Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920 provides access to more than 1,200 fully cataloged and searchable books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera cover the history of this region from the 16th century to the early 20th century. More than 1,000 works of all kinds are included: multi-volume histories of the Caribbean, letters, diaries, trial records, confessions, ship logs, military reports, government documents and others. Their places of publication include primarily England, France, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States, though there are works published in the Caribbean itself as well as other European countries.

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 chronicles the evolution of the Caribbean region across two centuries, providing a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. This collection will provide access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, culture and daily life. Featuring publications from 22 islands, Caribbean Newspapers will provide complete facsimiles of every available issue, including eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, and more.

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Winter Carnival began in 1919 as an athletic celebration of the season. Faculty competed against students in an array of races at Congress Park: skiing, snow shoeing, three-legged run, relay and an obstacle race. The event quickly grew to incorporate costumed theatrical activities with a winter theme including skits, dancing, singing, and figure skating demonstrations. The ice sculpture contest, which developed in the 1920’s, remains one of the most memorable features of the Winter Carnival to alumni and local townspeople alike. Winter Carnival thrived and enjoyed a heydey through the 1950’s. See photos and learn more on our Digital Collections blog.


RILM Music Encyclopedias is a full-text compilation of 41 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present and comprising nearly 80,000 pages, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. This is an extensive global resource that provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound, and women composers.

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GeoScienceWorld is a comprehensive Internet resource for researchers in the Earth Sciences, our eJournals platform,, provides a single point of access to 46 online journals from 28 leading global societies and is used by academic and professional researchers in 45 countries around the world.

GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections provides 1,100 eBooks from leading global societies publishing in the Earth Sciences with full chapter downloads and a mobile device friendly eBook reader.

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Theatre in Video: Volume II brings together 400 hours of classic and contemporary plays and documentaries. Users can view the works of widely studied playwrights and theatre artists from around the globe, including many new performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group. This collection is a must-have for any Performing Arts department, as well as for English departments studying narrative, structure, and literary adaptation, or scholars of History, Psychology, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Sociology, and related areas.

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