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  • Ethnographic Sound Archives Online brings together over 2,000 hours of previously unpublished historic field recordings from around the world, alongside their supporting field notes and ethnographers’ metadata, opening new paths for the study of music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.

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.

New Databases: August 2017

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

  • AccessPhysiotherapy from McGraw-Hill Medical is devoted exclusively to the study, instruction, and practice of physical therapy. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online physiotherapy resource integrates leading physical therapy textbooks, procedure and exercise videos, image galleries, self-assessment tools, and a unique cadaver dissection tool.
  • LIS Scholarship Archive Preprints is a free, open source archive of articles and scholarship associated with library science and related disciplines.
  • MedOne Neurosurgery is the comprehensive source for neurosurgical content. It provides a fully searchable database of hundreds of e-books; step-by-step instructions for core procedures; cases with management and follow-up tips; and thousands of images and surgical videos.

New Databases: July 2017

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

  • Board Vitals is exam review tool for the NBDE I and II, NBDHE, Shelf Exams for seven medical specialties and USMLE.
    • Sign up to register for an individual account using your NYU email address.
  • EBSCO Magazine Archive provides archival access to the following magazines: U. S. News & World Report, Time, Sports Illustrated, People, Life, Fortune, Forbes, Esquire, Business week, and Architectural Digest. Users can search across all ten magazines, or select individual titles.
  • Foreign Office Files for Japan 1931-1945 is published in three parts, this collection makes available extensive coverage of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952:
    • Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945
    • Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952
    • Japan and Great Power Status, 1919-1930

New Databases: June 2017

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

  • Hit Songs Deconstructed provides up-to-date data and analysis on the current state of the mainstream music scene at the compositional level. Our in-depth reports and searchable IMMERSION database give you the tools you need to make informed decisions in a fast-changing musical landscape.
  • Race Relations in America: Based at Fisk University from 1943-1970, the Race Relations Department and its annual Institute were set up by the American Missionary Association to investigate problem areas in race relations and develop methods for educating communities and preventing conflict. Documenting three pivotal decades in the fight for civil rights, this resource showcases the speeches, reports, surveys and analyses produced by the Department’s staff and Institute participants, including Charles S. Johnson, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall.
  • Socialism on Film (The Cold War and International Propaganda): This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.
  • Trade Catalogues and the American Home: Explore domestic consumerism, life and leisure in America between 1850-1950 with Trade Catalogues and the American Home. This resource presents a wealth of highly illustrated primary source documents that highlight commercial tastes and consumer trends, and provide a valuable visual record for a breadth of interdisciplinary study.

New Databases: May 2017

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

  • The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization: From the Liverpool University Press this database contains about 90 volumes covering Jewish Studies subject areas, including: history, cultural studies, literature, the Holocaust, biography, religious studies, philosophy and women’s studies

New Databases: April 2017

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

  • BYU Corpora is a set of text corpora for linguistics and machine learning applications. The corpora at this site were created by Mark Davies, Professor of Linguistics at Brigham Young University. The corpora have many different uses, including: finding out how native speakers actually speak and write; finding the frequency of words, phrases, and collocates; looking at language variation and change; e.g. historical, dialects, and genres; gaining insight into culture; for example what is said about different concepts over time and in different countries; designing authentic language teaching materials and resources. This database contains access to the popular corpora Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) and Corpus of Historical American English (COHA), as well as News on the Web (NOW), Global Web-Based English (GloWbE), Wikipedia Corpus, and many others.
  • East India Company allows students and researchers to access a large collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library.
  • Gallup Respondent-Level Data: Gallup World Poll and U.S. Daily Tracking data at the respondent level provides a much-enhanced ability to trace connections between concepts and countries. Users can request extracts of the data behind Gallup’s products and get extracts that are generated by Data Services.