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.
The Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966 is Official British government correspondence concerning Africa from the Foreign Office and the Colonial Office. It was issued by the British Government. It is a fundamental building block for political, social and economic research about Africa. It is part of the series that originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. 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. (read more…)
A compilation of historical documents and legislation related to immigration in the United States as well as current hearings, debates and recent developments in immigration law. Includes BIA Precedent Decisions, legislative histories, law and policy titles, extradition titles, scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and other related works.
This resource received 3 new modules:
- Module III focuses largely on material published outside of London, including newspapers from across the British Empire, Ireland, Scotland and provincial England.
- Module IV contains key material published in Manchester during this time of rapid industrial change and political turmoil.
- Module V includes the full run of The Lady’s Magazine: or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, a periodical which ran for sixty-two years from 1770 to 1832, before merging with its rival The Ladies Museum in 1832. The Ladies Museum was launched in 1798 as The Lady’s Monthly Museum, the first two volumes of which are also included in this section.
ProQuest History Vault’s coverage of the Black Freedom Struggle offers 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. (read more…)
The Paston Family Papers have long been a subject of both literary and historical interest. They are Britain’s first surviving records of private correspondence, describing everyday life in East Anglia during the Wars of the Roses. Additionally, this resource includes four other valuable collections relating to medieval families in Essex, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, and Warwickshire, UK, ca. 1400-90. (read more…)
This database includes sources from the National Archives of the UK from the Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980. The six parts of this collection make available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980 are: 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International, 1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis, 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory, 1949-1956: The Communist revolution, 1957-1966: The Great Leap Forward, 1967-1980: The Cultural Revolution.
This online portal makes available periodicals from the Church Missionary Society Archive, a collection relevant to missiology, world Christianity, and global history. Against the backdrop of colonialism and its decline, this resource covers themes from gender and families to medicine, education, the development of native churches, political conflict, social reform, linguistics, and exploration. Founded in 1799 as an Anglican evangelical movement, the Church Missionary Society (CMS) has been active across the globe, proving one of the key agents of evangelism in the non-Western world. The publications featured in Church Missionary Society Periodicals span more than 200 years of history. (read more…)
Empire Online spans five centuries, charting the rise and fall of empires around the world. It provides exploration of colonial history, politics, culture, and society. Key features include: tens of thousands of pages of unique primary source material including maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, paintings, drawings, and rare books; interactive chronology and data maps charting the histories and the spread of empires across the globe; an extensive image gallery showcasing the people, places and events important to the history of empire studies. (read more…)
In 1615, Britain signed a treaty with the Mughals to permit the East India Company to establish ‘factories’ or trading posts in cities such as Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Over the next 240 years this trading relationship became a political relationship as the ‘Company’ gained control over Bengal and other territories as a result of successive wars. The rebellion of 1857 prompted a further change, as India came under direct rule from the British Government and this situation lasted until 1947 as – after a prolonged nationalist struggle – India and Pakistan were granted independence. This complex and fascinating history is brought to life through the large and diverse South Asian holdings of the National Library of Scotland. (read more…)
Original primary sources on society, music, politics, fashion and youth culture from 1950 to 1975. Photos, video, music, fanzines, magazines, press kits, ads and other archival material from the time document the dramatic changes in society. Topics which can be researched include the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; campaigns for black power, civil rights and women’s liberation; Vietnam war and the Space Race.
This resource comprises British Foreign and Commonwealth Office files and selected files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Defence Intelligence. The resource is in three sections: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis (1971-1974); The Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords (1975-1978); The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War (1979-1981).
The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970, is a fundamental building block for political, social and economic research. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. 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. (read more…)
This database provides access to the complete archives of six 19th and 20th-century women’s magazines. In combination, the publications cover topics such as family life, home economics, health, careers, fashion, culture, and many more; this material serves multiple research areas, from gender studies, social history, and the arts, through to education, politics and marketing/media history. The magazines are all scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color and include non-article items, such as advertisements. (read more…)
IBIS World is a leading publisher of U.S. industry research, IBISWorlds team of expert analysts covers 700 different market segments. Each industry report is presented in an objective, easy to understand format, providing hard-to-find answers to top market research questions. Each market report is available online in HTML, PDF, or Word format.
