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.
This resource moved from being available only on campus library workstations to freely available on the web. This is the searchable electronic text version of the massive, printed set also called Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH), a collection of primary materials for the study of the European Middle Ages.
The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970 consists of the most important internal papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices (FCO). These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad. The “Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969” collection consists of the “Confidential Print” FCO documents for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. Beginning with the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 1830’s, the documents trace the events of the following 150 years, including the Middle East Conference of 1921, the mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia, the partition of Palestine, the 1956 Suez Crisis and post-Suez Western foreign policy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Medici.tv specializes in high definition video of classical music, available on the internet, mobile, tablets and connected tvs. Over 1,400 programs – concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, master-classes, educational films and artist profiles – may be streamed anytime. Over 100 concerts are broadcast live each year, in collaboration with prestigious performers, concert halls and festivals.
The Tooling U-SME Knowledge Edge video collection features more than 700 industrial and manufacturing training videos available on-demand. The focus is on real-life production situations with content covering manufacturing processes, materials, tool and die design, forming and fabrication, Lean process design, continuous improvement and product development. Tooling U is a Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME) company. (Updated 2-4 times annually), 1995 – 2015.
Italian colonial aspirations and policies mimicked those of other European countries during the modern period. Italian colonial policy during the period 1930-1939 was shaped more by Fascism. Fascist tenets related to governance and social policy were used in the administration and treatment of the African population in Libya, Eritrea, Somalia, and Italian East Africa. This collection comprises correspondence, studies and reports, cables, maps, and other kinds of documents related to U.S. consular activities. U.S. Consulates were listening posts reporting on the activities of the Italian colonial governments and later the mandate authorities, and the activities of the native peoples. Highlights include the Italo-Ethiopian War and the activities of American expatriates in the conflict and conflicts between Italian, British and French colonial governments in Northeast Africa. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.
This collection consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the materials are letters written or received by prisoners, but also included are receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear. Adolf Hitler established the first concentration camp soon after he came to power in 1933. Prisoners at Nazi concentration camps in German territory were allowed to send and receive mail on a very limited basis. Letters written to and by Nazi concentration camp prisoners were subject to the scrutiny of regulations. This collection is comprised of several subsets, including: Concentration Camps Correspondence; The Internment and Transit Camps Correspondence, 1940-1944; The Gestapo Prisons Correspondence, 1942-1943; Prisoner of War (POW) Correspondence, 1940-1945; Receipts for Parcels, Money Orders and Personal Effects, 1940-[ca. 1945]; Paper Currency, 1940-1945; Realia, [ca. 1939-1945]. Source Library: McMaster University.
In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a French officer of Jewish descent, was convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment. This collection concerning the Dreyfus affair represents the largest outside of France, and is sourced from Harvard’s Houghton Library. It covers the controversy from Dreyfus’ humiliating arrest in 1894 to 1908, the year Emile Zola’s ashes were transferred to the Pantheon with ceremonial reverence. Comprising over 1,000 volumes, the collection contains all the well-known Dreyfus publications, such as Zola’s 1898 newspaper article "J’accuse," as well as rarely seen archival materials. Documents from many different countries and all sides of the controversy reflect the depth and breadth of attention the Dreyfus Affair generated at the turn of the 19th century. The Dreyfus Affair in the Making of Modern France includes: • Most titles listed in the Desachy bibliography –the Dreyfus reference standard for the period 1894-1904 • Predominantly French language materials, with items also in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish • Works by the principal figures: Bernard Lazare, Georges Clemenceau, Maurice Barres, Emile Zola, Jean Jaurès, Alfred Dreyfus, Yves Guyot, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Francis de Pressensé, Emile Duclaux, Abbé Pichot, Louis Havet, Jules Lemaître, as well as hundreds of lesser known authors • Monographs, pamphlets, newspaper clippings and cartoons • Independently published stenographic transcripts of all the major trials.
