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Auburn University Libraries, with the support of the Provost’s Office, has acquired a new set of scholarly databases addressing diversity in America. The databases cover diversity topics on African Americans, Native Americans and gender.

“As a land grant institution, it is important that our university’s academic resources support Auburn’s core mission and values,” said Provost Timothy Boosinger. “By providing diversity resources, we are ensuring that every member of our academic community has the opportunity to support educational excellence and the creation of cultural knowledge designed to advance our society.”

The new electronic resources are accessible to faculty, staff and students with a university computer account, or to the general public through public computers within the library.

The databases acquired from the Adam Matthews collection include “African American Communities," “American Indian Histories and Cultures,” “Defining Gender 1450-1910,” “Everyday Life & Women in America c.1820-1900,” and “Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice.”

These databases contain a mix of pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, correspondence, official records, photographs, video and audio recordings, and oral histories focusing on its particular subject area.

In addition to the new diversity databases, additional scholarly databases may be accessed through the main AU Libraries catalog website