American Periodicals provides access to two separate collections, American Periodicals Series Online and American Periodicals from the Center for Research. Both collections include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the middle of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine and America’s first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies’ Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure’s. (read more…)
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: North America, 1824-1961” collection consists of the “Confidential Print” FCO documents for the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
The Agricultural & Environmental Science Database is a cross-disciplinary resource of full-text content along with indexing of global literature across these fields and related disciplines. Peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, and grey literature as well as working papers, conference papers and proceedings are included. Includes Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality, Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B), Ecology Abstracts, Environment Abstracts, Environmental Engineering Abstracts, Environmental Impact Statements: Digests, Health & Safety Science Abstracts, Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A), Pollution Abstracts, Risk Abstracts, Sustainability Science Abstracts, TOXLINE, Toxicology Abstracts, Water Resources Abstracts, and Agricola.
VoxGov is a database of primary source documents from the U.S. Federal Government. It contains from all branches of the U.S. Federal Government. The documents are unedited and without political agenda or bias. Over 13,000 documents are added daily to voxgov. These documents are harvested from over 10,000 web locations 24×7.
The Provincial Statutes of Canada contain public and private acts passed by Canadian provincial governments. Current, revised, and historical content is available for Alberta, British Colombia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. Historical and revised content only is available for Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
Size of the database: 94,776 book articles, 14,8961 journal articles, 92,774 monographs and reviews, 1,420 processed periodicals Annual update of the database with approx. 16,000 titles The bibliography is “annotated”, i.e. it contains notes including the following information: Notes identifying forewords and epilogues, appendices, bibliographic details, discussions etc. and authors covered, works, topics etc. Three language versions: German, English and French. The years 1956–1990 have been retro-digitized and are available as searchable PDF files (OCR).
Our subscription to Francis (Bibliographic French Oriented) changed to be a free resource titled: Free Access to Pascal and Francis (Bibliographic French Oriented). Francis now contains expanded years of coverage: 1972 – present. The FRANCIS database is created by the Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS) in France. It is strong in areas such as archaeology, geography, linguistics, philosophy, religion, and sociology. The database contains more than 14 million records, with abstracts in French or English, and descriptors in both languages. It covers journals, books, conference papers and proceedings, and other documents. (Updated monthly)
Includes full text of current and historical United States state constitutions. Also includes the Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the US series, which offers article-by-article commentaries on every state constitution, tracing their historical development. (1776 – present)
The Literary Encyclopedia is a constantly evolving and updating repository of authoritative reference work about literary and cultural history. All their articles are solicited by invitation from specialist scholars in higher education institutions all over the world, refereed and approved by subject editors in their Editorial Board. “The Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters, which provide a finer understanding of the social contexts in which this writing was produced. We seek to cover all of world literature and endeavor to commission and publish articles on the widest variety of quality writing that has been produced around the world. We offer excellent coverage of English, American, German, Russian, Italian, French and Classical literatures, as well as substantial and increasing coverage of Hispanic, Japanese, Canadian, East European and various postcolonial literatures. (Other major literatures to be added as resources permit.) So far we have published about 7598 completed articles, with a total of about 15.85 million words. We are currently adding around 20-40 articles to the Encyclopedia every month.”
