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New Databases

The following is a list of new library databases, in order of most recently added. See our full databases list to browse by subject or database type.

Available Summer 2015

BCC Research
Contains market research and industry reports, which include 5-year market forecasts with statistical and analytical information on the markets, applications, industry structure, major players, market shares, industry dynamics, technology and technology shifts, and international developments relevant to these markets.

DRAM Music Online
Includes a diverse collection of American music from the New World Records and CRI labels, as well as other unique and important recordings neglected by the commercial marketplace. Genres include folk, opera, Native American, jazz, 19th to 21st century classical, early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond.

Independent Voices
An open access collection of magazines, journals, and newspapers of alternative press archives. Collections include GI Underground Press, Women's Alternative Press, Native American Press, African American Press, Hispanic Press, Underground Campus Press, LGBT Press, Right-wing Press, and Literary "Little" Magazines.

Available Spring 2015

JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII
Coverage of core humanities disciplines including history, language & literature, art & art history, and education, philosophy, classical studies, and music.

Franklin D. Roosevelt & Race Relations, 1933-1945
Contains a collection of essential materials for the study of the early development of the Civil Rights Movement concerned with the issues of lynching, segregation, race riots, and employment discrimination. This new collection from FDR’s Official File provides insight into his political style and record on civil rights.

In Response to the AIDS Crisis: Records of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1983-1994
Includes briefing books, hearing and meeting transcripts, reports, and press clippings that document the activities of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome from 1983-1994.

International Women’s Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues
Historical women’s periodicals provide insight into the lives of women, the role of women in society and, in particular, the development of the public lives of women as the push for women’s rights—woman suffrage, fair pay, better working conditions, for example—grew in the United States and England.

Middle East Online: Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970
Offers original source material from the British Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the 1917 Balfour Declaration through to the Black September war of 1970-1.

Middle East Online: Iraq, 1914-1974
Offers original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the Anglo-Indian landing in Basra in 1914 through the British Mandate in Iraq of 1920-32 to the rise of Saddam Hussein in 1974. Major policy statements are set out in their fullest context, the minor documents and marginalia revealing the workings of the mandate administration, diplomacy, treaties, oil and arms dealing.

Politics, Social Activism and Community Support: Selected Gay and Lesbian Periodicals and Newsletters
Focuses on newsletters issued by gay and lesbian political and social activist organizations throughout the country and on periodicals devoted to gay and lesbian political and social activist agendas—the "public" face of gay and lesbian activism. In addition, this collection includes serial literature on its "private" face, exploring the challenges and complexities of building gay and lesbian communities inside and outside of a "straight" world.

Rastafari Ephemeral Publications
The literary materials in this collection provide an historical time stamp and current affairs commentary on the transitional period in the Rastafari Movement’s development—a period extending from the early 1970s through the present.

Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Enforcement of Federal Law in the South, 1871-1884
This collection on law and order documents the efforts of district attorneys from southern states to uphold federal laws in the states that fought in the Confederacy or were Border States. Documents include their correspondence with the attorney general as well all other letters received by the attorney general from the states in question during that period, including the correspondence of marshals, judges, convicts, and concerned or aggrieved citizens.

Records of the Persian Gulf War
Contains materials related to the diplomatic and military response by the United States (as part of a multi-national force) to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.

SUR, 1931-1992
SUR is an influential literary magazine published in Latin America in the twentieth century. This collection includes images of the complete magazine and a set of images of manuscripts from the first issue, as well as an unpublished set of letters by Victoria Ocampo.

New York Review of Books Online
Provides fully searchable access to The New York Review of Books, from 1963 - present. Content includes over 19,000 articles, reviews, letters and original essays.

Latin American Newspapers Series I & II (1805-1922)
Provides more than 280 newspapers published between 1805 and 1922 in more than 20 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
An archive of official British government documents from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century.

Latin American News Digest
Aggregates the news of the Latin American media, providing not just highlights, but also recognizing patterns across countries, noting differences, following themes, aggregating and synthesizing. New issues generally appear twice a month.

Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition
Gathers the collected, uncollected, and unpublished prose of T. S. Eliot. Current content includes Vol. 1 (Apprentice Years, 1905–1918), and Vol. 2 (The Perfect Critic, 1919–1926). Additional volumes forthcoming.

