e-Resources Added to the Collection - 2012

2012 Archive of Announcements

New online resources added to George Mason University Libraries’ collections are posted monthly. Mason students, faculty and staff are welcome to suggest library purchases.

December 2012

IBISWorld-Business reports in five categories
Industry market research, industry risk ratings, company research, global industry research, and economic and demographic data.

November 2012

Biosis Previews Coverage
2010-present BIOSIS is the world’s most comprehensive reference database in the life sciences. It covers articles from over 7,000 journals, as well as original research reports and reviews, letters, and technical data reports.

Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969
This collection of historical documents covers a broad sweep of history from c .1839 to 1969, taking in the countries of the Arabian peninsula, the Levant, Iraq, Turkey and many of the former Ottoman lands in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt and Sudan.

Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966
This series of documents spans the full era of the modern European colonization of Africa, from the occupation of Algeria by France, through increasing British presence on the west African coast and around the Cape of Good Hope in the south, the Berlin Conference which set off the “Scramble for Africa”, the high-water mark of economic exploitation of Africans in the Congo Free State, rivalries amongst European powers, and the era of withdrawal that followed the Second World War.

Greensboro Massacre, 1979: Shootout between the American Nazis and the Communist Workers Party
This collection of documents from the FBI, local and state police, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department , sheds new light on the motivations of the Communist organizers, the shootings, subsequent investigations, and efforts to heal the Greensboro community.

Mintel Global Market Navigator
Mintel GMN provides extractable market data, consisting of market size, market share and segmentation data, along with supporting trend forecasts for 37 global markets in the top business-to-consumer industries.

October 2012

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
Includes definitions and explanations of key concepts; recent developments; introductions to sociological theories and research; cross-referenced and searchable; timeline; lexicon by subject area; extensive bibliographies; table of contents; citations are provided.

Credo General Reference
Credo Reference provides libraries with offerings which can be customized to meet their institution’s needs. The Credo Reference platform allows libraries to customize the research experience with seamless searching of their other resources including the library catalog, periodical resources, specialized databases and more.

D&B Million Dollar Database
D & B million dollar database provides the information professional, marketer and sales executive with information on over 1,500,000 U.S. and Canadian leading public and private businesses. Company information includes industry information with up to 24 individual 8-digit SICs, size criteria (employees and annual sales), type of ownership, principal executives and biographies http://magik.gmu.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=2868202

First Research (D&B LEARN)
Provides profiles for over 700 industries in the United States and Canada.

IMD World Competitiveness Online
“The World competitiveness yearbook analyzes and ranks the ability of nations to create and maintain an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises. World competitiveness online provides access to the entire WCY database including 5 year time series.”

JSTOR Arts & Sciences X Archive Collection
Expands coverage in Business and the Social Sciences, with scholarship in core fields of Sociology, Education, Public Policy & Administration, and the History of Science, Technology, Medicine with some resources cross-listed with the fields of Business, Economics, and Finance. Also includes titles from new JSTOR disciplines, such as Transportation Studies and Development Studies. Notable Titles: Social Research and Sociological Focus;    Emerging Markets Finance & Trade; Natural Resources & Environment; Family Advocate; and Anti-Trust Law Journal.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences XI Archive Collection
Expands coverage in the humanities, with scholarship in core fields of Language & Literature, History, and Art & Art History. Comprising a minimum of 125 titles, the collection will  include important journals in Classical Studies, Architecture & Architectural History, and Music. Other discipline clusters will include Bibliography, Library Science, Religion, Philosophy, Archaeology, Performing Arts, Film Studies, and Linguistics. Interdisciplinary titles will broaden the scope of the collection to include area studies such as American studies, Asian studies, Jewish studies, and African American studies. Notable Titles: The American Scholar;   Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts; Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology; Journal of Moravian History; and Asia Major.

Key Business Ratios
Key Business Ratios provides access to competitive benchmarking data. Industry benchmarks are compiled from D&B’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of business. Contains industry balance sheet and income statement information along with ratios organized by SIC codes.

