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Alternate Name(s) NewsBank

Updated every day, America’s News provides the most current information for over 3,700 U.S. news sources from all 50 states.  Includes access to over 80 Virginia news sources, including the Virginian-Pilot, Richmond Times-Dispatch and many more.

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Alternate Name(s) A&A, A&AePortal

A&AePortal contains more than 350 e-books related to the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. Most titles are exclusive to the platform and are published by Yale University Press and other leading university presses (Princeton, Harvard, MIT) and museum publishers (Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art). It contains a wide variety of content, including scholarly monographs, museum catalogs, and catalouges raisonnés.

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Black Drama: Third Edition contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. More than 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.

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Cambridge Core is the home of academic content from Cambridge University Press. The collection includes access to nearly one million articles and more than 300 books covering a wide variety of subjects. In addition, users can access more than 100 Cambridge Elements - original, concise, authoritative, and peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific research, organised into focused series edited by leading scholars, and providing comprehensive coverage of the key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences.
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Digital Theatre+, includes over 600 productions, from musicals to literary classics and in a range of formats including captured theatre, films, TV adaptations, audio theatre, and poetry recitals; more than 800 video resources such as interactive workshops, dynamic e-learning videos, and exclusive interviews, lectures and documentaries; and over 21,000 pages of written resources.

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This database fills the gap in academic literature about the community and contributions of people who experience disability, with a comprehensive and international set of resources to enrich study in a wide range of disciplines from media studies to philosophy. Includes 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, archives, documentaries, and interviews along with 125 hours of video.
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The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other topical areas.

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Historical newspaper archive covering 1909 - 2010.

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This collection indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports, and proceedings. This database also contains full text for more than 330 journals. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

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Psychotherapy.net provides unlimited access to hundreds of videos designed to improve the clinical skills of mental health professionals. Psychotherapy.net videos feature Yalom, Linehan, Kernberg and other experts in session with real clients, and step-by-step explanations of their interventions.
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Alternate Name(s) Richmond Times Dispatch

Updated daily, the Richmond Times-Dispatch Collection includes the following:

  • A text archive 1985 - current
  • Images of each paper from 2018 - current
  • Blogs 2006 - 2019
  • Web Edition Articles 2015 - current
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This collection contains 2,050+ plays of the 20th century from the United States and Canada.

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Alternate Name(s) UMP EBC

This collection includes access to nearly 2,000 eBooks that cover a range of topics focusing on the arts, humanities, literature, and social sciences.

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Alternate Name(s) Virginian Pilot

Updated daily, The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) Newspaper Collection includes the following resources:

  • A text archive from 1990 - current
  • Images of each paper from 2018 - current
  • Blogs from 2006-2019
  • Select video content available through links 2020 - current
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This collection is organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. It currently includes 124 document projects in addition to an archive of more than 5,100 documents; two biographical dictionaries, Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States and Notable American Women; book, film, and website reviews; notes from the archives; and teaching tools.

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