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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.
Border and Migration Studies Online is a collection that explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas, including U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others. Featuring at completion 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images, the collection is organized around fundamental themes associated with border and migration issues. This trial expires on January 11, 2017. Please send feedback to Carina Cournoyer.
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:
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1994-2008 with updates; Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) is a general encyclopedia of music. MGG is encyclopedic in the true sense of that term: it offers in-depth articles on every aspect of music as well as many related areas such as literature, philosophy, and visual arts.
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!

This trial expires on March 15, 2017. Please send feedback to Anne_Nolan@brown.edu.
1900-2010; Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects. This trial expires on January 11, 2017. Please send feedback to Carina Cournoyer.
Current; IPA Source was developed to benefit singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature. What started in 2003 as a support site for students in a university diction class has grown into the largest collection of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions on the web. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content.
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.
1994-2008 with updates; Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) is a general encyclopedia of music. MGG is encyclopedic in the true sense of that term: it offers in-depth articles on every aspect of music as well as many related areas such as literature, philosophy, and visual arts.
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.
1872-2913; continuously published since 1872, Publishers Weekly has consistently been an authoritative voice for US publishing industry news and book reviews, with ongoing coverage of the British book trade. This primary source archive contains every page of Publishers Weekly published over its first 141 years, all in its original context, in full color, and fully searchable to support lines of inquiry into print media and digital culture, American studies, popular culture, history of the book, literature, history, humanities, and their many sub-disciplines.
Ongoing; the Databank integrates, in digital text format, all of the surviving manuscripts of the Babylonian Talmud and first printed editions. The collection will encompass all primary textual witnesses of the Babylonian Talmud, including the manuscripts of the tractates of the Babylonian Talmud of Oriental, Ashkenazic, Sephardic, or Yemenite provenance, and first printed editions. It will include hundreds of Cairo Geniza and European binding fragments of the Babylonian Talmud, many as both text and digital image.
U.S. Political Stats is a data download and visualization tool that aids researchers in finding and understanding data on the three branches of the U.S. Government (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial). Designed to be intuitive for the novice researcher yet robust enough for senior political scientists, the site allows users to create graphs, charts, and maps to allow for a quick analysis of data trends. It’s the only site that contains the highly valued CQ Roll Call and CQ Press content which can be compared with other public and proprietary data.
Current; the United Nations iLibrary is the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations. It is a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.
1820-present; Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices. With a clear focus on bringing the voices of the colonized to the forefront, this highly-curated archive and database includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States Empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.
Border and Migration Studies Online is a collection that explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas, including: U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others. Featuring at completion 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images, the collection is organized around fundamental themes associated with border and migration issues. This trial expires on January 11, 2017. Please send feedback to Carina Cournoyer.
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