An international bibliography in the field of book and library history, BHO “provides a comprehensive survey of all scholarly publications written from a historical perspective. Included are monographs, articles and reviews dealing with the history of the printed book, its arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, its economic, social and cultural environment, as well as its production, distribution, preservation and description.” Published in partnership with the University of St Andrews and the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP). It is “the online continuation of the Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries (ABHB),” which was initially edited by Hendrik D.L. Vervliet under the auspices of the Committee on Rare Books and Manuscripts of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Springer Science+Business media has granted Brill permission to “digitize those 19 ABHB volumes not yet available in digital format and incorporate the electronic records in BHO.” (Updated quarterly).
The American Law Institute Library is home to a range of scholarly work that examines and clarifies the law, as annotated and written by a collection of judges and lawyers. The library includes Restatements, model statutes, principles of the law, Uniform Commerical Code and many more. Users can search by title, keyword, subject or across all the titles.
Art Source replaces Art Full Text. Art Source provides indexing and abstracting of over 600 key English and foreign-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, including select full-text coverage beginning in 1997. Nearly 2,000 art dissertations are also abstracted and indexed. Its subject matter covers archaeology, architecture, art history, crafts, decorative arts, graphic arts, industrial and interior design, landscape architecture, museology, and film, video and photography. Feature articles are indexed, as are bibliographies, notices of competitions and awards, reports of conferences and exhibitions, book and film reviews, and significant editorials and letters to the editor. Reproductions of works of art are also indexed. See Art Index Retrospective for coverage of earlier journal literature.
This replaces Applied Science and Technology Full Text. Applied Science and Technology Source indexes and provides abstracts to articles, product evaluations, and book reviews in approximately 800 leading English-language periodicals published in the U.S. and elsewhere. The database includes trade and industrial publications, journals of professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals. It provides full text access to over 200 periodicals dating back to 1997.
This replaces Library Literature and Information Science Full Text. Library & Information Science Source is a bibliographic database that indexes articles and book reviews in more than 400 key international library and information science periodicals. The emphasis is on publications from the United States. Books, chapters in collected works such as conference proceedings, library school theses, and pamphlets are also indexed. PDF format full-text to over 170 selected periodicals dating back to 1997, with some as far back as 1985, is also included.
This is now a free resource whereas previously it was a subscription. The Nuclear Science Abstracts, produced by the U.S. Department of Energy, covers the worldwide nuclear science and technology literature from 1948 -1976. The database contains nearly one million records selected from the 33 volumes of the print Nuclear Science Abstracts. The database provides abstracts and citations for a range of unclassified documents that include scientific and technical reports from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, and their contractors. The database also includes data from other national and international agencies, universities, and industrial and research organizations. (Not updated).
This changed title and added new content. Former title was: State Papers Online: Parts I – IV: 1509-1714. State Papers Online, 1509-1714 is a collection of English government documents originating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when the King or Queen acted as Prime Minister as well as Monarch. The papers feature the office archives and correspondence of the secretaries of state serving the Monarch as facsimile manuscript documents accessed directly or via the fully searchable Calendar entries (abstracts or transcriptions). This collection contains information on every facet of English government, including social and economic affairs, law and order, religious policy, crown possessions and intelligence gathering as well as Britain’s international relations and foreign policy. Part I: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic contains 380,000 facsimile manuscript documents linked to fully-searchable Calendar entries, Part I delivers the complete collection of State Papers Domestic for this era. In 2012 added Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council. And added: Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I – Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic. In 2013 added Part IV, The Stuarts, Foreign, 1603-1714. The fifth installment of the archive, State Papers Online, Eighteenth Century 1714-1782, Part 1: State Papers Domestic, Military, Naval and Registers of the Privy Council, offers access to approx. 300,000 rare British government manuscripts from the reigns of King George I, King George II, and part of the reign of King George III plus Military, Naval, Plantation Registers, Sheriffs Lists and State Papers Scotland and Ireland. Key themes covered by the collection are the establishment of the British Empire as a dominant Colonial power, the development of agriculture and industrialization, and European Enlightenment. (Not updated).
