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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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From 1619 to beyond, Black craftspeople, both free and enslaved, worked to produce the valued architecture, handcrafts, and decorative arts of the American South. The Black Craftspeople Digital Archive seeks to enhance what we know about Black craftspeople by telling both a spatial story and a historically informed story that highlights the lives of Black craftspeople and the objects they produced. The first and second phases of this project focus on Black craftspeople living and laboring in the eighteenth-century South Carolina Lowcountry and mid-nineteenth century Tennessee.
This collection pulls records from a variety of sources, including newspapers such as the South Carolina Gazette, The South Carolina & American General Gazette, The Royal South Carolina Gazette, Nashville Union and American, The Tennessean, Memphis Daily Avalanche, private papers, wills and estate records, United States Federal Census records, city directories, and more.
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.
This free research database offers essential content covering important issues related to race in society today. Essays, articles, reports and other reliable sources provide an in-depth look at the history of race and provide critical context for learning more about topics associated with race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness.
In addition to proprietary essays, photographs, graphs and charts, Exploring Race in Society includes:
-Thousands of full-text articles from academic journals
-Government agency reports curated and provided by HeinOnline
-Full-text articles, primary source documents and speeches from BlackPast, a leading source on African American history and experience
-Journal content covering issues related to race, including those of Indigenous communities
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.
For generations after the Civil War, colleges across the American South opened their campuses to memorials to the Lost Cause of the Confederacy. The Locating Slavery's Legacies database locates and documents these remnants of slavery’s legacies, yielding insight into their influence on American higher education. The LSLdb is produced by research teams of instructors and students on campuses across the region. As it grows, this public resource will shed light on the interplay of Lost Cause movements and higher education in the 160 years after emancipation. The database also includes memorials erected in opposition to the Lost Cause and white supremacy and in support of racial equality and universal Civil Rights. Institutions with deep or recent histories of recognizing African Americans' long struggle for Civil Rights can contribute their campus structures, thereby complicating and diversifying the record of memorialization from the end of the Civil War to today.
Time Period: 1645-1819 Location: North America Every major book about Native Peoples from this period is included, along with treaties, transcribed letters from Native American leaders, the minutes of tribal meetings, histories of numerous tribes, missionary reports, captivity narratives, firsthand accounts of battles, trading records, military rosters, expedition logs and maps, trial records, legislative bills, books on Native American languages and grammar, military rosters, governors' and legislators' reports, ballads, songs, plays and more. Offers text and data analysis tools, author biographies, and suggested search paths for easy browsing and discovery.
Time Period: 1813-1880 Location: North America Complete digitized collection of records from Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) superintendents, from 1813 to 1880. BIA superintendents recorded their interactions with Native American tribes, detailing encounters between Indigenous people and the U.S. government. It includes documents related to dozens of Native tribes from every region of the contiguous United States, including Apache, Arapaho, Blackfeet, Cherokee, Chippewa, Choctaw, Creek, Kickapoo, Kiowa, Klamath, Lummi, Mandan, Mojave, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Potawatomi, Pueblo, Seminole, Sioux, Ute and others. Detailed historical background notes created by the curators of the National Archives are included.
PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. We monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, and open access archives. We also host the largest open access archive in philosophy.
Policy Commons is a platform for research from think tanks, IGOs and NGOs. The database provides users access to a variety of curated policy reports, briefs, analyses, working papers, and datasets from thousands of policy organizations covering disciplines such as environmental protection, agriculture, energy, pharmaceuticals, diversity, crime, and international trade, among others. TRIAL ENDS DEC. 31, 2023
Includes exclusive access to:
60,000+ licensed pages from the Environmental Law Institute
500,000+ pages of rescued content from now inactive organizations and think tanks
200,000+ pages of licensed pages from the Council of Europe
120,000+ licensed pages from African Books Collective
37,000+ pages of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's policy archive
This resource reproduces every page of the surviving volumes of Queen Victoria's journals as high-resolution color images along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages. Each page is also being meticulously transcribed and re-keyed, allowing for journals to be searched. As well as detailing household and family matters, the journals reflect affairs of state, describe meetings with statesmen and other eminent figures, and comment on the literature of the day. Queen Victoria’s journals represent a valuable primary source for scholars of nineteenth century British political and social history and for those working on gender and autobiographical writing.
Time period: 1764-1953 Location: North America More than half of America’s states began as territories. From the 1760s to the 1950s the United States of America expanded southward and westward, acquiring territories that spanned from Florida to California to Alaska. Before they evolved into twenty-seven American states, these territories were managed by the U.S. State and Interior departments. Providing many of the earliest known records of Native American life and of encounters between settlers and Native Americans dating back to the mid-18th century, this collection covers the expansion of the United States and involves numerous encroachments on Native lands – along with reactions among Native tribes and in Washington D.C. Features eyewitness descriptions of Native customs and practices; daily life; strategic interests; Native leaders; resistance to settlement; relationships between and among tribes; commerce and trade; and much more.