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  • 60 Minutes, 1997-present
    The 60 Minutes: 1997–2014 collection provides the CBS News 60 Minutes archive from this period, including many episodes not widely seen since their original broadcast. 60 Minutes is one of the most successful television programs in American history and remains among the most respected, influential TV journalism programs in the world. Some of the greatest disciplinary strengths of 60 Minutes include: history, business & economics, health sciences, law, international affairs, psychology, society & culture, performing arts, women's studies, African American studies, politics and much more. This resource also includes 175 hours of segments from the popular CBS News program CBS Sunday Morning, whose timely news pieces, cultural features, and newsmaker profiles form an ideal complement to 60 Minutes content.
  • Academic Ebooks from EBSCO
    EBSCO Academic Ebooks provides access to over 170,000 titles, including popular, professional, and scholarly works. The collection covers the gamut of academic disciplines: the arts, business, education, health & medicine, history, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and social sciences. Most of the ebooks are accessible by an unlimited number of simultaneous users, and a very large number of them are not part of any other ebook collection available through the Library.
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost)
    A multi-disciplinary scholarly, full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Also provides indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
  • ACLS Humanities eBook Collection
    The Humanities eBooks collection is a project of the American Council of Learned Societies and contains over 4,000 curated titles in all areas of the humanities and history: Archaeology and Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Biblical Studies, Film and Media, Folklore, Linguistics, Literature & Literary Criticism, Musicology, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology. Specialty disciplines include: Economics and Environmental Studies, Jewish and Middle East Studies, Latin American studies, LGBT/Queer and Gender Studies, Native Peoples of the Americas, History of Science & Technology, & Women’s Studies.
  • African Studies Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all African Studies journals preselected for searching. All articles, reviews, editorials, images, and other matter from all issues of each journal are available for searching. The most recent 3 years are usually not included for journals still being published. Use Find It! or the Journal Locator to determine whether you have access to other recent issues.
  • Asian Studies Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all Asian Studies journals preselected for searching. All articles, reviews, editorials, images, and other matter from all issues of each journal are available for searching. The most recent 3 years are usually not included for journals still being published. Use Find It! or the Journal Locator to determine whether you have access to other recent issues.
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    This online service contains all 260+ volumes currently published by Cambridge University Press in their many distinguished and authoritative Histories series. Volumes can be searched and read individually, or you can search across several volumes or subject areas simultaneously. Follow this link to browse by subject area and set name.
  • Ebrary Academic Complete
    Ebrary Academic Complete is an ebook collection aimed at college and university students and faculty. The collection of over 125,000 titles covers the gamut of academic disciplines: the arts, business, education, health & medicine, history, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and social sciences. The majority of titles are published by important academic publishers, including major university presses such as the University of Georgia. All ebooks are accessible by an unlimited number of simultaneous users, and a very large number of them are not part of any other ebook collection available through the Library.
  • Filmakers Library Online
    Filmakers Library is a well-known and highly respected distributor of issues-based documentaries. Topical coverage is diverse: anthropology, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. Content provides include HBO, CBC Learning, BBC, the Dramatists Guild, Journeyman Pictures, and IFC Films/Sundance Selects; Oscilloscope Films, First Run Features, and Zeitgeist Films. Includes recent content such as Finding Vivian Maier;Through a Lens Darkly; Sundance award-winners such as Dark Days; films by top filmmakers like Spike Jonze and Michael Gondry; and more.
  • Geography Reference Works at Credo Reference
    Find in-depth information about these topics in the many reference works contained in Credo Reference.
  • Global Road Warrior
    Global Road Warrior is an international resource for social, cultural, travel, and business information that covers over 175 countries. While aimed at the international business traveler, this service will be useful in multiple disciplines because its information can help foster inter-cultural understanding. GRW describes demographics, economic features and conditions, holidays, religions, etiquetts, and folkways, all aspects of travel, social and cultural features and conditions, and discusses how business is conducted. It features high-resolution maps and cultural reports on childhood, dating, the situation of women, marriage and funeral customs, and cultural faux pas.
