New E-resources

Announcements about new databases, platform changes, and database cancellations.

A comprehensive list of reference and research databases is available in the Database Library.

Information on the Responsible Use of Licensed Electronic Resources.

June 2021

Forbes Archive (Ebsco)

Digital magazine archive (1917 to 2000) covers analysis on business leaders, politics, entertainment, technology, communication, and culture.

Women and Transnational Networks (Gale)

Primary sources document issues of gender and class from the 18th century to early 20th century.

Feminism in Cuba: Nineteenth Through Twentieth Century Archival Documents (Gale)

Primary sources in Spanish, document feminists and the feminist movement in Cuba, from 1898 to 1958.

U.S. Civilian Advisory Effort in Vietnam: U.S. Operations Mission, 1954-1957 — Classified & Subject Files of the Executive Office (Gale)

Archive of records of the U.S. Operations Mission established to intervene in Vietnam.

U.S. Military Advisory Effort in Vietnam: MAAGV, 1950-1964 (Gale)

Archive of materials of Military Assistance and Advisory Group (MAAG) to process, monitor, and evaluate American military aid to French forces fighting in Southeast Asia.

May 2021

Popular Sheet Music Collection (UWDCC)

Descriptive index to extensive collection of popular song sheets published in the United States since 1900, held by the Mills Music Library.

Cuca Records Database (UWDCC)

Discographical database with details on LPs and 45s released by Cuca Records (Sauk City, Wisconsin) and affiliated labels, that are held by Mills Music Library.

National History Database of P.R.C. = 中华人民共和国国史数据库 (China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation Ltd. (CEPIEC))

Database of the People’s Republic of China History Chronicles 1949-1959, Contemporary China series, and the Contemporary China’s City Development series.

Ambassador Graham Martin and the Saigon Embassy’s Back Channel Communication Files, 1963-1975 (Gale)

Archive of backchannel messages between U.S. government officials, including talking points for peace negotiations and intelligence reports.

Laos: Records of the Department of State, 1963-1966 (Gale)

Archive of materials collected by U.S. diplomats on the internal and foreign affairs of Laos, from 1963 to 1966.

Thailand: Records of the U.S. Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs, 1955-1963 (Gale)

Archive of materials collected by U.S. diplomats on the internal and foreign affairs of Thailand, from 1955 to 1963.

Thailand: Records of the U.S. Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs, 1945-1954 (Gale)

Archive of materials collected by U.S. diplomats on the internal and foreign affairs of Thailand, from 1945 to 1954.

China Social Science Excellence / 中国人民大学复印报刊资料 (China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation Ltd. (CEPIEC))

Collection of digitized journals and newspapers in social sciences and humanities published in China.

Variety Intelligence Platform (Variety Media)

Database that offers analysis, commentary, and data around different topics impacting the media industry.

AILALink (American Immigration Lawyers Association)

Immigration law information and guidance, including publications of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, statutes, regulations, and cases.


Federal and state court opinions, case law, statutes, regulations, constitutions, and court rules. Includes Wisconsin Jury Instructions.

History of the Communist Party of China = 中共党史经典文献数据库

Documents related to the Party’s central leadership and biographical information, including the Party and government policy decisions and records of major events.

Diaolong Full-text Database of Chinese and Japanese Ancient Books = 雕龍 : 中日古籍全文資料庫

This database includes over 30 thousand titles of ancient Chinese and some Japanese books.

April 2021

Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Photography: The World Through the Lens (Gale)

Collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.

American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism (Gale)

FBI documentation on the evolution of American Indian Movement (AIM) as an organization of social protest, including the 1973 Wounded Knee Stand-off.

ProQuest History Vault. Slavery in Antebellum Southern Industries (ProQuest)

Digitized collection of primary source materials documenting how industrial enterprises used slave labor in the Old South.

Military Leaders of World War I: Official and Private Papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt (Gale)

Digitized collection of private and official papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt, active in WWI and considered the “father” of the army of the German Republic.

Chatham House Online Archive (Gale)

Publications and archives from an independent international affairs policy institute, including audio recordings and transcripts of debates and speeches it has hosted.

Mass Observation Project, 1981-2009 (Adam Matthew)

Collection of responses to directives (questionnaires) about the lives and opinions of people in the UK, on many topics such as current affairs, family, leisure, politics, society, work, the economy, and more.

Political Extremism and Radicalism in the 20th Century. (1) Far-Right Groups in America; and (2) Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia in the Twentieth Century (Gale)

Primary source collections of materials by and about far-right groups considered to be on the extreme right of the political spectrum.

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 (Gale)

Complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957—all digitized from originals in full color.

American Indian Histories and Cultures (Adam Matthew)

Digital archive of materials documents interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact through the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century.

