Announcements about new databases, platform changes, and database cancellations.
The BioCyc Database Collection is a set of more than 7,600 Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDBs) describing many sequenced genomes. PGDBs describe the entire genome of an organism, as well as its biochemical pathways and (when curated) its regulatory network. BioCyc supports activities in drug discovery, agriculture, and biotechnology by enhancing the understanding of biological systems. The BioCyc website provides a suite of software tools for database searching and visualization, for omics data analysis, and for comparative genomics and comparative pathway questions. BioCyc databases are curated largely from published literature. (Updates vary)
Churchill Archive (Bloomsbury)
Published in October 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with the Churchill Archives Centre, the Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. Complementing the core content, the Churchill Archive offers a range of additional materials, including pedagogical resources and secondary materials, plus editorially selected links to other resources, video and audio content, and biographical and bibliographic databases. The original papers for this collection are deposited at Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, with complementary materials sourced from various locations in the UK.
The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. The encyclopedia contains overview articles that provide a readable synopsis of current knowledge of the major periods and varieties of the Hebrew language as well as thematically-organized entries which provide further information on individual topics. With over 950 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields.
Fieldwork recordings–Dictionary of American Regional English (UW Digital Collections)
From 1965–1970, fieldworkers for the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) conducted interviews with nearly 3,000 “informants” in 1,002 communities across America. They visited residents in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, collecting local words, phrases, and pronunciations to document the linguistic diversity of the United States. A digitized subset of the entire fieldwork recording collection was first published online in 2003 at the UW–Madison Digital Collections Center under the title “American Languages: Our Nation’s Many Voices.”
Business Premium Collection (ProQuest)
Business Premium Collection The most comprehensive business offering, comprising all content from: ABI/INFORM Collection; Accounting, Tax and Banking Collection; Asian and European Business Collection; Business Market Research Collection; and Entrepreneurship Database. With global coverage in business and economics, the collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, and working papers, as well as trade publications, market research reports, and key periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Economist.
DieselNet includes technical papers, summaries of standards, and business information concerning diesel engines, emissions, fuel, and other technology. This includes the DieselNet Technology Guide, a reference source on diesel engines and emissions, and a business directory of suppliers and services related to engines and emissions.
From 16th-century origins as a trading venture to the East Indies, through to its rise as the world’s most powerful company and de facto ruler of India, to its demise amid allegations of greed and corruption – the East India Company was an extraordinary force in global history for three centuries. This digital resource allows students and researchers to access a vast and remarkable collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company. From the Company’s charter in 1600 to Indian independence in 1947, East India Company tells the story of trade with the East; politics; and the rise and fall of the British Empire. It records the challenges of a globalising world and sheds light on many contrasting narratives – from records of powerful political figures, through to the lives of native populations and the individual traders who lived and worked at the edge of Empire. This incredible story is told through the manuscript records of the period, with over 1.2 million pages of content digitised. This ambitious project transforms the accessibility of these archival documents, with enhanced viewing and browsing tools allowing for easy navigation. This is simply an essential resource for scholarship of British imperial history; maritime trade; global commerce, and the history of the first great multinational corporation.
Index to English-language legal periodicals, court decisions, legislation and more. Full text coverage for selected periodicals is also available back to 1994. Law books are indexed beginning in 1993. Covers all areas of law from the United States and Commonwealth countries.
J.P. Morgan Research (ProQuest)
J.P. Morgan Research The database features thousands of analyst reports covering over 3,000 global companies and all industries. Derived from Morgan Markets – which is J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors – these reports are made available to academic users for education and research purposes. Coverage is 2011 to current with a one week embargo. Lengthy reports cover equities and company performance, global and regional economics and financial strategy, foreign exchange, commodities, liquidity, and emerging markets.
Four centuries of historical legal codes, statutes, regulations, and code-related commentaries from jurisdictions around the world.
Films on Demand is a digital video streaming service which offers access to educational videos from a variety of producers including A&E, PBS, the BBC, National Geographic, HBO Documentary Films, Bill Moyers, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more. The Master Academic Collection brings together over 25,000 videos from many areas of study, including health &medicine, humanities & social sciences, science & mathematics, business & economics, as well as archival films & newsreels. See also Kanopy and Docuseek2 databases for more streaming video options.
The Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature delivers comprehensive indexing of the most popular and important periodicals published, spanning from 1983 to the present. New records are also constantly being added, as the database is updated on a daily basis to incorporate the latest content.
In response to the changes in the presentation of WorldCat in Forward, a second entry for WorldCat was added to the Database Library, ensuring direct access to the FirstSearch interface. Please note that the current description for WorldCat via FirstSearch was based the entry for WorldCat.org, and may be revised.
Religion and the Law (Hein Online)
Books, periodicals, and bibliographies on the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. Also includes Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles.
Law in Eastern Europe (Hein Online)
The Law in Eastern Europe book series, published by Brill, covers the development, enactment, and impact of the rule of law in Eastern Europe. Per the agreement with the publisher, there is a 2 volume delay.
