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The African Newspapers database includes 19th and 20th century newspapers, and offers access to diverse titles from Africa across a range of academic disciplines.
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Al-Manhal is an Arabic full-text database of monographs, dissertations and
periodicals. The texts are fully searchable and downloadable.
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The Armed Conflict Database (ACD) provides monitoring, data and analysis on armed conflicts worldwide, ranging from rebellions and insurgencies to civil wars and inter-state conflicts.
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Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts is a comprehensive visual arts education guide and resource that offers searchable access to books which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines.
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Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design.

The platform offers access to a curated collection of fully-searchable text and image content, incorporating the new edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, exclusive to the platform, alongside peer-reviewed academic research and a wealth of images.
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Bloomsbury Cultural History is an interactive online resource providing digital access to Bloomsbury’s Cultural Histories series. Made up of curated and illustrated reference works alongside eBook and image collections, Bloomsbury Cultural History presents content within a single, fully cross-searchable platform.
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CEPR offers access to a wide range of discussion papers and research on topics such as artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, machine learning, etc.
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Critical Collective is an initiative by art curator and critic Gayatri Sinha. Critical Collective works towards building knowledge of the arts in India. Since its inception in 2011, it has collaborated with institutions in India and abroad to create exhibitions and seminars on art. In order to expand the scale of its activities, Critical Collective created this website. This resource is intended to fill in the lacuna caused by an absence of publishing in the arts, a lack of reprints and a shortage of institutional infrastructure in India to support knowledge in the domain of arts.
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The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language, using twenty-first century technology. DOE:A to I is a reference for all scholars of Old and Middle English.
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The Directory of Music Faculties is a database of music faculties in colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
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Ethnologue: Languages of the World contains data for finding, reading about, and researching all 7,097 known living languages in the world.
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In an increasingly flat world, an understanding of the histories, politics, cultures, and economies of different countries and regions of the globe is becoming essential to more professions than ever before. This large collection contains critically acclaimed documentaries and feature programming on some of the world’s fastest-growing countries, such as China, India, Russia, and Brazil, as well as major regions including Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and more.
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Foreign Policy offers insight and analysis of global affairs for leaders from government, business, finance, and the academic world.
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The John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera provides access to selected items offering insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising.
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The Kürschners Deutscher Gelehrten-Kalender online edition is updated frequently and allows targeted searching for criteria such as field of work etc. It provides archived entries no longer included in the printed edition.
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Latin American Newspapers Series 1 includes 19th and 20th-century newspapers with access to diverse titles from Latin America, across a broad range of academic disciplines.
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Military Balance Plus allows access to wide-ranging data and enables users to customize, view, compare and download data. Data sets are continuously monitored and updated by IISS analysts in the Defense and Military Analysis Program.
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News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive offers digital access to the archival runs of 15 20th/21st-century consumer magazines covering such fields as the history of politics, current events, public policy, and international relations. Each title has a backfile and issues are scanned from cover to cover. Central to this collection is the archive of Newsweek, one of the 20th century's most prominent, highest circulating general interest magazines.

In combination these publications provide access to contemporary responses to the key events, trends, and preoccupations of the period, from a range of perspectives. In addition to the representation of various political and religious orientations, the collection is international in scope. Alongside leading US publications such as Newsweek and In These Times are magazines that are published outside of North America and/or are engaged with international affairs, such as Europe, New Internationalist, and NATO Review.
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ProQuest Civil War Era offers access to comprehensive primary source materials that cover a range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement, the 600,000 battle casualties, and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves. The database combines continuous runs of regional newspapers, as well as pamphlets covering a wide range of topics. These sources focus on the entire era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War--enabling researchers to investigate not just the battles, but also the rising tensions that led the country to war.
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The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is a scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense.
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The Cecil Papers are a privately held archive of sixteenth and seventeenth-century manuscripts, consisting principally of the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612). The collection documents their various official roles. In addition, the collection contains documents acquired by Robert Cecil that had belonged to his rival, Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex.
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The trench journals and unit magazines of the First World War are a source of information on the common serviceman and woman’s experience of the war. These magazines were written by and for every type of unit from every combatant nation. As such they contain the hitherto unheard voices of hundreds of thousands of men and women writing from every facet of the conflict.
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Twentieth Century Religious Thought Volume 1: Christianity includes the complete 17-volume German edition of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke (DBW) and English edition of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series (DBWE); an international selection of English-language editions of key authors such as Pope Benedict XVI, Hans Urs von Baltasar, Leonardo Boff, Sergius Bulgakov, Rudolf Bultmann, Helder Camara, James Cone, Mary Daly, Ivone Gebara, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Adolf von Harnack, Bernard Lonergan, Henri de Lubac, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Jon Sobrino, Dorothee Sölle, Ernst Troeltsch, and John Howard Yoder; and a selection of the papers of Reinhold Niebuhr.
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Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume II, Islam focuses on modern Islamic theology and tradition and details Islam’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works and documents by Muslim writers, both non-Western and Western voices.

It includes an international selection of English-language editions of thinkers such as Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm, Khaled Abou el Fadl, Fethullah Gülen, Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Said Nursî, Abdolkarim Soroush, Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, and Amina Wadud; writings in Arabic by Muhammad Abduh and in French by Abdou Filali- Ansary, and a selection of more contextual monographs.
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Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume III, Judaism focuses on modern Jewish theology and philosophy and details Judaism’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works and rare documents.

It includes an international selection of English-language editions of thinkers such as Eugene Borowitz, Elliott Dorff, Emil L. Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, David Hartman, Mordecai Kaplan, Adolf Neubauer, and Joseph B. Soloveitchik; writings in German and Hebrew from the Markus Brann collection, and a selection of contextual monographs and reference works.
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Wiley Digital Archives is a continuous program of new databases comprised of historical primary sources, digitized from societies, libraries, and archives around the world, and made accessible in ways that tie directly to research outcomes and educational goals. All Archives are cross-searchable, and contain tools for searching, browsing, analyzing and visualizing primary source content.
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The World Newspaper Archive offers a search of diverse titles from Africa, Latin America, and South Asia across a broad range of academic disciplines. The database includes 19th and 20th-century newspapers.
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