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Full-text database focusing on the interaction between American Indians and the U.S. government in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Collections focus on Indian Removal from 1832-1840, the U.S. Army and American Indians in the years from the 1850s-1890s, and 20th Century records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes. (ProQuest History Vault)
Full text database of over 1,300 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Also includes interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material.
Company profiles, news, financials and industry reports.
Comprehensive information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities.
Full text database exploring the history and development of fifteen major commodities through manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials.
Full-text database of decisions, transcripts, docket books, journals of the Indian Claims Commission (a judicial panel for relations between the U.S. Government and Native American tribes), and related statutes and congressional publications from 1789 to the present day.
Journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability.
Includes approximately 400 original-language documentaries from some of the most important producers and independent filmmakers in Latin America. Covers issues such as human rights, violence, immigration, illiteracy, popular culture, and political history.
Full text database of more than 100,000 pages pages of poetry, fiction, and over 450 plays written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latino authors working in the United States.
A comprehensive and unprecedented reference work devoted to the history of philosophy in the realms of Islam in its formative period: from its beginnings in the eighth century up to the tenth century AD.
Collection of high-definition, surround-sound recordings of William Shakespeare’s plays from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-upon-Avon theater.
Books and digital projects in the humanities and social sciences, especially performing arts, classical studies, political science, American studies (especially disability and class studies), Asian and African studies.
One of the first Japanese illustrated magazines from Meiji 22 (1889) to Taishō 5 (1916) depicting manners and customs of Meiji Japan. Including prints and photographs, all articles in the magazine are searchable by titles, authors, dates, place names and keywords. The database can also be used for finding pictorial and encyclopedic information about variety of topics.


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