Mergent Archives
Mergent Archives is an online database that allows you to access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents. Mergent Archives contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

Mergent BondViewer
“Mergent’s BondViewer is the financial industry’s latest solution for US taxable and municipal fixed income and evaluation data. From pre-sale through defeasance, count on Mergent to provide you on-demand access to a wide-range of bond data including both issuer and bond level terms and condition data, US taxable bonds, municipal bonds and retail notes.”

Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party
Papers of James and Esther Cooper Jackson James E. and Esther Cooper Jackson are African American communists and civil rights activists, best known for their role in founding and leading the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-48). James Jackson was head of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) Louisiana state organization in 1946, and was a Party organizer in the automobile industry in Detroit from 1947-50. He then moved to New York, becoming the Southern Director for the Communist Party. He later served as the Communist Party’s Educational Director and as International Affairs Secretary, retiring in 1991. Esther Cooper Jackson served as Executive Secretary of the Southern Negro Congress from 1942-1946. She also co-founded and served as the managing editor from 1961-1986 of Freedomways, an influential African American political and cultural quarterly.

Uniworld Online
“The authoritative source of information on multinational firms operating around the world. U.S. companies listed have a substantial investment in overseas operations–wholly or partially owned subsidiary affiliate or branch [sic]. Non U.S. companies (foreign firms) listed have substantial investment within the United States”–Introductory page. Databases may be searched by country, region, state, keyword, zip code or postal code, industry code, revenue and number of employees. Search results can be viewed in HTML and printed, or downloaded into Microsoft Excel.”

September 2012

GTAP 8 Data Package
The GTAP Data Base is a fully documented, publicly available global data base which contains complete bilateral trade information, transport and protection linkages among regions for all GTAP commodities. The GTAP 8 Data Base boasts dual reference years of 2004 and 2007 and includes 57 GTAP commodities and 129 regions.

July and August 2012

Artnet Price Database Color
Illustrated source for auction records from more than 500 international auction houses. The Price Database covers more than 2.9 million auction sales from 1985 to the present, including more than 180,000 artists ranging from Old Master to Contemporary.

Complete Economic and Demographic Data Source (CEDDS)
Data provided in both ASCII and spreadsheet file formats, to allow retrieval in any of the popular operating systems, using any standard spreadsheet software.

Marquis Biographies Online
A ‘high-speed’, searchable online database, features comprehensive profiles on over 1,444,914 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. Recognized globally since 1899 as the premier biographical data provider, Marquis Who’s Who now gives you the ability to conduct powerful searches of its entire database of achievers from around the globe. Search by name, gender, occupation, geography, hobbies and interests, religion and much more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
A comprehensive stock database that includes financial data on companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ®, and the American Stock Exchange; in-depth research reports on companies; data on mutual, closed-end, and exchange-traded funds; analysts’ reports on funds; exclusive investment tools and engaging educational features, including interactive training on basic and advanced stock, fund, and portfolio techniques.

Oxford Dictionaries Pro
With up-to-date online dictionaries, thesauruses, and language reference content based on the largest language research programme in the world, Oxford Dictionaries Pro is an extensive, integrated, smart-linked English language resource. It offers quick search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style and usage, grammar, and spelling; plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing.

June 2012

Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982 (Ebsco)
Provides cover-to-cover indexing for more than 1,000 periodicals from 1913-1982, including the complete file of Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957), for a unique coverage of business in the first half of the 20th Century.

Corporate Reference Library (Environmental Financial Information Services, Inc.)
A database of corporate information and history including name changes, acquisitions, acronyms, corporate family connections and stockholder equity. Updated continuously and has 24 hour a day access to the latest available data.

IET Digital Library – Books (IET)
Database of electronic books published by the IET. The IET runs a professional and academic book programme featuring some 300 books across 12 series, covering all the key areas of engineering and technology. The available series are: Circuits, devices and systems; Control engineering; Electrical technology; Electromagnetic waves; History of technology; Management of technology; Manufacturing; Power and energy; Professional applications of computing; Radar, sonar, navigation and avionics; Renewable energy; Telecommunications.