NBER Working Papers
Contains reports by the various projects of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Projects include Aging, Corporate Finance, Environmental and Energy Economics, Health Economics, International Trade and Investment, Political Economy, and more.

Available Fall 2014

GREENR
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals to discover relevant news, video, primary source documents, refereed case studies, etc. related to the environment and sustainability.

Digital Loeb Classical Library
Provides Classical Greek and Latin literature in a fully searchable, growing collection of more than 520 volumes. Funded in part by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.

Zanichelli Online Dictionaries
Provides online access to Lo Zingarelli and il Ragazzini Italian dictionaries. 3 simultaneous user limit per dictionary.

Fold3: History and Genealogy Archives
Combines personal histories and original historical documents including census records from 1860-1930, city directories, historical newspapers, and naturalization documents. A one-year trial subscription to this resource has been provided by the Friends of the Library.

Available Summer 2014

Children's Literature and Childhood
Primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the long nineteenth century, including books & periodicals for children, material related to education, pamphlets produced by child welfare groups, documents & photos related to children and crime, newspapers produced by youths, and more. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature
19th-century maps and travel literature from several UK and US collections. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform
Pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts and other documents relating to religion and social reform in the 19th century, mostly in the UK and US. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

Available Spring 2014

World News Connection Archive
Access to a historical archive (1995-2013) of news from all over the world, translated into English. A useful resource for those who do not know a foreign language yet need a more international perspective for their research.

JSTOR Jewish Studies
Journals that cover historical and regional aspects of Jewish studies. 55 titles as of June 2014, including content dating back to 1889, and titles in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, and Hebrew.

Social Explorer
Thematic, interactive maps of US census data. Create customized reports at the state, county, census tract, block group, and zip code level. Create slideshows from maps. Contains entire US Census history, the American Community Survey, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000, infoGROUP's American Church List 2009 data, and 2002 carbon emissions data from the Vulcan Project.

Associated Press Collections
Three collections of documents and images from the Associated Press Corporate Archives: News & Internal Communications; US City Bureaus; and Washington DC Bureau. Material includes news stories and features as they appeared off the AP wire, AP publications, and personal papers of reporters and administrators. Coverage Range: varies, mostly 1930s-2000s.

Chatham House Archive
Publications and meetings of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, one of the world's leading think-tanks. Full text of meetings and speeches at Chatham House, with audio recordings from 1966-2008, publications, reports, and briefing papers. Coverage Range: 1920-2008.

Indigenous Peoples: North America
Manuscripts, indigenous newspapers, books, and other publications exploring the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples of North America. Coverage Range: 1665-1988, but mostly 1880-1920 and 1969-1988

Liberty Magazine 1924-50
Searchable, full-text archive of popular general interest American magazine, with full-page images of every page of every issue. Browsable by date, author, or artist.

International Newsstand
Database of over 800 international news sources, mostly in English.

World News Connection Archive
Access to a historical archive (1995-2013) of news from all over the world, translated into English. An important resource for those who do not know the foreign language yet need a different perspective other than US.

Drama Online
Searchable database of play scripts and scholarly works on theory, criticism, and practice. Can search by cast size (including monologues for auditions) or play length. Includes eras from Ancient Greece to the present.

Manuscript Women's Letters & Diaries
High-quality images of original manuscripts from the American Antiquarian Society, covering 200 years, extensively indexed by name, date, place, personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and other topics. Coverage Range: 1750-1950, esp. strong for 1800s. Purchase made possible through a bequest of Eleanor Cogan (Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2003), library volunteer and longtime friend of the college.

North American Women's Letters & Diaries
American and Canadian women's diaries and correspondence, extensively indexed by name, date, place, historical or personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and more. Includes biographical information on the authors when it is available. Coverage Range: Colonial Times to 1950. Funded in part by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.

Added Fall 2013

World War II: U.S. Documents on Planning, Operations, Intelligence, Axis War Crimes, and Refugees
This module of History Vault presents several major collections of records on World War II, including Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Map Room Files, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Records of the War Department Operations Division, U.S. Navy Action and Operational Reports, Records of the Office of War Information, Papers of the War Refugee Board, and Top Secret Studies on U.S. Communications Intelligence During World War II. These records are supplemented with smaller collections documenting U.S. planning and participation in World War II.

