New E-Resources

New Databases, Subject Guides and Other Resources. These are recent additions to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Web site. You’ll find new databases and other resources, and upgrades to software such as search interfaces.

December 2014


ETS ReSEARCHER is a database that contains information on ETS-authored or published works, such as ETS Research Reports, ETS Research Memorandums, or publications written by ETS researchers and published by third parties, such as scholarly journals. For many ETS Research Reports, a link to a downloadable PDF file is provided on the abstract page.


The Test Collection at ETS is a database of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices, most of which were created by authors outside ETS. It makes information on standardized tests and research instruments available to researchers, graduate students and teachers. With information about tests from the early 1900s to the present, the Test Collection at ETS is the largest compilation of such materials in the world. The tests in this collection were acquired from a variety of U.S. publishers and individual test authors. Foreign tests are also included in the collection, including some from Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

World Treaty Library

This collection brings together a wide array of treaties from around the world to create one of the largest collection of world treaties ever available, covering the time period from 1648 to the present. All together more than 180,000 treaty records have been identified. The treaties can be searched by country, keyword, treaty number, subject, parties and many other ways.

TRAIL: Technical Report Archive & Image Library

The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes and provides unrestricted access to U.S. government agency technical reports issued primarily prior to 1976. TRAIL searches only on publication metadata, such as title, author, report numbers, and not document full text.

China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980

China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980 is based on substantial collections of unique manuscript materials held at the library of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the British Library in London, supplemented by additional sources from Cambridge University Library, the Church Missionary Society Archive, the Council for World Missions Library, Duke University, the National Archives at Kew, the Alexander Turnbull Library at the National Library of New Zealand and Yale Divinity Library. In addition the vendor have included a range of rare printed materials including missionary periodicals, atlases and books which help to contextualize the other sources. This project provides a wide variety of English-language original source material detailing China¹s interaction with the West from Macartney¹s first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74. It provides multiple perspectives ­ from politicians, diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists, and documents many of the key events that happened in this period.

October 2014

Grants for People with Disabilities

This resource has been updated to the latest 2014 edition. It is available on UW Madison Memorial Library workstations only.

South Asia Archive

The South Asia Archive is an extensive resource for students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences. The historical documents within the Archive are truly interdisciplinary, reflecting the varied range of knowledge production in colonial and early post-colonial India and the wider sub-continent.

African American Newspapers (1827 – 1902) (Accessible Archives)

This original source material—written by African-Americans for African-Americans – contains a wealth of information about cultural life and history during the 1800s and is rich with first-hand reports. It is a searchable full text collection of newspapers with the following titles available: The Christian Recorder; The Colored American/Weekly Advocate; Frederick Douglass’ Paper; Freedom’s Journal; The National Era; The North Star; the Provincial Freeman.

Lin|gu|is|tik: Portal für Sprachwissenschaft

Resource directory covering all aspects of linguistics, from general topics to synchronous and diachronic linguistics to historical-comparative research, involving all main European languages as well as dialects, threatened, and ancient languages. Includes extensive searchable directories of links, databases, catalogs, electronic journals, and research projects, as well as listings of new acquisitions. New modules, such as “Links für Einsteiger” (Links for Beginners) and “Korpora” are under development.

Geïntegreerde Taal-Bank, De : Historische Woordenboeken op Internet

Provides access to five Dutch dictionaries: Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal (consisting of more than 430,000 entries of Dutch words from 1500 to 1976); Oudnederlands Woordenboek (500-1200); Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek (1200-1300); Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek (1250-1500); and Woordenboek der Friese Taal (1800-1975).

Chazen Museum Collections

Chazen Museum Collections is the online database documenting objects owned by the Chazen Museum, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Updated periodically, the individual database records may contain thumbnail images of the artwork and supplementary information such as exhibition histories and bibliography when available.

