Database topics
News; Race and Ethnicity; American History; Language
  • Freedom's journal, March 16, 1827 - March 28 1829; The Colored American (Weekly Advocate), January 7, 1837 - December 25, 1841; The North Star, December 3, 1847 - April 17, 1851; The National Era, January 7, 1847 - March 12, 1860 (complete through Dec. 1853); Provincial Freeman, 1854-1857; Frederick Douglass Paper, 1851-1859 (completed through December 1852); The Christian Recorder, 1861-1902 (completed through April, 1862).
This enormous collection of African-American newspaper contains a wealth of information about the cultural life and history during the 1800s, and is rich with first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion. They also contain large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.
Database topics
News; American History; Race and Ethnicity
Database topics
News; American History; Race and Ethnicity
Physical extent
1 online resource.
Part of the Readex America's Historical Newspapers collection, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 was created from the most extensive African American newspaper archives in the United States--those of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress. Beginning with Freedom's Journal (NY), the first African American newspaper published in the United States, the titles in this resource include The Colored Citizen (OH), Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser, Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN) and hundreds of others from every region of the U.S.
Database topics
News; Communication and Journalism; Race and Ethnicity; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies; American History; General and Reference Works; Language
Full text database of selected newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.
Database topics
Language; Race and Ethnicity
"Black Drama, Second Edition contains the full text of 1,310 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. James Vernon Hatch, the playwright, historian, and curator of the landmark Hatch-Billops Collection of black drama, is the project's editorial advisor. More than a quarter of the collection will consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Alice Childress, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others. The database covers key writings of the Harlem Renaissance, works performed for the Federal Theatre Project, and plays by critically acclaimed dramatists of the 1940s. The collection includes musical comedies, domestic dramas, folk dramas, history plays, anti-slavery plays, one-act plays, and other works. Many were published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, others have never before been published or performed. The plays explore themes including civil rights, desegregation, and a wide range of ideologies - integrationist and separatist, revolutionary and nationalist. While the collection is strong in social and political drama, it also covers domestic drama and satires. The collection includes works by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ed Bullins, Phillip Hayes Dean, Ted Shine, Aishah Rahman, Paul Carter Harrison, James Baldwin, Alica Childress, Rita Dove, Charles Fuller, Ron Milner, Sonia Sanchez, Melvin Van Peebles, Joseph Walker, Richard Wesley, Adrienne Kennedy, and many others"--About the Database.
Database topics
American Literary Studies; African Studies
The database Black short fiction and folklore includes short stories and folktales, from oral traditions to contemporary tales of modern life, as well as complete runs of selected literary magazines from Africa and the African Diaspora.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
  • Collection I
  • Collection II
  • Collection III
  • Collection IV.
British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.
Database topics
Language; News; Film and Media Studies
The BUND is the essential online resource of British newsreel history for both academic research and media professionals featuring news coverage from 1910 to 1979. It is the only centralised index of all British cinema and newsreel releases of the twentieth century and is fully searchable, covering a diverse range of subjects such as fashion, sport, politics, transport and the two world wars. The BUND includes 80,000 digitised production documents and links to 40,000 downloadable newsreels from the British Pathe collection.
Database topics
American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; French and Italian Studies; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Caribbean Literature is a searchable collection of poetry and fiction produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the titles selected are numerous rare and hard-to-find works written in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages. Future releases will also feature journals, reference works, and interviews with key writers. New content is uploaded on a biweekly basis, giving users immediate access to a steadily growing treasury of classic, rare, and contemporary literature. The database currently has over 7,000 pages.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies
Full-text Database collects academic articles published in about 500 important newspapers in China from 2000, updated continuously. By October 1st, 2012, the total article amount is more than 10 million; issued in 10 subject databases: mathematics/physics/mechanics/astronomy, chemistry/metallurgy/environment/mine industry, architecture/energy/traffic/electromechanics, agriculture, medicine & public health, literature/history/philosophy, politics/military affairs/law, education & social sciences, electronic technology & information science, economics & management.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; News
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
Full-text articles and images from the Daily mail (1896-2004) and the Daily mail Atlantic edition (1923-1931). Includes essays on the Daily Mail.