The First World War Portal consists of three modules each representing different presentations of the First World War, using a vast array of primary source materials drawn from several archives and collections around the world. “Personal Experiences” provides documents on subjects such as daily life and routines in the army and auxiliary services; trench warfare and conditions in the trenches; battles and warfare; and more. The material in this module includes diaries and journals; letters; trench literature and soldiers’ journals; photographs, and 360° views of personal items and objects, to name a few. Such key features as interactive maps, a digitized artifacts collection, and a virtual trench experience enable a deeper exploration in numerous facets of this historic event in the early twentieth century. A second module, “Propaganda and Recruitment” offers a wide variety of primary sources on recruitment, training, morale, public opinion, censorship and the development of different forms of propaganda during the First World War. The material has been collated from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives at Stanford University, the Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte and the Hauptstaatsarchiv in Stuttgart, Cambridge University Library, among several others. Documents include minute books of recruiting committees; German and Russian propaganda postcards; “Le Bonnet rouge,” 1916, newspaper articles suppressed by the French government; various other newspapers, cartoons, and photographs; papers on the activities of the German Peace Society; cabaret, concert, and theater programs kept by the German Army; and additional materials. Case studies examine subjects such as aerial propaganda, anti-war protests, the training of recruits, the campaign for American entry, conscription and military service tribunals, Wellington House and the formation of the Ministry of Information. “Visual Perspectives and Narratives” comprises the third module, and features a rich variety of primary source material from the holdings of Imperial War Museums. Through both visual and documentary resources, this collection showcases the international dimensions of the conflict, the British home front and the role of women in the war. The collection includes photographs (documenting the war from multiple international perspectives, including foreign official photographs and private collections); artwork (oil paintings, watercolors, pastels and pencil sketches from a large array of artists, including artists’ commissioning documents); film clips; museum objects; posters; etc. The diverse material allows for an exploration of the following themes: industry and economy, workers and strikes, role of women, education, children, food and rationing, transport, disease, religion and spiritualism, celebration, and more.
Prompt books for performances of Shakespeare’s plays between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, and supporting material for 17 selected plays. Documents are indexed by genre, country, theatre, associated names, and other key search terms. Also present: ephemera, photographs, illustrations, music scores, correspondence, and illustrations. Some were owned by famous actors such as Charles and John Philip Kemble, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Laurence Olivier. Others are extremely rare and old editions, in particular the 1670s Smock Alley prompt books from the Theatre Royal in Dublin, often marked up on copies of the original folios.
Within NCEI, there is access to various data holdings from the Center for Weather and Climate, Coasts, Oceans, and Geophysics. Land-based, marine, model, radar, weather balloon, satellite, paleoclimatic and interactive maps are just a few of the types of datasets available. The Land-Based Station Data Publications is a gateway to current and archived climatological data.
Colonial America is a five-module resource (released over five years) featuring all 1,450 files of the CO 5 class at The National Archives, UK. Consists of the original correspondence between the Board of Trade and Secretaries of State and the English, later British, colonies in North America and the Caribbean. This purchase is limited to Module 1, which is entitled “Early Settlement, Expansion and Rivalries”.
SpringerLink provides full-text online access to Springer’s journals, E-books, reference works, and protocols included in our subscriptions and “preview-only” access to materials outside of our subscriptions. Subjects include: Biomedical Sciences, Business & Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences and Geography, Economics, Education & Language, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Sciences & Nutrition, Law, Life Sciences, Materials, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, and Statistics.
Issues at the junction of law, religion, and state are covered for each country worldwide, as well as special territories and international organizations. Copyright 2015.
Kanopy provides access to more than 26,000 films and documentaries from a variety of independent filmmakers and distributors, including the BBC, PBS and the Criterion Collection.
Applied Science & Technology Source changed to Applied Science & Technology Full Text
Applied Science & Technology Full Text includes indexing and abstracts for more than 760 English-language scientific and technical publications dating back to 1983. Also included are full-text articles from more than 200 periodicals dating back to 1990 and page images that provide access to original illustrations, charts and photographs.
Library Literature & Information Science Source changed to Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text provides PDF page images of all full-text articles, including charts, graphs, photos and other important graphical information with coverage dating as far back as 1980.
Art Source changed to Art Full Text
Art Full Text provides high-quality indexing and abstracts for peer-reviewed journals and art dissertations and indexing for hundreds of thousands of art reproductions. With full-text coverage dating back to 1977, this database also contains resources such as books by and about artists, artist materials and methods, artist interviews and profiles and a database-specific thesaurus. Beyond art studies, Art Full Text rounds out the research experience for those engaged in a multitude of related fields including women’s studies, media studies, cultural studies, history and more.
