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Biblioteca TumbleBooks

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Spanish language animated, talking picture books. Story books, puzzles and games, audiobooks, and books in other languages are all offered through the NYPL site. 
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Electronic books
Español

Cairn.Info

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Cairn.info is an online collection of French language periodicals and ebooks in the social sciences and humanities. 
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History, History of Europe, Language and Literature, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology
CAIRN was formed in 1995 by four European publishing houses (Belin, De Boeck, La Découverte and Erès).  The collection is currently comprised of 324 titles from more than 40 publishers, teaching institutions and learned societies.
Français

Chinese E-Journal Collection (Qikan)

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Provides access to full text of 150 popular journals in Chinese language. 
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International Newspapers, Asian Studies
English

Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953)

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Searchable full text and full image articles from twelve English-language Chinese newspapers, including the North China Herald, China Press, Peking Daily News, and Shanghai Times.  Includes coverage of the Taiping Rebellion, Opium Wars, Boxer Rebellion, and founding of the Republic of China. 
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History of Asia, World History, Historical Newspapers, International Newspapers, Asian Studies
English

Digitalia

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Digitalia is a Hispanic Database of ebooks and ejournals where you will find thousands of ebooks from the most renowned Spanish and Latinamerican Publishing Houses, as well as relevant journals that cover all topics of interest. 
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World History, Language and Literature, Magazines, Journals and Serials, Latin American Studies
Español

Estudantil Hallazgos

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, selected articles, and a visual dictionary to allow ESL students and Spanish-learners the chance to learn.
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History, Homework Help, Encyclopedias
English

Ethnic NewsWatch (1959-present)

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Collection of ethnic, minority, and native newspapers, magazines, and journals published in America.  
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History, Philosophy, Reference, Magazines, Journals and Serials, Historical Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, Religion, Area and Cultural Studies, African American Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies
Designed to provide the other side of the story, this database offers additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press. Coverage begins in 1959. Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™ which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989. Searchable in English and in Spanish, and includes such titles as the New York Amsterdam News, Chicago Defender, El Diario/La Prensa and The Jewish Week.
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Global Press Archive

Global Press Archive is a diverse database of newspapers from all over the globe, offering access to these four modules: Imperial Russian Newspapers, Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers, Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers and Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers.
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Reference, Historical Newspapers, International Newspapers
English

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

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This collection represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.   Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of Readex/Newsbank.
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United States History, Historical Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, Latin American Studies
English

Latin American Newsstand

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ProQuest Latin American Newsstand provides full-text information in Spanish and Portuguese from 41 newspapers from Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries, including Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. The complete articles are available in ASCII format. 
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Historical Newspapers, International Newspapers, Area and Cultural Studies, Latin American Studies
English

Literaturnaia Gazeta Digital Archive

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Searchable full-text and page images of Literaturnaia gazeta (1929-) a landmark publication in Russia’s cultural heritage which focuses on literary and intellectual life. It is updated once a year. For recent issues see PressReader.
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Russian Literature, Historical Newspapers, International Newspapers, Area and Cultural Studies, Slavic and Baltic Studies
English

Mango Languages

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Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers. A text translator is provided. Download the mobile app. *First time users must create a profile in order to access the resource.  
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Language and Literature, Linguistics, Reference, Education
English

Novoe Russkoe Slovo Digital Archive

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Searchable full-text and page images of the Russian emigre newspapers Russkoe Slovo (1910-1920) and Novoe Russkoe Slovo (1920-2010) published in New York City. Please note that some years have not yet been digitized.
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History of Europe, United States History, World History, Historical Newspapers, International Newspapers, Slavic and Baltic Studies
English

Pravda Digital Archive

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Searchable full-text and page images of the Russian newspaper Pravda, from its founding in 1912 to 2017. 
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History of Asia, History of Europe, World History, Historical Newspapers, International Newspapers, Slavic and Baltic Studies
English

Russian National Bibliography

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Bibliographic access to books, newspapers, journals, book criticism and reviews, the arts, sheet music, dissertations and maps.    
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World History, Language and Literature, Slavic and Baltic Studies
English

Universal Database of Russian Social Sciences and Humanities

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A collection of major Russian periodicals on social sciences and humanities. It includes journals from the Russian Academy of Sciences, plus important independent scholarly publications. 

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International Newspapers, Slavic and Baltic Studies, World History
English