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This HeinOnline collection brings together all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery; cases go into the 20th century.
The collection has hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery, and every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere; more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, including many modern histories of slavery; and a section containing all modern law review articles on the subject.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Academic Search Ultimate offers students an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.
Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers almost 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Artstor is providing Free access to Art images and Multimedia from their Artstor Digital Library, Institutional Collections, and Public Collections. The Artstor Digital Library offers 3 million images from leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists, including many rare and important collections available nowhere else. These collections are rights-cleared for use in education, encompass a wide variety of disciplines, and are presented alongside a set of specialized tools for teaching and learning. This Free expanded access ends June 30, 2021.
With approximately 300 collections composed of over 2.5 million images (and growing), scholars can examine wide-ranging material such as Native American art from the Smithsonian, treasures from the Louvre, and panoramic, 360-degree views of the Hagia Sophia in a single, easy-to-use resource.
The Artstor Digital Library provides straightforward access to curated images from reliable sources that have been rights-cleared for use in education and research — you are free to use them in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.
And unlike results from Google or other search engines, our images come with high-quality metadata from the collection catalogers, curators, institutions, and artists themselves.
This site is a curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. Developed with input from Black history scholars and advisors, this resource is freely available on the web and to libraries. The site includes more than 2,000 curated documents around six crucial phases of the U.S. Black freedom struggle. Each time period features an overview plus organized information and links to primary source documents about the relevant people, places, related government documents.
Slavery and Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
Civil War and Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
Jim Crow Era to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
Civil Rights and Black Power Movement (1946-1975)
Contemporary Era (1976-present)
The materials used come from the following ProQuest collections:
American Periodicals Series – Out-of-copyright newspapers
Black Abolitionist Papers -- Correspondence, pamphlets and periodicals
ProQuest History Vault – Organizational records such as committee minutes, pamphlets, reports, FBI case files, newsletters, and records of presidential administrations and federal agencies such as the Department of Justice.
ProQuest Congressional - House and Senate documents and reports, hearings, presidential communications and messages, treaties, bills and laws, American state papers, and executive branch documents.
Supreme Court Insight -- Supreme Court records and briefs
Black Thought and Culture -- Books and periodicals
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, state and province portals form research centers around issues covering earth systems, global change, land and water use, populations, legislation, and more. Portal overviews provide essential information, supplemented by academic journals, news, case studies, conferences, statistics, and rich multimedia.
A rare view of what rush hour in London looked like in 1897. The dramatic and suspenseful newsreel announcing the crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin. President Ronald Reagan’s challenging speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Throughout modern history, cameras have recorded public events, wars, cultural phenomena, and government programs. This collection is a treasure trove of archival and historical films from multiple sources.
The Prelinger Archives – a collection of films relating to U.S. cultural and social history and the evolution of everyday life in America.
The WPA Film Library – more than 2,800 clips and newsreels from the late 1800s onward.
The United Newsreel collection – the series of newsreels produced by the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II.
The Universal Newsreel collection – a series of seven- to 10-minute newsreels produced by Universal Studios that were released twice per week between 1929 and 1967.
Recordings from the National Archives and Records Administration of historic speeches and events.
From Oscar®, Emmy, and Peabody award-winning documentaries to A-list performances spanning the arts, Films On Demand has content that will both educate and entertain students and researchers on a wide range of curricular subjects, including history, biology, business and economics, engineering, computer science, technical and trade skills, art and architecture, music and dance, philosophy and religion, geography, environmental science, anthropology, language and literature, mathematics, psychology, sociology, political science, and more.
Top Producers including A&E, PBS, BBC Learning, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO Documentary Films, PBS NewsHour, Open University, Bill Moyers, California Newsreel, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more.
These simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects. The library offers access to 11 selected collections: Basic Biology, Advanced Biology, JoVE Core: Biology, Lab Manual: Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Psychology; JoVE Core: Social Psychology; Clinical Skills; Engineering; and Environmental Sciences. A Curriculum Specialist to help with syllabus mapping or other technical support is available for faculty; contact your library liaison for more information. Users should log in and create a profile - you must be logged in to embed video into your learning platform!
JoVE Science Education is content directly designed for undergraduate science study. There are 11 collections included within this Science Education offering, as follows; some are video textbooks, others demonstrate lab and field skills.
Basic Biology - Lab safety, using common equipment, basic techniques, handing lab animals
Advanced Biology - Common techniques, theories and procedures in sub-sections of Biology including Genetics, Cell Biology, Neuroscience and more
JoVE Core: Biology - a video textbook mapped to OpenStax Biology as well as Campbell's Biology. Great for intro bio and A&P
Lab Manual: Biology - instructor and student prep, execution and reporting on a number of experiments in Biology
Chemistry - Common techniques, theories and procedures in sub-sections of Chemistry including Orgo, Analytical, Inorgo and more
Physics - Theory and experiments detailing fundamentals of Physics study
Psychology - Collection of Psychology theory in Social, Behavioral, Developmental and other areas
JoVE Core: Social Psychology - video textbook on Social Psychology (new as of February 2020)
Clinical Skills - Three collections of physical examinations as well as nursing skills and emergency medicine. Great for any pre-health major
Engineering - Video fundamentals of Engineering in a number of fields including Mechanical, Biomedical and more
Environmental Sciences - Video fundamentals of Earth Science and more.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, JSTOR is providing FREE access to its Archived Journal, Thematic, and Primary Source Collections through June 30, 2021! Click "More" for detailed list of these resources.
Archive Journal Collections:
Arts & Sciences I-XV
Ecology & Botany II
Lives of Literature
Primary Source Collections:
19th Century British Pamphlets
World Heritage Sites: Africa
Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests In Print, produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within diverse areas. Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).
Create a resume', find a career, and get advice from the Virtual Career Library to guide you through the career-seeking process, from searching for jobs to preparing resumes and cover letters to negotiating job conditions. Learn how to find a new career, land the job, and thrive in your new position.NOTE: Although creation of a personal account is required to use this resource, this is free for all WSU students, faculty, and staff.
Video modules on how to Find Information, Evaluate Information, and Use Information., with tools including Citation Builder, Source Evaluation Aid, and more! Helps students do more effective scholarly research and supports educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.
Access over 1400+ high impact, broadcast quality professional development videos for Education students and faculty. Included in the Library are:150 uncut videos (unedited footage of classrooms) for a real view of the classroom; used for calibration Teaching exercises with rubrics and creating inter-rater reliability and 41 DIY videos which are video submissions from the field featuring award winning teacher leaders, focusing on points of instruction which prove challenging for teachers. It also provides access to the popular blog, Tchers’ Voice with tips, new ideas and concepts, and ways of using videos series to improve learning.