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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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Features the newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets that form the Nichols newspaper collection held at the Bodleian library in Oxford, United Kingdom, covering the period 1672-1737. It is a comprehensive collection of domestic and international political, religious and cultural information of the period, and provides an insight into contemporary reactions, social engagement and the public representation of key events and figures in this era of English and European history.
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Drawing on documents from across the history of the American Civil Liberties Union, this archive offers valuable insight into the civil battles of the twentieth century. From the more than 2 million pages in this collection, researchers can dive into debates on race, gender, popular protest, the role of police, and the role of government on both national and local levels.
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An archive of the famed international design magazine from the 1920s through 2011, in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format that is fully indexed and searchable. The magazine has a reputation as being a definitive source for architects and interior designers as well as for everyday design enthusiasts. Each issue features photography and information on architecture and interior design, art and antiques, and travel destinations.
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This database provides full page and article images with searchable full text from the Chicago daily defender (1966-1973 : Big weekend ed.), Chicago daily defender (1960-1973 : Daily ed.), Chicago defender (1905-1966 : Big weekend ed.), Chicago defender (1973-1975 : Big weekend ed.), Chicago defender (1973-1975 : Daily ed.), Chicago defender (1921-1967 : National ed.), and the Daily defender (1956-1960 : Daily ed.). The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue in PDF format
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This database provides full page and article images with searchable full text from the Chicago daily tribune (1847-1858), Chicago press and tribune (1858-1860), Chicago tribune (1860-1872), Chicago daily tribune (1872-1963), Chicago tribune (1963-current file). The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue in PDF format. Coverage starts in 1847 and an additional year of content is added annually
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This full text historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage if from 1934-1991
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Cleveland Leader Historical Newspaper access from 1852-1913
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The collections in the Confederate Military Manuscripts cover the perspective of an army commander or an administrative department down to the level of the private soldier, covering all aspects of their military service and experience, while also offering glimpses of life on the home front. Several previously unpublished collections of records of the Union Army are also integral to this module. Highlights include papers of spies, scouts, guides and detectives, including a series on Allan Pinkerton.
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Defining Gender explores the study and analysis of gender, leisure and consumer culture. Manuscripts, printed works, and illustrations from the British archives combine to address the key issues from both masculine and feminine perspectives. It supports those studying history, literature, sociology, education and cultural studies from a gendered perspective.
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Everyday Life & Women in America comprises thousands of fully searchable images of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes. The collection offers vivid insights into the daily lives of women and men, as well as emphasizing contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures.
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A complete searchable run, from 1888-2010, of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper. Founded to serve the City of London, the Financial Times quickly broadened its coverage to global financial and economic issues. Incorporating its rival the Financial News in 1945, the Financial Times expanded in the post-war years, to include topics such as industry, energy and international politics. In the final decades of the twentieth century, coverage of management, personal finance and the arts were added.
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HeinOnline's Government, Politics & Law is a fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law.
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An Index to periodical articles published in Japanese from the Meiji era to the present, including those in former Japanese colonies and also local periodicals not present in many other indexes. Coverage is from 1868 onwards.
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JSTOR Sustainability is a collection of academic journals, e-books and research reports on environmental stresses and their impact on society. Research spans the Biological Sciences, Business & Economics, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Law, Public Health, Urban Studies, and many other disciplines.
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The complete digital version of more than 64 years of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning from 1936 through May, 2000, the last regularly published issue, in a cover-to-cover format with fully indexed articles. The Life Magazine Archive is a valuable resource for researchers working on a wide variety of global topics, including 20th-century events, politics, culture, advertising, popular culture, and photojournalism.
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Medieval Sources Online offers essential texts from the Manchester Medieval Sources book series and brings alive the reality of life in the medieval world through these first hand accounts, many translated into English for the first time. The series provides extensive introductory and explanatory material which will enable a beginning scholar to understand the variety of interpretations the sources have had, and any linguistic problems that have been controversial
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Music Magazine Archive is a series of digital collections focused on 20th and 21st century genres such as Rock, Folk, and Hip-Hop & Rap. These publications uniquely capture the social and historical context of each genre, and together support scholarly research areas such as race, class, gender, American studies, youth culture, and more across some of the most progressive decades of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Explore three pivotal decades in the struggle for civil rights in America through the eyes and work of sociologists, activists, psychologists, teachers, ministers, students and housewives. This resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation, and racial tensions.
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This module offers insight into the early Reconstruction period in the American South. The correspondence of the U.S. Army's Office of Civil Affairs reveal efforts to foster democracy and rebuild communities in the divided and war-torn former Confederate states. The files include letters, petitions, court proceedings and internal documents related to elections and the fair administration of the election process. Also included in this module are letters received by the Attorney General pertaining to law and order in southern states from 1871-1884 and records of the Freedmen's Hospital and the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company.
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Brings together all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. The database has hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery defending it, attacking it or simply analyzing it. It also gathers every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere. It also provides more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, word searchable access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880, and many modern histories of slavery.
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