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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-American Studies Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all African-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.
  • Annals of American History
    Includes the full text of over 2000 primary documents in American history, including historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials, landmark court decisions, and cultural criticism. Also has multimedia files, including more than 500 pictures and hundreds of video and audio clips of famous speeches.
  • Black Studies in Video
    Black Studies in Video brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. The service provides unique access to California Newsreel's African American Classics collection, with films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations. Also features the SNCC Legacy Video Collection, a series of over fifty hours of formal addresses, panel discussions, and programs that took place at the 50th anniversary meetings celebrating the founding of SNCC. Includes documentaries on leading artists, writers, musicians, playwrights, and performers, such as Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Huey P. Newton, Frantz Fanon, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Eldridge Cleaver, August Wilson, Bobby Seale, Ethel Waters, Amiri Baraka, and Robert F. Williams.
  • C-SPAN Video Library
    The C-SPAN Video Library includes over 160,000 hours of coverage of C-SPAN programs since 1987. The C-SPAN Archives, which records, indexes, and archives all C-div programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses, records all three C-SPAN networks seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Programs are indexed by subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords, and location. The congressional sessions and committee hearings are indexed by person with full-text. More...
  • Congressional Digest Debates Online
    Congressional Digest Debates Online presents well-researched pro/con essays on the issues of the day. The service focuses on issues before the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the international scene. A respected non-partisan analysis service that began in 1921 with coverage of the women's sufferage movement, Congressional Digest provides "even-handed presentation of opposing views on contentious national questions." The available archive begins with January 1998.
  • CQ Electronic Encyclopedia of American Government
    Online encyclopedia of how the American government functions, from both current and historical perspectives.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Legal Collection (EBSCOHost)
    Authoritative source for current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends in all areas of the law and criminal justice, with full-text articles from over 250 journals.
  • LGBT Studies in Video
    LGBT Studies in Video surveys the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics. LGBT Studies in Video provides multiple perspectives on LGBT issues and concerns for students and researchers in sociology, anthropology, psychology, counseling, history, political science, gender studies, cultural studies, and religious studies.
  • 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.
  • Meet the Press
    Meet the Press provides the full surviving broadcast run to date, 1947-present. Since its television premiere in 1947, Meet the Press has cemented its position as an institution in broadcast journalism. For the first time ever, network television’s longest running program, with its thousands of interviews, panels, and debates, is availableto provided unprecedented access to this extremely important historical material, including many episodes not seen since their original broadcast.
  • PBS Video Collection
    The PBS Video Collection This collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service into one convenient online interface. A core of 245 titles, selected for their high quality and relevance to academic curricula, covers many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. This collection provides access to the films and series users already know and trust, including Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.
  • 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).
  • Philosophy Reference Works at Credo Reference
    Find in-depth information about these topics in the many reference works contained in Credo Reference.
  • Political Science Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all Political Science 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Political Science
    ProQuest Political Science is a deep and broad resource that thoroughly covers the literature of political science and international relations, including comparative politics, political economy, international development, environmental policy, and hundreds of related topics.ProQuest Political Science gives users access to over 460 leading political science and international relations journals.
  • 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.
  • Public Policy & Administration Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all Public Policy & Administration 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.
  • Race Relations Abstracts
    Provides citations from 1975-present to the scholarly literature that studies race relations, an area that concerns the social, political, and economic relations among races and ethnicities. Specific areas covered include ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, ideology, and community relations. The index contains citations from such core titles as: Race & Class, Ethnic & Racial Studies, and the Journal of Social Issues. Full-text articles are available, and almost any citation without full-text can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-present
    Since 1890, the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature has become the ultimate index of subjects in the popular press and has earned the trust of researchers at all levels. It contains over 5 million citations from approximately 550 leading magazines and academic journals from 1890-present. The Readers' Guide provides access to the most detailed account of U.S. culture and history available in a single research service. You can use it to track contemporary events such as diplomacy with Iran, racial tension in America, and the 2016 Presidential election. You can also find reportage from the time periods of the Civil Rights Movement, all the wars of the 20th century, the Great Depression, the progress of science and technology, and events and criticism in all the arts.
  • 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 Knowledge E-Reference
    The SAGE E-Reference collection provides the full-text of numerous important reference works, published by one of the most well respected reference publishers. The authoritative subject- oriented handbooks and encyclopedias available include coverage education, politics & international relations, psychology, social issues, sociology, and research methods & evaluation, especially for the social sciences. You can search the entire collection as a whole, or you can search individual titles. View the current list of titles provided by the Library.
  • 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.
  • Silent Film Online
    Silent Film Online represents the foundation of modern cinematic technique and film theory. The collection covers silent feature films, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. It includes the most complete, authoritative versions of the highest quality from leading distributors. These films show us the origins of the narrative language of cinema that we know today. The collection highlights works from legendary filmmakers such as Georges Méliès, Buster Keaton, Fritz Lang, Eisenstein, D.W. Griffith, Charles Chaplin, F.W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, Ernst Lubitsch, Victor Sjostrom, Erich von Stroheim, Carl T. Dreyer, Edwin S. Porter, and many others. Alongside the feature films and shorts is a selection of related documentaries.
  • Social Sciences Reference Works at Credo Reference
    Find in-depth information about these topics in the many reference works contained in Credo Reference.
  • Sociological Collection (EBSCOHost)
    Full text journal articles in all areas of sociology, also including criminal justice and political science.
  • Women's Studies in Video
    Women's Studies in Video provides documentaries and films covering the study of gender, feminism, women’s history, media studies, and politics. This collection addresses issues of social justice, gender/sexual identity, political activism and are the focus and provide insight into the contributions of women to history, culture, and society.
  • 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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