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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.
MGG Online is the digital version of Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, the leading German music encyclopedia. With over 19,000 articles written by over 3,500 authors, MGG Online covers a broad range of musical topics from a scholarly perspective. A translation tool is integrated into the online encyclopedia. Continuously updated.
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.
Ebook Central is an ebook platform that integrates the strengths of ebrary and EBL, plus adds new functionality. At the core of Ebook Central is an exhaustive selection of authoritative, scholarly content — 790,000 titles and 1,350 imprints from more than 650 publishers on one platform. An average of 100,000 newly published titles will be added each year.
Biannual; the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism contains over 1000 articles covering all aspects of the field, ranging from broad intellectual topics within modernism to specific works and practitioners. Geographical coverage is worldwide. The content is divided into eight subfields: literature, architecture, visual arts, music, dance, theatre, film, and intellectual currents.
Current; SAGE Business Cases provides access to 1,700 business cases in national and international business. An excellent source for discovering best practices and learning from unsuccessful ventures. Written in both short vignettes to long narrative form, and written using field research and publicly available sources, business case topics include marketing, operations management, small business & entrepreneurship, international business, human resource management, and more.
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.
1902-1949; Ta Kung PaoFull Text Database is based on Ta Kung Pao, a highly influential newspaper in modern China. This newspaper was first published on June 17, 1902, in the French Concession in Tianjin. Throughout its history, this newspaper has editions in different cities, including Tianjin, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, Hong Kong and Guilin. In its prime, throughout its history, it was published in four different places in China at the same time, ranking the top in China with a circulation of 200,000 copies. In 1941, the newspaper obtained the honor of “best foreign newspaper of the year” awarded by Missouri School of Journalism of the U.S., which was the first and only time a Chinese newspaper was to ever win such an honor. Despite very little lost information due to some missing original copies, this database has included all pages and contents, including all pages of the Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hankou, Hong Kong and Guilin editions, and even advertisement pages can be searched through the briefing function. Currently, the database includes at least 2 million pieces of news and 200,000 high-resolution images. This database boasts a wide range of functions, including full text searching, cross-newspaper searching, and advanced searching.

NOTE: 01/07/1997 to Present in
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Current; Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals. Topics covered include best practices, curriculum development, literacy standards, pedagogical research, instructional media, language arts, science & mathematics, school administration, and more.
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Current and historical: provides a single access point to UN information. Allows for exploration of documents and publications, voting data, maps, speeches, images and sounds, and more.
Additional collections of digital materials will be added as they are created or are made available by UN departments, offices, and agencies. Covers most UN bodies such as the General Assembly, the International Court of Justice, the Human Rights bodies, and many more. [This resource is publicly available.]
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.
As the first in the Women’s Studies Archive, this collection traces the path of women’s issues from the past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights. As a comprehensive academic-level archival resource, Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities will focus on the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. Topics include: the history of feminist theory and activism; domestic culture; lay and ordained church women; women in industry; women's sexuality and gender expression; women’s education; women’s movement; women’s health and mental health; women and law; women and the control of their bodies; and women’s roles and interactions within society.