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Aluka VCU
An international initiative to build an online library of full-text scholarly resources from and about Africa, Aluka includes archival documents, books, ecological data, periodicals, reports, maps, and oral histories.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 VCU
Primary source content on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, including the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century VCU
Primary source documents from the records of federal government agencies, the personal papers of African Americans, and records of civil rights organizations.

Black Historical Newspapers VCU
Offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts.

Black Studies Center VCU
Black Studies Center is a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources in arts, history, literature, politics, and religion that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.

Black Studies in Video VCU
Documentaries, interviews, and archival footage covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.

Contemporary Women's Issues VCU
Indexes global information on women. Includes journals, books, media reviews, alternative press, newsletters, government reports and data, personal narratives, and ephemeral literature from research institutes and grass roots organizations.

Ethnic NewsWatch VCU
Full text newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, native and minority press.

GenderWatch VCU
Database of publications on the evolution of gender roles as they affect both men and women. Includes coverage of GLBT studies; family studies; gender studies, and women's studies with a unique interdisciplinary approach.

Independent Voices VCU
Magazines, journals, and newspapers of the alternative press from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including feminists, anti-war groups, African-Americans, Native Americans and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Indigenous Peoples: North America VCU
Enables exploration of the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth century well into the twentieth century.

International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) VCU
Full abstracting and indexing for about 85 scholarly and popular current periodicals from 1998 forward. Full-text is provided for 24 of these journals. Also included in the database are retrospective citations from about 40 journals.

LGBT Life VCU
Index to the world's literature regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Includes full text for over 120 journals, magazines, and newspapers, and over 150 books.

Race Relations Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Covers ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, ideology, community relations, radicalism, economics, cultural identity, and pressure groups.

Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts VCU
Abstracts from major international journals and books focusing on major areas of women's studies including education, employment, health, socialization, social policy, social psychology, female culture, literary criticism and historical studies.

Umbra Search African American History
Brings together content documenting African American history and culture from archives, libraries, museums, and other U.S. repositories.

Women Writers Online VCU
Searchable textbase of approximately 200 works published between 1525-1830. A work in progress; coverage will extend from 1400-1850. Includes Renaissance Women Online, a subset of approximately 100 works.

Women's Studies International VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Women's Studies and feminist research supporting curriculum development in sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education.

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