Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa Collection

Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa Collection

is brought to you by Aluka, an international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.

The struggles for freedom in Southern Africa were both a regional and global phenomenon. As such, documentation of the struggles is scattered around the world, reflecting the history itself: colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.

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National Geographic Archive

Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, National Geographic Magazine Archive includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface. With standard library features and functionality common to all Gale Digital Archives, National Geographic Magazine Archive is a powerful tool for finding and reading through the 100+ years of impactful articles found in this archive.

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How to access library databases while you’re away

Remember: No matter where you are during Spring Break, as long as you’ve got Internet access, you’ve got full access to the library’s many databases.

Whether you access the databases through the catalog or the online resources page, all  you need to do is authenticate by providing your name and Denison ID number. This is the 14-digit number on the back of your ID card that starts with 251080, and then ends with the 8 digits that make up your D-number.

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Check out the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) for background on current events

One of the many databases we have access to at Denison is the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), which offers transcripts and reports of news, interviews, and speeches from around the world.

FBIS’s daily reports, which currently cover 1956-1996, provide important perspectives on historical events, and can provide useful context and background for current events. For example, two Libyan rebel leaders in the news recently were the subject of several FBIS reports in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

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Remote access to library databases during Spring Break

Remember: No matter where you are during Spring Break, as long as you’ve got Internet access, you’ve got full access to the library’s many databases.

Whether you access the databases through the catalog or the online resources page, all  you need to do is authenticate by providing your name and all the numbers on the back of your ID card.

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Going Global

Career Services and the Library recently subscribed to the service Going Global. It provides access to information on internships, jobs, and career exploration. Here is the description of the service:

Going Global database contains country-specific career and employment resources for more than 80 locations.

Researched by in-country career experts and updated annually

Topic areas include:
Job search resources

Work permit/visa regulations

County-specific resume/CV guidelines and examples

Interview and cultural advice

Employment outlook/industry trends

Professional and social networking groups

H1B Plus database (developed by Going Global) provides a customized sort of all 400,000 Department of Labor H1B visa applications by job title, occupation, company, location and wage

Features 34 Country Career Guides — 85-100 pages in length

Contains 42 USA City Career Guides and 6 Canada City Career Guides — 65-85 pages in length

Includes more than 600,000 worldwide job/internship listings (updated daily)

Includes more than 450,000 corporate profiles (updated quarterly)

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New Database: The Nixon Years, 1969-1974

The Nixon Years, 1969-1974 covers Richard Nixon’s entire presidential term and allows scholars and researchers the opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon’s handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration’s achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and resignation. Top level Anglo-American discussions and briefing papers dominate this collection, which provides complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files from The National Archives.

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New Database: Confidential Print: Middle East

Confidential print: Middle East covers Middle Eastern history from 1812-1958; countries included are: Afghanistan, Egypt, Sudan, Persia, Suez Canal, Turkey, Jordan, Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Syria. The series originated out of a need for the British Government to preserve all of the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. Some of these were one page letters or telegrams — others were large volumes or texts of treaties.

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New Database: The Sixties

The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974 brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 150,000 pages of material at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics.

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