September 2014

Television, Radio & Cable Industry Online Database

Grey House Publishing is proud to announce it has acquired the database from Bowker/ProQuest that was published under the name Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook for many years. This great resource is now back under a new title, The Complete Television, Radio & Cable Industry Directory. In print for more than seven decades as Broadcasting Yearbook and more recently, Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook, this directory has been the go-to source for station data and industry contacts in the US and Canadian broadcasting marketplace. Grey House’s first edition, titled The Complete Television, Radio & Cable Industry Directory, was published in November 2012. The new edition has been thoroughly updated with the most recent data on the Television, Radio & Cable Industries along with the addition of more key personnel. A new Online Database platform as well as new Mailing List options, both never before available, are also ready for subscription. Grey House’s Complete Television, Radio & Cable Industry Directory offers immediate access to up-to-date data on over 20,000 stations and organizations in the field: •Industry Overview •Television, Radio & Cable Stations •Programming Services & Technological Solutions •Brokers & Professional Services •Associations, Events, Education, Awards •Law & Regulation, Government Agencies.

Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA)

The Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA) is a project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that is directed by Dr. Alberto Palloni of the Department of Sociology. Originally created to support the empirical study of the history of mortality trends in Latin American countries after independence, LAMBdA now supports the study of very recent mortality trends and is particularly suited for the study of old age mortality during the post-WWII period. The database covers the interval between 1848 and 2014, it includes population censuses, age-specific (five year and single year age groups) total death counts (starting in 1900), and by causes of deaths (starting in 1945). It contains over 170 years of data, including adjusted life tables and a total of about 500 life tables. Adjustments are of two types: (a) for relative completeness of death counts and (b) for adult age misstatement. The adjustment procedures were chosen from a battery of 10-12 techniques that proved to be optimal (in the sense of mean squared error reduction) in extensive simulations that reproduced known or suspected sources of errors in the data. These adjustments are applied consistently across countries and years of observation. The resulting data are optimized for intertemporal and intercountry comparability. Please read the overview and the methods section for more details about the adjustments and the data. The Latin American Mortality Database is provided free of charge to all individuals who register to the site. Please do not pass your copy of these data to other users; instead, refer them to the LAMDBdA website where they can download the data for themselves. The database will continue to be updated and augmented with new data and products that will enhance the continuous study of mortality in these countries. The project is supported by research project grants from the National Institute on Aging and a Fogarty International Center award for Global Research Training in Population Health.

Repositorio CEACS (Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales)

The CEACS repository includes the publications of the Center for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences from the Institute Juan March. So far, the CEACS Repository includes doctoral theses, CEACS working papers , books, coordinated books, book chapters and journal articles. The information can be retrieved searching by different fields and the results can be filtered, sorted, selected and exported in different bibliographic formats. The CEACS repository is part of the digital repository of the Fundación Juan March.

State Reports: A Historical Archive (Hein Online)

State Reports: A Historical Archive provides a digital version of Hein’s State Reports Checklist along with linking to the full text of historical state reports from all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico. Dates vary.

Bar Journal Library (Hein Online)

Hein Online’s Bar Journal Library contains more than 100 state and local Bar Journals dating from the late 1800s to the present day. You can search by article title, author, description, date, or across the full text of the articles. 1800s – present.

Folger Digital Texts (Shakespeare)

High-quality, downloadable digital texts of Shakespeare’s plays, based on source texts taken from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions (using the same page numbers and layouts as in the Folger print editions, so it’s simple to use the two together), coded to aid reading, searching, and indexing. Includes free downloads of the source code, providing the basis for new noncommercial Shakespeare projects and apps.

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL)

The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library covers most engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. The Digital Library includes full text of 13,000 active and historical ASTM standards, ASTM Symposia papers and Selected Technical Papers, ASTM Proceedings (1909-1965), the complete backlist of all eight ASTM peer-reviewed journals, and ASTM Manuals, Monographs and Data series. 1921 – current.

August 2014

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
OCLC’s Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO) is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. With coverage spanning prehistoric to contemporary times, it includes about 95,000 art images–photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture–plus audio, video and mixed media. CAMIO offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use.

