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ProQuest One Business (ProQuest)
Online business library database of millions of full-text items across scholarly and popular periodicals, newspapers, market research reports, dissertations, books, videos and more.
Digitized collection of cartoon books, pamphlets, postcards, and magazines document the mass education materials published in Hong Kong and Mainland China, from 1947 to 1954.
Hmong Studies Citations (Maij Xyooj / UWDC)
Index of Hmong Studies publications from 1975 to 2018. Hmong Studies commits itself to studying HMoob subjectivities from a variety of disciplines, collected and collated from a variety of sources.
Air and Space Law (HeinOnline)
Government documents, legislative histories, books, and journals on legal and regulatory aspects of aviation and space.
Archive of materials collected by U.S. diplomats on the internal and foreign affairs of Indonesia, from 1960 to 1963.
Ethnic Diversity Source (Ebsco)
Full text sources covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America.
Afghan Central Press Digital Archive (East View)
Digitized archive of four national newspapers of Afghanistan: the English-langauge Kabul Times, and three publications in Pushto: Anis, Hewad, and Islah.
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to political, military, social, and economic issues in Japan, from 1930-1949.
Digital archive of monthly reports document the rebuilding of postwar Japan and southern Korea by Allied occupation forces.
Collection of archival records document the activities and priorities of Samuel Gompers and the American Federation of Labor from the 1880s through World War I and Gompers’s death in 1924.
Wolters Kluwer VitalLaw (Wolters Kluwer)
Previous title: Wolters Kluwer Cheetah. Federal, state, and international tax information and materials, and practice materials in antitrust law, securities, and health & human resources.
Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more. Ebsco interface.
Apuleius Online (Brill)
Text of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses in the original Latin, with an English translation and the Groningen Commentary Series to the text.
Declassified U.S. government documents concerning the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa.
Declassified U.S. government documents from the U.S. intelligence community in East Asia and Southeast Asia during the Cold War (1945-1991).
KinoDen : Kinokuniya digital library = 紀伊國屋書店学術電子図書館 (Kinokuniya Shoten)
Online digital library of academic Japanese e-books in a wide variety of disciplines from multiple Japanese publishing houses.
Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 (Alexander Street)
Document collection representing women’s voices on prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality.
Women and Social Movements, International: 1840 to Present (Alexander Street)
Primary source collection of writings of women activists and conference proceedings at which pivotal decisions in women’s social movements were made.
Global Environmental Justice Documentaries (Docuseek2)
Streaming documentary videos that explore the intersections of human rights, environmental degradation, colonization, industrial development, and climate change.
Digitized documents and personal papers from individuals and organizations related to voting rights, national politics and reproductive rights.
Organizational records of three women’s rights organizations: The National Woman’s Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women’s Action Alliance.
IET digital library: eBooks (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
Collection of ebooks in engineering and technology published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Collection of FBI surveillance, informant reports, and correspondence about mafia in Florida and Cuba, 1946-1977.
Archive of U.S. State Department Office documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Venezuela, from 1960-1963.
Archive of U.S. State Department Office documents and files about the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1924.
Archive of U.S. State Department Office documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Honduras, from 1910-1930.
Archive of U.S. State Department Office documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Peru, from 1960-1963.
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Panama, from 1950-1963.
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Nicaragua, from 1960-1963.
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Nicaragua and the U.S Intervention, from 1910-1933.
Collection of materials about foreign relations between the United States and Latin American and Caribbean countries from the U.S. Department of State Central Files, 1930-1944.
Collection of materials from the U.S. Department of State’s Central Files about the foreign relations between Central American, South American, and Caribbean countries, 1930-1944.
Emiliano Zapata, 1901-1919 (Gale)
Archival collection of materials about Emiliano Zapata and the Ejército Libertador del Sur (ELS) sourced from the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico City.
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Ecuador, from 1960-1963.
Archival collection of materials from the Ejército Libertador del SUR (ELS) sourced from the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico City.
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in the Dominican Republic, from 1963-1966
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Colombia, from 1960-1963.
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Chile, from 1930-1963.
Archival collection about the Mexican Revolution from the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico City.
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Argentina, from 1960-1963.
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Bolivia, from 1960-1963.
Archive of U.S. State Department documents and files related to diplomatic, political and economic issues in Brazil, from 1960-1963.
Database of more than 70,000 online legal documents from 15 French-speaking countries in Africa.
Women’s Suffrage collection (Gale)
This collection covers the struggle for voting rights for women in the U.S., and includes newspapers covering the temperance and women’s rights movements, as well as an anti-suffrage paper.