Locate DOE’s collections of scientific research data and also retrieve individual datasets submitted by data centers, repositories, and other organizations within the Department. The DOE Data Explorer database includes collection citations prepared by OSTI, as well as citations for the individual, submitted datasets.
DOE PAGES Beta contains an initial collection of journal articles and accepted manuscripts as a demonstration of its functionality and eventual expanded content. Over the next year, additional metadata and links to articles and accepted manuscripts will be added as they are submitted to OSTI, with anticipated annual growth of 20,000-30,000 publicly-accessible articles and manuscripts. When DOE PAGES moves beyond the “beta” period, it will offer distributed full-text access to all DOE-affiliated accepted manuscripts or articles after an administrative interval of 12 months.
Work and Family Literature Database changed to Sloan Network Archive (Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN))
The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) carries on the legacy of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network. The Sloan Network had been the premier online destination for work and family research for the past 14 years. The Work and Family Researchers Network Archives provides access to the resources previously provided by the Sloan Work and Family Research Network. Note that, information has not been updated since summer 2011. In some cases, information is older than 2011. To learn more, watch a short video on how to find archived materials.
The largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region. It will provide a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. It is a unique and essential resource for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century. Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society—one of the world’s largest and most important newspaper repositories—this collection will provide students and scholars with easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures and daily life. Featuring more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands, this resource will chronicle the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items. Most of these newspapers were published in the English language, but a number of Spanish-, French-, and Danish-language titles are also provided.
America’s Historical Newspapers (1690-1922) additional content added
Series 1-7 offers more than 300 significant 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers from all 50 present states. Series 1, 1690-1876: contains more than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia printed between 1690 and 1876. Focusing largely on the 18th century, Series 1 is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other bibliographies. Series II, 1758-1900: With more than one million pages from over 200 18th- and 19th-century newspapers, Series II focuses on the period between 1820 and 1860, when the number of titles began to rise dramatically as westward expansion and the penny press helped create thousands of local newspapers and daily editions replaced many weeklies. Along with Series III, Series II provides in-depth coverage of the mid-19th century, including the Civil War. Series III, 1829-1922: With over 125 additional 19th- and 20th-century newspapers totaling more than one million pages, Series III focuses on the period between 1861 and 1900. Its coverage includes the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Progressive Era and extends to World War I and beyond. Many of the titles in Series IV are of historical significance, including The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison’s powerful anti-slavery newspaper. Others include the New Orleans Daily Creole, the first African-American newspaper in America Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Star), the first newspaper in Kansas and the first to be printed wholly in a native American language the Gaceta de Texas, the first newspaper in Texas and the Maryland Gazette, the oldest continuously published newspaper in America. Many titles in Series V are of special historical significance, including the North Star, the famous anti-slavery newspaper founded by Frederick Douglass. Others include the New Hampshire Sentinel, the first newspaper in the state Hokubei Jiji (The North American) the first Japanese-language newspaper in Seattle. Early American Newspapers Series 10, 11, and 12 added in 2016 provide full publication text coverage of selected American newspapers from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. These three module contain content from over 300 individual newspaper titles from all fifty states and the District of Columbia. (Updated annually)
The International African Bibliography (IAB) is an essential resource for all those working in the field of African studies, providing a current awareness service of the latest books, articles and papers published internationally on Africa.
Records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in over 150,000 cases between 1832 and 1978. The collection does not include the Court’s rulings, opinions or decisions, but focuses on the legal documents and records presented to the Court.
Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database that covers science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
Includes Chinese laws and regulations, cases, and other legal information promulgated by the Chinese central government and most local governments. Also includes civil cases, criminal cases and administrative cases. Chinese interface – for English, see LawInfoChina.
Database of Chinese Local Records is produced by the Erudition Corporation, in Beijing. It contains more than 10,000 local gazetteers from the Song Dynasty to the Republican era (940 – 1949), 10 million digitized images, and 2 billion words. The series I contains 2,000 titles of local gazetteers. 1 simultaneous user is licensed and this is shared with 2 other universities.
