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The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American to the major poets of the nineteenth century.
Thousands of scientifically peer-reviewed images showing disease symptoms, pests, and other disorders associated with plants and crops.
Features records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and federal records on the Black Freedom Struggle.
View images of pages for the Boston Herald, starting with January 1, 2019. There is a 90 embargo before images will show. You can use the Access World News database to access current content (text only).
International collection of specific aspects of individual building types, with vector-based architectural drawings, photos and case studies.
Nearly all journals in China, with coverage across all regions of Asia, including articles, theses, dissertations, patents and conference proceedings.
Original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies from 1606-1822.
Consumer Reports provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
Contains the text of Tocqueville's "Democracy in America," and citations and links to specific pages in the source materials used and/or cited by Tocqueville. Cited works, if in a language other than English, include links to English translations when available. If the cited source is in manuscript form, e.g., a letter by Thomas Jefferson, links are .included not only to the manuscript, but to a transcription of the letter where available.
Search, find and analyze nonprofit data and financials.
  • Open Access
Open access books, built by scientists, for scientists.
  • Open Access
Independent open access video journal providing summaries of research findings covering all academic fields.
Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the period 300 to 1500. Its geographical scope covers the whole of Europe, part of the Middle East, and parts of North Africa to document the roots of Western culture and those of its neighbours in the Byzantine, Arab and Jewish worlds.
This database features a deep collection of comprehensive worldwide business information, including information from Hoover's, First Research and the D&B Million Dollar Database. Includes detailed information on over 245 million businesses with contact information for executives, demographics and behavior types for US households, Nielsen Pop Fact reports, and global corporate family trees.
View images of pages for the Springfield Republican, starting with January 1, 2019. There is a 90 embargo before images will show. You can use the Access World News database to access current content (text only).
Modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African American poets of the last century, including Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.