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New / Trial Databases

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AccessEngineering This link opens in a new window
Reference and teaching platform featuring interdisciplinary engineering content integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools.
AVON - Academic Video Online This link opens in a new window
Documentaries, educational films, and news clips in many subject areas.
BBC Monitoring: Summary of World Broadcasts This link opens in a new window
Archive of daily reports of world broadcasts from 1939-2001.
Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary This link opens in a new window
English language dictionary of the Yiddish language. Trial access ends June 7, 2024.
Coronavirus Research Database This link opens in a new window
Collection of journal articles, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses.
State Department documents representing an administrative history of the crisis.
Primary source material from within former British colonies and Commonwealth nations, alongside some from former French and Portuguese territories.
An exclusive collection of full-run magazines, newspapers, and films from the legendary Kenyan journalist. Part of Africa Commons. Trial ends 30 June 2024.
Environmental History This link opens in a new window
Primary source materials from two collections: Conservation and Public Policy in America, 1870-1980; Colonial Policy and Global Development, 1896-1993.
Gale Digital Scholar Lab This link opens in a new window
Apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources in a single research platform.
Books, manuscripts, and ephemera that provide a historical view of disabilities from the seventeenth to twentieth century.
Oxford International Organizations This link opens in a new window

Database of annotated documents pertaining to the law of international organizations.

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.
Political Extremism and Radicalism This link opens in a new window
Primary sources from two collections: Far-Right Groups in America; Global Communist and Socialist Movements.
Primary sources documenting a range of ideas, initiatives, and social movements devoted to people-powered politics and organizing from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries.
Documents the rise of the twentieth-century public health system in the United States through correspondence, reports, pamphlets, ephemera, and more.
Primary sources on the transatlantic slave trade, abolitionist movements, institution of slavery in the US and Latin America, and emancipation.
Visual History Archive This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s) VHA
The USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive is a streaming collection of primary source video testimonies from survivors of and witnesses to genocide.


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