U.S. Military Activities and Civil Rights: The Little Rock Integration Crisis, 1957-1958 (Gale)

Documents and records pertaining to the use of Federal troops and the Arkansas National Guard in the Little Rock integration crisis of 1957-1958.

Quest for Labor Equality in Household Work: National Domestic Workers Union, 1965-1979 (Gale)

Digital archive of records from the National Domestic Workers Union (U.S.) contains legal documents, minutes, printed material and voluminous correspondence.

Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the U.S. (Gale)

Documents related to the government investigation into the consequences of the Dawes Act of 1887 including the Meriam Report, which declared that allotment had been a disaster for Native American communities.

Public Housing, Racial Policies, and Civil Rights: The Intergroup Relations Branch of the Federal Public Housing Administration, 1936-1963 (Gale)

Archive of documents related to the Public Housing Administration’s policies and procedures on public financing of housing in relation race and civil rights.

National Security and the FBI Surveillance Enemy Aliens (Gale)

Collection drawn from the FBI Headquarters Library documents the surveillance of noncitizens and national security during World War II and the early postwar period. Includes the Custodial Detention Index (CDI).

Fannie Lou Hamer: Papers of a Civil Rights Activist, Political Activist, and Woman (Gale)

Digitized historical documents from the life and work of Fanny Lou Hamer, a voting rights activist and civil rights leader.

German Foreign Relations and Military Activities in China, 1919-1935 (Gale)

Primary source collection provides documentation on Germany’s relations with China during the interwar period, including over 18,000 images from U.S. National Archives files.

Economic Cooperation Administration’s Relief Mission in Post-War China, 1946-1948 (Gale)

Digitized archive of files from the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) documents work toward economic and cultural opportunities with China in the period after WWII.

Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama (Gale)

Collection of newspapers published in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama between 1861-1865.

General George C. Marshall’s Mission to China, 1945-1947 (Gale)

Archive of documents from General George C. Marshall’s post WWII mission to prevent the renewal of the Chinese civil war and to prevent the growth of Soviet influence in both Manchuria and China.

Earl George Macartney Collection (Gale)

Digital archive of letters, books, sketches, and journals relating to the important Macartney mission from George III to the Chinese Emperor Qianlong in 1792–1794.

March 2021

Evangelism in China: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Mission, 1837-1911 (Gale)

Archive of correspondence of the Presbyterian Church’s Board of Foreign Missions relating to their China Mission during the period of 1837 to 1911.

Evangelism in Korea: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1884-1911 (Gale)

Archive of correspondence of the Presbyterian Church’s Board of Foreign Missions relating to their Korea Mission during the period of 1884 to 1911.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Korea Times (ProQuest)

Digital newspaper archive of oldest and most influential English-language newspaper in Korea, with complete contents from 1956 to 2016.

Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993 (Gale)

Primary source documents relating to the demonstrations in China from mid-April through June 1989, with particular focus on Tiananmen Square.

February 2021

Oxford Bibliographies: Latino Studies (Oxford University Press)

Reference tool of authoritative research guides supporting the field of study that explores the Hispanic minority in the United States, combining aspects of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia.

January 2021

Dorothy: Global Films About Gender and Women (Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries)

Database of production information for films and television programs from around the world focused on the lives of women, girls, and transgender people.

Sylvia: Scholarly Books on Gender and Feminism (Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries)

Database of bibliographic details for academic books written for researchers, scholarly editions, selected memoirs, and notable works for a general audience on gender and feminism. (Open access)

December 2020

Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952 (Adam Matthew)

Collection of diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, maps, summaries of events from the British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952. UW-Madison offers access to two modules: (1) Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945 and (2) Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952.

Civil Rights and Social Justice (Hein)

Contains publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, legislative histories on landmark legislation, briefs from relevant U.S. Supreme Court cases, and more.


Web-based mapping application that lets users create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.

African American Communities (Adam Matthew)

Collection of primary source materials presents multiple aspects of the African American community, focused on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas.

Race Relations in America (Adam Matthew)

Materials from the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries documents responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions in the United States.

Bloomsbury Medieval Studies (Bloomsbury)

Interdisciplinary collection on medieval studies combines primary sources and interdisciplinary scholarship from a global perspective.

每索 : 每日新聞社のデータベース / Maisaku (Mainichi shinbun)

Japanese newspaper database containing Mainichi daily news (June 2008- ), Shūkan Ekonomisuto (October 1989- ), and Mainichi yoron chōsa (the public opinion poll) conducted by Mainichi Shinbunsha (1945- )(1945- ).

Social Work Online (Alexander Street)

Multimedia resource, including documentaries and client demonstrations, to support social work students with concepts and realities they will employ as practitioners.

North American Indian Thought and Culture (Alexander Street)

Biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Peoples.

Oxford Bibliographies. Sociology (Oxford University Press)

Reference tool of authoritative research guides on sociology that combines aspects of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. Includes expert commentary.