BioOne additional content
Focus on biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Primarily consists of journals published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Includes access to additional titles in BioOne.2 collection.

African-American Historical Newspapers
A cross-searchable collection of historical content from leading African-American newspapers. Titles included are: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988). From ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

American Indian Histories and Cultures
Primary documents such as diaries, travel journals and other manuscripts, treaties, speeches, artwork and rare books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers, to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century.

Historical Chinese Newspapers
A collection of 22 English-language newspapers published in China between 1832 and 1953. Part of the Historical Newspapers database.

NewspaperDirect PressDisplay
Full-color, full-page access to current newspapers from around the world, in their native language, with back issues for up to 60 days. Searchable by keyword, browsable by region, country and topic. News on homepage is shown in English by default, but many other languages can also be selected.

Audio Drama: L.A. Theatre Works
More than 300 dramatic works in streaming audio from the archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays include significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Women and Social Movements, International
Primary documents including letters and diaries of activists, and proceedings of historic conferences.

Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
Documents some of the motivations, activities, and results of the European conquest of Africa in the nineteenth century. Primary documents including monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering key issues of economics, world politics and strategy during the European powers' "Scramble for Africa." Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

LGBT Thought and Culture
A collection of texts, letters, speeches, interviews and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights, and memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction non-fiction that illuminate the lives of LGBT individuals and community. Part of LGBT Studies, which includes LGBT Studies in Video, though the collections can be searched or browsed separately.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Focusing on popular culture in the United States. Major topics include: television, movies, theater, art, books, magazines, radio, music, sports, fashion, health, politics, trends, community life and advertising. Entries include bibliographies.

Short Story Index
Index of American short stories published in collections and anthologies from 1915 to the present. Searchable by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique and source. Some results link to full text in other databases.

Added Spring 2013

Added Fall 2012

Added Summer 2012

  • Biography Reference Center (Ebsco)
  • Churchill Archive
  • Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television (new online format)
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II: New Editions [integrated with our existing ECCO Part I access] (Gale-Cengage)
  • Emily Dickinson's Correspondences (U of Va)
  • Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
  • Literary Reference Center (Ebsco)
  • National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888 to 1994 (Gale-Cengage), including all full color images and maps
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online Archive (Gale-Cengage), including:
    • British Politics and Society
    • Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
    • British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
    • Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840 (English, French, German)
  • Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco)
  • PrivCo -- Private Company Data
  • RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals) now has Full Text

Added Spring 2012

  • Brill's New Pauly (Classical Studies online encyclopedia)
  • Encyclopedia of Islam, 2d and 3d editions online, Brill
  • Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO): Open access science, social sciences, and arts & humanities journals, with an emphasis on those published in Latin America and the Caribbean countries.
  • Credo Reference "Gender and Women's Studies Collection" (26 online reference books)
  • The SUNDAY Times (London), 1821-2006 full-text [NewsVault cross-searching coming Summer 2012]
  • Medieval Travel Writing full-text
  • First World War Personal Experiences multimedia full-text
  • The Listener Archive
  • The Making of the Modern World, Part I & II
  • Financial Times Digital Archive , 1882-2007
  • The Economist Digital Archive, 1842-2006
  • The Times (London) Digital Archive, 1785-2006
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Part I & II

New Databases

The following is a list of new library databases, in order of most recently added. See our full databases list to search by database name or browse by subject or database type.

Available Summer 2015

BCC Research
Contains market research and industry reports, which include 5-year market forecasts with statistical and analytical information on the markets, applications, industry structure, major players, market shares, industry dynamics, technology and technology shifts, and international developments relevant to these markets.

DRAM Music Online
Includes a diverse collection of American music from the New World Records and CRI labels, as well as other unique and important recordings neglected by the commercial marketplace. Genres include folk, opera, Native American, jazz, 19th to 21st century classical, early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond.

Independent Voices
An open access collection of magazines, journals, and newspapers of alternative press archives. Collections include GI Underground Press, Women's Alternative Press, Native American Press, African American Press, Hispanic Press, Underground Campus Press, LGBT Press, Right-wing Press, and Literary "Little" Magazines.

