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- eHRAF World Cultures
A cross-cultural database containing descriptive information on cultures and ethnic groups from around the world. Includes citations, abstracts, and full text of ethnographic and other materials, indexed by culture and subject. Information is drawn from books, dissertations, conference papers, and journal articles. Coverage: 1991-. Format: Books, E-books
- Ethnic NewsWatch
Contains the complete text of more than 250,000 articles, editorials, and reviews published in approximately 150 ethnic and minority newspapers, magazines, and journals published in the U.S. Coverage: 1995-. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Contains abstracts and indexing from professional journals, major news magazines and books covering law, politics, political science, and public administration. Coverage: 1975-. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers
Articles: Journals or Newspapers (7)
- New! China National Knowledge Infrastructure
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- Ethnic NewsWatch
Contains the complete text of more than 250,000 articles, editorials, and reviews published in approximately 150 ethnic and minority newspapers, magazines, and journals published in the U.S. Coverage: 1995-.
- HAPI - Hispanic American Periodicals Index
Contains bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, and literary works in social science and humanities journals published throughout the world. Find information about political, economic and social issues, arts and letters in Latin America. Geographic coverage: Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Coverage: 1970-.
- ProQuest International Newsstream
International Newsstream provides the most recent news content from outside of the U.S. and Canada with archives that stretch back decades. The comprehensive collection features newspapers, newswires, transcripts, and digital-only news sites in full-text format. Over 800 of the world's top news sources such as The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications are included in the collection. All titles are cross searchable on the ProQuest platform.
- ProQuest Latin America & Iberia Database
The Latin America & Iberia Database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and also Spain and Portugal. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, medical, social sciences, education, arts, anthropology, law, and humanities.
- New! ProQuest Middle East & Africa Database
This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in many Middle Eastern and African countries. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Contains abstracts and indexing from professional journals, major news magazines and books covering law, politics, political science, and public administration. Coverage: 1975-.
Books, E-books (2)
- eHRAF World Cultures
A cross-cultural database containing descriptive information on cultures and ethnic groups from around the world. Includes citations, abstracts, and full text of ethnographic and other materials, indexed by culture and subject. Information is drawn from books, dissertations, conference papers, and journal articles. Coverage: 1991-.
- Handbook of Latin American Studies
A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Coverage: 1936-.
Encyclopedias & Reference (5)
- Digital Dictionary of Buddhism
A compilation of Chinese logograph-based terms, texts, temple, schools, persons, etc., found in Buddhist canonical sources. Access includes the Chinese-Japanese-Korean-Vietnamese/English Dictionary, a compilation of Chinese logographs found in East Asian Confucian, Daoist, Neo-Confucian texts, and other historical sources.
- Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Comprehensive coverage of world music. The encyclopedia is organized geographically, with an overview of each region, a survey of its musical heritage and traditions, and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Also includes links to associated audio examples. The encyclopedia is searchable, and articles are indexed by genre, subject, instrument, place, person, ensemble, and cultural group.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online: Latin American Studies
Oxford Bibliographies Online are authoritative, scholar-developed research guides covering a variety of subject areas. They combine features of an annotated bibliography and a subject encyclopedia, guiding researchers to the best available scholarship on the topic.
- Routledge Handbooks Online
Overviews of research and trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities. WFU access includes the following subject collections: Asian Studies; Communication, Journalism, Media & Culture; Environment & Sustainability; Law; Philosophy; Politics; Religion; Security Studies; and Sociology.
- World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
Includes a wide variety of sources about Latin America and the Caribbean: reference articles and commentary; academic journals and news-feeds; primary-source documents; maps and statistics; audio and video; and more. Covers topics such as politics, economics, religion, culture, international affairs, the environment, science, and technology.
Literary Texts (2)
- African-American Poetry
Contains nearly 3,000 poems by African-American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Coverage: 1750-1900.
- Twentieth Century African-American Poetry
A collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Includes over 10,000 poems by around 70 poets, including Rita Dove, Robert Hayden, Sherley Anne Williams, Bob Kaufman, and Langston Hughes. Coverage: 1901-2000.
- Filmakers Library Online
Streaming video collection of award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum--race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
- Smithsonian Global Sound
Includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. Also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University and material collected on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.
Primary Sources--Documents & Manuscripts (14)
- Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League
Booker T. Washington, founder of the National Negro Business League, believed that solutions to the problem of racial discrimination were primarily economic, and that bringing African Americans into the middle class was the key. In 1900, he established the League "to promote the commercial and financial development of the Negro," and headed it until his death. Coverage: 1901-1928.
- Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement: The Papers of Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford)
This collection of records reproduces the writings and statements of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) and its leaders. It also covers organizations that evolved from or were influenced by RAM and persons that had close ties to RAM. Source Library: Personal Collection of Dr. Muhammad Ahmad. Coverage: 1962-1999.
- Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons
Collection consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear. Coverage: 1936-1945.
- Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984
Between the 1920s & 1980s, the Justice Department and the FBI engaged in widespread investigation of those deemed politically suspect. This collection includes source materials for the major social movements and key figures in early twentieth century black history, and provides a window into the development of America's first systematic domestic surveillance apparatus. Source Library: Federal Bureau of Investigation Library. Coverage: 1920-1984.
