This database provides full-text access to over 7,500 historic periodicals published between 1684 and 1912, digitized from the extensive collections of the American Antiquarian Society, a major research library of pre-twentieth century American history and culture. The periodicals cover a vast array of subjects, including agriculture, applied science and technology, art and literature, business, education, music, politics, religion, and women's studies, and they offer students and faculty broad access to unique source material for research into American history and culture prior to the twentieth century. The database contains scanned page images of the original periodicals, and it supports the bookmarking and annotation of individual documents with a personal account, the export of documents to PDF format, and the ability to create direct links to specific documents.
American Prison Newspapers is a full-text digital collection that currently includes over 5,700 issues from over 100 different newspapers published in U.S. prisons. These publications provide unique insights into the lives and experiences of incarcerated individuals over a lengthy period of history and can be useful for research on a wide variety of topics.
ATLAS is an online library of over 1,400 authentic video cases showing National Board Certified Teachers at work in the classroom. The videos, which cover Pre-K through 12th grade classrooms, are available for a wide range of subjects and several different standards frameworks.
The BMJ Best Practice database is designed to assist health professionals make accurate and effective diagnosis and treatment decisions. Containing regularly updated research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion, the database covers prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for a wide variety of conditions. Contents include condition, assessment, and overview monographs; a drugs database containing information on dosing, availability, formulations, side effects and contraindications; and a collection of patient education leaflets providing summary information on conditions and their causes, treatment options, and other useful information, supporting shared decision-making between patients and healthcare professionals.
This database contains hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on landmark legislation, Congressional Research Service and Government Accountability Office reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights which illuminate the struggle for equality in the United States. The database also includes a varied collection of books on related civil rights topics and a list of prominent civil rights organizations.
This e-book collection provides full-text and fully-illustrated access to over 140 titles for elementary school children (grades K-5) and are excellent resources for teachers. The books can be viewed through our subscription web site, and students are invited to create their own personal account on the site - called a "Backpack account" - to help store and manage your favorite titles, "check out" books for use on a personal e-reader, and store notes about e-books. Several training videos are available from the "Help" link to orient you to the site.ebook
Film Platform provides web-based access to streaming format documentary films for use in college and university courses. International in scope, the films available through Film Platform cover a wide range of social, political, and cultural topics.
Featuring periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, congressional hearings, Congressional Research Service reports, Supreme Court briefs, links to several hundred scholarly articles, and a balanced selection of external resources,
this database is a useful resource for researching gun regulation and legislation in the United States.
Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of over 20,000 issues of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.
The IPA Source database, designed for singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature, contains the largest collection of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions on the web. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. IPA Source offers over 12,000 texts to works for the solo voice in Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English.
Kanopy is a web-based platform for streaming video. It offers a large number of films available for licennsing and covers a wide range of subjects taught at WPUNJ. Licensed films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast. Faculty interested in acquiring a film for use in one or more courses should complete the request form that displays when selecting a film not yet licensed.
This full-text database features a collection of materials relating to the gay rights movement in America, including an interactive timeline, as well as subject-coded court cases, scholarly articles, books, pamphlets, reports, and more. The major focus areas of the collection marriage and family, employment discrimination, military service, AIDS and health care, and public spaces and accommodations. A separate subcollection, historical attitudes and analysis, presents books, pamphlets, reports, and more that some researchers may find offensive: viewpoints expressed in these items range from the cause of homosexuality and its alleged cures to the “problems” LGBTQ persons create in society. These items are not presented to endorse their viewpoints. They are included because to understand our present - how far we have come, the obstacles that were overcome, and those that still exist today - one must fully acknowledge the reality of our past, no matter how ugly, dangerous, or offensive it may be.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) is a major source of news, legal, and business information, containing over 15,000 full-text publications. The database provides current local, regional, national and international newspapers, broadcast media transcripts, newswires, and blogs. The legal section offers federal and state statutes, administrative codes, court opinions, briefs, pleadings and motions, administrative materials, law reviews and legal news. The business sections contains information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives, including company profiles, SEC filings, analyst reports, directories, and more. Nexis Uni also offers several useful personalized features for students and faculty who create individual accounts on the database after logging in, including the ability to customize the home page, save searches for later re-use, create search alerts on topics of interest, bookmark documents for later viewing, and retain search history to identify previously-viewed documents. With a personal account, students and faculty can also collaborate by creating and sharing research folders, sharing search strings, and highlighting or annotating documents in a folder.
The Open Society Justice Initiative, part of the Open Society Foundations, was established in 2003 to provide expert legal support for Open Society’s broader mission and values through strategic human rights litigation and other legal work. This database contains reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice around the world.
This full-text database provides a wealth of primary and secondary source materials for research into the history of slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. It includes legal case and trial transcripts and court opinions, debates, histories, legislative and other government reports, letters, literary works, pamphlets, poems and songs, conference and convention proceedings, organizational reports, slave narratives, memoirs, sermons and speeches, legal treatises, and other materials. Over 1,400 titles representing every perspective from pro-slavery advocacy to radical abolitionism are included. Approximately 75 percent of the materials in the database were originally published in the nineteenth century, but the database also includes both 18th and 20th century works. Personal accounts can be created to store "bookmarks" and notes for selected documents, and to save search queries for re-use.
Student Activism is an open access primary source collection containing items documenting the voices of students across the great range of protest, political actions, and equal-rights advocacy from the 20th and early 21st century United States. The primary sources are broad-based across time, geography, and political viewpoint - from the conservative to the anarchist. The collection contains materials drawn from special collection libraries and archives around the country. These include circulars, leaflets, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, campaign materials, protest literature, clippings, periodicals, bulletins, letters, press releases, ephemera; and meeting, demonstration, conference, and event documentation. While the collection currently has over 170 items, it will grow to approximately 75,000 pages.