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  • BrowZine

    BrowZine

    Got a new tablet? Here's something you can do with it. Download the free BrowZine app to browse our library's e-journals. You can read and save article PDFs right on your tablet! Download BrowZine from your device's app store. Launch BrowZine, and select University of Iowa from the dropdown list.  You will then be asked to log in with your Hawk ID and password (BrowZine saves these for subsequent sessions). BrowZine provides a list of e-journals. You can add journals to a "bookshelf" that is updated as new issues become available. Read journal articles in BrowZine, or save them to read later. You can send article citations to citation managers such as Zotero, RefWorks or Mendeley. For more information and technical support, visit http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase.

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  • New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-Present

    New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-Present

    The collection includes over 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award winning short films.

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  • The First World War, Personal Experiences

    The First World War, Personal Experiences

    This digital resource brings to life the reality of the First World War for the men and women who experienced it firsthand. Containing digital images of a wide range of original documents, including diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, scrapbooks, objects, and a wealth of visual sources, this resource provides a rich seam of information on personal experiences of war. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond.

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  • Learning Commons

    Learning Commons

    The Learning Commons will be a tech-infused comfortable study space and one-stop academic help center...with good coffee!  The project is a collaboration of the Provosts Office, UI Libraries and ITS to create an intellectual hub for undergrads at UI. For more information about the Learning  Commons go to the Learning Commons website, or view our recent blog posts.

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  • Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration, and Cultural Exchange

    Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration, and Cultural Exchange

    Global Commodities: The story of 15 different commodities, from chocolate to oil to wine, is told in this new database by Adam Matthew. Each commodity is documented through a wide range of manuscript materials, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, ephemera, objects and rare books so that the student can explore the origins of the commodity, their first uses, the trade that developed and the ways in which these items were marketed and consumed. The project touches on themes of exploration and discovery; imperialism and attempts at monopoly; trade Wars; translocation and economic geography; slavery; mass production; luxury; taste; and the evolution of global branding.

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  • Afro-American Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia

    Afro-American Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia

    Created from the Library Company’s acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection—an accumulation that began with Benjamin Franklin and steadily increased throughout its entire history—this unique online resource will provide researchers with more than 12,000 printed works. These essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture.

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  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

    Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

    NCCO provides literally millions of pages of primary resource material, as well as a collection of European literature, from the "long" 19th century, roughly 1790-1918. The first four (of a projected 12) archives are: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Politics and Society, British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; and, European Literature 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection. The latter contains 9,000+ titles by popular and obscure writers, especially some lesser-known women writers.

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  • Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969

    Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969

    Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969 covers the whole of modern British involvement in North Africa and the Middle East: from the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the nineteenth century, the Middle East Conference of 1921, the Mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia and the Suez Crisis in 1956, to the partition of Palestine, post-Suez Western foreign policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970, originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. Documents range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties.

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  • Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966

    Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966

    Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966 covers the whole of the modern period of European colonization of Africa: from coastal trading in the early nineteenth century, through the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa, to the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence. The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970, originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. Documents range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties.

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  • Cambridge Companions Complete Collection

    Cambridge Companions Complete Collection

    Volumes in the Cambridge Companions series are collections of essays aimed at providing introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, composers, topics, and periods.

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  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

    House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

    The HCPP database provides access to millions of pages of historical documents produced in the course of British parliamentary business from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. The eighteenth-century material includes Lords as well as Commons publications, Journals, and Private Acts from 1688 to 1834. In addition to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Commons sessional papers, HCPP includes full text of reports of debates in Lords and Commons published in Hansard from 1803 to 2005 as well as the Parliamentary RegisterM of debates from 1776 to 1805.

