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Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection

The essential collection of curated primary and secondary full-text materials for dance students and scholars. Draw students into your library with visual and historical context to 20th and 21st-century dance with exclusive content in magazines, including photographs, correspondence, notations, and more.

Royal Shakespeare Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection

High-definition, surround-sound recordings of modern productions featuring the world’s best Shakespearean actors, accompanied by production images, teacher packs, and study notes to enhance learning.


History Vault - Margaret Sanger Papers

Margaret Sanger, the principal founder and lifelong leader of the American and the international birth control movements, was a controversial figure in her lifetime and continues to be so today. The Margaret Sanger Papers cover every aspect of the birth control movement, including the movement’s changing ideologies, its campaign for legitimacy, and its internal conflicts and organizational growth. Read the blog post.

History Vault - Progressive Era: Robert M. La Follette Papers

The Progressive Era, roughly 1890 to 1920, was a reaction to the rapid industrialization and social and economic changes of the “gilded age” that preceded it. Congressman, Governor and United States Senator Robert Marion La Follette was one of the crucial figures of the Progressive Movement. This collection documents his early career during the political reform movement from 1879 to 1910. Read the blog post on the Progressive Era.

History Vault - World War I British Foreign Office Political Correspondence

These previously difficult-to-access records span from 1914 to 1920 and will allow researchers to examine topics like the technological innovations of the war, the political situation in Europe, food supply, role of women in the war, the various peace efforts and the armistice and postwar issues.

Now Complete: History Vault - Labor Unions in the U.S., 1862-1974: Knights of Labor, AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO

Help students learn about the first national labor force to recruit women and African Americans ─ the Knights of Labor. Provide access to the records of American Federation of Labor (AFL), Congress on the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), and the AFL-CIO that illuminate years characterized by strikes, boycotts, competition with rival organizations and political conflict.


Literature Online Premium

Literature Online Premium

Open new avenues in research with the recently added World Literature Collection and Black Writing Collection. Includes works dating back to the late 13th century. Read the blog posts on James Baldwin and Maya Angelou.



ProQuest Recent Newspapers

55+ titles available in 2018! Coverage begins in the late 2000s and goes up through the most recent issue, with a three-month embargo. Search full-page, PDF images of every page.


Women and Social Movements Library

From 1600 to today, explore thousands of documents on modern history’s greatest activists and related scholarly essays on women’s public activism.
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