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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
American Prison Newspapers brings together hundreds of newspapers published within prisons by incarcerated people over the past 200 years. When complete, the collection will contain newspapers from prisons in every state, representing penal institutions of all kinds, including women-only institutions.
Civil Rights and Social Justice This link opens in a new window
Part of HeinOnline, this database covers the legal protections and definitions of civil rights in the United States. Includes publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, legislative histories on landmark legislation, briefs from relevant U.S. Supreme Court cases, and more.
Irish Historical Newspapers This link opens in a new window
Nearly 300 years of Irish newspapers, from 1738 to 2004, from all parts of Ireland. Includes 16 essential regional and national papers, with deep coverage of culture, society, daily life, and major Irish and global events.
LGBTQ+ Rights This link opens in a new window
Part of HeinOnline, this database charts the gay rights movement in the U.S., showing the civil rights codified into law in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the inequalities that still exist today. Topics covered include the Defense of Marriage Act, the AIDS crisis, military service by gay and transgender service members, "bathroom bills," and more. A separate subcollection presents historical texts whose views some readers may find offensive today, showing the prejudicial beliefs that permeated society and helped formed the laws of their time.
Open Society Justice Initiative This link opens in a new window
This database, which is part of HeinOnline, includes reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice, published by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Project Muse E-Books This link opens in a new window
Over 70,000 e-books in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Fields covered include cultural studies, economics, education, gender studies, history, literature and literary criticism, mathematics, medicine and health, music, political science, visual and performing arts, and many others.
Projectr via The New York Public Library This link opens in a new window
*Please log in using your New York Public Library Credentials.*Projectr is a platform for streaming independent films. In partnership with public libraries and educational institutions across North America, Projectr presents an ever-expanding collection of acclaimed movies, archival restorations, award-winning documentaries and artist-made works from around the world.
Student Activism This link opens in a new window
A collection of primary sources from the 20th and early 21st century representing the voices of students across a range of protests, political actions, and equal-rights advocacy. When complete, the collection will contain approximately 75,000 pages drawn from libraries and archives around the country and include circulars, leaflets, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, campaign materials, protest literature, clippings, periodicals, bulletins, letters, and press releases, along with ephemera and meeting, demonstration, conference, and event documentation covering a wide range of political viewpoints.