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American Prison Newspapers brings together into one collection hundreds of periodicals, from across the country. published within prisons by incarcerated persons. Represented in the collection are penal institutions of all kinds, with special attention paid to women's-only institutions.
A key reference work in the discipline of microbiology, Bergey's Manual provides up-to-date descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all described prokaryotic taxa. This digital edition replaces and expands upon the second edition of Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, a 5-volume set completed in 2012.
Free resource from ProQuest comprising primary source documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom: Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860); The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877); Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932); The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945); The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975); The Contemporary Era (1976-2000). The documents presented here represent a selection of primary sources available in several ProQuest databases. The databases represented in this website include American Periodicals, Black Abolitionist Papers, ProQuest History Vault, ProQuest Congressional, Supreme Court Insight and Alexander Street’s Black Thought and Culture.
Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications. Series 1 covers 1704-1877: Arrival in America through Reconstruction, and Series 2 covers 1878-1975: Jim Crow through the Civil Rights Movement.
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with the Churchill Archives Centre, the Churchill Archive includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders.
HathiTrust is a digital library of more than 17.4 million volumes, digitized from member library collections. URI faculty, staff, and students can log in to HathiTrust to access enhanced features. To log in, select "University of Rhode Island" from the list of institutions and enter your URI SSO (Single Sign-On) Credentials. Include in your username. Authenticated users may download full-book PDF files of all Public Domain and Creative Commons-licensed volumes. All volumes, including copyrighted works, are searchable. Details at this link: .
Database of the book publishing industry. Search for U.S., Canadian, and international publishers by multiple criteria, including subject, type of publication, geographic location. Search for literary agents, illustration agents, lecture agents, and personnel in the book publishing industry. Includes directory listings for advertising and marketing, manufacturing, sales and distribution, and other services and suppliers. Provides information on ISBNs, organizations, courses and conferences, reference books and magazines, awards, and a calendar of events.
SciFinder-n is an enhanced search tool accessing the same content as SciFinder Scholar that provides results ranked via relevance as a default. Provides access to additional tools such as PatentPak, MethodsNow Synthesis, RetroSynthesis. It saves all of your search history via a calendar for later access. There are no limits to the number of results returned. Access restricted to URI students, faculty, and staff; for instructions on setting up an account, click more link.
Part of the History Vault series "Southern Life, Slavery and the Civil War," this module documents the international and domestic traffic in slaves in Britain’s New World colonies and the United States, providing important primary source material on the business aspect of the slave trade. This module also includes letters received by the Attorney General on law and order in 19th century America on topics including the slave trade, general slavery matters including runaway slaves and rights of slaves, and other legal issues.
Clinical decision support resource for health care practitioners that provides a comprehensive synthesis of evidence-based medical knowledge followed by recommendations for diagnosis and treatment that can be acted on at the point of care. Registration optional when using URI library link but required for mobile app. Re-verification required for registered users via this link once every 90 days.
Unlimited access for URI students, faculty, and staff to the latest four years of Wall Street Journal content via the Wall Street Journal website and phone and tablet apps. Registration required. Details at this link.
Wall Street Journal tools and resources for faculty, including newsletters, reading list tools, discussion prompts, online quizzes, how-to guides, and access to the WSJ Seminar Series.
Curated Wall Street Journal content for students, including WSJ Students Hub with articles focused on career advice and tips; WSJ Noted with perspectives from young Journalreaders on work, money, tech, culture, politics, and more; and Future View with student opinions on timely and important topics.

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