This 6th edition of the Literary Research Guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, theatre and drama and related topics. This guide (which has a print counterpart) evaluates important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.
Docuseek2 is a collection of over 800 films and documentaries from a variety of distributors, including Bullfrog, Collective Eye and Icarus Films.
Diplomatic and official governmental correspondence between North America and Great Britain during the entire of the American Revolution, including over 8,000 pages of primary source material documenting aspects, both military and political, leading to the independence of the thirteen colonies as well as ongoing diplomatic relations during the early years of the Republic.
The diversity of faiths and beliefs in human experience makes the study of religion uniquely fascinating and valuable. Religion plays an essential role in societies worldwide, motivating decisions in every facet of life. Religion isn’t simply an aspect of human culture—our beliefs define who we are and directly affect how we view the world. Prehistory to present.
Grammarians of antiquity taught and practiced philology, text criticism and rhetoric, essential skills in the education, career and public life of ancient Greeks and Romans. Brill’s Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity (LGGA) serves as the first point of reference for information on these ancient grammarians for scholars of Greek and Latin antiquity, in particular for research into the history of philology, grammar and ancient scholarship. Sorted alphabetically by Latin name, each entry consists of 1) an introduction with biographical information on the respective grammarian, as well as a discussion of his work and preserved fragments; 2) the Greek text of these fragments; and finally 3) the relevant bibliography, including lists of editions (if any) and studies. A total of more than 570 grammarians have been identified for inclusion in the LGGA and about 300 will be available in the first publication online. Each entry will be published in Italian and English and the publication will be complete in 2019.
A collection of works, scholarly articles and tools for legal research, including AALL GD-SIS State Bibliographies, AALL Publication Series, Legal Dictionaries, Serials, Cataloging Publications, Bibliographies, Bibliography of Early American Law, Legal Research Guide Series, Memorials of Law Librarians and more. 1500’s – present.
The Vogue Archive database of fashion, style, and design includes searchable content of every page of every issue of American Vogue from 1892 forward. More than 400,000 high-resolution pages include writing, photography, and advertisements in their original context. Searches may be refined by photographer, garment, industry, and brand. Updated monthly.
Fintel is renamed IndustriousCFO Industry Metrics and no longer needs a netid from on-campus.
Software and database that provides financial ratio benchmarking, profitability, case liquidity, sustainable growth rate, business valuation, square footage analysis, etc. for over 900,000 firms in 900 industries. Provides standard and unique ratio comparisons such as profits and sales per employee and spread between earnings on debt and cost of debt. And Market value calculations using earning multiple and asset values using a comparison with similar firms in the same industry.
This unique historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content, Cambridge Histories Online is an invaluable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike. The Religion Collection includes 35 indispensable volumes on religion and religious studies. The subject covered include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and ancient religions of the west. 2015. Updates unknown.
This database covers the entire run of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, a fashion, arts, and culture authority from 1867 to the present. Scanned in full color and including monthly updates, the archive is supported by searchable text and indexing. Currently the archive is being completed; It has only Jan. – Mar. 1962; and then 1969-to current. Content going back to the start of the journal in 1867 is planned. Updates monthly.
This database provides access to the complete archives of six 19th and 20th-century women’s magazines. In combination, the publications cover topics such as family life, home economics, health, careers, fashion, culture, and many more; this material serves multiple research areas, from gender studies, social history, and the arts, through to education, politics and marketing/media history. The magazines are all scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color and include non-article items, such as advertisements. Article-level indexing, with document feature flags, enables searching and navigation. The titles included are: Better Homes & Gardens (1922 to 2005) Chatelaine (1928 to 2005) Good Housekeeping (1885 to 2005) Ladies’ Home Journal (1883 to 2005) Parents (1926 to 2005) Redbook (1903 to 2005). Not Updated.
Free database of about 2 million images of art and architecture from 13 countries in Europe. Images are from about 80 partners, including museums and cultural heritage agencies, research institutions and individual photographers. The majority of the images derive from the Bildarchiv Foto Marburg. In German.
Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs is a digital resource for accessing up-to-date veterinary drug information. Plumb’s is searchable by drug name, class name, or alias.
Natural Standard changed it’s name to Natural Medicines
Natural Medicines provides high quality, evidence-based information on dietary supplements (including herbs, vitamins, and minerals), functional foods, diets, complementary practices (modalities), exercises, and medical conditions.
This database version of Richard Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Users are able to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The new 7th edition, along with the 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which also allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008 and 2015. All print editions are also included in PDF form, starting with the 1st edition (1993).
Offers full-text access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register from 1847 to 1994, genealogies, vital records of many New England towns, military records, and church records. Updated regularly. 18th century – present. Access to detailed records available on Wisconsin Historical Society workstations (not wireless) only. Please note that this resource is not licensed for use by off-campus (remote) users at this time.
Historical primary documents featuring U.S. city directories, naturalization records, and Revolutionary War Pensions. Collections include: History and Genealogy Archives, African American Archives, Native American Archives, Revolutionary War Archives, US Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives, and World War II Archives. Formerly known as Footnote.com. 18th century to present. Access on Wisconsin Historical Society workstations (not wireless) only. Please note that this resource is not licensed for use by off-campus (remote) users at this time.
As a companion to ProQuest Legislative Insight, Regulatory Insight offers U.S. federal administrative law histories organized by federal statute and Executive Order, as well as Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations content. Also includes a research tool to facilitate regulatory research organized by Federal Agency. At launch, Regulatory Insight includes histories associated with public laws enacted 2001-2015, as well as Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations content from the same time period. Additional content and functionality will be added throughout 2016.
The Getty Research Portal is an online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain. Through this multilingual, multicultural union catalog, scholars can search and download complete digital copies of publications for the study of art, architecture, material culture, and related fields. The Portal is free to all users.
This online collection provides 350 hours of high-definition video from 17 years of broadcasts, including hundreds of segments not available anywhere else in the world. Each news segment within the collection serves as a standalone short documentary on a specific news topic. This resource also includes 175 hours of segments from the CBS News program Sunday Morning.
Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site from BadgerLink changed its name to Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers.
The International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences is a fully revised and updated second edition of the 2001 publication. It includes nearly 4000 articles curated by 71 section editors across the wide range of behavioral and social sciences fields. A major effort was made with this edition to increase the proportion of female authors and articles by experts from non-Western nationalities.
This existing resource changed it’s title from PhilPapers: Online Research in Philosophy and is now proxied for off-campus use and has a new url. While most of it is open access, UW Madison pays for the research index included in this site and hence it is no longer freely available at our campus. The free version is at: http://philpapers.org/ . PhilPapers is an online directory of academic philosophy, indexing books, articles, dissertations, and papers from newly published journals, web archives, personal pages, and user submissions. Provides tools for categorizing and organizing materials, and facilitates discussion and communication between philosophers. Registration (free) is required to access advanced features, such as creating reading lists, bibliographies, saved searches, and e-mail alerts. (Updates continuously).
RILM now contains more coverage. RILM provides an extensive collection of abstracts and bibliographic records focused on music and music related subjects. International coverage of relevant articles from 10,000+ journals, many of which are not specifically devoted to music. Also provides index and abstracts to conference proceedings, Festschriften, essays, media and other types of resources. Content dates from late 18th century to the present. As of 2015, RILM includes more than 850,000 records with over 52,000 new records added every year. (Updated monthly)
The American Founding Era Collection contains the annotated, full-text searchable set of the personal papers and manuscripts of the founders of the American Republic. The collection includes the papers of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Dolley Madison, James Madison, John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Charles Pinckney, and the People of the Founding Era collection.
This recently became available again, only on campus library public workstations. The Domesday Book is a detailed survey of the land held by William the Conqueror in the late 11th century. It is England’s earliest surviving public record. The Digital Domesday Book provides images of the Domesday Book alongside searchable modern translations and additional essays analyzing the information the Domesday Book provides.
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.