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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.

December 2019

Black Authors, 1556-1922 (Readex Newsbank)

Collection of works by authors of African or African-American descent from 1556 to 1922, as compiled by the curators of the Afro-Americana Imprints collection at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Presents a wide range of genres, including personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems and musical compositions.

WGSN: Lifestyle & Interiors

In-depth reports and trends on marketing strategy and experience design. It includes colour forecasts, information on material research, coverage of over 200 trade shows annually, and consumer research news, among other topics. It covers 23 different product categories offering in-depth insight, trends and product development tools for every home decor category (e.g., bed and bath, consumer electronics, food and drink, furniture and lighting, interior style, kitchen and tabletop, walls and floors, wellness).

November 2019

History Vault. Progressive Era : Voices of Reform (ProQuest)

The collections in this module consist of the correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries and photographs of five leading members of the Progressive movement: John R. Commons, Charles R. Van Hise, Richard T. Ely, Edward A. Ross and Charles McCarthy. Individually and collectively, these men proved they were more than idealists by devising and carrying out major reforms to solve the problems caused by the growth of industrialization following the Civil War. This module offers valuable insight into both the theorizing and practical legislation of the Progressive Era.

History Vault. Progressive Era : Reform, Regulation and Rights (ProQuest)

The Progressive Era, dating roughly from 1890-1920, was a reaction to the rapid industrialization and social and economic changes of the “Gilded Age” in the last two decades of the 19th century and the turn of the 20th century. Progressive Era reformers, as the name implies, believed in progress and their ability to improve society through a broad range of reforms. The efforts of these reformers created one of the great movements in American history. This module on the Progressive Era consists of 11 collections and documents a variety of the ways that the Progressive Movement attempted to improve the lives of the American people. The collections cover women’s right to vote, the Standard Oil monopoly case, the efforts of journalist Henry Demarest Lloyd, the University Settlement Society of New York City, prohibition, reform of law enforcement, the Teapot Dome bribery case regarding petroleum reserves on government lands, and regulation of food and drugs.

SAGE Research Methods (Sage)

SAGE Research Methods is a tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. Users can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and other areas of research. Includes books, cases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, journal articles, Little Green Books, Little Blue Books, major works, and videos.

American Indian Newspapers (Adam Matthew)

American Indian Newspapers presents the publications of a range of communities, covering periodicals produced in the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Nevada and Oklahoma, from 1828 to 2016. Representing a huge variety in style, production and audience, the newspapers include national periodicals as well as local community news and student publications. The collection provides a unique view of a range of subjects from an Indigenous perspective, including the civil rights era and American Indian Movement (AIM), education, environmentalism, land rights and cultural representation. This resource has been developed with, and has only been made possible by, the permission and contribution of the newspaper publishers and Tribal Councils concerned.

October 2019

Springer Protocols (SpringerNature)

Springer Protocols is a database of over 55,000 biomedical and life sciences laboratory protocols. The database contains nearly 40 years of protocols including content from Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuromethods, and the Springer Protocols Handbooks. No protocol is ever removed from the collection, rather alternative versions are added.

Performing Arts Periodicals Database (ProQuest)

This article database covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic and more. It draws its current content from more than 400 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, and indexes a variety of documents such as biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, discographies, reviews and events. Over 130 of the 395 periodicals contain full-text articles. (read more…)

US Newsstream (ProQuest)

US Newsstream enables users to search current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. US Newsstream provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune. This resource is licensed by the Department of Public Instruction and is also available for use by all Wisconsin residents via BadgerLink.

September 2019


MarketLine provides original industry, company, market analysis, and country reports and data based on published research and primary and secondary data sources. This growing collection currently includes: 3,500 industry profiles market data on 150 consumer products in over 60 countries 30,000 company profiles 2,500 company SWOT analyses summaries of 50,000 M&A and financial deals 110 country profiles economic and demographic indicators for 215 countries. (read more…)

August 2019

Primo Central Index (PCI) (Ex Libris)

Primo Central Index (PCI) is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database that searches across hundreds of millions of records for journal and news articles, conference proceedings, technical reports, and more. The citation metadata is harvested from hundreds of publishers and aggregators, and many of the records include abstracts. Note that the records searched in PCI are the same ones used by UW-Madison Libraries’ Article Search. While the same content is searched in the two interfaces (PCI and Article Search), there are differences in the presentation and features available to users.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times (ProQuest)

Irish newspaper database with comprehensive news reporting, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more, spanning nearly 150 years of modern Irish history beginning with 1859.

June 2019

eBook Arabic Collection: Al-Kotob (Ebsco)

This collection of more than 5,000 Arabic e-books covers a broad range of academic subjects, including Middle Eastern art, biography, business, child development, education, medicine, social sciences, humanities, Islamic studies, history, law, music, religion, political science, technology and engineering.

May 2019

Tokyo Trials Literature

The Database of the Tokyo Trials Literature offers access to full-text documents of the Tokyo Trials of Japanese war criminals in World War II. Content includes transcripts of the proceedings and court exhibits of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, transcripts of interrogation of the International Prosecution Section, along with historical photos, audio and video. This database includes the Chinese and Japanese versions.

April 2019

Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 (Gale)

A collection of primary source documents detailing the ACLU’s work on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. Includes papers of the ACLU national organization and its Southern Regional Office. Documents include court documents, case files, project files, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, and more.


Online data and mapping tool for obtaining geographic data from authoritative sources like the Census, BLS, CDC, and dozens of other federal agencies and private data providers. It has thousands of indicators on demographics, the economy, housing, lending, quality of life, education, health, and more. Data is available at the neighborhood census block group in many cases, up to a national level, depending on the data.

March 2019

Bhopal : law, accidents, and disasters in India (UW Law School Digital Repository)

The Bhopal Digital Archive collects thousands of court documents, newspaper clippings, secondary sources, videos, and more, all focused on the Bhopal chemical disaster that occurred in December 1984. The content is entirely full-text searchable, and can be freely downloaded (except for the newspaper clippings, which can be viewed at the Law School). Content will continue to be added as the Law School receives it.

African American Newspapers (Accessible Archives) – added Part XIII collection

Expanded access to Part XIII collection. 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; Freedman’s Record and the Negro Business League Herald.

February 2019

Foreign Office Files for Japan, Section 1: Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945 (Adam Matthew)

Foreign Office Files for Japan, Section 1: Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945, consists of diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, maps, summaries of events and diverse other material. Sourced from the rich FO 371 and FO 262 series at The National Archives, UK, this resource unites formerly restricted Japan-specific documents and is enhanced by the addition of a selection of FO 371 Far Eastern General sub-series, and Western and American Department papers.

Victorian Popular Culture Module I: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic (Adam Matthew)

The Victorian Popular Culture portal contains a wide range of source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930, and shows how interconnected these worlds were. Module 1: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic explores the relationship between the popularity of Victorian magic shows and conjuring tricks and the emergence of séances and psychic phenomena in Britain and America. The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw an explosion of interest in the occult, and the foundation of a new religious movement, Spiritualism. (read more…)