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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Artstor - NIU was generously granted free access to this unrivaled storehouse of 3 million images and artworks until the end of June 2021.
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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States - this open access database, courtesy of ProQuest, encompasses approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:


  • Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)

  • The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)

  • Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)

  • The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)

  • The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)

  • The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)

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CAP includes all official, book-published United States case law, including all state courts, federal courts, and territorial courts for American Samoa, Dakota Territory, Guam, Native American Courts, Navajo Nation, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Our earliest case is from 1658, and our most recent cases are from 2018. Each volume has been converted into structured, case-level data broken out by majority and dissenting opinion, with human-checked metadata for party names, docket number, citation, and date. We also offer PDFs with selectable OCR text for each case.
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Provides educational materials, visual resources, and information for therapists, educators, and caregivers in the physical and occupational therapy field. Videos (200+) show actual patients and therapists in real life treatment settings. Search and select by diagnosis, setting, or keyword.
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Swank Digital Campus - the platform offers streaming video access to more than 25,000 titles. Swank partners with major Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers and international film companies to provide a diverse library of feature films, and documentaries. The wide range of titles ensures all academic departments can find the movies needed to promote active and engaged learning in their classrooms.

Faculty may request individual films for required classroom usage. Faculty requests are premised on creating a one-time faculty profile. To create a faculty profile, please go to the vendor's site and click on "Login":


On the next page, click on "Create Instructor Account" and submit the completed form:


Please allow a forty-eight hour window for approval and activation of individual requests.

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