Free resource. The only international, cross-genre index of visual sources of music, dance, and theatre, designed to assist performers, historians, librarians, instrument makers, record manufacturers, and book publishers in making the fullest use of visual materials for scholarly and practical purposes. Database records contain descriptions and images of visual objects featuring music, dance, theatre and opera-related topics or content. Where images are not included, such as in the cases where copyright issues arise, online sources for the artwork image are included. The scope of visual documents and artifacts contained in the database encompasses a wide spectrum of items (architecture, performance art, videos as well as paintings, drawings and sculptures) and represents diverse techniques and media. The content includes depictions of instruments, musicians, performers, music patrons, music notation, performance venues and more.
19th Century UK Periodicals provides full-text, fully searchable access to hundreds of magazines and journals with full color, high quality digital facsimiles of all articles. This is an invaluable resource for the study of British life in the 19th century. Few of the materials in this extensive online collection have ever been reissued in any format since original publication. This database currently provides a wide range of subject content consisting of “Part I: New Readerships: Women’s, Children’s, Humour and Leisure/Sport” and “Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary & Colonial”. Title lists are available on the Gale site.
The following resources have been canceled or are otherwise no longer available: International Who’s Who; Mosby’s Nursing Consult; JustCite (Law); Educational Research Abstracts Online.
The Daily Mail is part of Gale NewsVault’s growing ‘middle class/middle market’ collection of newspapers and periodicals which reflect 20th century popular culture and tastes. It serves as the perfect complement to The Times Digital Archive. Described by the New Yorker as “the newspaper that rules Britain”, the Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. It currently boasts a circulation of over 2 million, and its website is the most visited news site in the world. As well as the regular edition of the newspaper, the Daily Mail Historical Archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the cruise ships that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931. (Not Updated).
This wide-ranging collection looks at history through the lens of wealth and trade with a focus on economics in the widest sense, including political science, history, philosophy, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. The Making of the Modern World: Part I: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850 includes: multiple editions of the major works of many economists, political pamphlets and broadsides, government publications, proclamations, and ephemera; there are first editions–in many instances, The Making of the Modern World has the only known copy of certain works. The database contains non-English titles–with more than 35% of the content in non-English languages — including texts in French, German and other languages. With approximately 5,000 titles and 1.2 million pages, The Making of Modern World, Part II: 1851-1914 takes the series into the early 20th century and is comprised mainly of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches, and surveys, providing international coverage of social, economic, and business history, as well as political science, technology, industrialization and the birth of the modern corporation. Roughly 50% percent of Part II is comprised of rare titles in languages other than English including French, German, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Italian and Spanish. It provides a glimpse into the second half of the 19th century and the global events and crises that were witnessed by those living them. Archives providing materials for Part I include: the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, England, the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at Harvard Business School, with supplementary materials obtained from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and Sterling Library at Yale University. Part II has been sourced from the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature, Senate House Library, University of London; the Seligman Collections at Columbia University and Hiroshima University of Economics; and the History of Economics Collection at the University of Kansas. (Not updated).
The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete run of the London edition of this internationally known daily paper, from its first issue through 2010. Every article, advertisement and market listing is included — shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. It began as a City of London news sheet and grew to become one of the best-known and most-respected newspapers in the world. This historical archive is a comprehensive, accurate and unbiased research tool for everyone studying the economic and business history and current affairs of the last 120 years. Initially focused on the global financial and economic issues that were to become the predominant forces of the twentieth century, the Financial Times expanded coverage in the post war years, reporting on topics such as industry, energy and international politics. In more recent decades, coverage of management, personal finance and the arts has been added. Today, with more full-time foreign correspondents than any other European newspaper, a wider readership internationally than in the UK, worldwide circulation of nearly 500,000 and estimated global readership of more than 1.3 million people, the Financial Times is recognized as the complete newspaper for the business sector throughout the world. It is also accessible through Gale NewsVault and can be cross-searched with other Gale newspaper collections. (Not updated).
