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Aggregation of authoritative journal article, preprint, conference proceedings, and dissertations covering COVID-19 and other past coronavirus outbreaks, such as MERS and SARS, for context around the current global pandemic. Content is provided by members of the International Association of STM Publishers, including Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, and The British Medical Journal.
E-books from Columbia, Harvard, California, Stanford, Toronto, and University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers and Penn State presses covering a variety of subjects, including sciences, humanities, business, technology, medicine, law, and more.
Collection of primary source exhibits for students and scholars of queer history and culture. The database uses “queer” in its broadest and most inclusive sense, to embrace topics that are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and to include work on sexual and gender formations that are queer but not necessarily LGBT.
RetroNews, the official news site of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, contains digitized primary media sources for French and European history, politics, and culture. The collection currently offers access to 700+ titles published between 1631 and 1950. Please note that content is in its original language without English translation. Use VPN for off-campus access.
Documents the international and domestic traffic in slaves in Britain’s New World colonies and the United States, providing important primary source material on the business aspect of the slave trade. Collections in this module on the slave trade are sourced by ProQuest from the Rhode Island Historical Society, Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the U.S. National Archives. In addition to records on the slave trade, this module also includes a series of letters received by the Attorney General on law and order in nineteenth-century America. These letters cover the slave trade, general slavery matters including runaway slaves and rights of slaves, and other legal issues.