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African American Experience

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African American Experience includes primary sources, slave narratives, images, and more. Explore African American history, culture, and diaspora with this easy to search database. Suggested academic disciplines include Cultural Studies, History, and Social Sciences.  Search African American Experience

American Indian Experience

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American Indian Experience is a database on the history and culture of American Indians. It includes primary sources, images, and scholarly works. Suggested academic disciplines include Cultural Studies, History, and Social Sciences.  Search American Indian Experience

Black Thought and Culture

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Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans from the earliest times. Complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material. The collection will include the complete full run of the Black Panther newspaper. Browse a list in the Historical Events section and find articles on the chosen topic. The subject of “American Revolution, 1775-1783” brings together the writings of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass as well as other writers.  Explore what this database has to offer! Search Black Thought and Culture

Britannica Online

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Britannica Online allows you to search the online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus. Results feature short and book-length articles from the Encyclopaedia, information from the media database, magazine articles, the Web’s best sites, and videos.  Search Britannica Online

CAMIO

Catalog of Art Museum Images Online contains over 100,000 works of fine and decorative art from leading museums around the world. The scope of the collection ranges from 3000 BC to the present, representing premiere examples of Asian, African, Latin American and Western art. Difficult-to-find contemporary art is one of its strengths. The content includes high-resolution images of photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles, books, installations, and architecture, plus audio-video and mixed media.  All content is rights-cleared for educational use. Search CAMIO

Country Watch
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CountryWatch provides up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world. Search CountryWatch

Facts On File: Issues and Controversies

Facts on File contains more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. It covers issues of debate with extensive search results and full-text in-depth articles.  Search Facts on File: Issues and Controversies

Facts On File: Today's Science

Facts on File provides students with a way to see how the science they learn in the classroom is being used in real-world discoveries. A glossary, biographies of scientists, and a science fair guide make Today’s Science accessible to a range of student abilities. Search Facts On File: Today's Science

Facts On File: World News Digest

Facts on File covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. The digital edition is updated weekly from the print version of Facts on File World News Digest. It includes top news stories and research suggestions. Search Facts On File: World News Digest

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk and Wagnalls contains more than 25,000 encyclopedia entries in full-text. Search Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Gale Literature Criticism Online

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Gale Literature Criticism Online has access to Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Drama Criticism as well as a listing of the other Gale resources that include articles on the search topic. Search Gale Literature Criticism Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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This collection includes journal articles and eBook versions of Drama for Students, Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, Literary Newsmakers for Students, Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, The American Dream, War and Peace, Nonfiction Classics for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and Short Stories for Students, as well as titles in medicine and social sciences. Search Gale Virtual Reference Library

Latino American Experience

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Complete with searchable timeline, this database includes primary sources, images, scholarly texts, and maps. Learn about the history and culture of Latino Americans. Search Latino American Experience

MagillOnLiterature Plus
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Includes MagillOnAuthors. Search author biographies, works of literature, author essays, and critical analyses in full-text. Search MagillOnLiterature Plus  

Military & Government Collection

Military & Government Collection is a database available through EBSCO.  It is designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government through a collection of over 300 full text journals and periodicals.  It also includes primary source documents such as the text of the Supreme Court case “Brown v. Board of Education”, speeches, and Background Notes on Countries of the World. Search Military & Government Collection

OAIster

OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources. It was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster includes more than 25 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors. Search OAIster

Opposing Viewpoints

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Opposing Viewpoints In Context offers a variety of resources from full-text articles and primary source documents to images and podcasts.  Search Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Oxford Art Online

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Search or browse 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,000 images in this extensive art reference database. Search Oxford Art Online

Oxford English Dictionary

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The OED gives the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than half a million words, both past and present. This is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language. Search the Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Reference Online

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Oxford Reference Online gives you access to over 200 subject dictionaries and bilingual dictionaries for French, German, Spanish, and Italian.  Search Oxford Reference Online

Pop Culture Universe

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Pop Culture Universe is a tool to find articles on pop culture from the 1920s to the present.  Do a quick search or browse with a variety of options. Search Pop Culture Universe

Sage eReference

Sage Reference contains 62 titles from high quality reference resources published by SAGE and available in e-book format focusing on the social sciences. These e-books can also be accessed through the library's online catalog. Search SAGE eReference

Salem Health

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This is an electronic access to Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health and Complementary & Alternative Medicine. Search Salem Health

Salem History

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Salem History is a comprehensive search tool for history of the U.S., Western Civilization, women, religion, music, or the world. Use the advanced search option for detailed searches with a variety of limiters. Search Salem History

Salem Science

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Salem Science includes the Encyclopedia of Global Resources.Search Salem Science 

Sanborn Maps

This collection contains over 660,000 digital maps of cities and towns in the United States from 1867-1970. Jacobs Library subscribes to maps of Illinois. Maps provide street names and building numbers and often include construction details and building uses. Search Digital Sanborn Maps

Saskia Digital Art Images

This collection includes over 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture. Search Saskia Digital Art Images

Women and Social Movements in the United States

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600 – 2000 is an online journal that contains 108 document projects, almost 2,700 publications with full-text primary sources, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, and a chronology of U.S. Women's History.  You can search the database or take advantage of one of the browse options.  For example the Browse People section listed 21 documents by Jane Addams and 38 documents about her.  The best way to appreciate the content of this database is to spend time searching or drilling down the browse lists to uncover what it has to offer!  Search Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000

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