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LexisNexis Academic

Please Note: LexisNexis Academic is migrating to the new platform as Nexis UNI from October 1st, 2017.

JSTOR eBooks

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Coverage: Works published through 2016
Maximum Concurrent Users: Unlimited
Cambridge Histories Online provides full text online access to volumes of the Cambridge Histories reference series. (Current coverage includes works published through 2016). It includes political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects. This resource is particularly useful for providing in-depth historical context. It is also a great resource for online history students.
Dimensions for Universities is a web-based tool designed for universities to analyze and understand the funding landscape.
Coverage: 1690-1876
Maximum Concurrent Users: Unlimited
Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers 350,000 fully searchable issues from over 710 historical American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and provides unprecedented access to the nation’s early periods. Additionally, EAN, Series I is cross-searchable with other Archive of Americana® collections held by ASU Library.
This database currently includes 10,000 titles in 12,500 editions from the pre-Qin period through to the Republican period. All texts are provided in full text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image, and in some cases between different editions of the text
Maximum Concurrent Users: Unlimited
IBISWorld has industry reports for over 1000 US Industries, as well as global industry reports, especially ones for the UK, Austrailia, Canada, and China.
Coverage: 1929-2016
Maximum Concurrent Users: Unlimited
For those studying Russian, Russian literature, and comparative literature, Literaturnaia gazeta is an important resource for Russian culture and intellectual life: its pages carry literary criticism; excerpts from works of literature; articles on economics, sociology, ethics, daily life, and scientific progress.
Maximum Concurrent Users: Unlimited
Social Explorer provides access to census demographic information about the United States from 1790 to present. Users can create maps and reports to visualize and analyze demography and social change throughout history. Datasets are available at a variety of geographic levels, including neighborhoods, counties, and states. A collection of interactive demographic maps can be viewed, queried, and exported as images or PowerPoint presentations.
Maximum Concurrent Users: Unlimited
Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas. It offers new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
Coverage: 1849 - 1913
Maximum Concurrent Users: Unlimited
The Woman's Suffrage Collection, 1849 - 1913, consists of six newspapers for women including, the Lily, 1849 - 1856, which was the first U.S. newspaper for women. Other women's newspapers in the collection include The Revolution, 1868 - 1872; National Citizen and Ballot Box, 1878- 1881; The Remonstrance, 1890 - 1913; The New Citizen, 1909 - 1912; and the Western Women Voter, 1911 - 1913. With only a gap of twelve years, this important collection essentially covers the length and the breath of the Woman's Suffrage movement in the United States.

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