Icarus Films Collection (Docuseek LLC)
Streaming video collection of social, political, and historical documentaries. This is a sub-collection within the Docuseek database.
Docuseek (Docuseek LLC)
Streaming video collection of independent, social-issue and environmental films from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution. UW-Madison access is to the Docuseek Complete Collection, 3rd Edition. NOTE: UW-Madison Libraries also offers access to a different, though similarly-named streaming video database, Docuseek2 from Alexander Street/ProQuest
Archival materials from the African American Police League (based in Chicago) and its education and action arm, the League to Improve the Community.
Eleven archival collections covering three Supreme Court Justices, the first Black federal judge, high-profile cases, and developing ideologies and laws.
Materials from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library document the tenures and work of the Special Assistant to the President for Women, from 1974 to 1977.
Archive from the Committee of Correspondence, a U.S. women’s organization that advocated for women’s involvement in foreign policy and in the post war global governance system in the period after WWII.
Archives of a social organization formed to strengthen international understanding and friendship among the women of Asia, the Pacific and the USA.
Correspondence related to Indian Affairs from the archives of the War Department, dating from 1800 and 1824.
Archive of correspondence of members of the Presbyterian Church’s Board of Foreign Missions relating to their work among American Indians from 1833 to 1893.
Archive of legal, political, and diplomatic documents about trade with American Indian tribes in the Southeastern United States, from 1763 to 1901.
Trends & Policy: U.S. Immigration (ProQuest)
Connects United States immigration policies with data-driven results and trends of those policies, analytical reports, and news articles. Includes timelines, topic pages and data tools.
Archival materials from the African American Police League (based in Chicago) and its education and action arm, the League to Improve the Community.
PBS Video Collection: Fourth Edition (Alexander Street)
Documentary films and series from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) covering many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events.
Government documents and other publications related to the history and administration of the United States military. Also includes some titles on English military history.
Complete and unabridged online editions of four reference works in medieval studies.
Formerly classified U.S. government documents about efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Collection of Latin American anarchist and labor periodicals, published from 1880 to 1940.
Thomson Reuters Westlaw Campus Research (Thomson Reuters)
An online legal research database that also includes news and business publications.
Online encyclopedia covers the main aspects of the Buddhist traditions, explained in original essays written by scholars.
Native American Tribal Histories, 1813-1880 (Readex / NewsBank)
Complete digitized collection of records and documents from Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendents, from 1813 to 1880.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias: International Studies (Oxford University Press)
Online encyclopedia with peer-reviewed articles and in-depth overviews of the major areas of research in international studies.
Oxford Bibliographies: Linguistics (Oxford University Press)
Reference tool of authoritative research guides on linguistics that combines aspects of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. Includes expert commentary.
Official statistical and census data published by the government of the People’s Republic of China.
Sage Video: Social Work (Sage)
Streaming videos of skills necessary to become a social worker.
Music Online: Classical Scores Library (ProQuest)
Digital scores from a wide range of classical music genres, from the Medieval period to the 21st century.
Collection of pamphlets from 1801 to the late 20th century cover history, politics, literature, in the form of speeches, flyers, official decrees, sermons, poems, plays, concert and theater programs.
Forbes Archive (Ebsco)
Digital magazine archive (1917 to 2000) covers analysis on business leaders, politics, entertainment, technology, communication, and culture.
Primary sources document issues of gender and class from the 18th century to early 20th century.
Primary sources in Spanish, document feminists and the feminist movement in Cuba, from 1898 to 1958.
Archive of records of the U.S. Operations Mission established to intervene in Vietnam.
Archive of materials of Military Assistance and Advisory Group (MAAG) to process, monitor, and evaluate American military aid to French forces fighting in Southeast Asia.
Popular Sheet Music Collection (UWDCC)
Descriptive index to extensive collection of popular song sheets published in the United States since 1900, held by the Mills Music Library.
Cuca Records Database (UWDCC)
Discographical database with details on LPs and 45s released by Cuca Records (Sauk City, Wisconsin) and affiliated labels, that are held by Mills Music Library.
National History Database of P.R.C. = 中华人民共和国国史数据库 (China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation Ltd. (CEPIEC))
Database of the People’s Republic of China History Chronicles 1949-1959, Contemporary China series, and the Contemporary China’s City Development series.
Archive of backchannel messages between U.S. government officials, including talking points for peace negotiations and intelligence reports.
Archive of materials collected by U.S. diplomats on the internal and foreign affairs of Laos, from 1963 to 1966.
Archive of materials collected by U.S. diplomats on the internal and foreign affairs of Thailand, from 1955 to 1963.
