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The world's largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.
Poring through documents from all over Louisiana, as well as archives in France, Spain and Texas, Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, a noted New Orleans writer and historian, designed and created a database into which she recorded and calculated the information she obtained about African slave names, genders, ages, occupations, illnesses, family relationships, ethnicity, places of origin, prices paid by slave owners, and slaves' testimony and emancipations. Dr. Hall, the Center for the Public Domain, and bring you the Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy Database, a user-friendly, searchable, online database that is freely accessible to the public.
AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.
The Bayou State Periodical Index is a subject index to articles in nearly ninety Louisiana periodicals published between 1958 and today. The database can be searched by keyword, subject heading, author or title.
ChemIDplus is a free, web search system that provides access to the structure and nomenclature authority files used for the identification of chemical substances cited in National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases. ChemIDplus also has structure searching and direct links to resources at NLM, federal agencies, U.S. states, and scientific sites. The database contains more than 400,000 chemical records, of which over 300,000 include chemical structures.
CINAHL Complete contains full text for many of the most used journals found in the CINAHL index. A fast and easy research tool for nursing and allied health professionals with access to content coverage including over 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more.
Provides quality research solutions in communication and mass media. Including numerous journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.
Formerly Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet. This resources offers free access to legislative information by the Library of Congress.
This resource includes bibliographic records and full text of the essential journals related to criminal justice and criminology. This comprehensive database features over 590 journals from around the world.
DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.
This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. This collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press,dr University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications and John Wiley & Sons. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that students and scholars will have access to information relevant to their research needs. All titles are available with unlimited user access, and titles are regularly added to the collection at no additional cost.
Hispanic Life in America is the single most comprehensive digital archive of primary source documents related to Hispanic American life. Replete with material unavailable elsewhere, this three-part collection is sourced from more than 17,000 global news sources, including over 700 Spanish-language or bilingual publications, dating from 1704 to today. Combining deep historical content with current sources, Hispanic Life in America is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in examining the full spectrum of American history and culture.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Our case coverage extends into the 20th century because long after slavery was ended, there were still court cases based on issues emanating from slavery. To give one example, as late as 1901 Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court had to decide if a man, both of whose parents had been slaves, could be the legitimate heir of his father because, under southern law, slaves could never be legally married.
As you explore the “We the People” hub, you will find free resources to help you gain a deeper knowledge of your civic rights and responsibilities, as well as the history and practical implementation of the Constitution. From videos and interactive timelines to quizzes and classroom discussion exercises, “We the People” offers enriching activities for every learning style.