LandScan (East View Information Services)
LandScan is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours). The LandScan algorithm, an R&D 100 Award Winner, uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and a multi-variable dasymetric modeling approach to disaggregate census counts within an administrative boundary. Since no single population distribution model can account for the differences in spatial data availability, quality, scale, and accuracy as well as the differences in cultural settlement practices, LandScan population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.”–ORNL Web page.

Papers of the Nixon Administration
The President’s Confidential and Subject Special Files, 1969-1974 (Archives Unbound, Gale): This publication consists of documents of an administratively-sensitive nature, arranged according to subject from President Nixon’s Special Files collection, comprising the Confidential and Subject Files. These documents provide an in-depth look into the activities of the President, his closest advisors, and the administration. These records support the behind-the-scenes historical inquiry into an administration that may well be the most significant one since World War II and one of the most important in the 20th century.

May 2012

Benezit Dictionary of Artists (Oxford University Press)
Content is based on the 2006 English-language edition of Emmanuel Bénézit’s Dictionary of artists. Contains artist biographies, auction records, exhibition histories, museum listings, bibliographies, images of artists signatures and monograms.

Blackwell Companion to Phonology (Wiley-Blackwell)
The Blackwell Companion to Phonology is a major reference work drawing together 124 new contributions from leading scholars in the field. It represents a diverse range of approaches and methodologies to key phenomena in phonological research. These volumes focus on phenomena and case studies that highlight past and ongoing debates in the field. Interdisciplinary connections, such as those with the social and computational sciences, are covered, as well as statistical and experimental techniques. The Companion will be a touchstone for future phonological theorists, giving an overview of data and insights.

Contemporary Mathematics (American Mathematical Society)
Refereed proceedings written by recognized experts in their fields maintaining high scientific standards. Volumes draw from worldwide conferences and symposia sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and other organizations.

CQ Press Voting and Elections Collection (CQ Press)
Integrates data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material to provide a research and reference tool on voting and elections in America. From the American voter, to major and minor political parties, to actual races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships, the collection provides context-driven intelligence on the state of elections in America. Chronological coverage varies by office. Presidential coverage begins 1789. Election data can be downloaded.

Current Index to Statistics (American Statistical Association)
Contains cumulative bibliographic citations to statistical books and articles in more than 1,000 journals, with coverage generally extending back to 1974, earlier in some instances.

Europa World of Learning (Taylor and Francis)
Directory with profiles of learned societies, museums, libraries, research institutions, and universities worldwide, including names, principal personnel, activities and publications, addresses, etc.

MLA Literary Research Guide (MLA)
“Literary research guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. This guide evaluates important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.”–Introduction.

Zentralblatt MATH (Springer)
Provides comprehensive coverage of the international mathematical research published in journals and serials from 1826 to the present.

April 2012

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1 (Ebsco)
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1presents more than 500 titles dating from 1691 through 1820. Almost every 17th- and 18th-century American title is represented in addition to the majority of works published before 1821.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2 (Ebsco)
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2presents over 1,000 titles dating from 1821 through 1837. Series 2 represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope including agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.

Archive Finder (ProQuest)
Directory of primary source material from repositories and collections in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Features the entire collection of the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) from 1959 to the present, and names and detailed subject indexing of collections whose finding aids have been published in National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (NIDS) and National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United Kingdom and Ireland (NIDS UK/Ireland). Records include descriptions of holdings, detailed indexes, phone and fax numbers, hours of service, materials solicited, email and home page URLs when available.

Berg Fashion Library Online (Oxford University Press)
Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Encyclopedia of world dress and fashion, e-books, e-journals, museum directory, reference works, images, and more. Browsable by time (1600 to date) and by place (click on world map).

