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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.

A digital collection comprised of all current and historical periodicals from the American Bar Association, featuring 44 titles previously only available to ABA section members. As an added benefit, program materials from the National Institutes from 2012 to date have also been included. 

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Global Plants

Consisting of nearly 3 million objects, Global Plants is the largest community-contributed database in which herbaria share their plant type specimens and experts determine and update plant names.The collection also includes partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, and serves an essential resource for research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies.

19th Century British Pamphlets

19th Century British Pamphlets is a corpus of primary sources for the study of sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain. Created by Research Libraries UK (RLUK) with funding from the JISC Digitisation Programme, the collection is comprised of more than 26,000 important pamphlets held in research libraries in the United Kingdom.

Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa

The collection consists of more than 190,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, oral histories, and speeches.

World Heritage Sites: Africa

The collection links visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites. It includes more than 57,000 objects, including photographs, 3D models, GIS data, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, images of rock art, excavation reports, manuscripts, traveler’s accounts, historical and antiquarian maps, books, articles, and other scholarly research.

JSTOR Thematic Collections This link opens in a new window

JSTOR’s thematic collections focus on emerging areas of research and contain multiple types of content, including journals and open research reports.

Lives of Literature

Lives of Literature is a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements. This resource supports advanced literary studies and interdisciplinary research on writers and texts critical to curricula in literature.

Security Studies

JSTOR Security Studies gathers academic and open policy research on international and national security problems and foreign policy issues, encompassing perspectives from around the world. This interdisciplinary resource is being built in collaboration with librarians, scholars, and policy researchers, and with guidance from an advisory group of professionals in the community.


JSTOR Sustainability is a collection of academic and open policy research on environmental stresses and their impact on society. This collection was built in collaboration with librarians, scholars, and policy researchers, and looks at sustainability and resilience through a broad lens spanning more than 30 disciplines.