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  • 1. African Newspapers (1800's - 1900s)

    A database of 40 searchable African newspapers covering the period from 1800 to 1922. Coverage is largely of English-language papers but a few in African languages are also included.
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  • 2. MedlinePlus

    MedlinePlus is an extensive consumer health site with access to information about specific diseases and conditions from the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, health organizations and academic medical centers. Additional information includes health dictionaries and encyclopedias, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials. Both health professionals and consumers can depend on it for accurate, current health information. (Updated daily)
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  • 3. Docuseek2

    Docuseek2 is the internet site where one can discover, access, license, stream and share over 800 documentary and social issues films and videos. This database provides 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. Topics covered include business and economics, health care, humanities, performing arts, and social sciences. Docuseek2 supports the ability to create clips, playlists, and save searches of the films and videos available through this website. See also Kanopy and Films on Demand databases for more streaming video options.
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  • 4. Early Arabic Printed Books from British Library

    Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library is the online presentation of one of the world's most important Arabic collections, based on A.G. Ellis's 1894-1901 record of publications. The collection has several modules that bring together books on a variety of subjects, printed from the 15th to 19th century in Arabic script, as well as translations into European and Asian languages. UW-Madison access is currently limited to the Religion and Law module, which includes works of Islamic literature, key among which are numerous editions of the Qur'an with translations and commentaries, traditions (hadith), works of the religious life, and much more. Islamic law materials include works of Hanafi law, Maliki law, and Shafi'i Law, as well as fiqh, statutes, and rulings. The works included in this collection demonstrate Europe's fascination with, and assimilation of ideas and knowledge originating in the Arabic-speaking world.
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