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  • American Music   

    Streaming audio collection of musical recordings from America's past, including songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys, reflecting the history of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • AP Newsroom  

    Historic image and media database that covers Associated Press photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text back to 1826. On the AP platform.

  • Biography (Gale in Context)   

    Biography In Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.

  • Classical Music Library   

    Streaming audio collection featuring a wide variety of classical music recordings. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Contemporary World Music   

    Streaming audio collection featuring a wide variety of music recordings from around the world. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Dictionary of American Regional English   

    The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is different from other dictionaries in that it does not include words that are commonly used throughout the United States, but rather focuses on the regional aspects of our language, documenting words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another. The digital edition features audio, interactive maps, and insights into the DARE Survey.

  • Digital Schomburg    UW login not required

    Information, interpretation, and scholarship on the global black experience. Includes exhibitions, books, articles, photographs, prints, audio and video streams, and selected external links for research in the history and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora. On the New York Public Library platform.

  • DRAM   

    Streaming audio music collection featuring contemporary classical and jazz recordings issued by New World Records, Composers Recordings, and other labels.

  • eLibrary   

    eLibrary Curriculum Edition provides general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds. Content includes more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books, and transcripts—plus more than 7 million pictures, maps, weblinks, and audio/video clips.

  • Environmental Issues Online   

    Environmental Issues Online brings together multimedia materials (text, archival primary sources, video and audio) around key environmental challenges, including climate change, water/air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, agriculture, deforestation and more. The database is curated around specific environmental issues and events from the 20th and 21st centuries. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Environmental Studies, content is drawn from the social sciences, ecology and earth science, and the humanities.

  • Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings   

    Collection of ethnomusicological audio recordings, videos, field notebooks, journals, and photographs documenting various musical traditions around the world, drawn from the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Gilded Age   

    The Gilded Age brings together primary documents and scholarly commentary into a searchable collection. When complete, the collection will contain over 50,000 pages of fully searchable text and associated audio and video material. These materials are frequently rare and hard-to-find, and include songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera. In addition, the collection features numerous critical documentary essays that provide scholarly commentary and annotations to selected primary sources. Spanning from 1865 to 1902, The Gilded Age provides insight into the key issues that shaped America in the late nineteenth century, including race and ethnicity, immigration, labor, women's rights, American Indians, political corruption, and monetary policy.

  • Jazz Music Library   

    Streaming audio collection featuring a wide variety of jazz music recordings. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Macaulay Library    UW login not required

    Online archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings, with a focus on birdsong. Maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

  • Naxos Music Library   

    Streaming audio collection of classical music recordings with supporting reference information. On the Naxos platform.

  • Naxos Music Library Jazz   

    Streaming audio collection of jazz music recordings. On the Naxos platform. Access liminted to 30 simultaneous users.

  • North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories   

    North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories includes 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of information, providing a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Composed of contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives, the series provides a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines. In selected cases, users will be able to hear the actual audio voices of the immigrants.

  • Popular Music Library   

    Streaming audio collection featuring a wide variety of popular music recordings. Genres represented include alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and more. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Wikimedia Commons    UW login not required

    Multimedia repository of images, audio and video that is freely usable. On its own platform.

  • World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean   

    World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean provides a rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video; and more.


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