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"Academic Video Online: Premium (AVON) is a comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 50,000 video titles on issues worldwide spanning subject areas including Anthropology, Art & Design, Business, Criminal Justice, Diversity Studies, Education, Gender & Sexuality, Health Sciences, History, Literature & Language, Music & Performing Arts, Psychology & Counseling, Science & Engineering, and Social Sciences. AVON supplements the titles previously available in VAST: Academic Video Online and offers more than 12,000 titles that are exclusive to Alexander Street."
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"Border and Migration Studies Online provides historical context and resources, representing both personal and institutional perspectives, for the growing fields of border(land) studies and migration studies, as well as history, law, politics, diplomacy, area and global studies, anthropology, medicine, the arts, and more. At completion, the collection will include 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images. "
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The Docuseek2 Complete Collection contains 1,200 exclusive documentaries for higher education, from leading film producers and distributors, including Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, National Film Board of Canada, CBC, Television Trust for the Environment, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and independent producers from around the world.
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English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914.
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"Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects."
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A virtual library of public domain music scores, offering over 370,000 scores and 42,000 recordings for over 110,000 works by over 14,000 composers have been uploaded. The project uses MediaWiki software to provide contributors with a familiar interface.
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This leading Black newspaper of the 20th century reached its peak in the 1940s. The Amsterdam News was a strong advocate for the desegregation of the U.S. military during World War II, and also covered the historically important Harlem Renaissance.
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The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project is a collaboration between the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (University of Antwerp), the Beckett International Foundation (University of Reading) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (University of Texas at Austin), with the kind permission of the Estate of Samuel Beckett.

The purpose of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project is to reunite the manuscripts of Samuel Beckett's works in a digital way, and to facilitate genetic research: the project brings together digital facsimiles of documents that are now preserved in different holding libraries, and adds transcriptions of Beckett's manuscripts, tools for bilingual and genetic version comparison, a search engine, and an analysis of the textual genesis of his works.
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"No maps are consulted more in academic and public libraries than Sanborn fire insurance maps--the detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change. Now they're as close as your keyboard with the Digital Sanborn Maps collection, available online from ProQuest Information and Learning."
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Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.A four part collection, offering 12,049 books, 170 serials, 71 manuscript collections, 377 supreme court records and briefs, and 194 reference articles.

Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition
Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World
Part III: The Institution of Slavery
Part IV: The Age of Emancipation
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Digitized, full text coverage from South China Morning Post’s origin in 1903 up to and including 1991. "The South China Morning Post is renowned for its authoritative and influential reporting on Hong Kong, China and all of Asia. It is highly regarded by researchers because of the unique history of Hong Kong as well as the newspaper’s editorial perspective on Imperial Japan and Communist China."
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The Correspondence of John Dewey, 1871-1952 (I-IV) is a comprehensive electronic edition of letters to, from, and about John Dewey. Larry Hickman, Director of the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, is the electronic editor.
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Brings together hundreds of the world’s most important plays, documentaries, interviews, and instructional materials in more than 550 hours of streaming video. These performances, by leading actors and directors, range from celebrated productions of Shakespeare to rare, in-depth footage of the work of Samuel Beckett, and covers a wide range of 20th century theatre history. Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors, along with excerpts of live performances, deliver an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at hundreds of productions.

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Volume II brings together 400 additional hours of classic and contemporary plays and documentaries. With a greater focus on new and international productions, Theatre in Video: Volume II offers a simple way for libraries to acquire highly valued and often difficult-to-find performances. Users can view the works of widely studied playwrights and theatre artists from around the globe, including many new performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group. This collection is a must-have for any Performing Arts department, as well as for English departments studying narrative, structure, and literary adaptation, or scholars of History, Psychology, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Sociology, and related areas.

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The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae is a digital library of Greek literature currently including most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium. More than 3,800 authors and in excess of 12,000 full-text works are included. The database provides information about the names, dates, geographical origins, and descriptive epithets for each author, together with detailed bibliographical information about existing text editions for each work.

Users can search the full database, limit searches by Author, Work or Publication, or browse a selected Author (e.g., Homerus) from an alphabetical menu. Advanced Search permits combination of different terms in one search.

All users must create a profile on the website, top right, before access is granted.
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This collection includes the complete run of The Times Literary Supplement. Among over 300,000 reviews, letters, poems, and articles, users will find the contemporary criticism of scholars such as Christopher Ricks and George Steiner, the reviews of award-winning novels of A.S. Byatt and Joyce Carol Oates, and the philosophical works of Thomas Nagel, Daniel Dennett, and Richard Dawkins. They can also track the discoveries of explorers Redmond O’Hanlon and Robin Hanbury-Tenison.
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