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MLA International Bibliography (Ebsco platform)
The Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLA) is updated ten times per year. The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and indexes critical materials on literature, criticism, drama, languages, linguistics, and folklore. Searchable by subject, author, author-as-subject, title, etc. Provides access to citations from over 4,400 journals, series, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. International coverage is represented by literature from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. While the majority of records are from English-language publications, at least sixty other languages are represented including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish. Many articles listed have no abstracts. Many Find It links to full text from other providers such as JSTOR or Project Muse appear in the MLA. Note: The MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest platform) remains available until December 31, 2018.
The PBS Video Collection (Alexander Street Press)
This collection includes documentary films and series from the Public Broadcasting Service covering many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. Includes Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and many films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.
This database provides access to art and architectural history scholarship by making key backlist and out-of-print titles on a wide variety of subjects more broadly available and more widely discoverable. The platform also permits professors to create course packs for students. The collection includes content from other university and museum publishers (Yale University Press, Art Institute of Chicago, The MIT Press, Harvard Art Museums, Yale University Art Gallery).
DynaMed Plus (Ebsco Health)
DynaMed Plus is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. Content is written by a team of physicians and researchers who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis.
Tax Notes (Tax Analysts)
Tax Notes is a weekly magazine featuring expert commentary, analysis, and special reports on federal taxation issues. Tax Notes Today offers daily federal tax news and analysis, including primary source documents. Individual registration is required for access. (Updated daily)
The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection contains more than 6,500 historical periodical titles dating from 1691 to 1877, arranged into five series. The collection represents over two centuries of print culture, ranging from early works imported by the colonists to later titles published on American soil on the eve of the Revolution and during the early republic. Subjects covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion. The five series can be searched simultaneously or individually. (read more…)
Border and Migration Studies Online (Alexander Street)
This collection of primary source documents, archives, films, and ephemera relate to significant border areas and events from the 19th to 21st centuries. It offers researchers historical context and resources, from both personal and institutional perspectives, to the growing fields of border(land) studies and migration studies, as well as history, law, politics, diplomacy, area and global studies, anthropology, medicine, the arts, and more. The collection continues to expand, and at completion will include 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images. (read more…)
Human Rights Studies Online (Alexander Street)
This collection of primary and secondary source materials offers access to comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide, from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes multiple media formats and content types for each selected event or human rights theme, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects. Resources for each theme or event guide users through the full scope of the event, from the historical context that made such violations possible through the international response, prosecution of perpetrators, and steps toward rebuilding. (read more…)
Treatises and similar monographs in foreign, comparative, and international law, including Roman law, Islamic law, Jewish law, and ancient law. Principal countries covered are Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland.
Documents from trials in the United States, Britain and other English-speaking jurisdictions. Includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions.
This collection of digitized primary sources provides access to two hundred years of scientific research and progress in the fields of natural history, natural sciences, medical research, climate science, civil and human rights, education in the sciences, and more. Accessible through the Wiley Digital Archives platform, The New York Academy of Sciences Collection contains an extensive body of diverse and interdisciplinary original materials, including correspondence, fieldwork, gray literature, personal papers, photographs, and proceedings. A core mission of the New York Academy of Sciences is to drive innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education and policy.
This collection of digitized primary sources provides access to more than 150 years of the longest-established association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology in its broadest sense. Accessible through the Wiley Digital Archives platform, the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland’s unique collection of association files, manuscripts, and photos, documents the history of the association, as well as the services it provided to contemporary anthropology and anthropologists.
Summaries of concepts and terms of international economic law, grouped into four parts: Foundations and Architecture, Principles, Main Regulatory Areas, and Cross-cutting Challenges. Each entry is written by an expert in the field and includes a bibliography for further reading.
Summaries of key concepts and the latest research on environmental law topics, including climate change law, biodiversity and nature protection, compliance and enforcement, and multilaterial environmental treaties. Each entry is written by an expert in the field and includes a bibliography for further reading.
The Geography module from Oxford Bibliographies Inline (OBO) provides a means to navigate through the vast amounts of books, publications, and other materials from across the discipline from the last several decades. The field of geography is broad and interdisciplinary, spanning wide-ranging aspects of the earth’s physical, biological, and social systems. Academic contributors have authored articles covering climatology, cultural geography, economic geography, environmental geography, Geographic Information Systems, human geography, physical geography, political geography, and more. (Updated annually)
Federal, state, and international tax information and materials, and practice materials in antitrust law, securities, and health & human resources. Includes Federal Securities Law Reporter, Securities Regulation (Loss, Seligman, and Paredes), Antitrust Law (Areeda and Hovenkamp), Standard Federal Tax Reporter, U.S. Tax Treaties Reporter, and state tax reporters. Content was formerly included in IntelliConnect.
Bloomberg Businessweek Archive (Ebsco)
Bloomberg Businessweek Archive is a complete digital version of the Businessweek backfile. Coverage starts at the magazine’s first issue in 1929 through December of 2000. Bloomberg Businessweek has been a leading business and financial news magazine for both business managers and consumers since 1929.
Fortune Magazine Archive (Ebsco; Time, Inc.)
Fortune Magazine Archive provides a cover-to-cover format of that long running magazine from February 1930 through December 2000. Fortune Magazine was published monthly by Time Inc., the magazine sought to provide news and analysis of both American and, later international business, economics, technology, and industry. Each issue featured color illustrations and photographs, as well as high-quality feature articles. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately the information they seek.
Oxford Bibliographies Online – Jewish Studies (Oxford University Press)
The Jewish Studies module from Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) presents a broad range of authoritative research guides on current scholarship, with original commentary and annotations that are written and reviewed by academic experts. The field of Jewish studies is broad and interdisciplinary, encompassing history, religion, philosophy, literature, sociology and political science. Article coverage spans from the Bible to the present, and encompasses vast geographical ranges, including communities from the Americas to Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, South and East Asia, and Africa.
