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A collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies. Find biographies of interest by searching or browsing 30+ genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.
The Gender Studies Database is a full-text collection of more than 500 publications including journals, books, magazines, newsletters, dissertations, special reports, working papers and conference proceedings. Coverage for a quarter of the publications included starts prior to 1970. GSD combines NISC's popular Women's Studies International, Men's Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies databases with relevant contributions from the Child Development & Adolescent Studies as well as Family & Society Studies Worldwide databases. Links to freely available and indexed full-text articles and documents on the web are included where available.
GenderWatch is a full-text collection of journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues. Also includes content on the impact of gender and gender roles in the arts, popular culture and media, business and work, crime and criminology, education, research and scholarship, family, health care and medicine, politics, policy and legislation, pornography, religion, sexuality and sexology, sports and leisure.
Journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters related to sociology (1922 - Current). To narrow your search, use the keywords "race AND United States", "Minorities AND United States" or "African American".
umbrasearch.org brings together hundreds of thousands digitized materials from over 1,000 libraries and archives across the country. Umbra Search celebrates the vital efforts of the individuals and institutions that have helped to preserve and make accessible online hundreds of thousands of pieces of African American history and culture, and we pay homage to the Umbra Society of the early 1960s, a renegade group of Black writers and poets who helped create the Black Arts Movement.
Faculty : request a film for course use from a catalog of 26,000+ feature, documentary and independent films. Please include on the form the COURSE and the DATE by when you would like the film. Films are licensed for a year from the date of order. Please allow at least 10 business days for the film to become accessible.
"The Official #BlackLivesMatter Organization founded by Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza. #BlackLivesMatter is an online forum intended to build connections between Black people and our allies to fight anti-Black racism, to spark dialogue among Black people, and to facilitate the types of connections necessary to encourage social action and engagement."
Boston University Center for Antiracist Research: to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.
DocNow responds to the public's use of social media for chronicling historically significant events as well as demand from scholars, students, and archivists, among others, seeking a user-friendly means of collecting and preserving this type of digital content. The project is a collaborative effort among the University of Maryland, University of California at Riverside, and Washington University in St. Louis.