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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Includes primary sources (census records, vital records, freedman and slave records, church records, legal records, and more); family history books related to African Americans; access to Black Genesis and tie-ins to AfriGeneas.
Provides topic pages and overviews for historical events, daily life in different eras, historical controversies, and multimedia supplements as well as primary sources. Covers the colonial/revolutionary period and forward.
Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. Updated daily.
Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.
Find timely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women’s lives across the globe, including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.
Comprehensive content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism, and more.
Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.
Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
Discover content useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, and more.
Provides full text for titles in the ERIC database and covers education levels from preschool to college, and every educational specialty—such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.
Analyze business insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Updated daily.
Investigate environmental issues with diverse perspectives from the scientific community, policymakers, and corporate interests.
Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.
Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.
Answer the age-old question, “What do I read next?” Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.
Research global companies and industries with in-depth analysis through current news, statistical data, and comprehensive reports
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.
Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research and browsing.
Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.
Interdisciplinary database that offers content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues like global warming, food safety, health care, economic development, and more.
Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and human anatomy. Also provides files for 3D printable models.
Discover balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
Explores debates and conflicts in US and world history, as seen by key players or as interpreted by historians. Balanced articles provide pro and con arguments on hundreds of controversies, and each article is centered on original documents (primary sources).
Search authoritative periodical content covering topics like organizational dynamics, adult learning, and more. Updated daily.
Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.
Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.
Access academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.
Access scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.
Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.
Covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions, from theological approaches to social issues and the impact of religion on culture throughout history. Updated daily.
Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.
Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.
Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.
Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers. Updated daily.
Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.
Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.
Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.
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