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  • Classic Mexican Cinema

    Classic Mexican Cinema

    The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema is illuminated in this collection of popular movie periodicals. Not only does it include chief magazines such as Cinema Reporter (1943-1965) and Cine Mundial (1954-1955), it also features extremely rare copies of El Cine Gráfico from 1935 and of the weekly El Mundo Ilustrado (1902-1910). The true extent of the popularity of Mexican film is illustrated by Cinelandia (1931-1947), which was published in Hollywood both in Spanish and in English. This collection also includes dozens of film flyers, which were distributed on the streets to lure people into the cinema. Finally, for the first time this collection gives access to the personal scrap books of Fernando de Fuentes (1894-1958), one of the leading Latin-American filmmakers to this day. These volumes contain reviews, movie stills, programs, and advertisements, shedding a unique light on the career of this pioneering director. The sources in this collection, heretofore only accessible in the archives of the Filmoteca de la UNAM in Mexico City, will be invaluable to scholars and researchers working on film and media studies, Latin American studies, and many other aspects of the historical, social, and political impact of cinema.

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  • Anthropology Online

    Anthropology Online

    Anthropology Online is a fulltext database complementing Ethnographic Video Online. It can be searched with Ethnographic Video Online or separately. This first release of AO includes 140 titles covering topics in cultural and physical anthropology. Additional titles will be added. Note that in Internet Explorer, pop ups must be enabled in Alexander Street Anthropology to search AO only. Alexander Street recommends Firefox or Chrome.

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  • Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

    Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

    Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. This products also includes many newspapers published in English, bilingually in Spanish and English, and in French. This resource offers a diversity of unabridged voices, ranging from intellectuals and literary notables to politicians, union organizers and grassroots figures. Often illustrated with photographic documentation, Hispanic American Newspapers reveal the rich history of a people who have long resided in and contributed to the American public sphere.

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  • Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports

    Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports

    Joint Publications Research Service (or JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994 covers an important period of American history, especially the Cold War relationship with the USSR and the allies from both sides. The Reports are English translations of a variety of sources including foreign-language monographs, reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from all over the world. User can expect to find a wealth of hard-to-find scientific, technical, and social science materials translated from many languages. Few libraries or institutions outside of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Library of Congress hold a complete edition. There are 130,000 reports totaling more than 4 million pages that start a month before Sputnik1 and end a few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers Part II

    19th Century British Library Newspapers Part II

    19th Century British Library Newspapers has been expanded by the addition of newspapers from the English counties, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

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  • Book Citation Index

    Book Citation Index

    Book Citation Index-Science and Book Citation Index-Social Sciences & Humanities are now included in Web of Science. This means that 30,000 academic books are now included in Web of Science, allowing you to search across journals, books and conference proceedings on any topic. The references in these books are fully indexed, adding 13.5 million new cited references to Web of Science. 10,000 new books will be added every year. The Book Citation Index subscription results from negotiations managed through the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) consortium.

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  • The Vogue Archive

    The Vogue Archive

    The Vogue Archive provides a searchable database of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Preserving the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers, it is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the beginning of the modern era to the present day. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out is reproduced in color and images can be accessed in a variety of ways including by photographer, garment type or brand name.

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  • The Jerusalem Post

    The Jerusalem Post

    The Jerusalem Post is an Israeli daily English-language broadsheet newspaper, founded on 1 December 1932 by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post in the British Mandate of Palestine. During the Mandate period, the publication supported the struggle for a Jewish homeland in Palestine and openly opposed British policy restricting Jewish immigration. In 1950, two years after the State of Israel was declared, the paper was renamed The Jerusalem Post. While it was once regarded as left-wing, the paper underwent a noticeable shift to the right in the late 1980s.

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  • The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003) – ProQuest Historical Newspapers

    The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003) – ProQuest Historical Newspapers

    Archives of The Guardian and The Observer provide access to over two hundred years of The Guardian (originally Manchester Guardian, est. 1821) and The Observer (est. 1791). The Guardian gained a reputation for progressive opinions and coverage of controversial issues. Contributors to The Observer, a Sunday paper included prominent literary and political figures.

