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American memory

Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning." Primary Source. Library of Congress

Date Coverage:
~1400 - present
Content Availability:
Multimedia

American memory

Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning." Primary Source. Library of Congress

Date Coverage:
~1400 - present
Content Availability:
Multimedia

American rhetoric

Accesses a searchable online speech bank which indexes a growing database of 5000+ full-text, audio, and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events. According to leading scholars of American public address, the top 100 speeches in this website are an index to and partial database of full-text transcriptions of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century. The site also features speeches from movies, the rhetoric of 9/11, Christian rhetoric, and definitions of 40 different figures of speech, with transcripts and clips of examples

Date Coverage:
Continually updated
Content Availability:
Full Text

Base

Indexes worldwide open access academic web resources. The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) collects and normalizes data from repository servers which use Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI- PMH). BASE discloses web resources of the "Deep Web" which are ignored by commercial search engines or lost within voluminous search results

Date Coverage:
2004-present
Content Availability:
Full Text
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BBC Academy. Journalism

Includes hundreds of videos, audio clips, discussion pages, interactive modules, and text pages covering every aspect of TV, radio, and online journalism. Much of the material features BBC TV reporters and hosts known around the world. The subjects covered range from craft skills (e.g., writing or directing video) to subject briefings on critical events and topics such as climate change and the conflict in the Middle East, to the many ethical issues now facing journalists. The site is continuously updated, its coverage driven by the practical needs of BBC journalists around the world, as well as current events in the news

Date Coverage:
Continually updated
Content Availability:
Multimedia
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Birds of North America online

Provides scientific information for birds nesting in the USA and Canada, with image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, recordings of bird’s songs and calls selected from the collection in Cornell’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Includes also an extensive bibliography for each species. Updated regularly. Browse by species by name (both common and scientific name) or taxonomy or search by species or keyword

Date Coverage:
Began in 2004?
Content Availability:
Full Text

European library

Provides virtual access to the resources of the 48 national libraries of Europe. Resources are both digital and bibliographical

Date Coverage:
Varies
Content Availability:
Full Text

Gale biography in context

Indexes and provides full-text access to a variety of news and reference sources containing the biographies of individuals from all time periods. Front page provides basic search box, a listing of selected biographies arranged by occupation, and links to current biographical news (obituaries, etc.). Searching by occupation, individual name, place of birth/death, nationality, and other advanced search features is available. Individual entries include a general overview of a person's life and links to reference and news sources (divided into "scholarly" and "magazines"), as well as audio or image resources (audio from NPR). Advanced search includes a "lexile index" search which allows teachers to choose materials at an appropriate reading level for their students. Also useful is the "Listen" button which will read the entry aloud (including word or sentence highlighting if desired). Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
Subjects:

Gale virtual reference library

Provides online access to a significant number of reference works published by Gale. Includes works in all academic subjects, and includes encyclopedias, literary criticism (individual works, authors, and movements/ genres), biographical dictionaries, directories, and dictionaries (of events, ideas, and movements). Most entries have the option of being read (includes downloading an MP3 of the computer-voice reading). Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Full Text

Human rights studies online

Provides comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes in the 20th and 21st centuries. Using a case study approach, this resource provides primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event

Date Coverage:
Varies
Content Availability:
Full Text

Internet archive

Offers permanent storage and access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, music, moving images, and nearly 3 million public domain books. This internet library's mission is to provide permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. One feature is the "Wayback Machine," which is an historical archive of preserved web pages

Date Coverage:
C. 1966 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Naxos spoken word library

Provides access to classical literature audiobooks and educational material, including novels, plays, and poetry from all periods. Entire library accessible through free apps for iPhone and iPad. See Spoken Word site for details

Date Coverage:
All periods
Content Availability:
Multimedia
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Naxos video library

Provides streaming access to more than 2,000 full-length videos, including classical music concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, and theatre performances. Search options include composer, artist, and type of performance, as well as roles, production personnel, venues, and festivals. Subtitles are available for some performances, in up to five different languages. Divisions such as scenes and arias can be accessed directly, and custom clips can be created for use in presentations. Two download speeds are offered: 700 Kbps (standard quality) and 2 Mbps (high quality). The latter is comparable to a DVD image

Date Coverage:
1950 to present
Content Availability:
Multimedia
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OAIster

Makes available an Open Access Initiative to provide indexing and access to freely available books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts, audio files, video files, photographic images, datasets, and theses and dissertations. International in scope. Search by keyword, or use advanced search for author/title/subject search. Results may be limited by format. OCLC

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Full Text

Pronunciator

Provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. This resource includes audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, intelligent flashcards, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Your web browser must have Flash installed and JavaScript enabled for full functionality

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Multimedia

Science in context

Combines several sources of information into a single database covering popular topics in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Health, Medicine, Math, Engineering, Technology, Physics, Astronomy, and biographies of important scientists. Indexes and provides abstracts for popular and scholarly articles, news sources, video, and reference works. Browse broad topic areas suggested or search by keyword or advanced search. Limits include document type and year. Provides maps displaying U.S. demographics on selected topics

Date Coverage:
1909 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

September 11 digital archive

Makes available a collection of digital sources related to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash in Pennsylvania. The archived materials include first-hand accounts, electronic communications such as emails, digital photographs including works of art, and more. The archive contains not only sources directly related to the events themselves but also the public's response to those events. It is searchable by keyword and may be limited to media type (e.g., document, email, story, interview, article, webpage, and more)

Date Coverage:
2001 to June 2004
Content Availability:
Full Text

TeachingBooks.net

Adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books by providing original, in -studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles, and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature. Under Guided/Advance search, the database is searchable by grade levels, resource types (author programs, book guides, book readings, and author websites), format (video or audio), curricular areas, and special collections (which includes Spanish language and Canadian)

Date Coverage:
Classical to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

World digital library

Provides digital access to primary resources from cultures and countries around the world across all time. Includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, prints and art, and sound recordings. A joint project of the Library of Congress and U.N.E.S.C.O., the site is arranged visually using a map of the world to indicate the number of culturally significant items available for each 9 geographical groupings. Each item is given a summary description which describes the item and it's cultural importance. The site may also be searched by keyword or browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, or institution. Language options for English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese

Date Coverage:
8,000 BCE - 2010 CE
Content Availability:
Multimedia