New Databases: September 2017

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

  • ATLAS is a searchable online library of video cases showing National Board Certified Teachers at work in the classroom.
  • Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library charts the development of Latin America’s most influential power with unique primary source materials valuable for researchers, educators, and students. Topics covered include colonialism, the Brazilian independence period, slavery and abolition, the Catholic Church, indigenous peoples, immigration, ecology, agriculture, economic development, medicine and public health, international relations, and Brazilian and Portuguese literature. Part I: Pamphlets brings together over 80,000 pages of pamphlets from 1800 to the late twentieth century. Part II: Monographs features approximately one million pages of primary sources on Brazilian history from colony to republic, as well as the political and economic dimensions of Brazil and the Portuguese empire. With primary sources from 3,800 publications dating from the mid-sixteenth century and the early days of printing and movable type into the first quarter of the twentieth century.
  • Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture gathers the raw data about crime, its solutions, and the popular response into one archive. It is an archive comprising more than 2 million pages. It contains manuscripts, books, broadsheets, and periodicals, and rare printed matter. The archive’s focus is on the most rapid period of evolution for crime and its associated legal/penal systems: the long nineteenth century, a period of major social upheaval and technological development, from wars to the Industrial Revolution.
  • Indigenous Peoples: North America sources collections from across Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century. Including diverse manuscripts; book collections; newspapers from various tribe and Indian-related organizations; materials such as Bibles, dictionaries and primers in Indigenous languages all enable students’ examination of important primary source materials.
  • Japan Times Archives provides full-text searching and page images of the English-language newspaper Japan Times from 1897. Japan Times is the oldest English language newspaper in Japan.
  • Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 includes case documents and primary sources relating to the American Civil Liberties Union from 1912-1990.
  • National Geographic Virtual Library is a complete archive of National Geographic magazine, with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. This collection includes: National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World National Geographic Kids. Users can discover images and search for word frequencies across the publication range of the magazine.
  • State Papers Online (SPO) gathers together 16th- and 17th- century British State Papers and links these rare historical manuscripts to their fully text-searchable Calendars.  NYU Libraries have access to Part I: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic & Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council.
  • World Politics Review provides analysis of critical global trends to give policymakers, analysts, academics and readers with an interest in international affairs the context they need to have the confidence they seek in their decision-making.