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Offers a broad overview of recent Latino history by exploring the recent histories of all the major national and regional Latino subpopulations and reflecting on what these historical trends might mean for the future of both the United States and the other increasingly connected nations of the Western Hemisphere.

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Senior High Core Collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction titles recommended for high school students (grades 9 through 12), along with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.

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Includes essays on specific minority and ethnic groups in the United States, on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language), historical background and settlement patterns.

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Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

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Provides citations, abstracts and full-text articles from the newspaper.

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A source of national and international news and analysis, particularly news of developing countries. Sep 30, 1988 (Volume 80, Issue 215) - current. Not Available: Nov 7, 1990 - Mar 20, 1992

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Full-text: Sep 30, 1988 (Volume 80, Issue 215) - current
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Offers information on all facets of the Gothic including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes and setting. Includes primary source documents and critical material provide contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, lists of further readings and many other extras.

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Catalog of most imprints (books, pamphlets, and broadsides) published from 1473 to 1800 in English or published in any language in English-speaking countries. Many titles are available on microform in the UM Libraries; most pre-1700 titles are available online in Early English Books Online.

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Useful for research in all subject areas during the period. Also helpful to study the history of books and printing.

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1473-1800
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Data from 1790 – 2011. For data after 2011, use the Statistical Abstract of the United States (Proquest). Covers social and economic conditions in the United States, comprised of data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.

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Handbook of religion in ancient cultures around the world, from China to India, the Middle East, Egypt, Europe and the Americas. It examines the development of religious belief from the time of the Palaeolithic cave paintings to the Aztecs and Incas.

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The historical map collection from the 18th to 20th centuries it has over 37,000 maps and images online. Register in order to download high resolution images.

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Country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries.

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Family studies database comprised of 45,000 entries, covering such areas as marriage, divorce, and family therapy.

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An online listening database featuring popular genres of world music, including worldbeat, Bollywood, reggae and more. This database complements Smithsonian Global Sound, which focuses more on traditional genres. Many excellent world music record labels, such as Lyrichord, Topic, and Budamusique, are represented.

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Provides coverage on the business and political issues surrounding the rapidly expanding unconventional energy industry in the United States and around the world.

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This collection of digitized manuscripts, works of art, recent American Indian newspapers, rare books, photographs, and maps, drawn from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago, documents American Indian life over four centuries.

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Comprehensive coverage of all the freedoms in the First Amendment, including free speech, press, assembly, petition, and religion. Also includes a chronology, seven introductory essays covering the core rights and liberties, a bibliography, and subject and case indexes.

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Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

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Includes essays on over 200 countries that document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts.

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Using a standard entry format for easy comparison, each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations are surveyed -- from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts.

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Over 450 A to Z articles addressing the latest advances and findings in computer science and engineering, including standards, electronic commerce, financial engineering, and computer education. References and websites of related interest accompany every article. Articles are peer-reviewed.

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A digital collection of pre-1642 editions of William Shakespeare's plays.

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Provides citations and full-text articles from the newspaper.

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Coverage of local, national, and international news. Particularly known for its political reporting.

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Full-text: January, 1987--present
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Information about leading authors from many nations, including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Algiers, Haiti, the United States and more. Includes biographical sketches, critical and historical reception of each author's work, comprehensive notes and expansive lists of additional materials for further study.

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Covers the whole range of illegal political activity worldwide, ranging from terrorist and secessionist organizations through to the dissident groups operating clandestinely in authoritarian states.

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“The home of the U.S. Government’s open data." provides data, tools and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile apps and design data visualizations and much more.

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Provides online full-episode access to all 60 Minutes broadcasts from 1997-2014, including many episodes not widely not seen since their original broadcast.

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A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community..

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Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modern era. Some of the articles address broad theoretical topics that have helped to shape modern ideas about race and racism; others address more specific subjects in the larger fields. The set includes biographies of dozens of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.

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The Dictionary of Belgian painters covers the life and production of some 6,300 painters, from Van Eyck, Broederlam, Magritte, and Delvaux to Rubens, Nicolie, and Boulenger; the largest to the smallest representatives of Flemish and Belgian painters.

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This encyclopedia covers world authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed. It identifies the significant literary devices
And global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

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Search more than 100 journals from AIP, APS, ASCE, ASME, SPIE, and a host of other prestigious science and engineering journals.

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This collection of market reports produced by the Institute for Motivational Research, Inc. along with a selection of advertisements document American consumer culture between 1935 and 1965. The reports and ads cover a wide range of consumer industries, including clothing and accessories, food and drink, and sport and leisure.

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Children’s Core Collection provides titles chosen specifically for readers from preschool through grade five. Containing over 30,000 titles, this collection covers all genres.

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The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

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: Contains full-text of journals and eBooks, including the book series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) – with its subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI); Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), and Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science (UTICS). Also included are comprehensive reference works, like the Encyclopedia of Database Systems and the Handbook of Natural Computing. Coverage: 2005-2011, 2014.

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Online full-text reference books published by ABC-CLIO

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This ten-volume set covers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century up to 1990. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Each volume focuses on a separate decade, providing a narrative on the evolution of both the business and the art of film in America.

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News and analysis about all aspects of law and policy in the United States and the world. Includes an Issues section that provides in-depth analysis and pro/con positions on important issues of the day.

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Provides citations, abstracts and full-text articles from the newspaper.

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A financial newspaper with in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as political news.

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Full-text: January, 1984--present
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The International Children's Digital Library Foundation is the world's largest online multicultural repository of children's literature.

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The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online (EALL Online) comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope, with topics in such fields as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy and computer science. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. Relevant aspects of the study of Arabic at all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic) are included. No other reference work offers this scale of contributions or depth and breadth of coverage. It contains all content of the print edition and new content is added on a regular basis. The EALL Online, cross-searchable and cross-referenced, is updated annually.

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The complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia which were originally published 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently becomes part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations. This online version contains the unedited contents of the original encyclopedia.

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Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

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Digitaized runs of at least 20 consecutive years of the following 18th and 19th century journals: Gentleman's Magazine, The Annual Register, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Notes and Queries, The Builder, and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.

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American Song is a database of songs that users can listen to over the Internet. It will ultimately contain 50,000 tracks of American roots music and pre-1960 American popular music and include country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, and shape note singing. The database includes repertoire such as the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more. Among notable recording artists represented are Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Si Kahn, Lead Belly, Sleepy LaBeef, the New Lost City Ramblers, Otis Clay, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Nanci Griffith, The Lilly Brothers, and Merle Travis.

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Biographical information on several thousand notable figures in twentieth century Central and Eastern Europe. Coverage includes Albania, Belarus, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Moldova, Ukraine, and the countries that made up Yugoslavia

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This 21-volume set addresses heavily debated questions such as What caused the fall of the Roman Empire? What did the second amendment to the U.S. constitution mean to the founding fathers? and What was the role of black troops in the American Civil War? by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe.

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Covers political aspects of all the world's major religions. Addresses four main themes: World Religions and Politics; Religion and Governance; Religion and International Relations and Religion, Security and Development.