Arabidopsis Information Resource, The (TAIR)
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Data available from TAIR includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community. Gene product function data is updated every week from the latest published research literature and community data submissions. TAIR also provides extensive linkouts from data pages to other Arabidopsis resources. (Updated weekly)

National Library of Energy (NLE)
This new service replaces the Science Accelerator.  The National Library of Energy (NLE) Beta virtually integrates information from (the DOE website) and all DOE program offices, national laboratories and other facilities. The NLEBeta search tool enables users to find and access information about the Department from across the DOE complex nationwide, without knowing DOE’s organization structure. The NLEBeta offers one-stop, easy access to DOE information in four broad topic areas: (1) science and R&D, (2) energy and technology for industry and homeowners (3) energy market information and analysis; and (4) nuclear security and environmental management. (Updates weekly)

American Verse Project
The Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) has assembled an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry. Most of the archive is made up of 19th century poetry, although a few 18th century and early 20th century texts are included. The full text of each volume is converted into digital form and coded in Standard Generalized Mark-up Language (SGML) using the TEI Guidelines. The volumes already online, which include books of poetry by a number of African-American and women poets, represent a varied selection. In many cases, the texts selected are the only existing editions of the author’s work.

July 2014

Children’s Literature Review Online SEE: Literature Criticism Online.
The complete backfile, 1976 volume 1 to current, has been licensed.  To search only this title, select it from the series pull down list.

ClinicalKey is a point-of-care resource for health care professionals designed to provide clinicians with answers quickly. ClinicalKey includes a wide range of content types to satisfy clinical information needs: books (1,000+), journals (500+), videos (13,000+), practice guidelines (2,000+), images, patient education handouts, and drug monographs. Additionally, physicians can earn free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits through the Cleveland Clinic.
This resource will replace MD Consult at the end of August 2014.

Digitale Edition der Korrespondenz August Wilhelm Schlegels
Provides digital access to a large part of the extensive correspondence of translator, critic, and poet August Wilhelm Schlegel, a significant figure in the German Romanticism movement. Currently the site contains some 3,500 letters, with transcriptions and indexing continually being added.

LandScan Global Population Database
LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period. The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and the most up-to-date census data within an administrative boundary. Accurate administrative boundaries are an integral part of the LandScan population distribution modeling process. These population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.

June 2014

LGBT Thought and Culture
LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting the key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The collection includes materials ranging from seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights to memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community.

Anthropology Online
Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over. It will grow to become the most comprehensive resource for the study of social and cultural life yet created. Cross-searchable with Ethnographic Video Online, Alexander Street’s collection of classic and contemporary films for the anthropology classroom, Anthropology Online provides sociologists, anthropologists, cultural historians, and others with complete works of the key practitioners and theorists alike throughout the discipline. Essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography.

Brill’s New Jacoby
Brill’s New Jacoby Online is a unique reference work bringing together Felix Jacoby’s monumental Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Parts I-III, Brill’s New Jacoby, the new edition of these three parts, and the completely new FGrHistParts IV and V. With updates to these products made several times a year, Jacoby Online is destined to be and remain the most authoritive source for the study of the ancient Greek historians.

May 2014

World News Connection
World News Connection consists of English-language transcriptions generated from government monitoring of selected non-U.S. broadcasts, web postings, newspapers, wire services, and other news sources from hundreds of countries for national security purposes. The articles are translated into English, although there are some cases where part of the content appears in the original language. Generally the articles are presented as full text; a small number are noted as excerpted. The types of sources range from print reporting to news agency bulletins to broadcast transcripts. A sample of listings indicates the broad range: Colombia (Caracol Colombia Radio, Caracol Television, El Espectador, El Pais) and Cyprus (CyBC Television 1, CyBC Radio 1, Cyprus Mail, Cyprus News Agency, Kibris Gazetesi, Volkan Gazetesi). There is some partial overlap in years in CD-ROM format. The CD-ROM version of FBIS (1996-2004) exists on multiple discs in Memorial Library Reference Department and must be used one at a time. Its years of coverage are not as extensive as the WNC Archive, but the FBIS discs do have some additional content, due to copyright restrictions on WNC. Time span is November 1, 1995-December 31, 2013 and it is not updated.

