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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.

January 2020

Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 (Gale)

Primary source materials that chronicle the historical evolution of America’s public health systems, including legislation, policies, and campaigns at local, national, and federal levels in the 20th century.

Nuclear Arms and Weapons of Mass Destruction Global Perspectives, 1945-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and books providing global reaction to the world Arms Race.

Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1958-1994 (Readex / NewsBank)

Translated journals, newspapers, scientific reports, radio and television broadcasts from 19 countries in North Africa and the Middle East covering cultural, economic and political developments within the regions.

Propaganda and the Chinese Press Global Perspectives, 1946-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

Articles published by Chinese newspapers from 1946-1996, translated into English, providing a view of Chinese mass media treatment of international issues and events during the period.

Pravda Archive, 1959-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

Archive of Articles published by Pravda during the Cold War and the years immediately following, from 1959 to 1996, and translated into English by the FBIS, a U.S. government organization.

Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991 (Readex / NewsBank)

Translated reports, publications, news broadcasts covering facets of the Cold War, focusing on news outlets in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, China, North Korea, Vietnam and more.

World Protest and Reform Movements Global Perspectives, 1945-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and books providing global reaction to major protest and reform movements.

African History and Culture, 1540-1921: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia (Readex / NewsBank)

Books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera covering the history, peoples, and social and economic development of the African continent from the 16th century to the early 20th century.

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia (Readex / NewsBank)

Searchable collection of books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera covering the history of the Caribbean region from the 16th century to the early 20th century.

Virginia Company Archives (Adam Matthew)

Archive of Ferrar Papers, supporting study of English colonial history, the Virginia colony’s economic development and settlement from the perspective of the Virginia Company of London (1606-24).

Climate Science and Sustainability: Global Origins of Modern Environmentalism, 1957-1995 (Readex / NewsBank)

Archive of journal articles, government publications, newspapers, and transcribed television and radio broadcasts from around the world on the origins of modern environmentalism from 1957 to 1995.

Computing and Artificial Intelligence: Global Origins of the Digital Age (Readex / NewsBank)

Archive of journal articles, government publications, newspapers, and transcribed television and radio broadcasts from around the world documenting the history and impact of computer science between 1957 and 1995.

African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and Protest, 1883-1922 (Readex / NewsBank)

Collection of printed works providing insight into African-American culture and life from the beginning of Jim Crow to World War I and beyond. Capturing voices of, by, for, and about African Americans.

African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle, 1865-1883 (Readex / NewsBank)

Archive of documents about African American life from post-Civil War years to the beginning of Jim Crow. Includes works of individuals and organizations, works of fiction, poetry and drama.

Aeronautics and Space Flight: Global Origins of Modern Aviation and Rocketry (Readex / NewsBank)

Journal articles and reports covering modern aviation, aeronautics and space sciences during the second half of the 20th century, collected and translated by a U.S. government organization.

Morality and Science: Global Origins of Modern Bioethics (Readex / NewsBank)

Journal articles and reports documenting modern bioethics, ethical implications of health-related issues derived from advancements in the life sciences in the late 20th Century.

Nuclear Energy: Global Origins of Energy Resource Management in the Atomic Age (Readex / NewsBank)

Journal articles and reports covering the development and use of nuclear energy during the second half of the 20th century, collected and translated by a U.S. government organization.

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

News articles, radio and television transcripts covering reports on human migrations and refugee experiences collected by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) from 1940s to 1996.

American Race Relations : Global Perspectives, 1941-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

News articles, radio transcripts, and television transcripts from around the world, covering race relations in the United States that were collected by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS).

Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996 (Readex / NewsBank)

Translated TV and radio broadcasts, periodicals, newspapers, and government documents on Apartheid, from those who experienced apartheid and those around the world who watched and analyzed it.

Oxford Bibliographies. Anthropology (Oxford University Press)

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

Colonial State Papers (ProQuest)

UK National Archives database of digitized colonial records from 1574 to 1757, that relate to the governance of, and activities in, the American, Canadian and West Indian colonies of England.