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Available Fall 2013
World War II: U.S. Documents on Planning, Operations, Intelligence, Axis War Crimes, and Refugees
This module of History Vault presents several major collections of records on World War II, including Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Map Room Files, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Records of the War Department Operations Division, U.S. Navy Action and Operational Reports, Records of the Office of War Information, Papers of the War Refugee Board, and Top Secret Studies on U.S. Communications Intelligence During World War II. These records are supplemented with smaller collections documenting U.S. planning and participation in World War II.
Manuscript Women's Letters & Diaries (trial through Jan. 19)
High-quality images of original manuscripts from the American Antiquarian Society, covering 200 years, extensively indexed by name, date, place, personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and other topics. Coverage Range: 1750-1950, esp. strong for 1800s.
North American Women's Letters & Diaries (trial through Jan. 19)
American and Canadian women's diaries and correspondence, extensively indexed by name, date, place, historical or personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and more. Includes biographical information on the authors when it is available. Coverage Range: Colonial Times to 1950.
BioOne (added content trial to Dec. 31)
Focus on biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Primarily consists of journals published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. During trial, includes access to 72 additional titles in BioOne.2 collection.
Environmental Studies in Video (trial through Dec. 31)
A collection of videos addressing aspects of environmental studies, particularly ethics, policy, economics, law, sociology, planning, and environmental science. Special topics include alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, farming and agriculture, the food industry, LEED certification, waste issues, and climate change.
Short Story Index (trial through Nov. 24)
Index of American short stories published in collections and anthologies from 1915 to the present. Searchable by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique and source. Some results link to full text in other databases.
Book Review Index Plus Full Text (trial through Nov. 15)
A version of the Book Review Index that includes full text of many of the reviews.
Book Review Index (trial through Nov. 15)
A comprehensive source for finding Book Reviews in academic journals, and nationally-known magazines and newspapers, with some links to the full text of reviews in other library resources.
ACO - Academic Charts Online (trial through Nov. 15)
Database of Billlboard music charts data from the US, UK, Europe, South America and Asia. Updated weekly, with historical data back to inception of each chart type.
Casalini libri Torrossa (trial through Nov. 9)
Full text of thousands of articles, book chapters, and e-books from Italian and Spanish publishers. Some English content, but mostly in European languages.
African-American Historical Newspapers
A cross-searchable collection of historical content from leading African-American newspapers. Titles included are: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988). From ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
American Indian Histories and Cultures (trial through Nov. 24)
Primary documents such as diaries, travel journals and other manuscripts, treaties, speeches, artwork and rare books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers, to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century.
Historical Chinese Newspapers
A collection of 22 English-language newspapers published in China between 1832 and 1953. Part of the Historical Newspapers database.
Full-color, full-page access to current newspapers from around the world, in their native language, with back issues for up to 60 days. Searchable by keyword, browsable by region, country and topic. News on homepage is shown in English by default, but many other languages can also be selected.
Audio Drama: L.A. Theatre Works
More than 300 dramatic works in streaming audio from the archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays include significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
Women and Social Movements, International
Primary documents including letters and diaries of activists, and proceedings of historic conferences.
Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
Documents some of the motivations, activities, and results of the European conquest of Africa in the nineteenth century. Primary documents including monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering key issues of economics, world politics and strategy during the European powers' "Scramble for Africa." Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
LGBT Thought and Culture
A collection of texts, letters, speeches, interviews and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights, and memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction non-fiction that illuminate the lives of LGBT individuals and community. Part of LGBT Studies, which includes LGBT Studies in Video, though the collections can be searched or browsed separately.
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Focusing on popular culture in the United States. Major topics include: television, movies, theater, art, books, magazines, radio, music, sports, fashion, health, politics, trends, community life and advertising. Entries include bibliographies.
Available Spring 2013
Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922
More than 1,600 fully searchable newspapers from all 50 states. Searches can be limited by date range, article type, language, place of publication, and newspaper title.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Mostly US, but some international statistics on economic and social indicators, with built-in tools for creating charts and maps. Access was formerly through Statistical Insight.
Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference
An alternative search interface to Data-Planet's Statistical Datasets.
International Historical Statistics
Key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years. Users can view content as e-book or download as PDF or Excel tables.
Expanded access to Web of Science backfiles
Dickinson has purchased access to the Century of Science backfiles for the Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index, which expands citation data in important journals back to 1900.
A set of 11 collections of primary source documents covering aspects of US history. Collections include: Black Freedom, Immigration, NAACP, Plantations, Politics and Society 1960-75, Slavery and the Law, Vietnam War, and Women's Rights.
