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Provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS (ATLAS PLUS) combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's largest collection of full text religion and theology journals. ATLAS PLUS contains more than 450 full text titles, including all ATLASerials titles and content previously available in the ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.
A collection of over 3,000 academic journals and over 70,000 ebooks in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Also includes over a million images, letters, and other primary sources. Most journals are covered from their first issue up to 3-5 years from the current year, and include previous titles. Also includes the current issues of some titles. Note: there are some journals in JSTOR for which Sewanee does not have full-text access. In the Advanced search you can limit to only the content available to you.
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Covering North America’s diverse religious traditions, this resource provides reliable and peer-reviewed information for students and instructors of religious studies, anthropology of religion, sociology of religion, and history. Peer-reviewed articles are organized around key themes. "The Basics" Sections cover broad global introductions to religious traditions. "Religious Traditions" and "Themes in Religion" Sections give more of an in-depth approach to the North American context and combine overview articles, main articles, case studies, and hot topics as well as eBook content.
Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues offers comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. The database provides access to current full text and pertinent backfile content covering topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.
Digital Theatre Plus offers full-length filmed stage performances of classic and modern plays, along with interviews and workshops with playwrights, directors, designers, actors, musicians, and others involved in the playmaking process. There are also teaching and learning resources to facilitate a deeper understanding of the productions and texts, with some including a a detailed introduction, plot summary, character biographies, a relationship map, language analysis, scene study, performance background and historical context for the play.
Over 600 productions: Classic and contemporary productions in live-capture and audio formats, many exclusive to Digital Theatre+, or brought to you from our world-class partners such as Shakespeare’s Globe, BroadwayHD and the BBC.
Over 800 video resources: Insights from casts, creatives and academics to give context and enrich students’ learning, with a focus on key topics in international curricula and Theatre Studies’ syllabuses.
Over 21,000 pages of written resources: Written by educators for educators, our essays, guides, lesson plans and more give an in-depth look at a play or topic, suitable for independent study or supporting your lesson prep.
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies provides detailed information on current environmental issues and processes from both a scientific and a social standpoint. Content includes reference works, case studies, multimedia materials, academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. Explore topics and events within Earth systems, global change, pollution, populations, and more.
The Global Issues Library will include at completion coverage of 180 issues, topics, and events from the late 1890s to the present that are key to understanding today’s world, including border and migration, atrocities and human rights violations, peacekeeping, climate change, terrorism, revolutions, and human trafficking. Specific events explored include the U.S. and Mexico Border, the Rwandan Genocide, the Arab Spring, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and climate migrants in Asia Pacific. Curated by an international board of scholars, issues and events are presented through a variety of perspectives—personal, governmental, legal, contemporary and retrospective—that demonstrate the interactions and interconnectedness of global issues.The collection includes deep primary sources, essays, case studies, commentary, documentaries and historical news footage.
Social Explorer is an intuitive and easy-to-use way for users to gain deep insights into locations of interest in the United States through comprehensive data and informative visualizations. It offers reliable data and mapping technology and a rich depository of datasets, class lecture modules, data stories, as well as an intuitive and easy to use interface. Useful for Sociology, American History, Political Science, Business & Economics, Environmental Studies, and more. Trial ends June 30, 2023.
Social Explorer’s U.S. data sources include the U.S. Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, the FBI Uniform Crime Report, American election results, Religious Congregations and Membership Study, Vulcan Project carbon emissions data, U.S. Business Patterns, and County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program data. It also includes international data from the United Kingdom Census, Canadian Census, Eurostat, World Development Indicators, and Irish religion and population data.