The Associated Press Online Archive is a collection of news stories, in various stage of production, covering major local, regional, and national stories from 1848 to 2009. This fully-searchable database include news stories, correspondence, internal communications, and photography documenting 19th and 20th century American history. The modules include those from the AP Washington D.C. Bureau, AP U.S. Cities Bureaus, and news features and internal communications. (Not updated).
IEEE Xplore (new content added)
IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full text access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, electronics, and related disciplines. IEEE Xplore includes full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications, and select AIP/AVS journals. IEEE journals, transactions, letters, and magazines are available in IEEE Xplore from 1988 with select content back to 1913. IEEE conference proceedings are available in IEEE Xplore from 1988 with select content back to 1953. Via IEEE Xplore, the IEEE Journal Archive provides full-text perpetual access to more than 100 years of IEEE legacy content from leading IEEE journals and magazines published between 1884 and 1999. Includes perpetual access to Bell Labs Technical Journal back to 1922. Smart grid research and research documents were purchased and added to IEEE Xplore in 2015. (Updated daily).
Essential Science Indicators is a database for identifying emerging research areas and the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in a field of study. It compiles science performance statistics and science trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Scientific databases. Timespan: Ten year rolling file – present.
OmniFile is a multidisciplinary database covering a number of core subjects, including applied sciences, art, education, ethnic studies, humanities, law, social sciences, technology, and women’s studies. It includes the full text of articles from more than 3,000 publications (many of them peer-reviewed) dating back to 1994. In total it indexes and abstracts more than 5,000 publications, some since 1982. Updated daily.
The complete Engineering Journals Archive has been purchased. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library provides access to ICE journals and conference proceedings. In 2015 purchased additional years of coverage, dates of content vary by title. Includes: · ICE Engineering Division Papers (1942-1951) · ICE Proceedings (1952-1991) · ICE Proceedings: Engineering Divisions (1952-1956) · ICE Selected Engineering Papers (1923-1935) · ICE Transactions (1836-1842) · Journal of the ICE (1935-1951) · Life of Telford (1838) · Minutes of the Proceedings (1837-1935) · ICE Specialist Engineering Journals – 1836-2002 o Proceedings of the ICE – Bridge Engineering o Proceedings of the ICE – Civil Engineering o Proceedings of the ICE – Construction Materials o Proceedings of the ICE – Energy o Proceedings of the ICE – Engineering and Computational Mechanics o Proceedings of the ICE – Engineering History and Heritage o Proceedings of the ICE – Engineering Sustainability o Proceedings of the ICE – Forensic Engineering o Proceedings of the ICE – Geotechnical Engineering o Proceedings of the ICE – Ground Improvement o Proceedings of the ICE – Management, Procurement and Law o Proceedings of the ICE – Maritime Engineering o Proceedings of the ICE – Municipal Engineer o Proceedings of the ICE – Structures and Building o Proceedings of the ICE – Transport o Proceedings of the ICE – Urban Design and Planning o Proceedings of the ICE – Waste and Resource Management o Proceedings of the ICE – Water Management · Géotechnique Archive – 1948-2002 · Magazine of Concrete Research Archive – 1949-2002 · Advances of Cement Research Archive – 1987-2002.
Early European Books provides online full-text access to a deep digital archive of rare books on all aspects of life and culture in the early modern period. The content is from the leading national libraries of Europe. Early European Books offers full-colour, high-resolution (400 ppi) facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item in the collection is captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages, and any loose inserts, providing scholars with a wealth of information about the physical characteristics and provenance histories of the original artefacts. More details at: http://eeb.chadwyck.com/marketing/about.jsp . Printed sources to 1700.