Archive of materials collected by U.S. diplomats on the internal and foreign affairs of Thailand, from 1945 to 1954.
China Social Science Excellence / 中国人民大学复印报刊资料 (China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation Ltd. (CEPIEC))
Collection of digitized journals and newspapers in social sciences and humanities published in China.
Variety Intelligence Platform (Variety Media)
Database that offers analysis, commentary, and data around different topics impacting the media industry.
AILALink (American Immigration Lawyers Association)
Immigration law information and guidance, including publications of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, statutes, regulations, and cases.
Federal and state court opinions, case law, statutes, regulations, constitutions, and court rules. Includes Wisconsin Jury Instructions.
Documents related to the Party’s central leadership and biographical information, including the Party and government policy decisions and records of major events.
This database includes over 30 thousand titles of ancient Chinese and some Japanese books.
Collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.
FBI documentation on the evolution of American Indian Movement (AIM) as an organization of social protest, including the 1973 Wounded Knee Stand-off.
Digitized collection of primary source materials documenting how industrial enterprises used slave labor in the Old South.
Digitized collection of private and official papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt, active in WWI and considered the “father” of the army of the German Republic.
Chatham House Online Archive (Gale)
Publications and archives from an independent international affairs policy institute, including audio recordings and transcripts of debates and speeches it has hosted.
Mass Observation Project, 1981-2009 (Adam Matthew)
Collection of responses to directives (questionnaires) about the lives and opinions of people in the UK, on many topics such as current affairs, family, leisure, politics, society, work, the economy, and more.
Primary source collections of materials by and about far-right groups considered to be on the extreme right of the political spectrum.
Complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957—all digitized from originals in full color.
American Indian Histories and Cultures (Adam Matthew)
Digital archive of materials documents interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact through the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century.
Documents and records pertaining to the use of Federal troops and the Arkansas National Guard in the Little Rock integration crisis of 1957-1958.
Digital archive of records from the National Domestic Workers Union (U.S.) contains legal documents, minutes, printed material and voluminous correspondence.
Documents related to the government investigation into the consequences of the Dawes Act of 1887 including the Meriam Report, which declared that allotment had been a disaster for Native American communities.
Archive of documents related to the Public Housing Administration’s policies and procedures on public financing of housing in relation race and civil rights.
Collection drawn from the FBI Headquarters Library documents the surveillance of noncitizens and national security during World War II and the early postwar period. Includes the Custodial Detention Index (CDI).
Digitized historical documents from the life and work of Fanny Lou Hamer, a voting rights activist and civil rights leader.
Primary source collection provides documentation on Germany’s relations with China during the interwar period, including over 18,000 images from U.S. National Archives files.
Digitized archive of files from the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) documents work toward economic and cultural opportunities with China in the period after WWII.
Collection of newspapers published in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama between 1861-1865.
Archive of documents from General George C. Marshall’s post WWII mission to prevent the renewal of the Chinese civil war and to prevent the growth of Soviet influence in both Manchuria and China.
Digital archive of letters, books, sketches, and journals relating to the important Macartney mission from George III to the Chinese Emperor Qianlong in 1792–1794.
Archive of correspondence of the Presbyterian Church’s Board of Foreign Missions relating to their China Mission during the period of 1837 to 1911.
Archive of correspondence of the Presbyterian Church’s Board of Foreign Missions relating to their Korea Mission during the period of 1884 to 1911.
Digital newspaper archive of oldest and most influential English-language newspaper in Korea, with complete contents from 1956 to 2016.
Primary source documents relating to the demonstrations in China from mid-April through June 1989, with particular focus on Tiananmen Square.
Oxford Bibliographies: Latino Studies (Oxford University Press)
Reference tool of authoritative research guides supporting the field of study that explores the Hispanic minority in the United States, combining aspects of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia.
Dorothy: Global Films About Gender and Women (Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries)
Database of production information for films and television programs from around the world focused on the lives of women, girls, and transgender people.
Sylvia: Scholarly Books on Gender and Feminism (Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries)
Database of bibliographic details for academic books written for researchers, scholarly editions, selected memoirs, and notable works for a general audience on gender and feminism. (Open access)
Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952 (Adam Matthew)
Collection of diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, maps, summaries of events from the British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952. UW-Madison offers access to two modules: (1) Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945 and (2) Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952.
Contains publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, legislative histories on landmark legislation, briefs from relevant U.S. Supreme Court cases, and more.
Web-based mapping application that lets users create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.
African American Communities (Adam Matthew)
Collection of primary source materials presents multiple aspects of the African American community, focused on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas.
