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  • 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.
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Contains a large number of resources for genealogical research, including U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center, with more than 1,000 historical maps; the American Genealogical Biographical Index; Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage; The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index; WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. This is the library version of ancestry.com The licensing agreement for this service allows unrestricted use only to on-campus users. Off-campus users can search this service, but cannot view documents.
  • 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.
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
    Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video illustrates the strategies, techniques, and experiences of professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety. Investigation techniques, parole monitoring, victim counseling, forensic analysis—the study of criminal justice and public safety requires students to put educational theories into practice. There is no better way to make that connection than to see key concepts in action. Subject areas include: criminal law, juvenile justice, crime typology, criminal procedure, substance abuse/re-entry, forensics, la, enforcement, criminology, first responders, courts and adjudication, victimology, corrections, violent crime
  • Diversity Studies in Video
    Diversity Studies features resources that illuminate the challenges, triumphs, and issues facing underrepresented, indigenous, and immigrant communities around the world. This collection creates a rich platform for examining social, racial, and economic inequalities that shape communities at the local and global levels. Content offers opportunities for cross-cultural comparisons and localized, in-depth analyses relevant to Asian studies, black studies, LGBT studies, North American Indian studies, and women's studies.
  • 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.
  • Ethnographic Video Online
    Ethnographic Video Online brings together documentaries, primary-source footage, and select feature films for the visual study of human culture and behavior. Global in scope, this multi-volume resource contains video footage from every continent and hundreds of cultures, including indigenous perspectives and points of view. Classic film highlights include The !Kung Bushman series, The Ax Fight, Dead Birds, The Hunters, A Kalahari Family, Nanook of the North, Rivers of Sand, the complete Yanomamo series, plus works from Jean Rouch, Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, and more.
  • Fashion Studies Online
    Fashion Studies Online: The Videofashion Library brings together nearly 40 years of worldwide fashion shows, designer profiles, documentary segments, and more. This collection is the most comprehensive of its kind and showcases decades of work from top designers and labels, such as: Armani, Chanel, de la Renta, Dior, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Versace, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood. Topics include: designers and design houses, fabrics and textiles, history of clothing, history of costume, history of fashion, careers in fashion, fashion accessories, marketing and merchandising, gender, class, and personal identity, social and cultural history.
  • Feminist & Women's Studies Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all Feminist & Women's 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.
  • 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.
  • Health and Society in Video
    Health and Society in Video provides context for contemporary issues of health and health care, and their impact on society. Covering a vast array of topics such as pediatric AIDS, breast cancer, the Obama administration’s healthcare plan, addiction, hospice care, Alzheimer’s disease, organ donation, malnutrition, access to healthcare, and other issues, Health and Society in Video explores society’s most pressing health issues from diverse, often personal, perspectives. Users will explore first-person accounts by patients, physicians, family members, and care providers—real-life case studies of disease, trauma, neglect, chronic illness, age-related conditions, congenital abnormalities, and environmental illnesses.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • ProQuest Sociology
    ProQuest Sociology gives users access to the full-text of more than 310 journals in sociology and social work. Covering the wide range of sociology literature, this database offers complete text and images from journals such as: Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Sociological Theory, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, and Child Welfare.
  • 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.
  • Religion & Thought in Video
    Religion & Thought in Video brings together over 450 video programs about significant ideas and issues in religion and the sociology of religion and philosophy and its history.
  • 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.
  • Sociology Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all Sociology 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.
  • Violence & Abuse Abstracts
    Provides citations from 1995-present to the scholarly literature that studies violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, and emotional abuse. Core journals are included such as: Child Maltreatment, Trauma, and Violence & Abuse. Full-text articles are available, and almost any citation without full-text can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • 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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