Students and researchers need access to insights from every voice – to learn from a wide variety of perspectives.
Courses are evolving to better address questions of diversity, equity inclusion and social justice. Finding resources in these areas is critical. Libraries are conscientious about ensuring collections represent all users, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, and political or religious beliefs. Often, this can be challenging and labor intensive.
ProQuest solutions meet the needs of your institution and its unique community of students, scholars and educators. We are committed to being more diverse in our own workforce as well as in our products and services. Our expertly curated collections in Every Format – from books, video, journals, dissertations, primary sources and more - are developed for research and learning success across all disciplines.
Reliable content that reveals insights and perspectives of people from different backgrounds, belief systems and experiences can be hard to source. ProQuest has partnered with major organizations such as the NAACP, the Chicago Defender and many others to develop extensive collections of authoritative content and authentic voices for Black Studies - across every format, including books, video and primary sources. We have solutions, pricing plans and special offers across all content types to accommodate your budget and your users’ needs – including up to 50% off some of our core primary source collections. We've highlighted some of our most-accessed collections below to get you started.
ProQuest resources allow you to trace the history and evolution of many aspects of women’s history and culture, including legal contexts, health, lifestyle, politics, social attitudes, and activism. Use our books and databases for an overview of research on the topic, examine first-hand how women’s social movements shaped the events and attitudes that have defined history and modern life in our primary source collections, or watch interviews of women in leadership in our award-winning documentaries. We’ve highlighted some of our most popular databases in these areas below. New pricing models and offers make these important collections more affordable for libraries.
History Vault: Southern Life, Slavery and the Civil War
Spanning slavery petitions, plantations records, military records and letters, these materials reveal the complex political, economic, legal and social conditions of 19th and 20th century America and African American people.
History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle
Uncover first-person perspectives of those who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in U.S. history. Includes records from the NAACP, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
LGBT Magazine Archive
These publications served as an early platform for members of the LGBT community to report on and discuss news and issues that mattered to them, from their own points of view. This collection includes the longest-running, most eminent publications in this field for both the U.S. and the U.K.
Women’s Magazine Archive
Women’s consumer magazines foster investigation and interpretation of history, culture and society relating to gender/family roles, social history, health, consumerism, race, popular culture, family life/parenting, fashion and more.