Race Relations in America (Adam Matthew)
Materials from the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries documents responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions in the United States.
Bloomsbury Medieval Studies (Bloomsbury)
Interdisciplinary collection on medieval studies combines primary sources and interdisciplinary scholarship from a global perspective.
每索 : 每日新聞社のデータベース / Maisaku (Mainichi shinbun)
Japanese newspaper database containing Mainichi daily news (June 2008- ), Shūkan Ekonomisuto (October 1989- ), and Mainichi yoron chōsa (the public opinion poll) conducted by Mainichi Shinbunsha (1945- )(1945- ).
Social Work Online (Alexander Street)
Multimedia resource, including documentaries and client demonstrations, to support social work students with concepts and realities they will employ as practitioners.
North American Indian Thought and Culture (Alexander Street)
Biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Peoples.
Oxford Bibliographies. Sociology (Oxford University Press)
Reference tool of authoritative research guides on sociology that combines aspects of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. Includes expert commentary.
Brill Dictionary of Religion (Brill)
Multi-media reference source on the many and various forms of religious commitment, addressing the different theologies and doctrinal declarations of the official institutionalized religions.
American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020: Voices from the Inside (JSTOR / Reveal Digital)
Digitized newspapers produced by people who have been incarcerated in the United States.
Document collection of present and past aspects of cultural and social life for a worldwide sample of societies in support of exploratory, in-depth cultural research, and cross-cultural comparisons.
Online seminar-style talks and case studies from editors and lecturers who are leading world experts and practitioners from academia, research institutes, commerce, industry, the professions and government.
Handbooks in Economics (Elsevier)
Handbook series that collects, organizes, analyses and synthesizes advances in economic research.
Drama Online: The National Theatre Collection (Bloomsbury)
Video collection of National Theatre Live broadcasts, with additional filmed performances from the NT Archive.
Drama Online: the RSC Live Collection (Bloomsbury)
This collection of films from live productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) theatre performed from 2013 to 2019, with additional performances being added as they are filmed.
Drama Online: BBC Drama Films and Documentaries (Bloomsbury)
Film adaptions of core curriculum plays from Sophocles, Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Isben, and Oscar Wilde alongside modern classics.
Drama Online: L.A. Theatre Works (Bloomsbury)
Collection of professionally-recorded audio plays, including iconic modern literary works, Pulitzer prize-winning titles, leading American playwrights, and performed by world-class actors.
Collection of over 370 academic e-books from Methuen Drama and The Arden Shakespeare imprints, offering critical, contextual and pedagogic content from leading voices in theatre, performance and Shakespeare studies.
Drama Online: Aurora Metro Books (Bloomsbury)
Over 125 drama plays published by Aurora Metro Books (UK), representing women’s drama, international drama, and drama by Black and Asian writers.
Drama Online: Playwrights Canada Press (Bloomsbury)
Over 175 plays from established and emerging Canadian playwrights including Daniel Maclvor, Hannah Mosovitch, and Colleen Murphy.
Drama Online: Nick Hern Books Modern Plays (Bloomsbury)
Over 590 modern plays from specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books featuring pre-eminent playwrights, including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, and Caryl Churchill.
Music Online: American Music (Alexander Street)
Streaming audio of over 56,000 albums of American roots music and pre-20th century American popular music. Designed as an audio history of America’s past, songs are indexed by major events.
Music Online: Classical Music Library (Alexander Street)
Streaming audio of over 76,000 albums of Western classical music. All major genres and time periods are represented, from medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde.
Music Online: Contemporary World Music (Alexander Street)
Streaming audio of over 268,000 albums of music from all the regions of the world, including more than 1,000 cultural groups. Important genres covered include reggae, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and worldbeat.
Music Online: Jazz Music Library (Alexander Street)
Streaming audio of over 65,700 jazz albums. Covers all major genres including vocal jazz, bebop, acid jazz, post-bop, big band and modern jazz.
Music Online: Popular Music Library (Alexander Street)
Streaming audio of over 739,500 albums, with a wide sampling of popular music from around the world. Performers represent a broad range of genres.
Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers (East View / CRL)
Open access newspaper collection of over 1,000 titles from Mexico’s pre-independence, independence and revolutionary periods (1807-1929) documents the dramatic events of this era.
Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers (East View / CRL)
Open access Chinese newspaper collection covering the press from 20 cities in the Chinese mainland, covering the period of 1911 to 1949 at the foundation of the People’s Republic of China.
Company intelligence on public and private companies and market data.
De Gruyter University Press Library (De Gruyter)
Collection of e-books selected from the front list titles of participating university presses.
Black Studies Center (ProQuest)
Cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and more.