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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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.
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The collection provides full-text access to major American communist newspapers: The Daily Worker (1924-1958); The Ohio Socialist (1917-1919); People's Daily World (1986-1990); People's Weekly World (1990-2013); Sunday Worker (1936-1958); The Toiler (1919-1922); The Worker (1922-1924); The Worker (1958-1968).
Daily Observer Digital Archive This link opens in a new window
This is a comprehensive archive of the Daily Observer, Liberia’s best-known, independent, national newspaper, published in English. The Daily Observer, founded in 1981, is notable for its coverage of the modern history of Liberia—including the Liberian Civil War and through its current phase of development.
Digital South Asia Library This link opens in a new window
The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia. The Library includes: images, maps, statistics, books, journals, and more.
Alternate Name(s) EAI
Electronic Arts Intermix's (EAI) Educational Streaming service provides full-length, streaming videos by artists. The EAI collection holds treasures of the emergent video art movement; many of the works are extremely rare.

EAI's collection represents a unique artistic and cultural resource. The artists represented range from seminal figures in video art — such as Nam June Paik, Carolee Schneeman, Martha Rosler and Joan Jonas — to emerging multidisciplinary artists, including Paper Rad, Cory Arcangel and Takeshi Murata. The collection speaks to the rich history of single-channel video art, from artists' earliest analog video experiments of the 1960s to new digital media practices.
Ethnologue This link opens in a new window
The Ethnologue: Languages of the World database provides information about the world’s nearly 7,500 contemporary languages, including statistical, mapping, dialect, and usage data. Language descriptions in Ethnologue are organized by world area, UN region and country. Entries include the region(s) of use within the countries where the language is spoken, alternate names for the language, dialects of the language, the three-letter code that identifies the language according to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 639-3) standard, the estimated population of speakers, genetic classification of the language, domains of language use and viability, language vitality rating according to EGIDS, scripts used to write the language, and citations of literature and other products of language development.
JSTOR Global Plants This link opens in a new window
This database supports research in botany, ecology, and conservation studies with digitized, high-resolution plant specimens and related materials, such as collectors’ correspondence, diaries, illustrations, and photographs.
JSTOR Primary Sources This link opens in a new window
This source includes three collections: 19th Century British Pamphlets; Struggles for Freedom - Southern Africa; and World Heritage Sites - Africa. The 19th Century British Pamphlets collection contains primary sources for the study of sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain. Struggles for Freedom - Southern Africa contains documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, United Nations documents, out-of-print and other relevant books, oral histories, and speeches. World Heritage Sites - Africa contains visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites. It includes photographs, 3D models, GIS data, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, images of rock art, excavation reports, manuscripts, traveler accounts, historical and antiquarian maps, books, articles, and other scholarly research.
Labor and Employment: The American Worker This link opens in a new window
Part of HeinOnline, this database explores the working class in the United States through an editorialized collection about the history of labor conditions and employment law in the United States. This database includes legislative histories, Supreme Court case briefs, accounts of historical labor riots, current reports on working conditions, scholarly articles, and an interactive timeline that charts labor efforts.
MIT Press Direct to Open Ebooks This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s) D2O
A collection of MIT Press scholarly ebooks, both monographs and edited collections.

Via our subscription the GC library allows more MIT press books to be published with open access licenses and gains access to a backfile of older titles still in copyright.
Refworld This link opens in a new window
This global law and policy database is operated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It includes documents and publications on refugee law and statelessness from the late 18th century until present. The document collections are: legal instruments; case law; policy and guidance; and research and reports. Content is provided by both UNHCR and external sources, such as academic and research institutions; governmental organizations; and judicial bodies.
This database chronicles transnational feminist/women’s activism and movements in relation to development in the Global South. As an archival-based project, it contextualizes gender and struggle on a global scale.