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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.

For off-campus access, you must register:
English
Japanese
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.
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; POLITICO Pro provides policy professionals and students the in-depth, real-time, and archived policy news essential for their research and awareness needs. Customized alerts, a library of primary source documentation, and proprietary tools, including regulatory trackers and a graphic visualization library called DataPoint, provide essential intelligence to satisfy their research and awareness needs. POLITICO Pro’s unparalleled coverage keeps a sophisticated audience of policy readers abreast of the key policy news breaking in Washington, D.C. and across the nation. Going beyond what readers may find scanning CNN or the New York Times, POLITICO Pro specifically tracks news from a policy perspective, reporting on the key influencers (lawmakers, coalitions, agencies, corporations, committees, etc.) as well as the legislative, regulatory, and political impact of their actions, while offering critical intelligence and analysis on what’s to come next. POLITICO Pro provides dedicated coverage of 15 policy areas spanning the entire policy landscape and include agriculture, budget & appropriations, campaigns, cybersecurity, defense, education, eHealth, energy, financial services, health care, labor & employment, tax, technology, trade, and transportation. Its reporters and editors are the most distinguished and expert in their field. With Pro, Brown users can cut through the clutter and zero in on the critical intelligence they rely upon, while never missing a critical policy update they need.

This resource is on trial until March 10, 2017. Please send feedback to dpo@brown.edu.
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.
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.
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.
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