  • Humanities Source
    Humanities Source is a leading service for humanities research, including history. Topics include archaeology, art, communications, dance, film, folklore, history, journalism, linguistics, literary and social criticism, classics, area studies, popular culture studies and gender studies. The service provides full-text articles, obituaries, original works of fiction, drama and poetry, reviews of books and performances and much more. Humanities Source includes hundreds of thousands of citations/abstracts from 1900-present and full-text articles from over 1,500 scholarly, professional, and popular sources. Linking to full-text articles in other services is provided.
  • Latin America in Video / America Latina en Video / América Latina em Vídeo
    Latin America in Video / America Latina en Video / América Latina em Vídeo gives instructors, students, and researchers of Latin American studies, Spanish, and Portuguese a comprehensive and unique perspective on the region. It provides several hundred original-language documentaries from some of the most important producers and independent filmmakers in Latin America. The videos were produced in Latin America, by Latin Americans, about Latin American issues such as human rights, violence, immigration, illiteracy, popular culture, and political history. The collection’s materials are presented in their original language with abstracts and indexing in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Subject areas include: cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, history, music, religion.
  • Latin American Studies Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all Latin American Studies journals preselected for searching. All articles, reviews, editorials, images, and other matter from all issues of each journal are available for searching. The most recent 3 years are usually not included for journals still being published. Use Find It! or the Journal Locator to determine whether you have access to other recent issues.
  • March of Time
    From 1935-1967, American theatergoers and television watchers were witness to Time Inc's unique and controversial film series, The March of Time. Now, for the first time, this groundbreaking series is available in online streaming video in a single, cross- searchable collection designed specifically to meet the needs of researchers, teaching faculty and students. The videos have been restored to their original luster by HBO Archives, allowing viewers to experience these historic films as audiences did in earlier decades. A program of interest to Piedmont College students and faculty will be Miss Smith of Georgia, a 30-minute interview with novelist and social justice activist Lillian Smith.
  • Middle East Studies Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all Middle East Studies journals preselected for searching. All articles, reviews, editorials, images, and other matter from all issues of each journal are available for searching. The most recent 3 years are usually not included for journals still being published. Use Find It! or the Journal Locator to determine whether you have access to other recent issues.
  • New World Cinema: Independent Features & Shorts, 1990–Present
    New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-Present includes over 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award-winning short films. All films were presented at major film festivals, many were nominated for awards, and many have won major awards. Films include Twilight Samurai, directed by Yôji Yamada, and The Scent of Green Papaya, directed by Tran Anh Hung.
  • PBS Video Online
    PBS has put a great number of its videos online, freely available for streaming. There are both full-length programs and series and long excerpts from programs. The programming presented is very recent, for example, the latest Brian Greene NOVA documentary, The Fabric of the Cosmos. There is also a great of programming from the past, including Frontline, Washington Week, the Nightly Business Report, NOVA, art21, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, and a great deal more.
  • Peace Research Abstracts
    Provides citations from 1964-present to the scholarly literature of peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology. The index includes such core titles as: Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the International Journal of Refugee Law. Full-text articles are available, and almost any citation without full-text can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • Polling the Nations
    Polling the Nations provides primary research data from more than 14,000 surveys conducted by 1,000+ national and international polling organizations, 1986 to the present. Some pollsters included: U.S. organizations, e.g., Harris International, The Pew Center; universities, e.g., Rice University, University of Maryland; newspapers, e.g., New York Times, Los Angeles Times; TV news organizations; International organizations, e.g., Eurobarometer; special interest groups, e.g., Boy Scouts, AFL-CIO. The over half-million records identify pollsters, interview dates, survey release dates, the sample size and the survey universe, and questions asked and their responses. All surveys were conducted using scientifically selected random samples. Users may compile and download results of multiple surveys and use Excel or SPSS for comparison or analysis.
