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Adam Matthew Explorer This link opens in a new window
  • Off-campus access is restricted to current UMBC students, faculty, and staff.
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A comprehensive resource for primary sources in history, global studies, American studies, Asian studies gender studies, theatre, music, and much more.
American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020 This link opens in a new window
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American Prison Newspapers brings together hundreds of newspapers published within prisons by incarcerated people over the past 200 years. When complete, the collection will contain newspapers from prisons in every state, representing penal institutions of all kinds, including women-only institutions.
National Theatre Collection (Proquest) This link opens in a new window
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Alternate Name(s): streaming video
Drawing on 10 years of NT Live broadcasts, alongside high-quality recordings never previously seen outside of the NT’s Archive, the National Theatre Collection makes this rich body of work available to students in schools, universities and libraries around the world.
Periodicals Index Online This link opens in a new window
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Periodicals Index Online is a database of citations for articles published in the arts, humanities and social sciences, across more than 300 years. Journals indexed span 37 key subject areas and multiple languages. Not full text
PolicyMap This link opens in a new window
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Alternate Name(s): GIS geography geographic map maps
PolicyMap is an interactive online mapping tool with which you may create maps, tables and graphs covering Demographics, Incomes & Spending, and more.
Reader's Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 This link opens in a new window
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Alternate Name(s): readers guide
A digital archive of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, the ultimate index of subjects in the popular press.
Student Activism This link opens in a new window
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The Student Activism collection is intended to serve as a scholarly bridge from the extensive history of student protest in the United States to the study of today's vibrant, continually unfolding actions. The collection captures the voices of students across the great range of protest, political actions, and equal-rights advocacy from the 20th and early 21st century United States. The primary sources are broad-based across time, geography, and political viewpoint — from conservative to anarchist.
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