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.

New Databases: March 2017

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

  • Chinese Statistical Yearbooks Database is the largest and continuously updated statistical yearbooks database in China, including all aspects and fields, such as national accounting, fixed assets investment, population and human resources, people’s living conditions and price indices, enterprises and institutions, finance, natural resources, energy and environment, political and public administration, peasants & agriculture & rural area, industry, construction, transportation and telecommunication, domestic trade and foreign trade, touring catering, education and technology, culture and sports, public health, etc.
  • Irish Newspaper Archive contains electronic versions of Irish newspapers from the 1700’s to current day.
  • PsyArXiv is an open-access, preprint digital archive dedicated to psychological science that gives the public free, first-hand access to new science.
  • SAGE Business Cases brings together cases selected from a variety of sources, including key university and association partnerships. The cases are designed to suit a range of academic uses: from short vignettes to narrative long form.

New Databases: February 2017

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

  • Associated Press Collections Online gives insight into major events from the mid-1800s through the 20th century from the Associated Press Corporate Archive. Includes access to: European Bureaus Collection, Middle Eastern Bureaus Collection, News Features & Internal Communications, US City Bureaus Collection, Washington DC Bureau II Collection, and Washington/D.C. Bureau Collection.
  • Covidence works with reference managers like EndNote, Zotero, Refworks, and Mendeley to screen results for the purposes of systematic reviews and other research projects. Sign up to register for an individual account using your NYU email address.
  • ITIL a widely accepted approach to IT Service Management (ITSM), which has been adopted by individuals and organizations across the world. ITIL provides a cohesive set of best practice, drawn from the public and private sectors internationally. ITIL is based upon a lifecycle approach and the core guidance consists of five publications: ITIL Service Strategy, ITIL Service Design, ITIL Service Transition, ITIL Service Operation, ITIL Continual Service Improvement. Each of the five publications represents a stage in the ITIL service lifecycle.
  • medici.tv is an online platform for the largest on demand library of classical music, streaming classical music videos, and broadcasting live events.
  • SocArXiv is an open-access archive of preprint papers in the social and behavioral sciences. Papers on SocArXiv are permanently available and free to the public.

New Databases: January 2017

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

  • Cheetah organizes legal information topically, putting content in context so you can quickly understand and advise on today’s most complex matters. Please note, this resource is temporarily only available for on-campus access. We are working to resolve the off-campus access issue.
  • Chinese Datasets Archive (NYUSH Datasets page) is led by NYU Shanghai Center for Data Science and Analytics, and created in collaboration with NYUSH Library. It aims to serve as a starting point for students and scholars to search for data related with China. The data have a focus almost exclusively on China collected mainly by Chinese administrations and scholars. The datasets presented here should either have open access to the public, or require mininal registration (a single step of logging in), or at the most ask users to fill in an application form for permission. The data can be accessed as either downloadable sets, online analysis tools, or aggregate statistics usually in tables.
  • Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) represents American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco. It is consulted by scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. This digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool for both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity.
  • Law Library Microform Consortium Digital (LLMC) is a non-profit cooperative of libraries dedicated to the twin goals of preserving legal titles and government documents while making copies available digitally through its on-line service LLMC-Digital.
  • Oxford Clinical Psychology provides full-text access to over 200 titles in Oxford’s global clinical psychology publishing program in an integrated online service. It also includes professional reference books, seminal scholarly and research works, and therapist guides and workbooks in the renowned Treatments That Work series.
  • Oxford Medicine Online  is a collection of online medical resources which cover every stage in a medical career, from resources for medical students and junior doctors, to those for senior doctors and consultants. Oxford Medicine Online allows users to browse and search a range of OUP’s online medical textbooks and handbooks from a single location and also offers access to titles from the prestigious Mayo Clinic Toolkit.
  • Supreme Court Insight is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per decision, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Content associated with each case is compiled on a dynamic page organized to facilitate understanding of the judicial process, and is also retrievable on a document by document basis.
  • TR Westlaw Campus Research provides access to a comprehensive and widely-used indexing system for caselaw materials to make legal research easier, more accurate, and more relevant.

