Oxford University Press has invested in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to meet this challenge. Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, we are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.
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Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
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A U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications for college students and faculty. Users can leverage thousands of U.S. data indicators in PolicyMap to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis and research related to social sciences, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, statistics, and geography
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These documents deal with the history of Amity Hall plantation, a sugar estate in Vere Parish, Jamaica. Most of the papers concern these properties when they were administered by Henry Goulburn between 1805 and 1856, when Goulburn died, though there are also documents relating to the late seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries. The Goulburn papers provide a comprehensive guide to the operation of his Jamaican properties over a period which spans both the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in 1807 and the subsequent Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, which led to the emancipation of all slaves across the British Empire, including the West Indies.
  • OhioLINK Resource
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Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Also included are state-specific resources, start-up business plans, and industry information.
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Full text of Time Magazine from the first issue in 1923 to the year 2000
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A language learning resource, offering speaking, typing, listening, and vocabulary practice in 100+ languages, including for ESL students. Transparent Languages can be used via computer, smart phone, or tablet; both iPhone and Android devices are supported.
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