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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals  (EBSCOhost)
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The Avery Collection is the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design. This database surveys more than 2,500 US and foreign journals. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals covers international, scholarly and popular periodical literature, including publications of professional associations; US state and regional periodicals; and major serial publications in the architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Sanborn Maps - Digital 1867-1970  (ProQuest)
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Large-scale maps of towns and cities in Rhode Island. In electronic form, users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer the maps from different years. User guide for ProQuest


America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1876  (Newsbank)
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Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers 350,000 fully searchable issues from over 700 historical American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham´s " History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820" and other authoritative bibliographies. Includes coverage of the Newport Gazette, 1777; Newport Herald, 1787-1791; and Newport Mercury1758-1866; as well as newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia. User guide for Newsbank


Historical New York Times Access  (ProQuest)
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Newspaper coverage dating back to the first issue in 1851, is available. Current years (latest 10 years are covered in Lexis-Nexis). Each issue of every newspaper is indexed so that finding articles on the editorials, editorial cartoons, obituaries, and letters to the editor from well-known people, arts, sports, business, and popular culturecan be easily found. User guide for ProQuest


Films On Demand Master Academic Collection   (Films Media Group)
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Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that provides the ability to view digital video in real time. You can use Films On Demand to search for specific video segments, organize videos into folders, and create personal playlists for others to view. The collection includes over 5,600 full length programs including 4,000 titles in the Humanities & Social Sciences, 1,600 in Science & Mathematics, 1,100 in Health & Medicine, and 700 in Business & Economics.


Historic Campus Architecture Project  (Council of Independent Colleges)
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A searchable database of historic buildings, master plans, and landscape features on nearly 370 college campuses is now available online, thanks to the Council of Independent Colleges and the J. Paul Getty Trust. The database covers about 2,000 campus sites, many of them in considerable detail, and includes some 4,300 illustrations. There are almost 100 sections on Salve Regina buildings and architects associated with them.


ARTstor  (ARTstor)
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ARTstor is a digital library of over 1.4 million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The Digital Library serves users both within the arts and in disciplines outside of the arts. This includes historians of art and architecture and others engaged in the visual arts, as well as individuals in fields as diverse as American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, and Renaissance Studies.Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, and Renaissance Studies. User guide for ARTstor


European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750  (EBSCOhost)
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Contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Art Abstracts  (EBSCOhost)
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Produced by the H.W. Wilson Company, Art Abstracts provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts for more than 400 leading international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. This database covers a broad range of art topics such as advertising, archaeology, crafts, folk art, graphic arts, interior design, video, film, architecture and art history. Coverage for this database spans from 1984 to the present. Examples of publications indexed in Art Abstracts include: American Art, American Artist, Archaeology, Ceramics Monthly, Creative Review, Entertainment Design, Journal of Popular Film and Television, etc. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Academic Search Complete  (EBSCOhost)
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Provides full text for more than 5,000 scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Click here for a journal title list. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Heritage Quest  (Proquest)
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Heritage Quest is a genealogical database that can be used to search for information on ancestors. Included in the database is the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images for 1790-1930, PERSI a collection of book and articles on genealogy and local history, the Revolutionary War Era Pension & Land Bounty Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank and a portion of the U.S. Serial Set.


African American Newspapers, 1827-1998  (Newsbank)
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Explore African American history, culture and daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries. Coverage 1887-1998. User guide for Newsbank


Encyclopædia Britannica online
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Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one site. Britannica’s contributors include an extensive network of renowned scholars (including former U.S. presidents and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners), advisers, content specialists, and writers—whose job it is to ensure that Britannica is current, accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, relevant, international in scope, and engaging to college-level learners, researchers, and faculty.


Dissertations & Theses A&I  (Proquest)
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This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day.  Indexing and abstract subject coverage in the areas of business, health & medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, social sciences,  arts & humanities, and more.


DART-Europe E-theses Portal  (Dart Europe)
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Search over 360,000 dissertations from over 500 European universities. Many dissertations are available via links to the full text from the degree-granting institution.


Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective  (EBSCOhost)
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This H. W. Wilson database covers dates 1907-1984 and offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences with high-quality indexing of more than 1,300,000 articles in nearly 1,100 periodicals, dating as far back as 1907, as well as citations of over 240,000 book reviews. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Humanities Full Text  (EBSCOhost)
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This database covers the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. Subject areas include archaeology, classical studies, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, literary criticism, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion. The database cites feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, works of fiction, drama and poetry, and reviews of ballets, theatre, dance, movies, musicals, operas, plays and television programs. Coverage is from the present to 1984. The database includes the full text of over 200 publications and abstracting/indexing of another 550 titles. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Art Index Retrospective: 1929 - 1984  (EBSCOhost)
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Produced by the H.W. Wilson Company, provides a searchable index covering more than 55 years of art journalism from over 420 notable publications. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks and museum bulletins and also includes publications in French, Italian, German, and Dutch. Art Index Retrospective features many document types including feature articles, interviews, film reviews, book reviews, bibliographies, exhibition listings, reports, conferences anthologies, editorials, reproduction of works of art, notices of competitions and awards, and letters to the editor published throughout the world. Subjects covered include advertising art, antiques, archaeology, architecture and architectural history, art history, crafts, decorative arts, folk art, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, motion pictures, museology, non-western art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, television, and textiles. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


History Reference Center  (EBSCOhost)
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History Reference Center is a full text history reference database designed for undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. It also includes full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals. The database contains more than 61,100 historical documents; more than 66,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 110,200 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Data for Research  (JSTOR)
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A new way to search the JSTOR database! Provided by JSTOR for use by the research community. It provides a set of web-based tools for selecting and interacting with content from the JSTOR archive. The service also provides the ability to obtain data sets via bulk downloads or using a REST API. Features provided by the site include: Full-text and fielded searching of the entire JSTOR archive using a powerful faceted search interface. Using this interface one can quickly and easily define content of interest through an iterative process of searching and results filtering. User guide for JSTOR


JSTOR  (JSTOR)
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JSTOR is an archive of complete full-text backfiles. The current collection includes journals from the Art & Science Collections I - V and the Arts & Sciences Complement and covers most academic disciplines. This collection is growing and currently has more than 500 titles. User guide for JSTOR


Readers' Guide Full Text  (EBSCOhost)
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Reader's Guide provides current events coverage in over 400 magazines and popular periodicals going back to 1983. Full text of nearly 200 publications is available. Included are such popular publications as Atlantic Monthly, Commonweal, Discover, Education Digest, Foreign Affairs, Fortune, Harper's, Life, Maclean's, Money, Nation, National Geographic, Newsweek, People, Psychology Today, Saturday Evening Post, Smithsonian, Time, US News & World Report and Yankee. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Readers' Guide Retrospective  (EBSCOhost)
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Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Current coverage for this database includes the years 1890 through 1982 User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Sage Journals Online  (Sage Publishing)
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SAGE Publications publishes over 460 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals. Full text of journal articles is from 1999 – Present for most journals. User guide for Sage Publishing