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Researcher Support Services 08.31.2020

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Auraria Library has organized a trial to the database Global Issues Library

Global Issues Library provides access to primary sources, essays, documentaries, government documents, oral histories, case studies, photographs, video interviews, diaries, and more related to global issues. Topics covered include borders and migration, human rights, climate change, gun control, mass incarceration, terrorism, revolutions and protests, human trafficking, clean water, nuclear power, engineering case studies, and more. Material is from the late 1890s to the present. For more information on the resources and topics covered in this collection, see the Alexander Street Press: Global Issues Library

When you click on the link to access the database, you will need to complete the recaptcha. Then you will go to a page where you can choose Global Issues Library from the list.

The trial ends October 8, 2020. To provide feedback on this database, please fill out the Database Trial Feedback form.

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