Humanities and Social Science Digital Collections:


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    American West

    American West : Created by Adam Matthew digital with content provided by the independent archives at The Newberry Library. This archive contains digital content related to the American West including: maps, drawings, pamphlets, diaries and newspapers.

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    Artstor

    Artstor: Artstor contains over 1,700,000 images from a variety of art mediums, time periods, cultures and geographic locations. Images may be used in our educational setting but may not be published more widely.

    JSTOR Forum: A growing collection of images from the St. Paul’s School Archives, the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives Image Collection is cataloged and accessible using the JSTOR Forum interface.

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    CQ Researcher

    CQ Researcher: Analytical reports from 1923 (U.S. Topics with some contemporary global coverage) to the present. Reports are written by journalists and focus on current domestic and international issues of public concern including: economics, politics, technology, health and the environment.

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    EBSCOhost

    EBSCOhost: A suite of online databases providing access to current academic, general, business, education and health periodicals. Date of coverage varies by title, but is largely from the 1970’s to the present day.

    Ebsco's Explora: This eCollection combines several of the Ebsco database to provide a single search of 100+ years of digitized magazines, newspapers, journals, reference texts, and Associated Press newsreels.

    Ebsco Magazine Archives: Full archives of the following magazine titles (start date indicated in parentheses): The New Republic (1914), The National Review (1955), The Nation (1865), Fortune (1930), Life Magazine (1936), Time Magazine (1923).

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    First World War

    First World War: Created by Adam Matthew digital with content provided from several international libraries. This archive contains digitized international content related to WWI including: diaries, trench literature, cartoon, propaganda, posters and maps.

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    GreenR

    GreenR: (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) contains global perspectives on environmental issues around the world. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers, reports and scholarly journals.

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    Image Quest

    Image Quest: A collection of 3 million images, all cleared for use in the educational setting. An Encyclopedia Britannica product. Includes historical images, maps, natural history, science and contemporary images.

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    JSTOR

    JSTOR: Full-text coverage of hundreds of journals simultaneously searchable alongside 35,000 scholarly eBooks. Disciplines include: art, social science, science, law, linguistics, mathematics and philosophy. Date of coverage varies by title & may include articles from the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries.

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    Kanopy Documentary Collection

    Kanopy Documentary Collection: 26,000+ streaming documentaries.  From their site: “The films in the Media Education Foundation (MEF) Collection encourage critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. With a special focus on representations of gender and race, and the effect these representations have on identity and culture, MEF films are especially well-suited for use in Women’s Studies, Sociology, Race Studies,Communication, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology courses.”

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    Loeb Classical Library

    Loeb Classical Library: A complete, and digitized, library of the Loeb classical volumes from Harvard University Press.  Over 500 translations of classical works, containing both the original Latin or Greek, alongside an English translation.  The Harvard University Press overview video is available by clicking HERE.

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    Ministry Matters

    Ministry Matters: A collection of digitized Christian religious texts in support of religious researchers and practitioners. The collection includes: Bible commentaries, dictionaries, translations and The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible.

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    NBC Learn

    NBC Learn: Over 12,000 digitized newsreels from U.S. television news producer, NBC.  Coverage spans 1920’s to the present day.

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    New York Times

    New York Times : The library provides access to the NYTimes.com.

    • To register, visit nytimes.com/passes. Use your sps.edu email address to create an account.
    • After registering, access your account via nytimes.com or the NYTimes app (available via nytimes.com/mobile)
    • Access includes unlimited access to current articles, everything from 1851-1922, and 5 articles per day published between 1923-1980.
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    Open Library

    Open Library is a public domain eBook collection consisting of a wide amalgamation of out-of-copyright, in-copyright, fiction, non-fiction and children’s stories.

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    OverDrive

    OverDrive: Popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and Audiobooks. To borrow OverDrive content, log in using your existing SPS username and password. OverDrive offers a 2-minute video overview HERE.

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    Oxford Handbooks Online

    Oxford Handbooks Online: Over 800 digitized scholarly books. Each volume focuses on a particular topic, and contains articles written by academic experts. Articles overview historical and contemporary research in the field as well as identifying areas for future research.

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    Oxford Islamic Studies

    Oxford Islamic Studies: Islamic studies Contains key English language articles from Islam-focused reference sets, including: Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, and The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Also includes translations of the Qur’an as well as Hanna Kassis’ Concordance of the Qur’an. A timeline of Islamic events and a date converter for Christian and Islamic calendars are incorporated.

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    Reference eBooks

    Reference eBooks: A collection of hundreds of digitized reference titles including long-standing reference classics such as: The Encyclopedia of Religion, The Encyclopedia of Bioethics, The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, and Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia.

    • Embedded within Reference eBooks is the long-standing Scribner Writers Series. This series of volumes contain biographical and historical context essays for over 1,400 authors. Also included in Reference eBooks is the Twayne’s Authors Series which contains literary and historical analysis of 100+ works.
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    Science

    Science: Includes the complete archive, full-text, of articles from the journal Science, 1880-present day.  View their overview video by clicking HERE.