Black Thought and Culture (Alexander Street Press)
This collection contains approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings from the past 250 years by over 1,000 American black leaders, including artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, and entertainers. Black Thought and Culture offers access to previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. Subjects indexed include colonialism, poverty, education, sharecropping, Jim Crow laws, the New Deal, the Black Liberation movement, the South, the Scottsboro and Herndon trials, black nationalism, miscegenation, the black athlete, civil rights, apartheid, the Negritude movement, the NAACP, and more.
Nexis Uni (LexisNexis)
The new platform from LexisNexis, replacing LexisNexis Academic, offers access to more than 17,000 news, legal and business sources, including print and online journals; television and radio broadcasts; newswires and blogs; local, regional, national and international newspapers with deep archives; extensive legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790; and business information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives. (Updated daily)
Literary Reference Center (Ebsco – BadgerLink)
This is a broad reference resource for literature, authors, literary criticism, and literary works across disciplines and timeframes. It contains plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, book reviews, author biographies and interviews, poems, and short stories.
Four centuries of American legal primary sources. Published records of the American colonies; federal, state, territorial, and municipal codes; constitutional conventions and compilations; and other resources.
The Women’s Studies Archive documents the social, political, and professional aspects of women’s lives, offering resources pertaining to the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. The Women’s Issues and Identities sub-collection traces the path of women’s issues from past to present, drawing on primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights. As a comprehensive academic-level archival resource, Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities will focus on the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. (read more…)
World Christian Database (Brill)
WCD includes detailed information on 9,000 Christian denominations, as well as on religions in every country of the world. Extensive data are available on 238 countries and 13,000 ethno-linguistic peoples, as well as on 5,000 cities and 3,000 provinces. Information is readily available on religious activities, growth rates, religious literature, worker activity, and demography. Additional secular data is included on population, health, education, languages, and communication. (updated quarterly)
The Archives of Sexuality & Gender facilitates scholarly research in the area of LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies, and more. Fully-searchable, this database is currently composed of two sub-collections on LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940. Part I contains 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, featuring historical documents published in more than 35 countries, with over 15 languages represented. Part II offers access to periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, an international selection of posters, and other primary source materials. (read more…)
Enabling exploration of the political, social, and cultural history of native peoples from the sixteenth century well into the twentieth century, Indigenous Peoples: North America illustrates the fabric of the North American story with unprecedented depth and breadth. Comprehensive yet personal, the collection covers the history of American Indian tribes and supporting organizations, meeting a need for historical researchers. This database facilitates inquiry into the culture and heritage of indigenous people through access to sources from both American and Canadian institutions, as well as direct-from-source from newspapers from various tribes and Indian-related organizations. The collection also features indigenous-language materials, including dictionaries, bibles, and primers.
Early Arabic Printed Books (Gale)
Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library is the online presentation of one of the world’s most important Arabic collections, based on A.G. Ellis’s 1894-1901 record of publications. The collection has several modules that bring together books on a variety of subjects, printed from the 15th to 19th century in Arabic script, as well as translations into European and Asian languages. UW-Madison access is currently limited to the Religion and Law module, which includes works of Islamic literature, key among which are numerous editions of the Qur’an with translations and commentaries, traditions (hadith), works of the religious life, and much more. (read more…)
Debates over Slavery and Abolition (Part I of Slavery and Anti-Slavery), contains 7,277 books and pamphlets, more than eighty newspaper and periodical titles, and eighteen major manuscript collections. The sources in this collection, originating in the United States and Europe, document the worldwide movement for the abolition of slavery in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. The content has been reviewed and selected by an editoral board of scholars, and is thematically arranged. It covers a wide spectrum of interests related to the history of slavery: legal issues; the Caribbean; children and women under slavery; modes of resistance; and much more, from 1490 to 1896.
The ACSESS Digital Library is a collection of journal and ebook content published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. The backfile collection includes the full text of nearly 300 ebooks published between 1957 and 2009, and 17 journals, from 1907 to 2009. ACSESS is the umbrella organization for three nonprofit societies: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.
BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach. Note, as of 1/1/2018, BMJ Best Practice will effectively replace BMJ Clinical Evidence. (Updated continuously)
ProQuest History Vault has expanded to include Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and the anti-Vietnam War Movement, a module within the American Politics and Society collection. This module offers opportunities for research on the 1960s through the lens of two influential anti-war organizations, SDS and VVAW. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) emphasized participatory democracy, community building, creating a political movement of impoverished people, and as U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War escalated, the anti-war movement. Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) organized major national protests, including Operation Dewey Canyon III (1971), which catapulted VVAW to a position of leadership within the antiwar movement. (read more…)
The ProQuest History Vault collection, Workers and Labor Unions, includes this module containing important documentation on the growth and transformation of the modern American labor movement. Four major national organizations are documented in substantial detail in this module: the Knights of Labor, AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO. The records in this module on the Knights of Labor consist of the Papers of Terence V. Powderly and John W. Hayes, sourced from the holdings of the Catholic University of America. The AFL records, ranging from 1886 to 1955, document virtually all the major problems confronting American labor during that time. (read more…)
International Newsstream (ProQuest)
International Newsstream provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada, with archives which stretch back decades featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. ProQuest International Newsstream provides information from more than 660 of the world’s top newspapers, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.
Canadian Major Dailies (ProQuest)
This is the core of Canadian Newsstand. Included are national and leading regional papers such as National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader Post, Vancouver Sun and the Victoria Times-Colonist.