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Western Carolina University

A-Z Databases

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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A biography database which merges Gale’s authoritative reference content, including Lives & Perspectives, with periodicals and multimedia. Includes more than 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.
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Provide comprehensives coverage of COVID-19 and other past coronavirus outbreaks, such as MERS and SARS, for context around the current global pandemic.
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Streaming video collection which provides a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform. Includes the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more.
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Krokodil (Crocodile) was the USSR’s most famous and longest running satirical journal. Each issue may be viewed in the original layout and design, with searchable text, including relevant keywords within the artwork. a place or country (Vietnam, Washington, Pentagon), people’s names (Brezhnev), or abbreviations (USA, NATO, CIA, USSR). These identifiers, found in English throughout the database, have been manually tagged to allow for better discoverability.
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Requires first registering for a free individual account and logging in with that account to view resources. Online practice tests and tutorials for academic and professional licensing tests including the GRE, LSAT, and GMAT.
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Covers a broad assortment of both far-right and radical left political groups. It offers a diverse mixture of materials, including periodicals, campaign propaganda, government records, oral histories, and various ephemera, which allow researchers to explore unorthodox social and political movements in new and innovative ways and to understand the impact they have had on today’s society.
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Use Social Explorer to visualize and interact with data, create maps, charts, reports and downloads that help you reach your goals. Explore hundreds of thousands of built-in data indicators related to demography, economy, health, politics, environment, crime and more. Easily add your own data for further impact.
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Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner. Transparent Language Online combines robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps for a complete language-learning experience.
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Provides materials on women’s political activism and on women’s voices, from female-authored literature to women’s periodicals. An essential resource for those interested in exploring the nature of women as writers or readers and will be of interest to researchers across multiple disciplines.
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