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American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection 

Collection of the great majority of American periodicals held by the American Antiquarian Society published between 1684 and 1912, from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.  The AAS holds the largest such collection in the world.  This collection can be supplemented by the online holdings of American Periodicals .  For an even … Continue reading

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Left of Liberalism: Marxist-Socialist Newspapers, 1900-2015

Collection of US and British papers that represent Communism, Socialism, and Marxism as alternative visions of organizing society.  It addresses issues of the 20th Century such as: the working class, labor conditions, unionism, post-WWII McCarthyism, and Nazi crimes against humanity.  Content is still being added.  Significant titles that will eventually be in the collection include: … Continue reading

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JSTOR World Heritage Sites: Africa

The Penn Libraries have acquired JSTOR World Heritage Sites: Africa, a multimedia collection of visual, contextual, and spatial documentation on African heritage sites.  World Heritage Sites: Africa presents 30 curated subcollections of visual, spatial, and contextual documentation for African heritage sites. Highlights among the subcollections are archaeological field data, artifact and site images, and other … Continue reading

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Gallup Analytics – public opinion poll data for the U.S. and the world

The Penn Libraries have started a new subscription to Gallup Analytics, the interactive web tool for analyzing and visualizing Gallup public opinion data. Gallup Analytics provides tables and charts for three Gallup poll series: Gallup World Poll, conducted annually since 2005 in 160+ countries. Gallup U.S. Dailies, conducted daily since 2008. Gallup Poll Social Series, … Continue reading

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HeinOnline: History of Law Resources

The legal resource HeinOnline has recently added several modules.  New content includes: Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights: With titles from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute, this collection aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes philosophical books … Continue reading

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Ku Klux Klan Newspapers, 1915-1937

At its peak in 1924, Klan-paid membership exceeded 4,000,000 and its national newspaper, the Imperial Night-Hawk, had a circulation larger than the New York Times.  This collection brings together for the first time local, regional, and national newspapers published by Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers across the U.S. during this period. It also includes … Continue reading

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Academic Video Online

This is an extraordinary collection of 62,000 streaming video titles.  Coverage includes art, business, music, history, social issues, ethnography, journalism and ethnic studies as well as  documentaries from producers such as PBS and the BBC.  Much of this material is unavailable through vendors such as Amazon and YouTube. The collection is made up of sub-collections … Continue reading