This resource moved from being available only on UW Madison campus library workstations to being freely available on the Internet. It contains data on rate constants for solution-phase chemical reactions. The database is designed to be searched by reactants, products, solvents, or any combination of these. In addition, the bibliography may be searched by author name, title words, journal, page(s), and/or year. Present coverage of the literature is through early 1995. The database presently contains 23,675 distinct records with a total of 29,141 rate constants. The database contains 156 unique solvents in which rate constant data are reported (this does not include mixtures of solvents). These data were gathered from 3920 unique data sources. The database contains more than 11,500 unique chemical species most of which have chemical formulae and CAS numbers. A database of more than 32,000 chemical names gives primary and alternate names for the compounds in the database.
SpringerMaterials provides access to curated data on 3000+ physical and chemical properties of 250,000+ materials and chemical systems and is relevant to research in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and most Engineering disciplines. Data sources currently include the Landolt-Börnstein New Series, the Linus Pauling Files and specialized databases on thermophysical properties, polymer thermodynamics, adsorption isotherms, and 32,000+ substance profiles. SpringerMaterials content includes access to 400 Landolt-Börnstein volumes, 250,000 substances and 1,200,000 citations. Periodic Table and Chemical Structure Search tools enable researchers to search and browse for element systems and draw chemical structures and substructures. 1883 – present.
More modules added to the ProQuest History Vault for Black Freedom. The ProQuest History Vault offers researchers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children, who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. The Federal Government Records module contains documentation from federal government agencies on milestones of the federal government’s involvement with Civil Rights including Brown v. Board of Education, Little Rock school desegregation, the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, the sit-in movement, the march on Washington in 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and related themes. Module Two contains personal papers of African Americans and records of civil rights organizations: Papers of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM), Mary McLeod Bethune Papers, Records of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs (NACWC), Records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Bayard Rustin Papers, and the Claude A. Barnett Papers. Part 2 of this module contains records of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), formed by student activists in 1960, and which became one of the most important civil rights organizations in the 1960s. It also contains the records of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), and the papers of Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell of Chicago.
Academic Complete 6/8/15 formerly: Ebrary
Academic Complete is a collection of more than 122,000 full-text e-books covering a wide range of subjects, including business and economics, computers, technology and engineering, humanities, life and physical science, and social and behavioral sciences. Features -Browse for ebooks by subject area. -Search by keyword across the full text of the collection. -Print and copy limited portions of text from ebooks. -Download limited portions or entire books with a free personal account (NetID required). -Bookmark, highlight, and take notes with personal account.
This is part IV of an already-purchased database. We own parts I-III of Mass Observation Online. This is the final part. Source Library: Special Collections, University of Sussex. Mass Observation Online makes available original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the British Mass Observation organization, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive maps. A pioneering social research organization, Mass Observation was founded in 1937 by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, film-maker Humphrey Jennings and poet Charles Madge. Their aim was to create an ‘anthropology of ourselves’, and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. This resource covers the original Mass Observation project, the bulk of which was carried out from 1937 until the mid-1950s, offering an unparalleled insight into everyday life in Britain during these transformative years. The Archive of Mass-Observation has been used by anthropologists, cultural and social historians, literary scholars, performance artists, sociologists, and those working in education, war studies and gender studies. The digital project includes a complete set of the File Reports, 1937-1972, with full text searching ability; access to all of the Day Surveys, Directives and Diaries, 1937-1945; topic collections covering: famous persons, household budgeting, juvenile delinquency, Korea, peace & the public, radio listening, world outlook, film, reading habits, dreams, religion, victory celebrations, capital punishment, posters, smoking habits, drinking habits, gambling, and the September 1946 exhibition held at the Victoria & Albert Museum “Britain Can Make It”. In addition, this database includes The ‘Worktown Collection;’ Nine contextual essays by leading scholars describing the archive and suggesting research and teaching strategies; photographs by Humphrey Spender, interactive maps, and much valuable supporting material.
