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Category Archives: New Databases & E-Resources

Trial: Chronicle of Higher Education

logo_chronicleThe Library currently is providing trial access to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Accessible on any device, this subscription would allow you full access on or off-campus. If you would like to provide feedback, please do so in the comments below or email Dean Suzy Szasz Palmer.

 

New Database – Nations and Cultures: A to Z

Greenwood Library is pleased to make available to the Longwood community a unique database from World Trade Press.  “A to Z” is a survey of world nations and their cultures, with an added emphasis on business culture within different nations.  Each country’s profile provides detailed coverage of more than 100 topics each, including the nation’s culture, currency, economy, food, greetings, holidays, human rights, language, stereotypes, weather, and much more.  

You can access it from within Databases A – Z (which is linked from the library’s homepage), or directly here (requires Lancernet ID and password for off-campus access).

New Online Resources

This year, the Library has acquired several new databases that will help the Library support the QEP as they will significantly enhance student research, as well as support faculty scholarship.

 

ARTstor

A digital library of over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Includes contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists’ estates. Collections are used for teaching and study in a wide range of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more.

 

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Consists of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. From books and directories, bibles and sheet music, to sermons and pamphlets, Eighteenth Century Collections Online features a variety of materials to provide a critical tool for both faculty research and classroom use. The collection contains more than 26 million pages of text from more than 136,000 titles, fully searchable online, that provide critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. The original source material is primarily from the British Library, as well as Oxford University, Harvard University, Cambridge University, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Ireland, the Library of Congress.

 

JSTOR Arts & Sciences XIII

Provides a searchable database for the backfiles of hundreds of full text journals across a wide variety of disciplines. With this latest component of the Arts & Sciences section, Greenwood Library has a complete JSTOR A&S collection.

 

Library & Information Science Source

This is an upgrade to our Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text database with full text to more than 440 journals and 30 monographs, as well as additional indexing for hundreds of high-quality journals, as well as books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage dates back to 1900, providing both historical and current research information for library and information science.

 

The [London] Times Digital Archive, 1785 – 2008 (with annual update)

As the “world’s newspaper of record,” The Times of London has covered all major international events from the French Revolution to the War in Iraq. The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2007 makes over 200 years of this resource available for students and researchers of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art and architecture, and more. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable — every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement.

 

NAACP Papers

The digitized archives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), one of the most famous chronicles of the civil rights movement, includes nearly 2 million pages of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action summaries from the association’s national, legal and branch offices throughout the United States. With a timeline that spans 1909 to 1972, users can examine the realities of segregation in the early 20th century, chart victories such as the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, then explore the late 1960s and 1970s as the Black Power Movement, urban riots, and the Vietnam War provided challenges for the NAACP. Legal files in the collection chart the organization’s spectacular legal successes from the 1910s through the 1954 landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision and into the early 1970s.

 

The Norfolk Journal and Guide 1921-2003

The Norfolk Journal and Guide evolved from a fraternal order publication known as The Lodge Journal and Guide to become one of the leading black southern newspapers. When P.B. Young Sr. purchased it in 1910, it was a four-page weekly with a circulation of 500. By the mid-1940s it had been expanded to 32 pages and had a circulation of over 80,000.

 

PsycTESTS

This repository for ready-to-use tests and measures from the American Psychological Association features instruments that are relevant to psychology and related fields, such as psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work and more. International in scope, this resource provides access to thousands of actual test instruments, most of which are available for immediate download and use in teaching and research. PsycTESTS is an authoritative source of structured information about tests of interest to a variety of fields, and while focused on contemporary instances of test use, has coverage that spans more than a century.

 

Virginia Historical Newspapers

Provides access to over 70 Virginia newspapers from as early as 1750 to as late as 1880. Date ranges for each title vary. Includes the Richmond Times Dispatch from 1903-1986. Richmond Times Dispatch, a companion database, provides online access from 1985 to the present.

 

The Washington Post (1877-1997)

From ProQuest Historical Newspapers archives, this resource provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. [More recent coverage is available in Lexis-Nexis Academic.]

 

17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

The largest single collection of English news media from these two centuries, providing rare and often unique content for scholarly research into a wide range of political, educational, economic or journalistic study. Approximately 700 bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, but also include some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India. This digital collection, made possible by a partnership with the British Library, puts these early newspapers into the hands of scholars and researchers and is an invaluable research tool for all disciplines.