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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Films on Demand, Archival Films & Newsreels This link opens in a new window
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This collection is comprised of archival and historical films from multiple sources. Search for specific video segments, organize videos into folders, and create personal playlists. Closed captioning is available for many films. This access may be used for on-campus showings by student groups and co-curricular programs for which no admission is charged. Coverage: varies, contains primary sources. Full text.
Gale Academic OneFile This link opens in a new window
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Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research. Full Text.
Gale OneFile: Informe Académico This link opens in a new window
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Search across full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America. Full Text.
Gale OneFile: News This link opens in a new window
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Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Full text.
Voting Rights & Election Law (HeinOnline) This link opens in a new window
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Alternate Name(s) voting rights and election law, voter rights, elections
Information surrounding historical and recent elections at both the U.S. federal, and local levels, as well as elections in other countries for a global perspective. Topics include Absentee Voting, Ballots, Campaign Finance, Election Administration, Election Integrity, Election Outcomes, Election Reform, Electoral College, Federal Election Commission, Gerrymandering, Legislative Redistricting, Political Campaigns, Suffrage, Voter Identification, Voter Registration, and Voting Rights.
Includes books, treatises, reports, legislative histories, congressional hearings, and scholarly articles.
Coverage: 1700 to present. Full text.
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