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Print Location: F351 .A534 2007
Published by Indiana University Press in 2007, this reference work about the Midwestern region of the United States includes portraits of the region's states, along with thematically organized entries on the region's peoples, society, culture, institutions, economy, politics, and other topics. Available in print and as an ebook.
Print Location: 2nd Floor Burling Library
This is the series title for a multivolume set, shelved under various call numbers on the 2nd floor of Burling Library. Each volume looks at all aspects of the culture and history of a given region, including architecture, art, ecology and environment, fashion, film and theater, folklore, food, language, literature, music, religion, and sports and recreation. Volumes are as follows: The Great Plains Region (F591 .G75), The Mid-Atlantic Region (F106 .M586), The Midwest (F351 .M59), New England (F4 .N47), The South (F209 .S68), The Rocky Mountain Region (F721 .R74), The Pacific Region (F851 .P1955), and the Southwest (F786 .S747).
Print Location: 1st Floor Oversize HN57 .E594 2004
Print reference book that covers a broad range of social movements throughout American history, such as those concerned with the abolition of slavery, civil rights, women's equality, labor and economic justice, anti-war protest, ethnic and group identity, religion and moral reform, environmentalism, LGBT, and conservatism.
In nearly 700 entries, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience during that period—from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass—and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans. 2006 edition.
Focusing on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this encyclopedia traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African-American culture on the American cultural landscape. 2009 ed.
A project of the Chicago Historical Society and the Newberry Library, this online reference work covers the history of Chicago and its people, places, institutions, activities, and movements. (Also available in print: Burling 2nd Floor, F548.3 .E53 2004.)
Multivolume reference work containing thousands of biographies of prominent Americans.
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor E176 .A493x 1999
Includes over 3,000 essays written by subject experts and assembled into a consistent, readable, and straightforward alphabetical reference work. Entries cover the major areas of popular culture: art, dance, film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, theater, and more. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Full-text access to the most searched magazines on Gale's InfoTrac platform.
Full-text database archiving the fashion industry's influential publication of record, Women's Wear Daily, featuring day-to-day news items, opinion pieces, runway reports, and beauty product reviews. Covers key moments in the history of the international fashion and beauty industry, including major designers, brands, retailers, and advertisers.
An easy-to-use online reference tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text general and subject-specific reference titles, as well as numerous images, audio files, and video clips.
Digital multimedia version of the premier English-language encyclopedia.
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Indexes 2,000 journals published worldwide covering the history of the United States and Canada. Includes some full text. Coverage includes articles, book and media reviews, and abstracts of dissertations.
1888–present. Full-text online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Covers film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes full text of more than 90 journals and indexing for more than 600 publications.
1970–present. A collection of hundreds of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports, and conference proceedings devoted to the impact of gender across a broad range of subject areas.
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
1952–present. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.
1926–present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
The electronic editions of record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers compiled in a single database. Paid ads are excluded.
1690–1922. Electronic editions-of-record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers compiled in a single database. Paid ads are excluded.
Provides free and searchable access to more than 11 million pages of historic newspapers published in the United States and its territories between 1789 and 1922.
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2015. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources, or go to the New York Times Subject Guide for instructions on registering for a free account.
HathiTrust offers a collection of millions of books digitized from libraries around the world. Note: Texts are fully searchable, but not all material is available to view as full text due to copyright restrictions.
Search engine for books, videos, archival materials, electronic resources, and more owned by Grinnell College and over 72,000 libraries around the world.
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
Features items from a number of the Fairs, including those held in Paris, Buffalo, Chicago, and San Francisco. The "Essays" section includes materials written for an honors seminar at the University of Maryland taught by Professor Isabelle Gournay which detail some of the achievements of each exposition.
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
Provides information on, and access to, the digitized version of the Library of Congress' primary-source collections on American history and culture, including photographs, documents, sound recordings, and motion pictures.
1941–1996. As the United States' principal historical record of political open-source intelligence for more than half a century, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report provides insights into six decades of turbulent world history. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe, and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Digitized from original paper copy and high-quality microfilm, this fully searchable collection features full-text transcripts from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, China, Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Soviet Union. Includes the FBIS Daily Report Annexes and five topic-based sub-collections.
Contains statistics from Pre-Colonial America to the present that cover a variety of topics including population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, economic sectors, and governance and international relations.
Print Location: Microfilm Room
The full title for this microform set includes the following subtitle: The Birth of the Women's Liberation Movement: Pioneers and Their Resources, 1940-1972. For documents regarding the planning and events of this organization, this is a exception resource. Consult guide to identify documents within the set.
Database of primary source documents from women's reform organizations such as the Women's Trade Union League, the National Association of Colored Women, Henry Street and Hull House settlements, and the National Women's Party.
Statistics and aggregate data from the U.S. Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Puerto Rico Community Survey, Annual Population Estimates, Economic Census, and Annual Economic Surveys. Replaced American FactFinder on July 1, 2019.
Data on children's health and well-being from the Annie E. Casey foundation.
Includes both U.S. and international statistics.
Statistics on 95 demographic variables, including education, health, and employment. Statistics are available at the state level for the United States, at the country level for more than 220 countries; statistics are also available for the world as a whole and for 28 world regions and sub-regions. Statistics can be displayed as rankings, bar graphs, or maps.
The #Charlestonsyllabus movement was co-founded by Dr. Keisha N. Blain. Learn more at the African-American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) website and watch for the forthcoming website devoted to this project: www.TheCharlestonSyllabus.com. The online bibliography links to the materials from the syllabus available through Grinnell College Libraries.
A selection of temporarily free books and articles from a wide range of publishers and perspectives about the history of racism in America, its endurance throughout society, and how the country can respond now to enact meaningful and lasting reform. For real change to occur, it is essential to consult the deep corpus of existing evidence-based scholarship on race, history, and public policy to help chart a path toward an anti-racist future.
A collection of articles curated by Annual Review that focus on understanding discriminatory policing of minorities, on bias in the criminal justice system, on inequalities in healthcare, and on other relevant issues.
Presents the American Film Institute (AFI), located in Los Angeles, California. Highlights activities of the AFI's National Film Theater in Washington, D.C. Notes employment opportunities with AFI and offers access to press releases from AFI.
Building a national preserve of documentary films about American folk or roots culture. Produced by independent filmmakers, these hard-to-find films give voice to the arts and experience of diverse American groups.
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
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