- Fight for Racial Justice and the Civil Rights Congress
The Civil Rights Congress (CRC) was formed in 1946 by a merger of three groups with ties to the Communist Party: the International Labor Defense, the National Negro Congress, and the National Federation for Constitutional Liberties. The records in this collection represent the files of the national office of the CRC, including case files, publications, correspondence, etc. Coverage: 1946-1955.
- Greensboro Massacre, 1979: Shootout between the American Nazis and the Communist Workers Party
On November 3, 1979, a rally of black industrial workers and Communists was planned in Greensboro, North Carolina, against the Ku Klux Klan. During the rally, a caravan of Klansmen and members of the American Nazi Party drove by the area where the anti-Klan activists were congregating. The confrontation led to gunfire and the deaths of five protest marchers. This collection of documents from the FBI, local and state police, and other law enforcement agencies sheds new light on the motivations of the Communist organizers, the shootings, subsequent investigations, and efforts to heal the Greensboro community. Coverage: 1979-1981.
- Indian Trade in the Southeastern Spanish Borderlands: Papers of Panton, Leslie and Company
Comprises more than 8,000 legal, political and diplomatic documents of the Panton, Leslie & Co. trading firm. For many years Panton, Leslie & Co. dominated trade with the Creeks and Seminoles. They eventually captured much of the trade with the Choctaws and Chickasaws, and were important in the trade with the Cherokees. The partners harbored antipathy toward America and used their influence with the Indians to advance Spanish territorial claims against the U.S. and to encourage the Indians to resist white settlers and American attempts to acquire land from the tribes. Source Library: University of West Florida. Coverage: 1763-1901.
- Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West's Response to Jewish Emigration
The Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees (IGCR) was organized in London in August 1938 as a result of the Evian Conference of July 1938, which had been called by President Roosevelt to consider the problem of racial, religious, and political refugees from central Europe. Source Library: U.S. National Archives. Coverage: 1938-1947.
- James Meredith, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Integration of the University of Mississippi
This collection contains extensive FBI documentation on James Meredith's battle to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962 and the white political and social backlash, including his correspondence with the NAACP and positive and negative letters he received from around the world during his ordeal. Source Library: Federal Bureau of Investigation Library. Coverage: 1961-1962.
- Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954
Based on a variety of original manuscript collections from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York, this resource offers insights into the everyday lives of the American Jewish population over three centuries. The database includes documents and manuscripts; full-color, searchable images; interactive maps with historical census data; biographies; essays; and an interactive chronology. Materials can be organized and viewed by key themes, such as business & industry, civil rights, politics, everyday life, culture & the arts, etc. Coverage: 1654-1954.
- Republic of New Afrika: Independence, Reparations, and Citizenship
This collection provides documentation collected by the FBI and chronicles the activities of the social movement organization The Republic of New Afrika (RNA), including activities of national and local leaders, power struggles within the organization, its growing militancy, and its affiliations with other Black militant organizations. Source Library: Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters Library. Coverage: 1968-1980.
- Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party: Papers of James and Esther Cooper Jackson
Contains clippings, correspondence, James Jackson's lectures, research notebooks, speeches, and writings (published and unpublished), internal documents pertaining to the Southern Negro Youth Congress and to Freedomways, materials pertaining to the Smith Act indictments of Jackson and other communists, Communist Party internal documents, and memorabilia and other biographical materials. Source Library: Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University. Coverage: 1932-2000.
- U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950
Correspondence, reports and analyses, memos of conversations, and personal interviews exploring such themes as U.S.-Vatican relations, the Vatican's role in World War II, Jewish refugees, Italian anti-Jewish laws during the papacy of Pius XII, and the pope's personal knowledge of the treatment of European Jews. Source Library: U.S. National Archives. Coverage: 1940-1950.
- We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961
Freedom Riders rode interstate buses into the segregated South to test the U.S. Supreme Court decision in <i>Boynton v. Virginia</i>, which outlawed racial segregation in terminals serving buses that crossed state lines. The Freedom Rides bolstered the credibility of the Civil Rights Movement and called national attention to violent disregard for the law in the southern United States. Source Library: Federal Bureau of Investigation Library. Coverage: 1961.
Primary Sources--Historical Newspapers & Periodicals (4)
- African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
Searchable collection of 270 newspapers from 36 states, offering insights into African-American history, culture, and daily life. Includes page images. Coverage: 1827-1998.
- African American Periodicals, 1825-1995
Features 173 wide-ranging titles published throughout the United States. Coverage ranges from slavery during the Antebellum Period to the struggles and triumphs of the modern era. Drawn from the holdings of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Coverage: 1825-1995.
- Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
One of the darker chapters in American history and one of the lesser-discussed events of World War II was the forced internment, during the war, of persons of Japanese descent. This collection, consisting of 25 individual titles, documents day-to-day life in the internment camps. Most of the papers are in English or in dual text. Sample titles include the Rohwer Outpost, Poston Chronicle, Gila News Courier, Tulean Dispatch, Granada Pioneer, Minndoka Irrigator, Topaz Times, Manzanar Free Press, Denson Tribune, and Heart Mountain Sentinel. Source Library: Library of Congress. Coverage: 1942-1945.
- North China Herald Online
From BrillOnline Primary Sources, The North China Herald was published in Shanghai from around 1850 to the 1940s. It was the official journal for British consular notifications and for announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council. It also features translations of Chinese official notifications and news. Coverage: 1850-1940.