Available Spring 2015

JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII
Coverage of core humanities disciplines including history, language & literature, art & art history, and education, philosophy, classical studies, and music.

Franklin D. Roosevelt & Race Relations, 1933-1945
Contains a collection of essential materials for the study of the early development of the Civil Rights Movement concerned with the issues of lynching, segregation, race riots, and employment discrimination. This new collection from FDR’s Official File provides insight into his political style and record on civil rights.

In Response to the AIDS Crisis: Records of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1983-1994
Includes briefing books, hearing and meeting transcripts, reports, and press clippings that document the activities of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome from 1983-1994.

International Women’s Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues
Historical women’s periodicals provide insight into the lives of women, the role of women in society and, in particular, the development of the public lives of women as the push for women’s rights—woman suffrage, fair pay, better working conditions, for example—grew in the United States and England.

Middle East Online: Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970
Offers original source material from the British Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the 1917 Balfour Declaration through to the Black September war of 1970-1.

Middle East Online: Iraq, 1914-1974
Offers original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the Anglo-Indian landing in Basra in 1914 through the British Mandate in Iraq of 1920-32 to the rise of Saddam Hussein in 1974. Major policy statements are set out in their fullest context, the minor documents and marginalia revealing the workings of the mandate administration, diplomacy, treaties, oil and arms dealing.

Politics, Social Activism and Community Support: Selected Gay and Lesbian Periodicals and Newsletters
Focuses on newsletters issued by gay and lesbian political and social activist organizations throughout the country and on periodicals devoted to gay and lesbian political and social activist agendas—the "public" face of gay and lesbian activism. In addition, this collection includes serial literature on its "private" face, exploring the challenges and complexities of building gay and lesbian communities inside and outside of a "straight" world.

Rastafari Ephemeral Publications
The literary materials in this collection provide an historical time stamp and current affairs commentary on the transitional period in the Rastafari Movement’s development—a period extending from the early 1970s through the present.

Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Enforcement of Federal Law in the South, 1871-1884
This collection on law and order documents the efforts of district attorneys from southern states to uphold federal laws in the states that fought in the Confederacy or were Border States. Documents include their correspondence with the attorney general as well all other letters received by the attorney general from the states in question during that period, including the correspondence of marshals, judges, convicts, and concerned or aggrieved citizens.

Records of the Persian Gulf War
Contains materials related to the diplomatic and military response by the United States (as part of a multi-national force) to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.

SUR, 1931-1992
SUR is an influential literary magazine published in Latin America in the twentieth century. This collection includes images of the complete magazine and a set of images of manuscripts from the first issue, as well as an unpublished set of letters by Victoria Ocampo.

New York Review of Books Online
Provides fully searchable access to The New York Review of Books, from 1963 - present. Content includes over 19,000 articles, reviews, letters and original essays.

Latin American Newspapers Series I & II (1805-1922)
Provides more than 280 newspapers published between 1805 and 1922 in more than 20 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
An archive of official British government documents from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century.

Latin American News Digest
Aggregates the news of the Latin American media, providing not just highlights, but also recognizing patterns across countries, noting differences, following themes, aggregating and synthesizing. New issues generally appear twice a month.

Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition
Gathers the collected, uncollected, and unpublished prose of T. S. Eliot. Current content includes Vol. 1 (Apprentice Years, 1905–1918), and Vol. 2 (The Perfect Critic, 1919–1926). Additional volumes forthcoming.

NBER Working Papers
Contains reports by the various projects of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Projects include Aging, Corporate Finance, Environmental and Energy Economics, Health Economics, International Trade and Investment, Political Economy, and more.

Available Fall 2014

GREENR
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals to discover relevant news, video, primary source documents, refereed case studies, etc. related to the environment and sustainability.

Digital Loeb Classical Library
Provides Classical Greek and Latin literature in a fully searchable, growing collection of more than 520 volumes. Funded in part by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.

Zanichelli Online Dictionaries
Provides online access to Lo Zingarelli and il Ragazzini Italian dictionaries. 3 simultaneous user limit per dictionary.

