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Black Studies Center [via ProQuest]
A collection of African Studies and African American Studies resources, including essays from the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, journals and magazines from the International Index to Black Periodicals, and historical African American interest newspapers.
Black Thought and Culture [via Alexander Street Press]
Searchable and browsable database of non-fiction works by African-American leaders and others who have dealt substantially with issues of race in America. Includes books, essays, articles, speeches, letters, interviews, and other materials, some of which have not previously been published. Includes brief biographical information for all authors.
Blackwell Companion to Phonology [via Wiley]

The Blackwell Companion to Phonology is a major reference work drawing together 124 new contributions from leading scholars in the field. Led by a team of renowned international scholars, the Companion represents a diverse range of approaches and methodologies to key phenomena in phonological research. In contrast to other handbooks and reference works currently available for phonology, these volumes focus on phenomena and case studies that highlight past and ongoing debates in the field. Interdisciplinary connections, such as those with the social and computational sciences, are covered, as well as statistical and experimental techniques. The Companion will be a touchstone for future phonological theorists, giving an overview of data and insights which any theory of phonology should be able to cover.

Coverage: 2011
Tags: Language
Bookplus (via Nichigai)
A Japanese-language resource, BookPlus contains: - Bibliographical information for monographs published since 1926 - Summaries and tables of contents for monographs published since 1986 - Photographic images of covers for monographs published since 2000 - Author’s information for monographs published since 2001 - Classified publications lists for monographs published during the past two weeks
Bracero History Archive [via Center for History and New Media at Georgetown University]

Started in 1942, the Bracero Program brought millions of Mexican guest workers to the United States, and over the next two decades, more than 4 million Mexicans came to work in the country. This public history resource from the Center for History and New Media at Georgetown University brings together oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the program. Visitors can read the “About” section to learn more about the program and its legacy and then move on to browse the documents. The document archive can be searched in its entirety, or users can also move through areas that include “Images”, “Documents”, and “Oral Histories”. Educators will want to look over the “Teaching” area, as it features three different learning activities which draw on the archive’s documents. Also, the “Resources” area includes a video tutorial on how to use the archive effectively and several interview questions for those who might know some former Bracero workers.

Brazilian Government Documents [via CRL]

“Executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil’s national government between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available to the end of the first Republic in 1930.”

British History Online

This is a gateway site to primary and secondary source materials on Medieval and Early Modern Britain. It is organized both topically and geographically. It includes primary source material published by the History of Parliament Trust, the Centre for Metropolitan History and the Institute of Historical Research, among others.

British Parliamentary Papers Index [CD-ROM]

NewsBank’s CD-ROM index to accompany the Library’s collection of microform British Parliamentary Papers. The CD-ROM index covers 1989/90 to 2003; printed indexes available for earlier years.

Coverage: 1989/90-present
Tags: Government, Great Britain, History, Paliament
British Periodicals Part 1 [via ProQuest]

“This resource offers facsimile page images and searchable full text for more than 160 British periodicals published from the 17th through the early 20th centuries.”