- All Digital Resources

Discover what our collection has to offer and search across several of our databases for direct access to full-text articles, videos, music and more.
Stream documentaries, award-winning educational films, and instructional videos.
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African American Newspapers, including Washington DC resources, emphasizing eyewitness accounts of events during the 19th century.
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Articles on African American history and culture; includes slave narratives.
Essays and images on blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel and other forms of African American musical expression.
Biographies, maps, images, and timelines of African American life, history, and culture.
Stream music from America's past including songs about Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protest and much more.
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Dig DC is your portal to selected digital collections from DC Public Library Special Collections. Find photos, maps, oral histories, local newspapers and more documenting the history of Washington D.C. 
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Maps, images, videos, full text articles, and eBooks for your research project. 
Full-text coverage from ethnic and minority press publications. Casi un cuarto de los artículos se presenta en español.
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Images from the Justice Department and FBI's investigation of African-Americans deemed politically suspect.
Learn more about the Civil Rights Congress (CRC) involvement in civil rights and civil liberties.
Digital encyclopedias and reference resources on a range of subjects from art, business, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies and science. 
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Gale in Context
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
Full historic content from four major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender (1909-75), The New York Amsterdam News (1922-93), The Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), and The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988).
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Historical documents, biographies of historical figures, and historical photos, maps, and videos.
Images from the world’s leading collections including Getty Images, National Geographic Society, and National Portrait Gallery of London.
Teachers and students can access classroom ready DC Public School curriculum-specific teaching modules drawing from DC Public Library's physical and digital collections.
Gale in Context
Research cultures, history, science, and social issues for students in grades 6-8.
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View the complete archive of National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Traveler. Includes eBooks, maps, images and videos.
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Includes New York TimesLos Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
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Access New York Times articles from 1851-present.
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Gale in Context
Brings together all the information that's needed to fully understand an issue
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Interview transcripts of individuals who made history during the Civil Rights Movement.
Learn about human society and social relationships.
Gale in Context
Discover American history from pre-colonial times to the present.
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