Fold3: History and Genealogy Archives
Combines personal histories and original historical documents including census records from 1860-1930, city directories, historical newspapers, and naturalization documents. A one-year trial subscription to this resource has been provided by the Friends of the Library.

Available Summer 2014

Children's Literature and Childhood
Primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the long nineteenth century, including books & periodicals for children, material related to education, pamphlets produced by child welfare groups, documents & photos related to children and crime, newspapers produced by youths, and more. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature
19th-century maps and travel literature from several UK and US collections. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform
Pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts and other documents relating to religion and social reform in the 19th century, mostly in the UK and US. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

Available Spring 2014

World News Connection Archive
Access to a historical archive (1995-2013) of news from all over the world, translated into English. A useful resource for those who do not know a foreign language yet need a more international perspective for their research.

JSTOR Jewish Studies
Journals that cover historical and regional aspects of Jewish studies. 55 titles as of June 2014, including content dating back to 1889, and titles in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, and Hebrew.

Social Explorer
Thematic, interactive maps of US census data. Create customized reports at the state, county, census tract, block group, and zip code level. Create slideshows from maps. Contains entire US Census history, the American Community Survey, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000, infoGROUP's American Church List 2009 data, and 2002 carbon emissions data from the Vulcan Project.

Associated Press Collections
Three collections of documents and images from the Associated Press Corporate Archives: News & Internal Communications; US City Bureaus; and Washington DC Bureau. Material includes news stories and features as they appeared off the AP wire, AP publications, and personal papers of reporters and administrators. Coverage Range: varies, mostly 1930s-2000s.

Chatham House Archive
Publications and meetings of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, one of the world's leading think-tanks. Full text of meetings and speeches at Chatham House, with audio recordings from 1966-2008, publications, reports, and briefing papers. Coverage Range: 1920-2008.

Indigenous Peoples: North America
Manuscripts, indigenous newspapers, books, and other publications exploring the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples of North America. Coverage Range: 1665-1988, but mostly 1880-1920 and 1969-1988

Liberty Magazine 1924-50
Searchable, full-text archive of popular general interest American magazine, with full-page images of every page of every issue. Browsable by date, author, or artist.

International Newsstand
Database of over 800 international news sources, mostly in English.

World News Connection Archive
Access to a historical archive (1995-2013) of news from all over the world, translated into English. An important resource for those who do not know the foreign language yet need a different perspective other than US.

Drama Online
Searchable database of play scripts and scholarly works on theory, criticism, and practice. Can search by cast size (including monologues for auditions) or play length. Includes eras from Ancient Greece to the present.

Manuscript Women's Letters & Diaries
High-quality images of original manuscripts from the American Antiquarian Society, covering 200 years, extensively indexed by name, date, place, personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and other topics. Coverage Range: 1750-1950, esp. strong for 1800s. Purchase made possible through a bequest of Eleanor Cogan (Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2003), library volunteer and longtime friend of the college.

North American Women's Letters & Diaries
American and Canadian women's diaries and correspondence, extensively indexed by name, date, place, historical or personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and more. Includes biographical information on the authors when it is available. Coverage Range: Colonial Times to 1950. Funded in part by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.

Added Fall 2013

World War II: U.S. Documents on Planning, Operations, Intelligence, Axis War Crimes, and Refugees
This module of History Vault presents several major collections of records on World War II, including Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Map Room Files, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Records of the War Department Operations Division, U.S. Navy Action and Operational Reports, Records of the Office of War Information, Papers of the War Refugee Board, and Top Secret Studies on U.S. Communications Intelligence During World War II. These records are supplemented with smaller collections documenting U.S. planning and participation in World War II.

BioOne additional content
Focus on biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Primarily consists of journals published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Includes access to additional titles in BioOne.2 collection.

African-American Historical Newspapers
A cross-searchable collection of historical content from leading African-American newspapers. Titles included are: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988). From ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

American Indian Histories and Cultures
Primary documents such as diaries, travel journals and other manuscripts, treaties, speeches, artwork and rare books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers, to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century.

Historical Chinese Newspapers
A collection of 22 English-language newspapers published in China between 1832 and 1953. Part of the Historical Newspapers database.

