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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.

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.

May 2020

Disability in the Modern World (Alexander Street)

Collection of primary sources, supporting materials, archives, and video, as voiced by the disability community.

Latin America in Video (Alexander Street)

Original-language documentaries produced in Latin America, by Latin Americans, about Latin American issues.

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Nichols Newspapers Collection (Gale)

Digitized collection of newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets from 1672-1737 held at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, UK.

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (Gale)

Digitized collection of 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. Access expanded to include Module 2: Sciences, History, and Geography.

Women’s Studies Archive (Gale)

Archival collections concerning women’s history from across the globe and from a wide range of sources. Access expanded to include Voice and Vision sub-collection.

Financial Times Historical Archive

Complete run of the London edition of this daily paper, from its first issue through 2016. Access expanded to include 2011 to 2016.

Recent Researches in Music Online (A-R Editions)

Access to all scores published in the seven Recent Researches in Music series, critical commentary, scores and partbooks.

19th century British Pamphlets (JSTOR)

Searchable collection of 19th-century digitized pamphlets which document sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain.

Food Studies Online (Alexander Street)

Collection of archival content, visual ephemera, monographs, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us.

Medieval Travel Writing (Adam Matthew Digital)

Digitized medieval manuscripts from around the world, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, with a focus on accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World (SIL International)

Encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages.

Lives of Literature on JSTOR (JSTOR)

Collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements.


Data and mapping tool for creating custom reports of data related to demographics, real estate, health, jobs, the environment, education and more.

Preqin Pro Real Estate (Preqin)

Market intelligence and insights for the private real estate industry.

Bibliography of the History and Archaeology of Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages (Brill)

Bibliography covers the history and archaeology of medieval East Central and Eastern Europe, from about AD 500 to the aftermath of the Mongol invasion of 1241.

Security Studies on JSTOR

Collection of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive (Gale)

Archival collection documenting the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of slavery, and the dynamics of emancipation. Now with expanded access to: Part 2 (Slave Trade in the Atlantic World), 3 (Institution of Slavery ) and 4 (Age of Emancipation).

Natural Medicines (Therapeutic Research Center)

Database with online tools and ebooks on dietary supplements, herbal medicines, and complementary and integrative therapies.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia: African History (Oxford University Press)

Peer-reviewed articles and in-depth overviews of the major areas of research in African history. Entries include audio, visual, and video materials, with links to digitized archives and primary sources.

April 2020

Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online (Brill)

Online encyclopedia covering the history of Jews from 1750 until the 1950s, from Europe to America to the Middle East, North Africa and other non-European Jewish settlement areas.


Database and research tool for financial statement analysis, financial accounting, and auditing of public companies using SEC (Security and Exchange Commission) XBRL data. All users must create an account using a valid email account.

March 2020

Queen Victoria’s Journals (ProQuest)

Digitized collection of Queen Victoria’s diaries, with full transcriptions and searching of the journal entries covering the period from the first diary entry in 1832 to her marriage to Prince Albert in 1840.

John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera (ProQuest)

Digitized collection of printed ephemera (Bodleian Library in Oxford, England), documents various aspects of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek (Brill)

Modern dictionary for Ancient Greek (English translation).

Digital Theatre Plus

Streaming video collection of films of current, leading British theatre productions, musicals, and operas. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources.

February 2020

Nursing and Mental Health in Video (Alexander Street)

Collection of over 240 videos of the most common mental health disorders nurses may encounter – whether in a primary care setting, emergency room, medical, psychiatric or other.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922) (ProQuest)

Digital newspaper archive of every page and every article from every issue published from 1865 to 1922, available in downloadable PDF files.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American (1893 – 1988) (ProQuest)

Digital newspaper archive of one of the most widely circulated African-American newspapers on the Atlantic Coast, including content published from 1893 to 1988, available in downloadable PDF files.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Communist Historical Newspaper Collection (1919 – 2013) (ProQuest)

Digital newspaper archive of the Communist Party USA, published from 1919 to 2013, available in downloadable PDF files.