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EBSCO partners with American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.
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An exceptional compilation of document types from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies as well as records from federal agencies. Issues of the challenging times chronicled span women’s rights, environmental issues, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, War on Poverty, and the Watergate trials.
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The American Society of Civil Engineers is one of the primary sources of research and publications in the field of civil engineering. Online access is provided to their core journals from 1983 to the present.
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Bloomberg BNA’s Tax and Accounting Center offers business students in-depth analytical coverage of more than 500 tax and accounting topics, including practical analysis and expertise in basic and complex tax areas. **This resource is intended for students of the School of Business.**
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This collection consists of records of the FBI and the Subversive Activities Control Board from 1945-1972.
Highlights of this collection include J. Edgar Hoover's office files; documentation on the FBI's so-called "black bag jobs," as they were called before being renamed "surreptitious entries"; and the "Do Not File" File. The "Do Not File" file consists of records that were originally supposed to be destroyed on FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's order, however, through both intended and inadvertent exceptions to this order, large portions of these files survived. Another key collection in this module consists of the records of the Subversive Activities Control Board (SACB). The SACB files constitute one of the most valuable resources for the study of left-wing radicalism during the 1950s and 1960s.
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Film and Television Literature Index provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of publications related to film and television studies and well as full text articles and books. It also includes more than 37,400 images from the MPTV Image Archive. Film & Television Literature Index covers all applicable areas of film and television research including film and television theory, screenwriting, production and cinematography.
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The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides complete bibliographic citations to the contents of scholarly journals published around the world on Latin America and the Caribbean since 1970. Coverage includes everything from political, economic, and social issues to the arts and humanities.
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An international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. ICPSR collaborates with a number of funders, including U.S. statistical agencies and foundations, to create thematic data collections and data stewardship and research projects. You must create a personal account to get access to the datasets. ICPSR IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THE GONZAGA COMMUNITY
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JAMA (formerly Journal of the American Medical Association) is one of the most widely circulated and cited medical journal in the world. Our online access begins in 1988 and goes through present issues. In addition to the journal additional resources such as the JAMA Clinical Challenge, Clinical Reviews, Clinical Guidelines Synopsis and a Patient Page are also part of the JAMA subscription.
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Although histories exist about this chapter in American history, this digital collection of Japanese relocation camp newspapers record the concerns and the day-to-day life of the interned Japanese-Americans. Although articles in these files frequently appear in Japanese, most of the papers are in English or in dual text. Many of the 25 titles constituting this collection are complete or substantially complete.
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L’Année philologique, is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. The online database includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928. L’Année philologique covers a wide array of subjects, including Greek and Latin literature and linguistics—which includes early Christian texts and patristics—Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology, and epigraphy
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Curated by a community of music scholars, students, teachers and librarians, the Open Music Library brings together peer-reviewed journal articles, books and music scores from the world’s digital collections. Contains many open access resources as well as links to the Alexander Street resources Foley Library subscribes to. Create an account using your Gonzaga email address for full access to resources.
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Covering the U.S. involvement in the region from the early days of the Kennedy administration, through the escalation of the war during the Johnson administration, to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops. Documents trace the actions and decisions at the highest levels of the U.S. foreign policy apparatus, as well as events on the ground in Vietnam, from the perspective of State Department officials, Associated Press reporters, and members of the U.S. Armed forces, including the Marines and the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV); General William Westmoreland Papers, and National Security Files from the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford administrations.
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UNdata pools major UN databases and those of several international organizations into a single internet environment. The interface allows users to access a large number of UN statistical databases either by browsing the data series or through a keyword search. Data sources include, but are not limited to, WHO, ILO, WTU, UNESCO, and FAO.
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This collection traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights.
A comprehensive academic-level archival resource, Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities focuses on the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. Along with providing a closer look at some of the pioneers of women’s movements, this collection offers scholars a deep dive into the issues that have affected women and the many contributions they have made to society.

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