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Looking for a quick fact, definition, or brief introduction?  Search the Credo digital reference collection of over 700 full-text reference books.  These sources cover a wide variety of subjects from art to technology and come from a variety of publishers.
Find scholarly articles in more than 100 subject-specialized encyclopedias published by Sage.
Access digital collections licensed or created by libraries in the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). These include the Saskia digital art collection containing 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture, and architecture as well as digital collections from individual CARLI member libraries.

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Browse or search the published works of numerous historically important black leaders along with approximately 5,000 pages of unique, fugitive, and unpublished materials. Altogether this collection contains 1297 sources with 1100 authors.
Find information on prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, and countries throughout Africa.
Browse articles on various aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history including major figures, organizations and institutions, and human rights events.
Search this compendium of U.S. statistics from over 1000 sources covering topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America.
Explore the major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion, as well as significant African historical figures and social movements.
Find biographies of influential women and topical articles covering subjects such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
Search the latest edition of the OED for the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both past and present.
Explore the interdisciplinary field of Peace Studies, including major figures, events, organizations, and theories related to peace and conflict.
Locate primary documents and secondary sources related to the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000.

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