NewspaperDirect PressDisplay
Full-color, full-page access to current newspapers from around the world, in their native language, with back issues for up to 60 days. Searchable by keyword, browsable by region, country and topic. News on homepage is shown in English by default, but many other languages can also be selected.

Audio Drama: L.A. Theatre Works
More than 300 dramatic works in streaming audio from the archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays include significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Women and Social Movements, International
Primary documents including letters and diaries of activists, and proceedings of historic conferences.

Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
Documents some of the motivations, activities, and results of the European conquest of Africa in the nineteenth century. Primary documents including monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering key issues of economics, world politics and strategy during the European powers' "Scramble for Africa." Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

LGBT Thought and Culture
A collection of texts, letters, speeches, interviews and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights, and memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction non-fiction that illuminate the lives of LGBT individuals and community. Part of LGBT Studies, which includes LGBT Studies in Video, though the collections can be searched or browsed separately.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Focusing on popular culture in the United States. Major topics include: television, movies, theater, art, books, magazines, radio, music, sports, fashion, health, politics, trends, community life and advertising. Entries include bibliographies.

Short Story Index
Index of American short stories published in collections and anthologies from 1915 to the present. Searchable by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique and source. Some results link to full text in other databases.

Added Spring 2013

Added Fall 2012

Added Summer 2012

  • Biography Reference Center (Ebsco)
  • Churchill Archive
  • Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television (new online format)
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II: New Editions [integrated with our existing ECCO Part I access] (Gale-Cengage)
  • Emily Dickinson's Correspondences (U of Va)
  • Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
  • Literary Reference Center (Ebsco)
  • National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888 to 1994 (Gale-Cengage), including all full color images and maps
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online Archive (Gale-Cengage), including:
    • British Politics and Society
    • Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
    • British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
    • Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840 (English, French, German)
  • Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco)
  • PrivCo -- Private Company Data
  • RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals) now has Full Text

Added Spring 2012

  • Brill's New Pauly (Classical Studies online encyclopedia)
  • Encyclopedia of Islam, 2d and 3d editions online, Brill
  • Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO): Open access science, social sciences, and arts & humanities journals, with an emphasis on those published in Latin America and the Caribbean countries.
  • Credo Reference "Gender and Women's Studies Collection" (26 online reference books)
  • The SUNDAY Times (London), 1821-2006 full-text [NewsVault cross-searching coming Summer 2012]
  • Medieval Travel Writing full-text
  • First World War Personal Experiences multimedia full-text
  • The Listener Archive
  • The Making of the Modern World, Part I & II
  • Financial Times Digital Archive , 1882-2007
  • The Economist Digital Archive, 1842-2006
  • The Times (London) Digital Archive, 1785-2006
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Part I & II

New Databases

The following is a list of new library databases, in order of most recently added. See our full databases list to search by database name or browse by subject or database type.

Available Summer 2015

BCC Research
Contains market research and industry reports, which include 5-year market forecasts with statistical and analytical information on the markets, applications, industry structure, major players, market shares, industry dynamics, technology and technology shifts, and international developments relevant to these markets.

DRAM Music Online
Includes a diverse collection of American music from the New World Records and CRI labels, as well as other unique and important recordings neglected by the commercial marketplace. Genres include folk, opera, Native American, jazz, 19th to 21st century classical, early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond.

Independent Voices
An open access collection of magazines, journals, and newspapers of alternative press archives. Collections include GI Underground Press, Women's Alternative Press, Native American Press, African American Press, Hispanic Press, Underground Campus Press, LGBT Press, Right-wing Press, and Literary "Little" Magazines.

Available Spring 2015

JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII
Coverage of core humanities disciplines including history, language & literature, art & art history, and education, philosophy, classical studies, and music.

Franklin D. Roosevelt & Race Relations, 1933-1945
Contains a collection of essential materials for the study of the early development of the Civil Rights Movement concerned with the issues of lynching, segregation, race riots, and employment discrimination. This new collection from FDR’s Official File provides insight into his political style and record on civil rights.

In Response to the AIDS Crisis: Records of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1983-1994
Includes briefing books, hearing and meeting transcripts, reports, and press clippings that document the activities of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome from 1983-1994.