Database topics
Film and Media Studies; Education; Communication and Journalism
Physical extent
1 online resource : color, illustrations, text files, HTML, PDF
Database on children's television, youth television andeducational television in the German-speaking context. Contains more than 20,000 international references and links to full-text documents and online information.
Database topics
Germanic Studies; Religious Studies; History; Art, Architecture and Design
DigiZeitschriften provides access to core German research journals across multiple disciplines: German language and literature, History, Religious studies, Arts, Comparative Literature, Economics, Law, Mathematics. It is the premier collection of backfiles for German scholarly journals. Modeled on JSTOR, DigiZeitschriften is a collaboration of 14 German libraries and 37 publishers supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). As of mid-2011, the archive contains 148 German academic titles in 19 subject areas, including 340,000 articles and 3.6 million pages. Additional material is added monthly.

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Database topics
Film and Media Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
Provides streaming access to documentary and social issues films and videos.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; General and Reference Works
Journal/Periodical
CD-ROMs : col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 operation manual (1 v. (loose leaf) ; 30 cm.)
CD-ROM version of the Index to English literary periodicals, 1681-1914, designed to work with the microfilm collection, English literary periodicals series. Features include keyword and title searching as well as the ability to print selected references.
Database topics
French and Italian Studies; Germanic Studies; General and Reference Works
Physical extent
1 online resource
"E-Periodica is ETH-Bibliothek's platform for digitised Swiss journals. The earliest journals on E-Periodica date back to the early 18th century. However, current issues are constantly added to the range. All journals on the platform are freely accessible. Depending on the agreement with the individual publisher, there may be an embargo for more recent issues. OCR offers support in Antiqua and Gothic script. The journals are accessed manually and information such as title and author recorded to enable the provision of meta-data. The individual articles can be downloaded as PDF files."--About page.
Database topics
Film and Media Studies; Art, Architecture and Design
Book
1 online resource
FIAF index to film periodicals plus is a bibliographical index covering the foremost academic and popular film journals up to the present day. Some of these journals are available in full text. FIAF plus includes the following databases: International index to film periodicals (1972- ); International index to television periodicals (1979-1998); Treasures from the film archives; International directory of film and TV documentation collections; Bibliography of FIAF affiliates' publications; and the full text of five key reference works.
Database topics
Film and Media Studies
Provides in-depth indexing of films from the first silent movies to the latest blockbusters and biographical information for film personalities. It also includes coverage of international film awards and prizes as well as searchable plot summaries and full cast and crew lists. Based on the Summary of film and television database maintained by the British Film Institute.
Database topics
News; Race and Ethnicity; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century. Based on the "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, " a national research effort directed by Professor Nicolás Kanellos, this digital resource is the first in a new American Ethnic Newspapers series, available within America's Historical Newspapers.
Database topics
Music; Language
Book
p. ; cm.
Official archival database for Broadway theater information. Features information on current and past productions in the Broadway theaters of New York City, including production statistics, dates, cast, crew and creative staff credits, roles, and related facts.
"According to the IBDB Web site, this resource offers a 'comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway [dating from the 1700's to the present], including all 'title page' [program] information about each production. IBDB also offers historical information about theaters and various statistics and fun facts related to Broadway.' Simple search allows you to search by show, people/organization, theatre, and season, while advanced search allows many more options including function (director, actor, playwright, etc.), gender, opening and closing dates, character name and more. From serious research to more trivial pursuits, the IBDB is a excellent source for Broadway production information"--"Best Free Reference Web Sites 2002." RUSA Quarterly, Fall 2002; reviewed 2/22/2002.