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A collection of historical digitized materials to support research in a specific topic area. The Holocaust Studies collection includes primary source materials covering topics such as: correspondence from German concentration camps and prisons, German anti-Semitic propaganda, Jewish emigration, Nazi finances, Nazi looting, Nazi war crimes, U.S. relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, and Jewish underground resistance.
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Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers is an online archive of primary source content. It includes full-text digital facsimiles of approximately 500 urban and regional newspapers, special-interest publications, and illustrated papers that were published throughout the United States during the 19th century.
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Includes more than 5 million pages about the history of slavery, collected from books, pamphlets, newspapers, legal documents, court records, manuscripts, periodicals, monographs and maps. Also provides research guides, subject outlines and scholarly essays on slavery to help researchers learn more about archival collections in these areas. There are four main areas of this collection: Debates over Slavery and Abolition; The Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, The Institution of Slavery; and The Age of Emancipation.
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One of the best-known newspapers in the world; the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication. The Times Digital Archive includes more than 11.8 million articles covering global topics, reflecting public opinion over 225 years, 1785-2011.
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Try-It! Illinois offers library users of the more than 5,000 ILLINET member libraries the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. ILLINET (Illinois Library and Information Network) is the cooperative network of multi-type (academic, public, school, and special) libraries in Illinois. Try-It! Illinois is available through November 30, 2017.
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