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New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
JSTOR has generously opened up many of their Journals and Primary Source collections. While much of the open content overlaps with our licensed entitlements, there is still a large amount of newly available material available to our users.
In particular, access to many of the primary source collections (World Heritage Sites: Africa, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, and Global Plants) is now available.
LexiQamus is an Ottoman word solver that "helps researchers decipher illegible words in Ottoman manuscripts." Type in Ottoman script characters (using an web-based menu), and the resource attempts to match your input with established words.
Digitized archive of five newspapers from the Middle East and North Africa: al-Akhbār (االخبار ,Lebanon, 2006-2019) al-Dustūr (الدستور ,Jordan, 1967-2000) al-Jumhūrīyah (الجمهورية ,Egypt, 1962-1986) al-Riyāḍ (الرياض ,Saudi Arabia, 1972-1996) Filasṭīn (فلسطين ,Israel/Palestine, 1956-1967)
The Political Extremism and Radicalism series provides insight on unorthodox (by contemporary standards), fringe groups from both the right and left of the political spectrum through rare, hard to access primary sources.
We have access to the following modules:
Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia in the Twentieth Century
he Socialist Party of America Papers provide an exceptional historical overview of the Socialist Party of America as it struggled to gain support and realize its goals. Documents in the collection include correspondence, position papers, memoranda, financial records, pamphlets and broadsides, and leaflets.
Our access includes the components: Socialist Party of America Papers, 1897-1964 and Socialist Party of America Papers, 1919-1976, Addendum.
Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantations Records, Parts I-III document the far-reaching impact of plantations and slavery on both the American South and the nation. Curated from manuscript collections across the nation, the digitized records in this remarkable collection describe nearly every aspect of plantation life: business operations and day-to-day labor routines, family affairs, roles of women, racial attitudes, relations between masters and slaves, social and cultural life, as well as the fundamental tensions and anxieties that were inseparable from a slave society.
Part 1 features manuscripts drawn from a number of collections across the nation.
Part 2 is comprised of manuscript materials sourced from holdings at Duke University and the University of Virginia.
Part 3 consists of collections selected from the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill.
Bringing women's stories to light, the Women's Studies Archive connects archival collections concerning women's history from across the globe and from a wide range of sources. Focusing on the evolution of feminism throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the archive provides materials on women's political activism, such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights, and socialism, and on women's voices, from female-authored literature to women's periodicals.