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  • 1. America : History and Life

    America : History and Life indexes and abstracts more than 1700 social science and humanities journals in the field of United States and Canadian history. (See Historical Abstracts for non-North American coverage.) Links to full-text articles are included when available. Books and dissertations are included. (Updated monthly)
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  • 2. African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

    African-American Periodicals, 1825-1995, contains fully searchable content from 174 titles published by African-Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries. These include academic titles, as well as commercial magazines, institutional bulletins, annual reports, and other genres, including many short-lived publications not found in any libraries beyond the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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  • 3. OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)

    OmniFile is a multidisciplinary database covering a number of core subjects, including applied sciences, art, education, ethnic studies, humanities, law, social sciences, technology, and women’s studies. It includes the full text of articles from more than 3,000 publications (many of them peer-reviewed) dating back to 1994. In total it indexes and abstracts more than 5,000 publications, some since 1982. (Updated daily)
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  • 4. Black Freedom

    The ProQuest History Vault offers researchers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children, who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. The Federal Government Records module contains documentation from federal government agencies on milestones of the federal government's involvement with Civil Rights including Brown v. Board of Education, Little Rock school desegregation, the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, the sit-in movement, the march on Washington in 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and related themes. Module Two contains personal papers of African Americans and records of civil rights organizations: Papers of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM), Mary McLeod Bethune Papers, Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC), Records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Bayard Rustin Papers, and the Claude A. Barnett Papers. Part 2 of this module contains records of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), formed by student activists in 1960, and which became one of the most important civil rights organizations in the 1960s. It also contains the records of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), and the papers of Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell of Chicago.
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  • 5. JTA Jewish & Israel News (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

    JTA Jewish & Israel News is a searchable database chronicling modern Jewish history, as seen through the eyes of journalists. It consists of articles published or disseminated by the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) news service, dating from 1923 to the present. The "archive" tab leads to the JTA Jewish News Archive, which offers additional ways to search and browse material more than three years old, as well as a timeline. The JTA Jewish News Archive is available directly at http://archive.jta.org/. (Updated daily, combined archive and current sites)
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  • 6. Black Drama

    Black Drama contains the full text of 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 100 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. The database also includes playbills, stills, photographs, and other ephemera from a wide range of sources.
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  • 7. JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive

    JSTOR is a full-text journal database which provides access to more than 1,200 titles in the fields of African-American studies, anthropology, architecture, Asian studies, biological sciences, botany, ecology, economics, education, film, finance, folklore, history, language, literature, mathematics, middle east studies, music, philosophy, political science, population/demography, religion, sociology, and statistics. Coverage begins with volume one of each title and continues to within 3 to 5 years of the most current issue, depending on the title. The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal; it is specified by publishers in their license agreements with JSTOR. Graphs, photographs, and other images are included. UW-Madison Libraries have acquired the following JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I-XIV; Biological Sciences; Business; Ecology & Botany I-II; Health & General Sciences; Ireland; Language & Literature; Music. (Updated irregularly)
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  • 8. ProQuest Civil War Era

    Newspaper and pamphlet sources for access to research on Civil War era American history.
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  • 9. Academic Search

    Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including approximately 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. A total of 8,500 journals are indexed and abstracted. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for over 100 journals and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This resource is licensed by BadgerLink/Department of Public Instruction for use by all Wisconsin residents. (Updated daily)
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  • 10. Chicano Database

    This is the most comprehensive bibliographic resource for information about Mexican-American topics and the only specialized database for Chicano reference. It identifies, in one place, all types of material about Chicanos and provides uniform subject access to this constantly growing body of literature. Incorporates the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database, a comprehensive resource covering psychological, sociological, and educational literature. Also includes (1992 to the present) the broader Latino experience of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants. (Updated quarterly)
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