New Databases

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Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.

Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996 and the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979. The interviews have been conducted in 62 countries and 41 languages. Each collection adds context for the others, providing multiple pathways to learn from the eyewitnesses of history across time, locations, cultures and sociopolitical circumstances

You must register to use the archive. For more information, see the Visual History Archive Library Guide

1915-present more info
Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines,

Includes more than 160,000 selected complete entries from two series — Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography, over 80,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews* from proprietary Gale titles including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Children’s Literature Review, and more than 1 million full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from more than 475 scholarly journals and literary magazines.

Varies by Publication more info
Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources searches 18th Century Collections Online (ECCO)19th Century Collections Online (NCCO), the Making of the Modern World, and Sabin Americana.

Gale enhances the story by combining collections and bringing to the surface new research connections across several centuries—and millions of pages of—newspapers, books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs.

1500-1926 more info
Statistical Abstracts of the World

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions from most countries of the world.

These statistical abstracts are generally issued by the national statistical offices of foreign governments and by global and regional statistical compendia of international organizations. Coverage varies by country.

2012-present more info

Since 1998 NC LIVE has served all North Carolina libraries with equitable access to a core selection of digital content and services.

NC LIVE offers free electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to health, history, and genealogy. Ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials available through NC LIVE are designed for at-home use, and are available from any Internet connection via library websites, and through All North Carolinians may use NC LIVE resources through local public libraries, community colleges, or college and university libraries.

All databases available through NC LIVE are available through Belk Library's Article Databases and E-Research Tools page.

1800's-present more info