Black Economic Empowerment
The National Negro Business League, Archives Unbound (Gale): Coverage: 1901-1928, This collection comprises the National Negro Business League files in Part III of the Booker T. Washington Papers in the possession of the Library of Congress.

Civil War in Words and Deeds, Archives Unbound (Gale)
These first-person accounts, compiled in the postwar period and early 20th century period, chronicle the highs and lows of army life from 1861 through 1865. This collection comprises the Primary Source Media microfilm collection entitled Travels in the Confederate States. In addition, a small number of selected titles were included from the microfilm collection entitled Travels in the New South I, 1865-1900.

CQ Almanac (CQ Press)
Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite of Online Editions (CQ Press)
Collection of CQ Press political handbooks including: Congress and the Nation, Historic Documents Series, Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, Supreme Court Yearbook, Vital Statistics on American Politics, Washington Information Directory. Users can search titles as a whole or individually.

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA):Colombia and the United States: Political Violence, Narcotics, and Human Rights, 1948-2010 (Chadwyck-Healey/ProQuest)
Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available. The database includes more than 43,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA):Chile and the United States: U.S. Policy toward Democracy, Dictatorship, and Human Rights, 1970-1990 (Chadwyck-Healey/ProQuest)
Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available. The database includes more than 43,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA):The United States and the Two Koreas: 1969-2000 (Chadwyck-Healey/ProQuest)
Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available. The database includes more than 43,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA): The National Security Agency: Organization and Operations, 1945-2009 (Chadwyck-Healey/ProQuest)
Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available. The database includes more than 43,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA):US Intelligence and China: Collection, Analysis, and Covert Action (Chadwyck-Healey/ProQuest)
Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available. The database includes more than 43,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music)
A scholarly resource of recordings, including CD quality audio, liner notes and essay from new World, Composers Recordings (formerly Composers Recordings Inc/CRI) and other important labels. The basis for the collection is the diverse catalog of American music recordings by New World Records. Other contributing sources include the CRI, Albany, innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening and Mutable Music labels.

Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984, Archives Unbound (Gale)
Contains reproductions of hundreds of FBI files documenting the federal scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution to which black Americans of all political persuasions were subjected. Many of the documents originated with black “confidential special informants” enlisted by the FBI to infiltrate a variety of organizations. The collection provides detailed coverage of: “Negro radicals” and their organizations; the FBI’s infringement of First Amendment freedoms; and its preoccupation with black radicalism between 1920 and 1984.

GeoBase (Engineering Village)
This is a provider change from OCLC to Elsevier’s Engineering Village platform.

Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art (Oxford Digital Reference Shelf, Oxford University Press)
The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art offers the most current and comprehensive scholarly information on the visual arts of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. Unparalleled in scope and depth, covers a wide range of subject areas, addressing people and subjects specific to all areas of Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe, including the diverse geographical regions that now encompass the modern nations of Germany, Austria, France, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Poland, and Russia. Featuring rich and engaging articles on artists, artisans, patrons, painting, architecture, sculpture, cities, centres of production, theory, criticism, and more, this reference work is an indispensible resource for scholars, collectors, and students alike. Drawing upon the unsurpassed scholarship in The Dictionary of Art and adding dozens of new entries and hundreds of updated bibliographies, this publication sets a new standard in Northern Renaissance studies.

Inspec Archive (Elsevier)
Produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), Inspec is an English-language bibliographic information service providing access to the world’s scientific and technical literature in physics, engineering, electronics, and computer sciences.

Rational Clinical Exam Guides (McGraw Hill): All the information summarized in the Education Guides comes directly from the original Rational Clinical Examination article or its Update. Each set of teaching materials begins with one or more clinical case scenarios and a series of questions to pose to learners. We always ask that learners explicitly state their impression of likelihoods or probabilities of the target conditions. This immediately forces teachers into an environment of active engagement. Our interactive approach at the beginning of each Education Guideproduces a skill building exercise whereby 1) learners think in terms of probability, 2) we promote retention and understanding by getting learners to name their educated guess and check this estimate against the evidence, and 3) we ultimately either reinforce or redirect their prior assumptions. Each set of teaching materials ends with the resolution of the clinical scenarios followed by “take home messages” and a “bottom line” for the chapter.

