New Databases: October 2017

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

  • Caixin Global provides financial and business news in China. It is the English language platform of Caixin, an independent media outlet in China with a Public Trust Committee to guarantee its integrity. Our subscription allows complete access to Caixin paid content, including their CX Flash brief stories and a weekly audio roundup of news.
  • Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Material has been indexed so that it can be used in new ways. For example, one can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.
  • Ethnographic Sound Archives Online brings together over 2,000 hours of previously unpublished historic field recordings from around the world, alongside their supporting field notes and ethnographers’ metadata, opening new paths for the study of music in its cultural context.
  • Independent World Cinema: Classic and Contemporary Film collection includes more than 400 of the most important films produced from the early 20th century to today. It turns the spotlight on preeminent independent distributors—Milestone Films, Zeitgeist Films, Pragda, and Oscilloscope. These films support disciplines, such as cultural history, psychology, gender studies, anthropology, theatre, African- American studies, and more.
  • Performance Design Archive Online: With the Performance Design Archive Online, theatre students and researchers can now truly see “behind the scenes” of the world’s greatest dramatic performances. Performance Design Archive Online is the first comprehensive, international collection that covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, and makeup. Bringing together essential books and periodicals, archival material, and specially commissioned instructional videos, the collection will cover design concepts for a broad range of performance types, including dance, theatre, opera, and music.
  • Social Work Online is a resource that pairs recently published social work textbooks along with documentaries and clinical demonstration videos, and lectures that illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners. The content is structured around twelve important topics in the social work curriculum, most of which are applicable worldwide.
  • Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities is a digital archive that presents primary source materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women’s lives, focusing on the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. It is global in scope and offers coverage of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It includes, for example, records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Committee of Fifteen, Women’s Labour League, Women’s Trade Union League, and other grassroots feminist organizations, among other materials.