Brill Dictionary of Religion (Brill)

Multi-media reference source on the many and various forms of religious commitment, addressing the different theologies and doctrinal declarations of the official institutionalized religions.

November 2020

American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020: Voices from the Inside (JSTOR / Reveal Digital)

Digitized newspapers produced by people who have been incarcerated in the United States.

eHRAF World Cultures (Yale)

Document collection of present and past aspects of cultural and social life for a worldwide sample of societies in support of exploratory, in-depth cultural research, and cross-cultural comparisons.

September 2020

Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection (HSTalks)

Online seminar-style talks and case studies from editors and lecturers who are leading world experts and practitioners from academia, research institutes, commerce, industry, the professions and government.

Handbooks in Economics (Elsevier)

Handbook series that collects, organizes, analyses and synthesizes advances in economic research.

Drama Online: The National Theatre Collection (Bloomsbury)

Video collection of National Theatre Live broadcasts, with additional filmed performances from the NT Archive.

Drama Online: the RSC Live Collection (Bloomsbury)

This collection of films from live productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) theatre performed from 2013 to 2019, with additional performances being added as they are filmed.

Drama Online: BBC Drama Films and Documentaries (Bloomsbury)

Film adaptions of core curriculum plays from Sophocles, Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Isben, and Oscar Wilde alongside modern classics.

Drama Online: L.A. Theatre Works (Bloomsbury)

Collection of professionally-recorded audio plays, including iconic modern literary works, Pulitzer prize-winning titles, leading American playwrights, and performed by world-class actors.

Drama Online: Critical Studies and Performance Practice (Bloomsbury)

Collection of over 370 academic e-books from Methuen Drama and The Arden Shakespeare imprints, offering critical, contextual and pedagogic content from leading voices in theatre, performance and Shakespeare studies.

Drama Online: Aurora Metro Books (Bloomsbury)

Over 125 drama plays published by Aurora Metro Books (UK), representing women’s drama, international drama, and drama by Black and Asian writers.

Drama Online: Playwrights Canada Press (Bloomsbury)

Over 175 plays from established and emerging Canadian playwrights including Daniel Maclvor, Hannah Mosovitch, and Colleen Murphy.

Drama Online: Nick Hern Books Modern Plays (Bloomsbury)

Over 590 modern plays from specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books featuring pre-eminent playwrights, including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, and Caryl Churchill.

Music Online: American Music (Alexander Street)

Streaming audio of over 56,000 albums of American roots music and pre-20th century American popular music. Designed as an audio history of America’s past, songs are indexed by major events.

Music Online: Classical Music Library (Alexander Street)

Streaming audio of over 76,000 albums of Western classical music. All major genres and time periods are represented, from medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde.

Music Online: Contemporary World Music (Alexander Street)

Streaming audio of over 268,000 albums of music from all the regions of the world, including more than 1,000 cultural groups. Important genres covered include reggae, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and worldbeat.

Music Online: Jazz Music Library (Alexander Street)

Streaming audio of over 65,700 jazz albums. Covers all major genres including vocal jazz, bebop, acid jazz, post-bop, big band and modern jazz.

Music Online: Popular Music Library (Alexander Street)

Streaming audio of over 739,500 albums, with a wide sampling of popular music from around the world. Performers represent a broad range of genres.

Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers (East View / CRL)

Open access newspaper collection of over 1,000 titles from Mexico’s pre-independence, independence and revolutionary periods (1807-1929) documents the dramatic events of this era.

Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers (East View / CRL)

Open access Chinese newspaper collection covering the press from 20 cities in the Chinese mainland, covering the period of 1911 to 1949 at the foundation of the People’s Republic of China.

August 2020

S & P Capital IQ

Company intelligence on public and private companies and market data.

De Gruyter University Press Library (De Gruyter)

Collection of e-books selected from the front list titles of participating university presses.

Black Studies Center (ProQuest)

Cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and more.

July 2020

Academic Video Online (Alexander Street)

Streaming video collection spanning a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

MLA Directory of Periodicals (Ebsco)

Directory journals and book series on literature, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, language, linguistics, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, and the history of printing and publishing.

June 2020

e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (Wiley)

Online encyclopedia containing articles and information on more than 5,100 chemical reagents and catalysts.

Environmental Issues Online (Alexander Street)

Collection of multimedia materials (primary sources, films, text and photographs) supports the study of key environmental challenges and events from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Revolution and Protest Online (Alexander Street)

Searchable, multimedia collection supporting the study of important events and themes related to revolution and protest from the 18th century through the 21st century.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (Gale)

Collection of 19th century primary sources ranging from books and monographs, newspapers and periodicals, diaries and personal letters, manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets, and maps. Now with expanded access to the module: Europe and Africa, Colonialism and Culture.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (ProQuest)

Core archive of trade magazines in the fields of film, music, broadcasting, and theater through 2000. Now with expanded access to Part 3.