JAMAevidence: Care at the Close of Life Guides (McGraw Hill): Care at the Close of Life
Evidence and Experience is aimed at all clinicians who care for patients facing serious progressive or terminal illness and their families.

JAMAevidence: User’s Guides (McGraw Hill)
Specially designed worksheets, also available via chapter content navigation, allow you to synthesize information from the Users’ Guides. When logged into your personal profile, you can save, edit, and print these worksheets.

James Meredith, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Integration of the University of Mississippi, Archives Unbound (Gale)
Contains 8,792 digital page images reproducing FBI documentation on James Meredith’s battle to enroll at The University of Mississippi in 1962 and white political and social backlash, including his correspondence with the NAACP and positive and negative letters he received from around the world during his ordeal.

KnowItAll (Bio-Rad)
Online spectral search/retrieval system of over 1.3 million spectra (IR, NMR, MS, Raman, UV-Vis) including chemical structures and properties. Users can access spectral data from virtually any hardware platform or operating system.

Latin American Public Opinion Project (Vanderbilt University Press)
Provides access to the AmericasBarometer, an initiative of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) Vanderbilt University. Includes merged files from the core questionnaires for all the countries included in the surveys and country specific surveys. Questionnaires are provided in both English and Spanish. In addition to countries in Latin American, LAPOP includes survey data for Canada and the United States. Survey data begins with 2004.

Literature, Culture and Society in Depression Era America: Archives of the Federal Writer’s Project, Archives Unbound (Gale)
The Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) was the most controversial and contentious program of the Work Projects Administration (WPA), an integral part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal.” This bold, imaginative and wide-ranging enterprise is the key to understanding literature, culture and society in America during the Depression era.

Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia, Archives Unbound (Gale)
This collection consists of the diaries, journals, and narratives of explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans, and travelers. In addition, there are accounts on the development of farming and mining communities, family histories, and folklore. These accounts provide a view of the vast region between Lexington, Kentucky, and Winchester, Virginia, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Birmingham, Alabama, which spans three and a half centuries and provides information on the social, political, economic, scientific, religious and agricultural characteristics of the region.

New SpringerLink eBooks Added to the Collection:

  • Chemistry and Materials Science
    More than 45 Nobel Prize laureates have contributed to the portfolio of monographs, textbooks, references and the renowned review series Advanced Organic Chemistry (by Carey and Sundberg) has been guiding students since 1977, while new, cutting-edge reference works like the Handbook of Petroleum Processing (by Jones), Modern Magnetic Resonance (by Webb) and the Chemistry of Actinide and Transactinide Elements (by Morss)come together for a complete, “must have” subject collection for anyone in academia, government or corporate settings.
  • Medicine
    Springer publishes about 260 new books each year in the field of Medicine and owns a back catalog of 1800 currently available books. Leading in their fields, Springer’s excellent portfolios in Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Surgery, Health and Medical Informatics are widely known and highly acknowledged.

NetAnatomy (Scholarly Educational Services)
NetAnatomy is designed to teach human anatomy to students of the health professions, including undergraduate medical, health sciences, and nursing students.

Oxford History of Western Music (Oxford University Press)
A survey of the traditions of western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, this book illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age.

Price Control in the Courts: The U.S. Emergency Court of Appeals, 1941-1961, Archives Unbound (Gale)
In the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, Congress established a comprehensive system of administrative controls over prices, as a means of checking the inflation that accompanied America’s entry into World War II. The Act created a temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, staffed by federal judges from the district courts and courts of appeals, with exclusive jurisdiction to determine the validity of price control regulations.

