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This database is on trial through March 17, 2023. African American Imprints contains over 13,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, which represent an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture. This collection spans nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Critically important subjects covered include the West's discovery and exploitation of Africa; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought and racism; descriptions of African American life -- slave and free -- throughout the Americas; and slavery and race in fiction and drama. Also featured are printed works of African American individuals and organizations. Please provide feedback on this database.
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This database is on trial through March 3, 2023. AM Research Methods is an online tool designed to support students of the humanities and social sciences. It introduces the key approaches to working with source materials and historical evidence, as well as the methodologies and practicalities of visiting archives, evaluating sources and writing up research. Please provide feedback on this database.
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This database is on trial through March 17, 2023. Black Life in America, Series 1 covers the period 1704-1877, Arrival in America through Reconstruction. It is impossible to understand the struggles and successes of people of African descent in America without understanding their roots. Series 1 brings to life a pivotal era in American history, with original reporting and contemporary perspectives on the lives of enslaved and newly freed people, Nat Turner’s revolt, Harriet Tubman’s heroism, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and more. Through firsthand reporting, editorials, obituaries, illustrations, and advertisements, these historical newspapers shed new light on critical events while revealing the impact of African Americans whose stories are less well known. Please provide feedback on this database.

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This database is on trial through March 17, 2023. Black Life in America, Series 2 covers the period 1878-1975, Jim Crow through the Civil Rights Movement. Even after slavery was toppled, many laws and policies continued to disadvantage Black Americans. Men and women such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Martin Luther King, Jr., helped rectify these injustices, even while fighting a system often designed to silence them. Through historical newspapers, Series 2 provides insight into their efforts and those of hundreds of other civil rights leaders, as well as daily life during the Jim Crow era and the lasting contributions of African Americans in nearly every field imaginable. It also offers a range of views and reporting on the court decisions and policy changes that profoundly shaped the African American experience. Please provide feedback on this database.

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This database is on trial through March 17, 2023. Hispanic Life in America provides comprehensive coverage of the Hispanic American experience from the early 18th century to the present day sourced from more than 17,000 publications, including 700 Spanish-language newspapers and periodicals. An easy-to-use online resource—updated daily with new material—that illuminates centuries of Hispanic history, culture, and daily life. Please provide feedback on this database.
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JANES Air & Space Module provides complete data for air and space platforms, systems and subsystems under development, in production and in service with air forces around the world. This module includes all of the information in JANES’ popular World of Aircraft reference book series and much more. JANES partners with global government agencies and leading military manufacturers across the world and is at the forefront of analysis in the open-source intelligence domain. Use your full VT.edu email address to login.
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This database is on trial through March 17, 2023. Native American Indians 1645-1819 is the most comprehensive record of Native America in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. More than 1,600 publications offer unparalleled insight into the relationship between Native Americans and European settlers. The database features text and data analysis tools, author biographies, and suggested search paths for easy browsing and discovery. Please provide feedback on this database.
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This database is on trial through March 17, 2023. These primary source documents cover not only encounters between Indigenous people and the U.S. government, but also accounts of Native American cultures during a time when disease and forced relocation were transforming their lives. Now, these rare materials are available for the first time in a readily accessible digital collection, which also contains detailed historical background notes created by the curators of the National Archives. Native American Tribal Histories, 1813-1880, is a powerful new resource for anyone interested in the past, present and future of Native America. Please provide feedback on this resource.
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Newspapers.com World Collection is an extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com World Collection contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, global, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.
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This database is on trial through March 3, 2023. North American City Reports preserves the full text of over five million pages of surveys, budgets, statistical records, case studies, planning documents, training manuals, policy guidelines, reports, and news from the five hundred largest cities in North America. It also includes select materials from hundreds of related agencies and non-governmental organizations. Please provide feedback on this database.
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This database is on trial through March 3, 2023. Platino Educa offers unlimited access to hundreds of Spanish and Ibero-American movies, classified by subjects and covering themes across the Environment, Social Sciences, Language and Literature, Arts, and Social Justice. Please provide feedback on this database.
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This database is on trial through March 3, 2023. SciVal Grants provides access to quantitative funding landscape intelligence to support strategic planning and execution of research and funding strategies. From understanding funding trends in priority research areas to identifying key contributors and funding bodies investing in your areas of interest, quantitative insights can help you advance your funding strategies and research programs. Please provide feedback on this database.
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Please Note: Users must create a Home Access account to use MedOne Adaptive Learner. This database is on trial though March 7, 2023. Thieme MedOne Adaptive Learner Step 1 is an adaptive learning medical education platform that uses USMLE style questions to support knowledge retention, application and synthesis. The product includes questions and answer explanations covering 11 USMLE specific disciplines. Please provide feedback on this database.
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This database is on trial though March 7, 2023. Thieme MedOne Education is an online collection of illustrated, full-color textbooks. The base collection comprises 130 textbooks covering biomedical and health sciences. It also includes USMLE Test-prep material and clinical techniques and cases presented in instructional videos. Please provide feedback on this database.
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