ProQuest Legislative Insight
Additional years of content has been purchased covering 1789-1960 and 2013, 2014. Legislative Insight is comprised of fully searchable PDFs of full-text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. These include the full text of the Public Law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law.

Serial Set (U.S.) (ProQuest Congressional)
Additional years of content has been purchased covering 2011-2014. Includes reports and documents either produced or ordered by Congress, as well as presidential communications and treaty materials. Contains comprehensive and often detailed information on an extremely wide range of subjects. Includes the American State Papers, a collection of legislative and executive documents preceding the Serial Set and a compilation of official Union and Confederate records from the Civil War. Also includes color and high resolution maps contained in the Serial Set.

April 2014

eBook Clinical Collection (EBSCO)
Designed for use in clinical settings, biomedical libraries and academic-medical institutions, this subscription collection features over 1,700 hand-selected, quality titles that focus on medical specialties, nursing, allied health and general practice areas.

Plastics Dissertations Database (WAK)
Current dissertations in the field of plastics technology, mostly in German.

CJKV-English Dictionary
This dictionary-database represents the ongoing results of 20 years of research in East Asian pre-modern texts, from Zhou dynasty materials to nineteenth-century writings in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnamese. Including information on Chinese terminology derived from Confucianism, Daoism, secular literature, poetry, and historical works. Originally, this compilation, and the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism were initiated as a single compilation, but were eventually separated to encourage specialized usage and participation in experts from both classical Chinese and Buddhist studies sub-specialties. The present work is intended to fill the dearth in Western lexicographical resources on traditional East and South East Asian languages, literature, history, philosophy and religion.

Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)
The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a record of the regional variations of American English. It is different from other dictionaries in that it does not include words that are commonly used throughout the United States, but rather focuses on regional variants. The over 60,000 entries include definitions, alternative spellings/pronunciations, word origins, regional usage, and synonyms from across the country. In addition to searching for specific words and phrases, it is also possible to browse by region. DARE includes pronunciations (with audio of the original field recordings), usage maps, and a bibliography of sources. Its scholarship is based on questionnaires and personal interviews with more than 2700 informants in more than 1000 American communities during 1965-1970. Other primary documents, including letters, diaries, newspapers, and government documents, added to the context of the terms. DARE is a project of UW-Madison and is located in the Department of English.

Environment and Energy Publishing
Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. E&E’s five daily online publications are considered “must-reads” by people who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy. The subscription includes access to: EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E&E Daily, Greenwire and E&ENews PM. Key areas covered by E&E’s reporters and editors: U.S. federal legislation, U.S. environmental regulation and federal agencies, International and U.S. climate policy issues, Global energy resources and markets, Unconventional energy (fracking, deep water, etc.), Electric utilities, Alternative energy, Air and water issues, Hazardous and toxic substances, Public lands, Endangered species, Mining and agriculture, Technology.

March 2014

Statistical Abstract of the United States 1878-2012 (via Census Bureau)
The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. View sections from 2012 edition by clicking the section name on the left. Tables from 2006-2011 available in both PDF and Excel formats (can access Excel tables by clicking an edition year, then clicking a section name on the left). Editions for 1878-1899 accessed by clicking “1900 – 2001.” See also: “Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013- (via ProQuest)” for 2013 and later editions.

ProQuest Executive Branch Documents (U.S.), 1789-1932
Collection of publications from the Executive Branch of the federal government listed in the 1909 Checklist created by the U.S. Superintendant of Documents as a summary of all publications issues by the government since 1789. Includes fully-searchable access to 200,000-plus documents not included in U.S. Serial Set collection, as well as an additional 200,000 document chosen from the 1910-1932 period. There is no direct URL to this collection. First unselect all limits on the Advanced Search screen, then select ‘Executive Branch Document 1789-1932′.