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University Libraries Add New Electronic Resources

New and/or expanded access is available to electronic resources for faculty and students across the Danforth campus. Below are more details about recently acquired databases:

  • Academic Video Online – subscription to over 70,000 videos including documentaries, films, and demonstrations on subjects such as anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
  • African American Newspapers: The 19th Century—Contains a wealth of information about cultural life and history from 1827–1919.  First-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, as well as a number of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements. Added  Archive XIV.
  • American Film Scripts Online—added Part II.
  • Anatomy of Protest in America: Parts I & II—primary source materials tracing the people, places, events, organizations, and ideas, so important to Americans that they took action, exercised their rights, and stood up to protest. Part I: Newspapers (1729-1922), Part II: Books (1701-1928).
  • Artforum Archive (1962-2020)—covers six decades of premier news, reporting, and commentary about key developments in the art world. Its coverage spans all forms of contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, installation, body art, video/audio art, performance art, and more.
  • Baltimore Afro-American—added 1989–2010
  • British Periodicals (added modules III & IV)—Full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, covering literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology, and architecture. Added Parts III and IV.
  • Cleveland Call and Post—added 1992-2010
  • Daily Mail—added 2006-2016
  • Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922—Added Series 10, Series 12, and Series 13:  The American West, 1803-1916.
  • The Economist—added 2016-2020
  • Entertainment Industry Archive Full text, primary sources covering the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through 2000. Added Archive 3 (Film and Television 2) and Archive 4 (Folk, Rock, and Hip Hop).
  • Los Angeles Sentinel—added 2006–2010
  • Michigan Chronicle (1939-2010)—primary source material essential to the study of American history and African American culture, history, politics, and the arts.
  • MLA Handbook Plus—guidance on using the core elements of MLA style, featuring advice on punctuation, grammar, inclusive language, formatting research papers, and in-text citations. Includes an appendix of sample works-cited-list entries, illustrations, and an index.
  • National Geographic—added 1995-2015
  • New York Amsterdam News—added 1994-2010
  • Norfolk Journal & Guide—added 2004-2010
  • Oxford Handbooks Online: Business and Management Research reviews in business and management, along with specially commissioned essays from leading figures that provide critical examinations of the progress and direction of research on important concepts and issues.
  • Oxford Handbooks Online: Economics and Finance Foundation Collection—  includes high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field, through the beginning of 2012.
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature—over 400 articles that map the world’s entire landscape of literary expressions and criticism, weaving together the various fields and approaches that make up literature.
  • Philadelphia Tribune—added 2002-2010
  • PitchBook—comprehensive, detailed data on the Private and Public Markets (including companies, investors, funds, investments, exits, and people), tracking the flow of capital across the entire Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Merger & Acquisition landscapes.  (NOTE: See “more” section on A-Z list for Login Instructions).
  • Quarantine and Disease Control in America: Parts I & II—Research and read first-hand accounts of American infectious diseases, dating back to the earliest American settlers.  Part I: Newspapers (1736-1922), Part II: Books (1823-1928).
  • Schaum’s Outline Series (2017-2019)—each Outline presents essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Hundreds of examples of solved problems, and practice exercises are available to test skills. 
  • The Telegraph Historical Archive—added 2001-2016
  • The Times Literary Supplement—added 2015-2019
  • U.S. Declassified Documents—Previously classified government documents covering foreign and domestic events from post-World War II through the 1970s. Search by name, date, word, or phrase, or by document type, source, classification level, sanitization, completeness, etc. Added FY17–FY21.
  • Women’s Suffrage Collection—primary source materials including newspapers from 1840-1920.  Some overlap between the temperance and women’s rights movements, as well as an anti-suffrage paper. Added Archives II, IV, V, VII, and VIII.

Check out more of the Libraries’ extensive resources in our full list of A-Z Databases.