Southern Literary Messenger: Literature of the Old South, Archives Unbound (Gale)
The Southern literary messenger enjoyed an impressive thirty-year run and was in its time the South’s most important literary periodical. Avowedly a southern publication, the Southern literary messenger was also the one literary periodical published that was widely circulated and respected among a northern readership. Throughout much of its run, the journal avoided sectarian political and religious debates, but the sectional crisis of the 1850s gave the contents of the magazine an increasingly partisan flavor. By 1860 the magazine’s tone had shifted to a defiantly pro-slavery and pro-South stance. Scholars and students of history, journalism and literature can discern much about how the hot-button topics of slavery and secession were presented in southern intellectual and literary culture in the early stages of the Civil War.

SpringerLink eBooks – 2012 Collections Added:

* Behavioral Science

* Biomedical and Life Sciences

* Computer Science

* Earth and Environmental Science

* Mathematics and Statistics

* Physics and Astronomy

Terrorism & Insurgency Center (Jane’s Information Group)
Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre provides a complete profile of the world’s significant terrorist, guerrilla and insurgent groups. You can analyse activity by a wide range of criteria, including by group, country of origin, tactics, targets, political, religious or other affiliations.

We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death
Freedom Riders in the South, 1961, Archives Unbound (Gale): Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated South to test the United States Supreme Court decision in Boynton v. Virginia. The Freedom Rides, and the violent reactions they provoked, bolstered the credibility of the Civil Rights Movement and called national attention to the violent disregard for the law that was used to enforce segregation in the southern United States. Riders were arrested for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and violating state and local Jim Crow laws, along with other alleged offenses.

March 2012

Anatomy.tv (Primal Pictures)
3D computer-generated models of human anatomy. Users may manipulate the images by rotating, zooming, and peeling away layers, while viewing accompanying text. Also contains interactive quizzes.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy (Oxford University Press)
The Dictionary represents a landmark achievement in the understanding of Islamic philosophy, at a time when such understanding is needed as never before. It is set to become an indispensable reference work for students of Islamic and comparative philosophy.

Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution (University of Virginia Press, The Rotunda)
“This landmark work in historical and legal scholarship draws upon thousands of sources to trace the Constitution’s progress through each of the thirteen states’ conventions. The digital edition allows users to search the complete contents by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and preserves the copious annotations of the print edition.”

February 2012

American Film Scripts Online (Alexander Street Press)
Final release (Feb. 11, 2009) contains 1,009 scripts by 1,062 writers. It also contains facsimilie images for more than 500 of these screenplays. Many of the scripts have never been published. The database is full-text searchable and includes detailed indexing on scenes, characters, and people. Supplemental information includes short biographies on the writers and awards given to individual films have been noted.

APA Educational Psychology Handbook (APA)
The APA Educational Psychology Handbook reflects the broad nature of the field today, with state-of-the-science reviews of the diverse critical theories driving research and practice; in-depth investigation of the range of individual differences and cultural/contextual factors that affect student achievement, motivation, and beliefs; and close examination of the research driving current assessment, decision making, teaching skills and content, teacher preparation, and the promotion of learning across the life span and with special populations.

APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology (APA)
By comparison with many ethics textbooks, this two-volume handbook covers a wider range of subjects and pursues them in greater detail. For instance, it reflects important recent advances in research and technology that present new opportunities and challenges for practice and scholarship. Also, it takes a serious look into some burgeoning new areas such as life coaching and providing services over the Internet. These are just two examples of developments that present fascinating, novel ethical questions that deserve attention.

Art & Architecture Complete (Ebsco)
This database provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, Art & Architecture Complete offers indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. The database also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

Early American Newspapers, Series II (Readex)
Series II complements Series I by offering more than 200 significant 18th and 19th-century newspapers. Series II focuses on the period between 1820 and 1860, when the number of American newspapers rose dramatically. Based primarily on the newspaper collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Series II also includes titles from the holdings of the Library of Congress, the Wisconsin Historical Society and other organizations.