The SAE technical paper backfile was added to this collection. It includes over 50,000 documents from 1906-1997. The SAE Digital Library is a repository of technical content for all forms of vehicle technology. All types of land, sea, air and space vehicles are covered by the literature. The database contains full text technical papers from 1906 to the present. Standards, specifications and international papers are represented by bibliographic information only.
Added content for JSTOR Arts & Sciences 9-14 have been added. JSTOR is a full-text journal database which provides access to more than 1,200 titles in the fields of African-American studies, anthropology, architecture, Asian studies, biological sciences, botany, ecology, economics, education, film, finance, folklore, history, language, literature, mathematics, middle east studies, music, philosophy, political science, population/demography, religion, sociology, and statistics. Coverage begins with volume one of each title and continues to within 3 to 5 years of the most current issue, depending on the title. The “moving wall” represents the time period between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal; it is specified by publishers in their license agreements with JSTOR. Graphs, photographs, and other images are included. UW-Madison Libraries have acquired the following JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I-XIV; Biological Sciences; Business; Ecology & Botany; Health & General Sciences; Ireland; Language & Literature; Music.
The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) is an international digital repository for the digital records of archaeological investigations. tDAR’s use, development, and maintenance are governed by Digital Antiquity, an organization dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of irreplaceable archaeological data and to broadening the access to these data. The tDAR includes the entire National Archaeological Database (NADB) Reports module. The NADB was created by the National Park Service to identify and catalog the significant number of reports generated by archeological investigations for public projects across the United States. This type of material — often described as “grey literature” — is critical to archaeology but is typically published in small numbers, limited in its distribution, and difficult to discover or locate. Over the initial phase of NADB’s development, the database captured and cataloged over 350,000 citations for archaeological reports or related materials.
Drawn from the special collections of our partner libraries, Duke University and Northwestern University, the first Reveal Digital Collection – Independent Voices is a significant milestone in a four-year project to digitize the special collections of nearly 1,000 magazine, newsletters, newspapers and other archival material that has hitherto not been accessible to the wider research community.
JSTOR Global Plants is a community-contributed database where hundreds of herbaria worldwide share more than two million high-resolution images of plant type specimens and related information. Partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs, are also housed in Global Plants. 18th century to the present.
A comprehensive international reference work covering the range of methodologies, perspectives, foci, and cultures of science education, via contributions from leading researchers from around the world. Because of the frequent ways in which scholarship in science education has led to developments in other curriculum areas, the encyclopedia has significance beyond the field of science education. Covers all areas of science education including biographical entries on science educators and educators whose work has had an impact on science education as a research field.
Ci Hai is an encyclopedic dictionary first published in 1915. The newest edition of Ci Hai, an authoritative large-scale comprehensive dictionary of the Chinese language. It includes some newly popular entries and terms.
With its striking range and penetrating depth, Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) headquartered at the Smithsonian Library is the world’s most comprehensive digital collection of the legacy literature of biodiversity. All materials in the BHL are free to access, download, reuse and repurpose under the principles of open access and open data. The BHL collection consists primarily of books and journals published prior to 1923. The subject content includes all levels of organismic organization, from genes to ecosystems, as well as other disciplines affecting the study of the biodiversity of life on Earth.
Additional content for Libraries II and III were added to this collection. Interdisciplinary resource of over 1,000 issue-based documentaries and independent films from the U.S. and other countries. Topics include: race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science, and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. Clips, playlists, etc., can be integrated into web pages and learning management systems either as links or embeds.
Derwent Innovations Index® on the Web of Science platform facilitates rapid, precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. This resource merges the value-added patent information from Derwent World Patents Index® with the patent citation information from Derwent Patent Citation Index®. Derwent Innovations Index covers over 14.3 million basic inventions from 40 worldwide patent-issuing authorities. Addition descriptive information and coding is added to the original patent information to facilitate discovery. Insightful analysis tools are also available. Online training videos and materials.
Patent coverage to 1963; citations to 1973.
