New E-Resources

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

March 2015

Ci Hai (Chinese)

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.

Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

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.

Filmakers Library Online

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

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.

February 2015

Soundzabound, Royalty Free Music for Schools

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.

Data Citation Index

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

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 (United States Department of Agriculture)

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.

January 2015

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.

Index Chemicus and Current Chemical Reactions

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.

Hearings (ProQuest Congressional)

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.

Joint Publications Research Service Reports

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.

IPA Source (Music)

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).

ProQuest Congressional (U.S.) Congressional Records

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.

ProQuest Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1939 (U.S.)

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

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.

Art and Architecture in Video

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.

December 2014

Loeb Classical Library

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.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Science & Technology), part of Web of Science

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.

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science

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.

Early Modern Italy 1550-1800

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.

Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare

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.

World Treaty Library

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

TRAIL: Technical Report Archive & Image Library

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

China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980

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

October 2014

Grants for People with Disabilities

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

South Asia Archive

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

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

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

Lin|gu|is|tik: Portal für Sprachwissenschaft

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

Geïntegreerde Taal-Bank, De : Historische Woordenboeken op Internet

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

Chazen Museum Collections

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

September 2014

Television, Radio & Cable Industry Online Database

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

Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA)

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

Repositorio CEACS (Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales)

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

State Reports: A Historical Archive (Hein Online)

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

Bar Journal Library (Hein Online)

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

Folger Digital Texts (Shakespeare)

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

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL)

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

August 2014

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

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

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

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

July 2014

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

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

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

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