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Academic Video Online: Premium includes every kind of material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. There are thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, andPeabody® winners. Academic institutions will find the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.

Academic Video Online: Premium covers all disciplines and subject areas, with specific strengths in anthropology, counseling & therapy art, fashion & design, business & economics, diversity studies, documentary film, feature film, education, history, music & dance, news & current events, and theatre & drama. In addition, there is content in nursing, allied health, criminal justice, engineering, and science.

Subject areas to search individually:

Art & Design
Diversity
Health Sciences
History
Literature & Language
Music & Performing Arts
Psychology & Counseling
Science & Engineering
Social Sciences
19th century-present; Arcanum Digitheca contains over 11 million pages' worth of Hungarian newspapers and academic journals covering topics in the natural and social sciences and the humanities, as well as encyclopedias and genealogical research materials like telephone books and community registers. Content is continuously updated and full-text searchable.
Current; created by Professor Mark Davies at Brigham Young University. Includes access to the Corpus of Contemporary American English and the British National Corpus, among many others. The site also provides corpus-based resources and tools.
Dates of coverage vary; CiNii Articles incorporates 13 Japanese databases, allowing users to search articles published in Japanese academic journals as well as articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database. As of September 2014, it includes over 3.65 million full-text articles for subject areas in humanities and social sciences as well as pure sciences, engineering, medicine, and agriculture.

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Docuseek2 provides exclusive educational streaming access to content from Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, MediaStorm, the National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV, Sincerely Films, Terra Nova Films and Villon Films.
1986-1993; at 13 volumes (including index volume), the Hanyu Da Cidian is by far the most comprehensive dictionary available for the Chinese language, including over 370,000 entries, with full definitions and historical citations for each entry. Compilation of the dictionary was undertaken from 1979-1993 by a staff of over 300 scholars and lexicographers. This online version (12 volumes) has its own Chinese search functions, so users can enter search terms directly.
1754-present; HeinOnline’s Government, Politics & Law contains more than 80 million pages of content across 80,000 titles and 195,000 volumes. HeinOnline bridges the gap in history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,300 periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of journals, the database also contains the Congressional Record bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, constitutions for every country in the world, classic books from the 18th & 19th centuries, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register and CFR from inception, and much more.
1931-2016; leading journal of Russian cinema critics. Publishes reviews of contemporary Russian and foreign movies, articles on history and theory of Russian and world cinema as well as general essays on Russian culture and arts.
Current; the dell'Erma Bretschneider's catalog includes over two thousand titles in various languages (Italian, French, English, German and Spanish), published in eighty-four necklaces, in the specialized fields in which the house restricts its activity. Book production stands at about 70 new titles a year. The publishing house is also responsible for drafting the News Bulletin periodic bibliographic information on new publications of archaeology, from prehistory to the Middle Ages. Once you have clicked on the link above, please go to the upper right and click on the link underneath Torrossa Collections and then select L'Erma di Bretschneider.
Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the full text of a growing number of digitized periodicals. Currently, Periodicals Archive Online contains over 700 journals comprising more than 3 million articles and 15 million article pages. Periodicals Archive Online continues to add new titles, providing access to a growing collection of key journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Current; The Routledge Performance Archive provides access to audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance. Materials included encompass interviews with important figures from theater and performance history, practitioner footage, masterclasses, contemporary productions, and documentaries.
This trial runs through May 12, 2017. Please provide feedback to Laura_Stokes@brown.edu
1983 - present; the Universal Database of Russian Newspapers (UDB-COM) provides comprehensive coverage of national news, current events, economic developments and cultural events in Russia. Official sources (Rossiiskaia gazeta, Krasnaia zvezda, ITAR-TASS), independent media and partisan publications are all represented on this database, thus offering a wide array of opinions and perspectives. Several English-language newspapers including the notable Moscow Times, widely read by the international community in the Russian capital, constitute an important part of the database
1997 - present; this database includes several outstanding sources to follow the day-to-day developments in Russia and CIS. The Moscow bureau of Federal News Service (Washington, D.C.) produces the daily Kremlin package consisting of the full text transcripts of top speeches, statements, press conferences, newspaper articles and television reports of the day, from presidential addresses to remarks by Duma opposition leaders, from Foreign Ministry briefings to commentaries by leading economists and other experts. ITAR-TASS, one of the major world information agencies, delivers a detailed account about the events in Russia and worldwide. The Moscow information agency Oreanda specializes in economic news and its services are used by the largest Russian banks and corporations as well as by government agencies. The daily newswire AP-Blit is produced by the Tajikistan-based information powerhouse Asia-Plus, covering the developments in the volatile region of Central Asia.
Slavery and the Law features petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867. The petitions provide testimony on a broad range of subjects by a variety of southerners - black and white, slave and free, slaveholder and non-slaveholder, man and woman.
1921-2016; an indispensable source of information on the developing and ever-changing attitudes towards arts and culture in the Soviet and Russian societies. Throughout the years the newspaper articles reviewed major events in Russian cultural life, in literature, theater, cinematography, and arts. In the Soviet period, it published critical diatribes against dissident writers Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Aksyonov and others, infamous articles condemning modern art exhibitions, chastising avant-guard composers and abstract painters. In modern Russia its reviews and event listings often focus on the cultural life of Moscow and regions, it is known for its topical commentaries on popular culture and politics.
1889-ca. 2011; the Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) provides access to primary source materials from Stalin's personal papers and insightful monographs on communism. The SDA collections include RGASPI documents from Stalin's personal papers (highlights include foreign policy with Germany before World War II; communications during the Great Purges; relations with Western intellectuals and leaders; and private notations on many Soviet leaders.) The Annals of Communism series contains 25 volumes of scholarly commentary, annotation, and interpretation of documents from state and party archives selected by teams of Western and Russian editors. These volumes span the history of Soviet and international communism. The SDA allows users to compare documents, save searches and documents, and define tags. Users can also engage in discussions and share annotations and tags with others.
Dates vary; US Hispanic Newsstream offers access to the largest collection of leading Hispanic newspapers, news wires, websites and blogs in full text from US publishers in both Spanish and English including El Diario/La Prensa (New York City), La Opinión (Los Angeles), La Prensa (San Antonio) and Extra (Chicago). All of the content in ProQuest US Hispanic Newsstream is available on the ProQuest platform and is cross-searchable with other ProQuest databases.
1802-1830; one of the first Russian literary and political journals. The journal concerned itself with topics in literature, the arts, internal and foreign policy of Russia, and history and political life of foreign countries.
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