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Hispanic History, Anthropology and More Databases on Trial

The Library has several databases on trial right now, including those listed below. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 – This digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture comes from the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project. This project is the largest national project ever to locate, preserve and disseminate Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form since colonial times until 1960. Created under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, founder and director of Arte Público Press, the oldest and largest publisher of U.S. Hispanic literature in the U.S., the collection accurately conveys the creative life of U.S. Hispanics, and sheds new light on the intellectual vigor and traditional values that have characterized Hispanics from the earliest moments of this country's history through contemporary times.

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume I & Volume II – This database is the largest streaming video collection for the visual study of human culture and behavior. It is made up of hundreds of hours of classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films. Wherever possible, videos include accompanying field notes, liner notes, filmmaker biographies, related articles, study guides and other materials.

Jewish Studies Source – Jewish Studies Source contains over 400 full-text titles including leading academic journals within the discipline, monographs, related articles from major periodicals and newspapers, and over 1600 biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jews. This database includes 123 full-text journals & magazines. Jewish Studies Source also offers extensive full-text backfiles and the entire Jewish Telegraphic Agency database from 1922 to present.

World Politics Review – World Politics Review is a daily, online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by a network of more than 400 contributors from around the world, including subject-matter experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government and elsewhere. This database currently has thousands of articles in its archives, and produces more than 75,000 words of original content per month.