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Ancestry Library Edition provides easy access to more than 7,000 genealogy databases and 200 billion images with a single search. Collections provide information on individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. Updates and new content are always being added. U.S. databases include the complete U.S. Census & Index (1790-1940), vital, church, court, and immigration records. Other notable collections include Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. The Map Center contains more than 1,000 historical maps. Many international records are available. Canadian collections provide nearly 60 million records from the Census of Canada; and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly 30 million baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec. U.K. collections offer censuses for England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and Scotland, with nearly 200 million records; Births and Baptisms (1834-1906), Marriage Licenses (1521-1869), Deaths and Burials (1834-1934), and Poor Law Records (1840-1938) in London; and more. Other international collections continue to grow with more than 46 million records from German census, vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists, phone directories, and more; Chinese surnames in the large and growing Jiapu Collection of Chinese lineage books; Jewish family history records from Eastern Europe and Russia; and more. Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian.
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Books & Authors brings ease, authority and fun to the question of "what do I read next?" This resource can also be used to enhance the experience of the book you are reading; dig deeper into its themes and origins; or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the work.
This series focuses on an author's entire body of work, providing literary criticism and biographical information. Authors included are: William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Barbara Kingsolver, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Walker, and Tennessee Williams.
Essays covering themes and concepts of graphic novels, including genres, time periods, foreign language traditions, social relevance, and craftsmanship such as penciling and inking.
In-depth insight for over 215 of the most popular and studied graphic novels. Researchers will be familiar with the characters and stories included in this collection, yet will gain a deeper understanding, as the literary nature of the stories is presented in critical format by leading writers in the field.
In-depth insight for over 55 of the most popular manga graphic novels, ranging from metaseries to stand-alone books; focusing on translated works that have been particularly influential in the development of the manga tradition.
Gain access to an unprecedented wealth of current and comprehensive information on grant makers and their grants. This database searches: 100,000+ foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making public U.S. charities; more than 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; over 2.4 million recently awarded grants; 700,000+ recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
Includes genealogy-related topics such as Royal and Noble, Immigration, Native American, and Colonial & Revolutionary. It has intuitive searching options that help researchers find information easily. Gale Genealogy Connect allows users to search across multiple volumes, identifying connections and enriching family history.
This database contains a complete listing (nearly 10,000) of foundations that give grants to individuals. It describes giving for a variety of purposes, including arts and cultural projects, general welfare, scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, research, as well as awards and grants by nomination only. It may be used as both a grant seeker’s guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving.
Interested in learning more about your family tree? Beginner and professional genealogists can use this resource to trace family histories and American culture from the comfort of their home. HeritageQuest Online includes the digitized UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection, 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Census, the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank records and Private Relief Actions, and Memorials and Petitions from the Lexis Nexis® U.S. Serial Set. HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for people who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past.
Perfect for students and literary researchers, Gale Literary Sources allows you to discover literary connections with a traditional search as well as a visual search, bringing new insights to literature study.
Find Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech or poetry by Issa Kobayashi of Japan. Spanning history and geography, LitFinder delivers an extensive, ever-growing selection of full-text online poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. These works represent more than 80,000 authors, 660 nationalities and virtually every time period. Extra features include a glossary of poetry terms, dictionary search, hundreds of explanations on the most-studied contemporary poems and stories, and author biographies and illustrations. This research tool is suitable for students, book clubs and general readers.
Looking for a book? Want to know what title is next in a series? Like an author and want to read something similar? Need a recommendation for your book club? NoveList has information on over 200,000 fiction and non-fiction titles, including popular author Read-a-likes, book discussion guides, award lists and much more. With over 45,000 subjects to explore, your next book is only waiting to be discovered.
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