New Databases: December 2017

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new databases we added to our collection in December 2017:

  • CTREX (Children’s Technology Review Exchange) is designed to bring an educational voice to the review process. Ratings are given by educators who have achieved inter-rater reliability on the same review instrument.

  • Readex Collections:
    • African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and Protest collection covers many topical categories such as the growing body of work by African- American writers; the portrayal of African-Americans in art and literature; religion; race; early histories of slavery; the Civil War; Reconstruction; and others.
    • African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle collection covers many topical categories such as Reconstruction by state; works by African- American writers on race, slavery, and civil rights; the portrayal of African Americans in the Arts; early histories of the Civil War and slavery; and others.
    • African History and Culture, 1540-1921: Created from the renowned holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, African History and Culture, 1540-1921, is the most important and comprehensive collection of its kind. More than 1,300 fully cataloged and searchable books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera cover the history, peoples, and social and economic development of the African continent from the 16th century to the early 20th century. All areas of Africa and important adjacent regions are covered.
    • Black Authors, 1556-1922: Created from the renowned holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, Black Authors, 1556-1922, is the most complete and compelling collection of its kind. It offers more than 550 fully catalogued and searchable works by black authors from the Americas, Europe and Africa, expertly compiled by the curators of Afro-Americana Imprints collection, the largest existing collection of its kind. Found within are wide-ranging genres, including personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems and musical compositions.