New Databases: September, October & November 2016

The Libraries regularly adds new databases to BobCat.  Take a look at the new databases we acquired in September, October and November 2016:

  • Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) database includes access to the Biblical Archaeology Review, Bible Review, Archaeology Odyssey, the New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, books (Aspects of Monotheism, Feminist Approaches to the Bible, The Search for Jesus, and The Rise of Ancient Israel) videos, and more.
  • Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive presents over 1,000 hours of edited and unedited footage from the Banyan Production company, the first Caribbean enterprise to produce original TV content in the 1970s. Their programs include interviews with key personalities across disciplines: theater, music, and dance performances, documentaries on rituals and cultural practices, and political events.
  • Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources is a comprehensive dictionary of Medieval Latin and the first ever to focus on British Medieval Latin. The “British sources” as defined here are mainly Latin texts written in Great Britain during the period mentioned above, either by British authors or by authors who lived in Britain (among them Anselm of Aosta or of Canterbury and Lanfranc).
  • ExpertPath is a diagnostic decision support system for pathologists.
  • FILM PLATFORM serves as a bridge between the film world and academia. The collection is curated by film experts and leading academics to showcase meaningful documentaries of social, political and cultural importance by some of the world’s top international filmmakers. The catalog combines in-depth stories with out-of-the-box storytelling on a broad range of topics. In many cases, the films will be accompanied by a selection of study guides, as well as press kits, articles, and interviews with the filmmakers and their subjects.
  • Flipster allows patrons to browse the latest issues of digital versions of popular periodicals and you can access 17 popular magazines via Flipster.
  • Foreign Office Files for the Middle East:  This collection is an essential resource for understanding the events in the Middle East during the 1970s.  It addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined in detail, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia.
  • Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.
  • History of Mass Tourism presents a multi-national journey through well-known, little-known and far-flung destinations unlocked for the average traveller between 1850 and the 1980s. It includes guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs and personal travel journals covering the expansion, accessibility and affordability of tourism for the masses and the evolution of some of the most successful travel agencies in the world.
  • ICLR Online has searchable texts and PDFs of the English Law Reports from 1865 to present, Weekly Law Reports, Industrial Cases Reports and Digests, Business Law Reports and Digests, and Public and Third Sector Law Reports and Digests. The present Law Reports series are the Appeal Cases, Chancery Division, Family Division, and Queens Bench Division. The Citator+ indexes and stores information about all cases published by leading English case report series, including but not limited to those cases published by the ICLR. Citator+ information includes appellate history and subsequent judicial consideration of the case and statutes and statutory words and phrases considered in the case.
  • ImmunoQuery is an evidence-based decision support system for immunohistochemistry and the practice of pathology.
  • Lexis Advance gives you access to more than 60,000 legal, news and public records sources, breaking legal news, and access to the latest federal decisions.
  • Music Magazine Archive is a series of digital collections focused on 20th and 21st century genres such as Rock, Folk, and Hip-Hop & Rap. Each genre-based collection unites every page and every issue of a diverse and influential group of magazines. These publications uniquely capture the social and historical context of each genre, and together support scholarly research areas such as race, class, gender, American studies, youth culture, and more across some of the most progressive decades of the 20th and 21st centuries. The magazine titles include: The Bob, Broadside, Folk Works, Fusion, Jazz and Pop, MaximumRocknRoll, OP (Lost Music Network), Option, Raygun, Royal World Countdown, Slash, Little Sandy Review, Trans-Oceanic Trouser Press, Trouser Press, Trouser Press Collectors Magazine, and Under the Radar.
  • Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library showcases rare and unique prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the 17th and 20th centuries.
  • Springer Materials is a database that allows materials scientists and related scientists to identify materials and their properties. It is a comprehensive collection of data in the fields of physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, materials science, and related fields.
  • WhoSampled allows researchers to discover music through samples, cover songs and remixes. Dig deeper into music by discovering direct connections among over 406,000 songs and 139,000 artists, from Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B via Electronic / Dance through to Rock, Pop, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Classical and beyond.
  • World’s Fairs: a Global History of Expositions: Explore the history of world’s fairs from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and twenty-first century expos. Through official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts, this resource brings together multiple archives for thorough research opportunities in this diverse topic.