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A comprehensive list of reference and research databases is available in the Database Library.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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…)
ProQuest History Vault: Slavery and the Law (ProQuest)
Petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses from 1775-1867. Also includes a record of the state laws governing American slavery from 1789-1865.
Oxford International Organizations (Oxford University Press)
A database of annotated documents pertaining to the law of international organizations. Each document is accompanied by expert commentary on the context and impact of the document.
Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950 (Gale, Archives Unbound)
Primary sources for the study and understanding of European peoples in the aftermath of World War II. It covers the politics and administration of the post-war refugee crisis in Europe.
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.
WGSN Insight provides unparalleled coverage and analysis into the world of consumers and is the publisher’s flagship trend product. Featuring original and thought-provoking content on consumer, marketing, retail and innovation trends, WGSN Insight helps the world’s most creative thinkers stay ahead.
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant (University of Virginia Press)
Digital edition of Grant’s papers, based on the original letterpress edition edited by John Y. Simon. Searchable access to the content of the original thirty-one print volumes, including all editorial annotations, introductory essays, and appendices, as well as a separate volume of supplementary documents completed by John F. Marszalek.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines. The Libraries have subscriptions to the Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation Collection and California Newsreel Collection.
Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and books covering the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts. This collection of primary source documents was curated by a U.S. government organization that became part of the CIA as part of a program monitoring media from around the world.
WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) is an online news, information and fashion images database for the fashion and style industries. Coverage includes fashion trends and forecasting, design, company profiles, as well as news items on e-commerce, finance, advertising, and marketing.
Digital Scholar Lab (Gale)
Digital Scholar Lab is an online tool for collecting data sets comprised of content from the UW-Madison Libraries subscription to Gale Primary Sources. Those data sets can then be analyzed using text analysis and visualization tools built into the Digital Scholar Lab. Digital humanities analysis methods include: Named Entity Recognition, Topic Modelling, Parts of Speech, and more.
Lexicomp (Wolters Kluwer)
Lexicomp provides clear, concise, point-of-care drug information, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions, as well as clinical content, such as clinical practice guidelines, IV compatibility from Trissel’s 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database, and other tools.
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Newspapers.com Library Edition World Collection (ProQuest – Ancestry)
Full-text of local newspapers from the United States, including Wisconsin, dating from the 1700s to the 2000s. Limited additional coverage of local newspapers from other countries. This resource is licensed by the Department of Public Instruction and is also available for use by all Wisconsin residents via BadgerLink.
Wisconsin historical newspapers archive from the 1800s – 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers from around Wisconsin.
Colonial America (Adam Matthew)
Colonial America is a five-module resource featuring all 1,450 files of the CO 5 class at The National Archives, UK. The collection consists of the original correspondence between the Board of Trade and Secretaries of State and the English, later British, colonies in North America and the Caribbean. Access has been extended to include Module 3, which covers the 1770s and 1780s. Materials on the pre-revolutionary and revolutionary periods include relations and negotiations with allied Native American tribes; Military correspondence between British generals in America and the Secretary of State; and Intercepted Patriot correspondence. (read more…)
Techstreet Enterprise (Clarivate Analytics)
Techstreet Enterprise provides full-text PDFs from leading publishers of industry standards including ASME, ISO, ANSI, ASCE, ASME and many more. Full text is made available on the Techstreet platform by submitting a Standards Request Form.
MasterFILE Complete (Ebsco)
General interest database of journals, magazines, reference books, photos and videos from the Associated Press (AP). Covers topics including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion. This database is licensed by BadgerLink/Department of Public Instruction for use by all Wisconsin residents. It replaces the MasterFILE Premier.
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.