Royalty free music, with a variety of audio themes and sound effects. Browse by type of music, mood, time (15 Seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds, full length) and volume. Preview audio online and download MP3 files for unrestricted use in media assignments and presentations. This resource is licensed by BadgerLink/Department of Public Instruction for use by all Wisconsin residents.
The Data Citation Index provides a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world. Through linked content and summary information, this data is displayed within the broader context of the scholarly research, enabling users to gain perspective that is lost when data sets or repositories are viewed in isolation. These connections allow researchers to access an array of data across subjects and regions, providing a comprehensive picture of research output, to maximize research efforts and accurately assess importance. 1900 – present.
Current Contents Connect is a current awareness database that provides Web access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from more than 7,000 relevant, evaluated websites. 1990 – present. Updated daily.
PubAg is the National Agricultural Library’s free portal to USDA-authored and other agricultural research. It contains more than 40,000 full-text articles and citations to an additional 340,000 articles. PubAg covers all of the core topics of the agricultural sciences including nutrition, food safety, food quality, animal and crop production and protection, natural resources, sustainable agricultural systems, rural development, agricultural economic and policy issues, agricultural imports and exports, agricultural statistics, extramural research, and extension education.1997 – present, updated daily.
Web of Science: Arts & Humanities Citation Index Expanded Years of Coverage
Previously you had to come to a campus library to find AHCI data from 1980-1982 and it was not available online earlier than that. Now AHCI via Web of Science goes back to 1975 online! The Web of Science is a combination of three databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Science & Technical Edition). It indexes more than 8,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing complete bibliographic data and author abstracts. Every item of significance is listed: articles, reviews, letters, notes, corrections, and editorials. In addition to access by author, title, and institution, it is also possible to search by cited authors and to find articles sharing one or more cited reference. It is possible to search the three databases independently or in any combination. Live links to electronic journals with full text are included for some publishers. The Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Science & Technical edition) is a Web of Science database that provides access to published literature from conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide. This resource offers access to conference proceedings and their impact on global research, including cited reference searching to track emerging ideas and new research beyond what is covered in the journal literature.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-)
Science Citation Index Expanded (1965-)
Social Sciences Citation Index (1900-)
Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Science & Technology) (1990-)
Cited References (1999-)
Oxford Handbooks Online: Literature and Archaeology Collections Added
Oxford Handbooks Online provides access to the full text of more than 190 plus titles published as part of the prestigious Oxford Handbooks series, plus specially commissioned keywords and abstracts. They are cataloged by title in our library catalog and also can be searched here as one database. Eight individual subject modules are available – Archaeology, Business & Management, Economics & Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, and Religion.
Covering more than 100 of the world’s leading organic chemistry journals, Index Chemicus is text- and substructure-searchable, and offers full graphical summaries, important reaction diagrams, and complete bibliographic information. Covers 1993 – present; updated weekly. Current Chemical Reactions delivers the latest synthetic methods reported in over 100 of the world’s leading organic chemistry journals. Each reaction provides complete reaction diagrams,critical conditions, bibliographic data, and author abstracts. Can also be searched with other citation databases in Web of Science from the Web of Knowledge platform. Updated monthly. Covers 1986-present; Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle Structure data back to 1840.
Unpublished hearings content from 1973 – 1992 added. Hearings in general are covered from 1824 – present. Full transcripts of previously unpublished House and Senate proceedings, which were not published by the GPO, including oral statements, committee questions, and discussion. Also includes related reports, statistical analyses, correspondence, exhibits, and articles presented by witnesses, members, or staff. The way you search for unpublished hearings is to type the word ‘unpublished’ in the search box on the advanced form and choose a date range.
The Joint Publications Research Service was a U.S. government organization established in 1957 to supply government agencies with translations of unclassified foreign documents consisting of the following works not available in English: periodical and newspaper articles, scholarly journals, trade and commercial statistics reports, military documents and special reports, and other selective source material. It initially emphasized scientific and technical topics, but over time, that scope expanded to cover environmental concerns, world health issues, nuclear proliferation, and more. While JPRS translated articles from nearly every country in the world, it concentrated on communist and developing countries. The service was closely related to Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), and was absorbed by FBIS in the late 1990s. JPRS’s scope was broader than FBIS, which emphasized political news more. FBIS was replaced by World News Connection (WNC).