African American Archives
Original historical documents pertaining to the history of African Americans, mostly in the United States, but also from the Colonial era and the West Indies.
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
Historical primary and secondary sources, and contemporary scholarship on the region. Includes monographs, peer-reviewed journals, news sources, multimedia, and maps.
Mental Measurements Yearbook & Tests in Print
A comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments, and a bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English languages.
Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
Peer reviewed journal that publishes biological, medical, chemical and physical research in video format.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
Overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE, and scholarly interpretation of their influence in subsequent centuries.
This database provides multidisciplinary and multilingual coverage of humanities and social sciences. Produced by Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS).
Data Citation Index
From Web of Knowledge, a database of research data from repositories around the world, with links to works that cite the data. Data is mostly from the life sciences, but includes a significant number of social science and physical science data sets, and a smaller number of sets from the humanities.
A multidisciplinary collection with extensive coverage of Africa and African studies. Includes citations for journal articles, research reports, conference proceedings, dissertations, books, and other scholarly sources.
Historical Digital Archives
11 separate databases of archival and primary source material, covering topics related to American history, including collections focusing on Hispanic- and African-American history. The individual databases are: African American Historical Serials Collection; American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection, Series 1-2; Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 1; Gateway to North America--People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York; Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society; The Latino-Hispanic American Experience--Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers.
Education & Religion Collections added to CREDO Reference
Full text access to 68 new reference works on topics related to Education and Religion.
World Politics Review
A database and daily online publication focusing on foreign affairs and international politics, with original articles by subject experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government and elsewhere.
Academic Complete E-Book Collection
Collection of over 80,000 e-books from over 700 scholarly publishers and university presses. Multiple people can use each book at the same time, and e-books may be downloaded to Android or iOS devices. Each e-book is also listed in the Library Catalog and JumpStart.
Added to JSTOR: Life Sciences Collection
Life Sciences comprises the largest collection of journals in the field sciences, and broad coverage of the health sciences. At more than 160 journals and 8 million pages, the collection is JSTOR's largest, spanning more than 340 years of science history and research in the sciences. Disciplines include aquatic science, botany, developmental & cell biology, ecology, paleontology, and zoology.
Added to JSTOR: Arts & Sciences IV Collection
This collection has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration. Among the titles are highly influential and diverse publications from leading professional organizations in the fields of business and the social sciences.
Available Fall 2012
LGBT Studies in Video
Streaming video of documentaries, interviews, archival footage and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture, civil rights, and other issues.
Jane's Security News Module
A leading source of international news and analysis related to military and security issues.
Social Sciences Premier Collection (ProQuest)
A collection of 14 databases with international coverage of the social sciences, sociology, linguistics, education, criminal justice, political science and related topics.
Praeger Security International
The world's largest full-text electronic resource on international security, containing books, expert commentary, reports and primary documents from foreign policy, military, and security professionals.
Black Studies in Video
Features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.
Benezit Dictionary of Artists
Nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day with regular updates. In addition to concise biographical essays, it includes thousands of auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. Provides entries on famous and lesser known artists, and includes images of artists’ signatures, monograms, and stamps.
Yomidas Rekishikan (Yomiuri Shimbun)
Japan's major newspaper 1874 to present, Japanese & English.
Available Summer 2012
- Biography Reference Center (Ebsco)
- Churchill Archive
- Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television (new online format)
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II: New Editions [integrated with our existing ECCO Part I access] (Gale-Cengage)
- Emily Dickinson's Correspondences (U of Va)
- Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
- Literary Reference Center (Ebsco)
- National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888 to 1994 (Gale-Cengage), including all full color images and maps
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online Archive (Gale-Cengage), including:
- British Politics and Society
- Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
- British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
- Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840 (English, French, German)
- Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco)
- PrivCo -- Private Company Data
- RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals) now has Full Text
- Yomidas Rekishikan (Yomiuri Shimbun) - major Japanese newspaper
Available Spring 2012
- Brill's New Pauly (Classical Studies online encyclopedia)
- Encyclopedia of Islam, 2d and 3d editions online, Brill
- Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO): Open access science, social sciences, and arts & humanities journals, with an emphasis on those published in Latin America and the Caribbean countries.
- Credo Reference "Gender and Women's Studies Collection" (26 online reference books)
- The SUNDAY Times (London), 1821-2006 full-text [NewsVault cross-searching coming Summer 2012]
- Medieval Travel Writing full-text
- First World War Personal Experiences multimedia full-text
- The Listener Archive
- The Making of the Modern World, Part I & II
- Financial Times Digital Archive , 1882-2007
- The Economist Digital Archive, 1842-2006
- The Times (London) Digital Archive, 1785-2006
- 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Part I & II