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  • The Wall Street Journal (1889-1993) – ProQuest Historical Newspapers

    The Wall Street Journal (1889-1993) – ProQuest Historical Newspapers

    The Wall Street Journal (1889-1993) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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  • Mass Observation Online

    Mass Observation Online

    Mass Observation Online provides access to archival materials of a project started in 1937 to collect detailed information about the everyday lives of English people. The collection includes detailed diaries and responses to surveys on topics ranging from household budgets to politics and world events. A subset, The Worktown Collection, provides access to the documentation of an intensive study of the working-class towns of Bolton and Blackpool from 1937 to 1940.

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  • The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

    The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

    The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio – and later, television – programs in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. With major contributors including E. M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, it also provided an important platform for new writers and poets; W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin being notable examples. Full text of the digital collection is searchable, and issues can be browsed by date. Advanced searching includes limits for advertising, feature articles, poems, and obituaries.

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  • Everyday Life & Women in America

    Everyday Life & Women in America

    Everyday Life & Women in America provides access to primary source materials that detail the social and cultural forces that shaped the everyday lives of Americans from 1800 to 1920. Monographs, rare periodicals and pamphlets, manuals, and essays offer insight to families, home life and domestic management. The collection explores topics as diverse as religion, race, education, employment, politics, marriage, sexuality, health, childhood, fashion, gossip, travel, entertainment and popular pastimes.

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  • ARTstor

    ARTstor

    ARTstor, an image library for the arts and sciences, is a searchable database of thousands of digital images and associated catalog data, with new image collections added several times a year. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, anthropology, ethnographic and women’s studies, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Users can search, view, download and organize images.

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  • American Film Scripts Online

    American Film Scripts Online

    American Film Scripts Online makes available, for the first time, accurate and authorized versions of more than 1,000 copyrighted screenplays. Most of the scripts have never been published before, and nowhere else are they available online. Alexander Street Press has developed the collection through arrangements with Warner Bros., Sony, RKO, MGM, and other major film studios; rights holders such as Faber & Faber, Newmarket Press, Penguin Putnam, and Vintage Anchor; and the writers themselves, including Paul Schrader, Lawrence Kasdan, Gus Van Sant, Neil LaBute, Oliver Stone, and many others.Script formatting is in the conventional screenplay format wherever it exists in the original—the preferred format for scholars who teach screenwriting and for many historians. For the occasional writer who did not conform to the accepted conventions (Gus Van Sant, for example), the original format is presented. Users will see longer sections of each script for viewing and printing, links from search results directly to a specific scene, and other enhancements.

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  • Eighteenth Century Journal Portal

    Eighteenth Century Journal Portal

    Eighteenth Century Journal Portal is a substantial addition to online primary sources for eighteenth-century cultural history. It provides access to the content of unique and ephemeral publications as well as longer-lived periodicals and newpapers representing the vitality and range of publishing in eighteenth-century (1685-1815) Britain & Ireland as well as some Canadian, Caribbean, & Indian titles.

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  • Times of India Historical Archive (1838-2001)

    Times of India Historical Archive (1838-2001)

    The Times of India was founded in 1838 to serve British residents of western India. Today this historical newspaper serves researchers interested in studying colonialism and post-colonialism, British and world history, class and gender issues, international relations, comparative religion, international economics, terrorism, and more.

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  • Digital National Security Archive

    Digital National Security Archive

    Digital National Security Archive is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Over 94,000 of the most important, declassified documents – totaling more than 650,000 pages – are included in the database. Many are published now for the first time. The database includes documents on U.S. policy/relations with South Africa, Korea, China, Chile, Iran, Japan, El Salvador, and more. There are also collections on U.S. policy during the Vietnam War and Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as materials relating to terrorism, espionage and intelligence.

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  • Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006

    Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006

    Launched in October 1822, the Sunday Times promised to exercise of the freedom of the press that its masthead proclaimed to be “the Palladium of all the Civil, Political and Religious Rights on an Englishman.” The Sunday Times was not the Sunday issue of theLondon Times, but an independent publication of analysis and commentary on the news and events of the past week including theatre and music in London.

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