ReferenceUSA is a database providing access to information on over 25 million businesses and more than 262 million consumers. Business listings include such data as company names, phone numbers, complete addresses, key executive names, SIC Codes, employee size, sales volume, geo-codes for mapping, contact details, franchise and brand information, news, liens, judgments and bankruptcies, and credit rating scores.
The web’s largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Includes over 6,300 Art Songs, 1,300 arias and 60 Latin texts. (As of March 2014).
Two additional components, Part B, covering 1998-2001 and Part C, covering 2002-2005, which will complement the existing holdings for the Congressional Record. The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress back to 1789. Includes both daily and bound editions of the Congressional Record, as well as its predecessor titles: the Congressional Globe, the Register of Debates, and the Annals of Congress.
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. In 2015 there is now extended coverage through the years of the New Deal and the first two Franklin D. Roosevelt administrations (1933-39).
There is no direct URL to this collection. First unselect all limits on the Advanced Search screen, then select ‘Executive Branch Document 1789-1939’.
Environmental Studies in Video is an online collection bringing together documentary films and footage from diverse sources around the globe. At completion, Environmental Studies in Video will contain 500 hours of film covering all realms of environmental studies, particularly ethics, policy, economics, law, sociology, planning, and environmental science. Films were produced from 1970 to the present, and address specific topics including alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, farming and agriculture, the food industry, LEED certification, waste issues, and climate change. This internationally focused collection highlights issues from dozens of countries across all seven continents.
This online streaming film collection delivers over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. The collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary art. In addition to art history and theory, the collection addresses applied topics such as architectural and graphic design.
Founded by James Loeb in 1911, the mission of the Loeb Classical Library has always been to make Classical Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest range of readers. The digital Loeb Classical Library extends this mission into the twenty-first century. Harvard University Press is honored to renew James Loeb’s vision of accessibility, and presents an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.
ArchiveGrid includes over three million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies throughout the world. Includes records for items dating back to thousands of years B.C.E. to the present day.
The Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Science & Technical edition) is a Web of Science database that provides access to published literature from conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide. This resource offers access to conference proceedings and their impact on global research, including cited reference searching to track emerging ideas and new research beyond what is covered in the journal literature.
Collection 6 of the Synthesis series has just been added to this collection. Here are the new titles available in the collection.
The Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science is a collection of 50- to 100-page e-books that synthesize key research and development topics written by leading engineers and scientists in their field. These short e-books provide ideal introductions to new areas for researchers, advanced developers, and students.
This bibliography has been updated to the 10th edition, 2012 and is now freely available. Early Modern Italy provides an electronic bibliography of resources covering Italy from 1550-1800. The bibliography provides information on scholarly studies and dissertations done on this topic. Articles are in French or English. Topics include history, art history, music, literature, philosophy, religion and science.
This database includes the complete text of 11 major editions of Shakespeare’s works, from the First Folio to the Cambridge edition of 1863-66. It also includes 24 separate contemporary printings of individual plays, selected apocrypha and related works, and more than 100 adaptations, sequels, and burlesques from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The database also is an historical archive of Shakespeare editing. The major 18th- and 19th-century editions are included, providing a history of the scholarly foundations of the modern Shakespeare text. A selection of theater adaptations enables further comparative studies. Included are the whole of Bell’s Acting Edition (1774) of the plays and poems and almost 100 adaptations of individual plays by writers such as John Dryden, Nahum Tate, Colley Cibber, and John Kemble.
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.
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.
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 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.
This resource has been updated to the latest 2014 edition. It is available on UW Madison Memorial Library workstations only.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Energy.gov (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.
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.