Highway Capacity Manual 2010 (Transportation Research Board)
HCM2010, which updates HCM2000, will significantly enhance how engineers and planners assess the traffic and environmental effects of highway projects by: providing an integrated multimodal approach to the analysis and evaluation of urban streets from the points of view of automobile drivers, transit passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians; addressing the proper application of micro-simulation analysis and the evaluation of those results; examining active traffic management in relation to both demand and capacity; and exploring specific tools and generalized service volume tables, to assist planners in quickly sizing future facilities.

Index to Printed Music (Ebsco)
Index to Printed Music is an online resource for finding individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions, with over 425,000 index records of individual music works. Included is music from ancient Greek times to the present.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text (Ebsco)
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text was initiated by the American Society for Theatre Research, and since 1984, the Theatre Research Data Center (TRDC) at Brooklyn College has published 14 volumes of the IBTD. These volumes comprise a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries.

IPA Source (IPA Source)
IPA Source contains International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. Translations into English from multiple languages.

Jewish Studies Source (Ebsco)
Jewish Studies Source offers a multidisciplinary view into the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present. Content within the collection is meant to cover all facets of Judaism and provide context by drawing across multiple areas of study.

Local Market Audience Analyst (SRDS)
This service contains market profile reports, lifestyle analysis reports, demographics reports and PRIZM reports.

Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford University Press)
From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion will be covered, as well as significant historical figures and social movements.

Papers of James Madison (University of Virginia Press, The Rotunda)
The Papers of James Madison documents the life and work of one of the most important political and constitutional thinkers in our nation’s history. As chief author of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, secretary of state during the Louisiana Purchase, and the fourth president of the United States, Madison played a central role in the American founding and the growth of the early Republic. This online resource contains all of the content of the print edition and adds to this a powerful XML-based search functionality, linked cross-references, and the ability to navigate chronologically or by series volume.

Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups (Wiley-Blackwell)
Searchable, updating database containing volumes of Patai’s Chemistry of functional groups published from 1964 to the present.

Pravda Digital Archive (East View Information Services)
Pravda Digital Archive is a full text database containing searchable images (in PDF format) of the Soviet newspaper Pravda from 4/12/1922 to 12/29/2009. Includes virtual keyboard for Cyrillic input of search terms.

Public Administration Abstracts (Ebsco)
Public Administration Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering areas related to public administration, including public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Synthesis Collection Five (Morgan & Claypool)
An information service for the research, development, and educational community in engineering and computer science. Contains 50- to 100-page self-contained electronic documents–lectures, which are organized into a hierarchical structure of disciplines and series. Each is authored by a prominent contributor to the field. New series and lectures are added continuously and existing lectures will be revised as needed.

January 2012

19th Century British Library Newspapers (Gale)
The 19th Century British Library Newspapers collection contains full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. The databases selected for searching offer a combined 15,124,318 documents and were last updated as recently as September 14, 2011.

Counseling and Therapy in Video (Alexander Street Press)
Counseling and Therapy in Video is an online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. This collection is the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection’s wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.

Education in Video (Alexander Street Press)
Education in Video is an international collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection includes hundreds of in-classroom videos on key teaching topics and themes from respected education publishers worldwide. Upon completion, the collection will contain more than 3,000 video titles totaling 1,300 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for the best research-based professional development video resources available. This release now provides 3,777 titles, equaling approximately 987 hours.

Music In Print Series (emusicquest)
Index of classical music in print, with a directory of publishers. They are keeping their database up-to-date by having it updated every year or so. The up-dates are subtle but useful, meaning it searching much easier.

Papers of Alexander Hamilton (University of Virginia Press, The Rotunda)
This resource encompasses ten different volumes. You may search on full text and by date, author, or recipient across all volumes and series.

Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson (University of Virginia Press, The Rotunda)
This is a fully annotated resource that allows you to read and listen to the widest selection of conversations from the Johnson administration. These recordings range anywhere from the Civil Rights Movement-to the Vietnam War-to the War on Poverty, and anything in between.