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Birds of North America (BNA) is the most comprehensive reference for the life histories of bird species that breed in the United States and Canada. For each species, BNA offers an in-depth, authoritative summary of the scientific literature as well as sounds, images, video, and distributional maps.
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.
Access to the second and third editions of Brill's Encyclopedia of Islam. The second edition covers the individuals, peoples, history, geography, ethnography, and more related to the Islamic world. The third edition includes new entries and scholarship on Islam in the 20th century.
Sourced from the National Archives, UK, this resource unites formerly restricted Japan-specific documents. It provides significant insight into the events between First World War victory and Second World War defeat, crucial to understanding the political journey of Japan during this period.
Digital collection of Ku Klux Klan newspapers. The collection features national Klan publications as well as regional and local Klan produced papers. The collection will also include a smaller set of papers sympathetic to the Klan and a few important anti-Klan publications. Page image-based access with full-text searching, hit-term highlighting, searchable article-level metadata, and browsing by title and issue.
Collection of Marxist and Socialist newspapers spanning the 20th century and beyond. These newspapers represent the voice of Communism, Socialism, and Marxism in the English-speaking world, addressing issues such as: early 20th-century labor conditions, the working class, the post-World War II rise of McCarthyism, unionism, the Civil Rights Movement, Nazi crimes against humanity, and labor strikes. The collection is made possible in cooperation with the Marxist Internet Archive. NOTE: This collection is still being created; it will be complete in the first half of 2018.
Music Magazine Archive is a collection of digitized magazines covering the genres of Rock, Folk, and Hip-Hop & Rap. These publications uniquely capture the social and historical context of each genre, and together support scholarly research areas such as race, class, gender, American studies, youth culture, and more across some of the most progressive decades of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Electronic version of the celebrated Registres et lettres des Papes du XIIIe siècle (32 vols.: Rome, 1883-) and the Registres et lettres des Papes du XIVe siècle (48 vols.: Rome, 1899-). In addition, it contains a large amount of unpublished material. The present version of the database contains more than 250,000 documents, all categories included.
Streaming videos covering a wide variety of tools and techniques from a broad selection of psychotherapeutic approaches for training students, interns and mental-health professionals.
Since 1923, this resource has served the unique cataloging needs of small and medium-sized libraries by providing a flexible, extendable vocabulary in natural language. The online database includes all the headings in the 21st print edition. New headings are added annually.

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