International Women’s Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues
Historical women’s periodicals provide insight into the lives of women, the role of women in society and, in particular, the development of the public lives of women as the push for women’s rights—woman suffrage, fair pay, better working conditions, for example—grew in the United States and England.

Middle East Online: Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970
Offers original source material from the British Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the 1917 Balfour Declaration through to the Black September war of 1970-1.

Middle East Online: Iraq, 1914-1974
Offers original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the Anglo-Indian landing in Basra in 1914 through the British Mandate in Iraq of 1920-32 to the rise of Saddam Hussein in 1974. Major policy statements are set out in their fullest context, the minor documents and marginalia revealing the workings of the mandate administration, diplomacy, treaties, oil and arms dealing.

Politics, Social Activism and Community Support: Selected Gay and Lesbian Periodicals and Newsletters
Focuses on newsletters issued by gay and lesbian political and social activist organizations throughout the country and on periodicals devoted to gay and lesbian political and social activist agendas—the "public" face of gay and lesbian activism. In addition, this collection includes serial literature on its "private" face, exploring the challenges and complexities of building gay and lesbian communities inside and outside of a "straight" world.

Rastafari Ephemeral Publications
The literary materials in this collection provide an historical time stamp and current affairs commentary on the transitional period in the Rastafari Movement’s development—a period extending from the early 1970s through the present.

Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Enforcement of Federal Law in the South, 1871-1884
This collection on law and order documents the efforts of district attorneys from southern states to uphold federal laws in the states that fought in the Confederacy or were Border States. Documents include their correspondence with the attorney general as well all other letters received by the attorney general from the states in question during that period, including the correspondence of marshals, judges, convicts, and concerned or aggrieved citizens.

Records of the Persian Gulf War
Contains materials related to the diplomatic and military response by the United States (as part of a multi-national force) to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.

SUR, 1931-1992
SUR is an influential literary magazine published in Latin America in the twentieth century. This collection includes images of the complete magazine and a set of images of manuscripts from the first issue, as well as an unpublished set of letters by Victoria Ocampo.

New York Review of Books Online
Provides fully searchable access to The New York Review of Books, from 1963 - present. Content includes over 19,000 articles, reviews, letters and original essays.

Latin American Newspapers Series I & II (1805-1922)
Provides more than 280 newspapers published between 1805 and 1922 in more than 20 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
An archive of official British government documents from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century.

Latin American News Digest
Aggregates the news of the Latin American media, providing not just highlights, but also recognizing patterns across countries, noting differences, following themes, aggregating and synthesizing. New issues generally appear twice a month.

Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition
Gathers the collected, uncollected, and unpublished prose of T. S. Eliot. Current content includes Vol. 1 (Apprentice Years, 1905–1918), and Vol. 2 (The Perfect Critic, 1919–1926). Additional volumes forthcoming.

NBER Working Papers
Contains reports by the various projects of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Projects include Aging, Corporate Finance, Environmental and Energy Economics, Health Economics, International Trade and Investment, Political Economy, and more.

Available Fall 2014

GREENR
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals to discover relevant news, video, primary source documents, refereed case studies, etc. related to the environment and sustainability.

Digital Loeb Classical Library
Provides Classical Greek and Latin literature in a fully searchable, growing collection of more than 520 volumes. Funded in part by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.

Zanichelli Online Dictionaries
Provides online access to Lo Zingarelli and il Ragazzini Italian dictionaries. 3 simultaneous user limit per dictionary.

Fold3: History and Genealogy Archives
Combines personal histories and original historical documents including census records from 1860-1930, city directories, historical newspapers, and naturalization documents. A one-year trial subscription to this resource has been provided by the Friends of the Library.

Available Summer 2014

Children's Literature and Childhood
Primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the long nineteenth century, including books & periodicals for children, material related to education, pamphlets produced by child welfare groups, documents & photos related to children and crime, newspapers produced by youths, and more. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature
19th-century maps and travel literature from several UK and US collections. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform
Pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts and other documents relating to religion and social reform in the 19th century, mostly in the UK and US. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

Available Spring 2014

World News Connection Archive
Access to a historical archive (1995-2013) of news from all over the world, translated into English. A useful resource for those who do not know a foreign language yet need a more international perspective for their research.

JSTOR Jewish Studies
Journals that cover historical and regional aspects