Wisconsin Blue Books (UW Digital Collections)
The Wisconsin Blue Book is a comprehensive almanac of Wisconsin State Government. It includes biographies of people in state government, information on the various agencies of the state, and a great deal of statistical information. Recent years have included a feature article dealing with an aspect of state government. (Updated biennially) For more recent years see the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau’s website for their State of Wisconsin Blue Book collection (2005/06 to the present).
The Drama Online core collection features 1,200 titles from the pre-eminent theatre lists from Bloomsbury’s Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare imprints, as well as Faber and Faber Ltd. Production photos from the Victoria and Albert Museum Performance Archive and The American Shakespeare Center are also included. Also included is video from the Hollow Crown series, and Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen collection.
National Social Science Database (NSSD) offers near 600 social science journal titles, 71 Chinese Academy of Social Sciences journal titles, about 2 million articles.
The Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966 is Official British government correspondence concerning Africa from the Foreign Office and the Colonial Office. It was issued by the British Government. It is a fundamental building block for political, social and economic research about Africa. It is part of the series that originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad. (read more…)
A compilation of historical documents and legislation related to immigration in the United States as well as current hearings, debates and recent developments in immigration law. Includes BIA Precedent Decisions, legislative histories, law and policy titles, extradition titles, scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and other related works.
This resource received 3 new modules:
- Module III focuses largely on material published outside of London, including newspapers from across the British Empire, Ireland, Scotland and provincial England.
- Module IV contains key material published in Manchester during this time of rapid industrial change and political turmoil.
- Module V includes the full run of The Lady’s Magazine: or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, a periodical which ran for sixty-two years from 1770 to 1832, before merging with its rival The Ladies Museum in 1832. The Ladies Museum was launched in 1798 as The Lady’s Monthly Museum, the first two volumes of which are also included in this section.
ProQuest History Vault’s coverage of the Black Freedom Struggle offers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. (read more…)
The Paston Family Papers have long been a subject of both literary and historical interest. They are Britain’s first surviving records of private correspondence, describing everyday life in East Anglia during the Wars of the Roses. Additionally, this resource includes four other valuable collections relating to medieval families in Essex, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, and Warwickshire, UK, ca. 1400-90. (read more…)
This database includes sources from the National Archives of the UK from the Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980. The six parts of this collection make available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980 are: 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International, 1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis, 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory, 1949-1956: The Communist revolution, 1957-1966: The Great Leap Forward, 1967-1980: The Cultural Revolution.
This online portal makes available periodicals from the Church Missionary Society Archive, a collection relevant to missiology, world Christianity, and global history. Against the backdrop of colonialism and its decline, this resource covers themes from gender and families to medicine, education, the development of native churches, political conflict, social reform, linguistics, and exploration. Founded in 1799 as an Anglican evangelical movement, the Church Missionary Society (CMS) has been active across the globe, proving one of the key agents of evangelism in the non-Western world. The publications featured in Church Missionary Society Periodicals span more than 200 years of history. (read more…)
Empire Online spans five centuries, charting the rise and fall of empires around the world. It provides exploration of colonial history, politics, culture, and society. Key features include: tens of thousands of pages of unique primary source material including maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, paintings, drawings, and rare books; interactive chronology and data maps charting the histories and the spread of empires across the globe; an extensive image gallery showcasing the people, places and events important to the history of empire studies. (read more…)
In 1615, Britain signed a treaty with the Mughals to permit the East India Company to establish ‘factories’ or trading posts in cities such as Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Over the next 240 years this trading relationship became a political relationship as the ‘Company’ gained control over Bengal and other territories as a result of successive wars. The rebellion of 1857 prompted a further change, as India came under direct rule from the British Government and this situation lasted until 1947 as – after a prolonged nationalist struggle – India and Pakistan were granted independence. This complex and fascinating history is brought to life through the large and diverse South Asian holdings of the National Library of Scotland. (read more…)
Original primary sources on society, music, politics, fashion and youth culture from 1950 to 1975. Photos, video, music, fanzines, magazines, press kits, ads and other archival material from the time document the dramatic changes in society. Topics which can be researched include the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; campaigns for black power, civil rights and women’s liberation; Vietnam war and the Space Race.
This resource comprises British Foreign and Commonwealth Office files and selected files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Defence Intelligence. The resource is in three sections: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis (1971-1974); The Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords (1975-1978); The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War (1979-1981).
The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970, is a fundamental building block for political, social and economic research. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad. (read more…)
This database provides access to the complete archives of six 19th and 20th-century women’s magazines. In combination, the publications cover topics such as family life, home economics, health, careers, fashion, culture, and many more; this material serves multiple research areas, from gender studies, social history, and the arts, through to education, politics and marketing/media history. The magazines are all scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color and include non-article items, such as advertisements. (read more…)
IBIS World is a leading publisher of U.S. industry research, IBISWorlds team of expert analysts covers 700 different market segments. Each industry report is presented in an objective, easy to understand format, providing hard-to-find answers to top market research questions. Each market report is available online in HTML, PDF, or Word format.
American Periodicals provides access to two separate collections, American Periodicals Series Online and American Periodicals from the Center for Research. Both collections include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the middle of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine and America’s first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies’ Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure’s. (read more…)
The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970 consists of the most important internal papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices (FCO). These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad. The “Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961” collection consists of the “Confidential Print” FCO documents for the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.