New Databases

UptoDate (Added Summer 2017)
UpToDate presents a comprehensive synthesis of the evidence, followed by recommendations that can be acted on at the point of care. It contains all of the internal medicine subspecialties (at a level that meets the needs of the subspecialist), all of primary care, internal medicine, ob/gyn, pediatrics, general surgery, and more – all in one resource.

Education - Oxford Bibliographies (Added Summer 2017)
Combining the features of an annotated bibliography and an encyclopedia, this resource guides researchers to the available scholarship in Education. Each entry is a selective guided tour through the key literature on the topic, and is designed to facilitate a research experience.

20th Century African American Poetry (Added Summer 2017)
A database of modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African American poets of the last century, including Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.

African American Poetry (Added Summer 2017)
This database contains the early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry's 'Bars Fights', c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

African American Biographical Database (Added Summer 2017)
The African-American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together biographies, rare books, and historical information on thousands of African-Americans--many not found in any other reference source.

The Vogue Archive (Added Spring 2017)
The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. More than 400,000 pages are included, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists, and illustrators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion. The Vogue Archive is an essential primary source for the study of fashion, gender, and modern social history – past, present, and future.

PhilPapers (Added Spring 2017)
PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics.

APA Style CENTRAL (Added Spring 2017)
APA Style CENTRAL provides instruction on and tools for how to think and write like scholars. It provides the resources necessary to learn, research, write, and publish in APA Style.

Investext (Added Sprimg 2017)
Investext on Mergent platform provides access to Thomson Reuters embargoed research collection. It offers analysis of companies, indusries, products and countries. Active and historical research reports are available from more than 1,700 brokerages, investments banks and independent research firms around the globe, including Barclays, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, UBS and Deutsche Bank. The Collection provides in-depth primary research and statistics, analysis and forecasts, interviews, survey results, market size/share data and market segment analysis.

Incites (Added Spring 2017)
InCites is a customized research evaluation tool that allows users to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark institution output against peers worldwide, providing comprehensive insight into the institution's performance.  It includes access to Journal Citation Reports, and the Local Journal Utilization Report (LJUR), a statistical database listing the frequency with which an institution's researchers publish in journals indexed in Web of Science, and the frequency with which they cite journals and other works (theses, government reports, etc.) in their publications.

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Added Spring 2017)
The Chronicle of Higher Education online version is published every weekday and is the destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. It features the complete contents of the latest issue, daily news and advice columns, thousands of current job listings, an archive of previously published content, vibrant discussion forums, and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more. For off-campus access, mobile access, and reading on iPad, please follow the Access Guide.

 

Trial Databases

Database

HeinOnline’s Government Politics and Law

End Date April 9, 2018
Description

HeinOnline is a searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,400 scholarly journals, all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase. HeinOnline’s Government, Politics and Law  also includes special topical collections on topics like Religion and the Law,  Women and the Law, History of International Law, and Criminal Justice.

 

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Database

Viusal History Archive

End Date Oct. 31, 2017
Description

The Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) is a fully streaming video collection of primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.  The largest digital collection of its kind in the world,  the VHA is an unedited, personal narrative of the interviewee's experience with mass violence including:

  • 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (1994) with the following experience groups: elder, Hutu power opponent, rescuer, Tutsi survivor, victim's spouse;
  • Armenian Genocide (1915-23) with the following experience groups:  Armenian survivor, descendant, foreign witness, rescuer and aid provider, scholar, Yezidi survivor, and miscellaneous;
  • European Holocaust (1939-45) with the following experience groups:  Eugenic policies survivor, homosexual survivor, Jehovah's Witness survivor, Jewish survivor, liberator, Non-Jewish forced laborer, political prisoner, rescuer and aid provider, Sinti and Roma survivor, War Crimes Trial participant, and miscellaneous;
  • Guatemalan Genocide (1978-96) with the following experience groups: Guatemalan Genocide survivor; and
  • Nanjing Massacre (1937) with the following experience groups: Nanjing Massacre survivor.

The Visual History Archive is a fully streaming primary source that includes:

  • Almost 54,000 video testimonies at an average of two hours each
  • Roughly 115,000 hours of film (equal to 13 years’ continuous streaming content)
  • Over 900 German transcripts
  • Almost 64,000 index terms in English, applied at the one-minute segment
  • Over 712,000 images (photographs, documents, works of art, artifacts from war, etc.)
  • Testimonies given in over 40 languages
  • 1.85 Million names of family members and prominent figures
  • 2,500 recitations of literary works (poems, letters, diaries)

 

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