  • Population Studies Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all Population Studies journals preselected for searching. All articles, reviews, editorials, images, and other matter from all issues of each journal are available for searching. The most recent 3 years are usually not included for journals still being published. Use Find It! or the Journal Locator to determine whether you have access to other recent issues.
  • ProQuest Military Journals
    ProQuest Military Journals Collection includes topics such as international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, and civil engineering. Titles include Joint Force Quarterly: JFQ; Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin; RUSI Journal: Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies; Washington Monthly; Harvard International Review; Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Deep backfile is available for a few select titles: Marine Corps Gazette, 1916-present; Leatherneck 1921-present, and Foreign Affairs, 1923-present.
  • ProQuest Research Library Complete
    Extensive collection of full-text articles and citations from over 4,700 journals and magazines. ProQuest Research Library is designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas, and cover them extensively; so not only is it an invaluable service for many diverse academic disciplines, it’s also useful to readers and researchers at every level.
  • ProQuest Social Sciences Journals
    ProQuest Social Science Journals includes over 570 titles that concentrate on such topics as addiction, urban, and studies; international relations;, culture and social structure; demography and human biology; economic development; environmental interactions; evaluation research; health, medicine and law; history and theory of sociology; management and complex organizations; mass phenomena and political interactions; methodology and research technology; public policy and planning; forecasting and speculation; radical sociology; religion and science; rural and urban sociology; social development; sociology of the arts; business and education; studies in violence and power; women’s studies.
  • Research Library Complete (ProQuest)
    Extensive collection of full-text articles and citations from over 4,700 journals and magazines. ProQuest Research Library is designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas, and cover them extensively; so not only is it an invaluable service for many diverse academic disciplines, it’s also useful to readers and researchers at every level.
  • SAGE Premier All Access Collection
    SAGE Premier provides the full-text of every article, 1999-present, from all 650+ peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE Publications. Also provides citations/abstracts for all articles from each journal's first issue. Disciplines represented include: cultural studies, history, theology & biblical studies, philosophy, and language & literature; business, economics, management, and marketing; education and special education; sociology and social policy, geography and anthropology, criminal justice and criminology, and family, gender & ethnic studies; applied sciences and technology; nursing, medicine, and health sciences; life and ecological sciences.
  • Slavic Studies Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all Slavic Studies journals preselected for searching. All articles, reviews, editorials, images, and other matter from all issues of each journal are available for searching. The most recent 3 years are usually not included for journals still being published. Use Find It! or the Journal Locator to determine whether you have access to other recent issues.
  • Social Sciences Reference Works at Credo Reference
    Find in-depth information about these topics in the many reference works contained in Credo Reference.
  • World Data Analyst
    Current and historical statistics on 217 countries. Includes: Country Snapshots, with maps and statistics; Country Comparisons, with user-created tables and graphs comparing countries using recent and historical statistics; Ranked Statistics, with user-created comparisons of economic or population measures or significant geographic features. From Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  • World History in Video
    World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. Its global reach encompasses Africa and the Americas, Asia and Europe, the Middle East and Oceania. Its unparalleled geographical and chronological coverage captures longer-term and multiple perspectives, so students of history, anthropology, sociology, and many other social sciences disciplines can make connections across cultures and over time.
  • World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966
    World Newsreels Online, 1929–1966 lets today’s students and historians see what those audiences in movie theaters saw. This landmark online collection will include nine newsreel series from four countries: the United States, Japan, France, and the Netherlands. In the years before and during World War II, newsreels had profound political and social impact because topical coverage was broad: health, scientific and industrial progress, religion, sports, fashion, politics, meteorology, agriculture, and disasters. In war times, the newsreel became important as a propaganda tool. Today, newsreels provide a clear archive of how governments shared news, manipulated facts, and influenced their populaces. These films are often the only audio-visual record that remains of historical and cultural events, making them a powerful resource for historians and students of politics, sports, economics, media studies, and other areas.
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