Tag: American History

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History Online and History Study Centre: database trial

June 15th, 2012 at 02:06

We are currently running a trial of the database History Online and History Study Centre.    Produced by ProQuest, “History Study Center brings together in one place a variety of resources for students, including reference materials, images (photographs and illustrations, video and interactive maps), and Study Units, which gather primary and secondary sources into over 500 [...]

Accessible Archives: database trial

March 12th, 2012 at 11:03

We are running a trial of Accessible Archives, a database that covers a diverse range of American cultural and historical documents, images, newspapers, and periodicals.   The collections include: African American Newspapers American County Histories to 1900 The Civil War Collection Godey’s Lady’s Book The Liberator The Pennsylvania Gazette The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue The Pennsylvania Newspaper [...]

Database trial: Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest

December 12th, 2011 at 12:12

We have a 30-day trial to the Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest database: “By focussing on substantial collections of original archival material – manuscript, typescript and ephemera, from key libraries in Britain and America, Rock and Roll provides the primary sources that will enable students and scholars to examine key issues and events [...]

BBC releases more archive programmes to coincide with current BBC 4 All American season

November 18th, 2011 at 08:11

From the BUFVC blog: “To tie in with BBC Four’s All American season… which [explores] the cultural heritage of 20th century America, the BBC has made available online 15 full-length programmes on this theme from its archive.  The titles, broadcast between 1965 and 2001, explore US art, technology, politics and society. They include examples from [...]

New journal subscription: Journal of American History

February 24th, 2011 at 08:02

Our subscription to the Journal of American History begins today.  The JAH is the leading scholarly publication and the journal of record in American history.   For the moment, the journal is available through the Oxford University Press site on the eLibrary Gateway.  Soon it will be listed on the eLibrary Gateway in its own right, and through UNLOC, [...]

America History and Life with Full Text: database trial

February 17th, 2011 at 02:02

We have a 30-day trial to two versions of the database America: History and Life, one indexed and one with full text.  From the publisher:  “America: History & Life with Full Text is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With [...]

Database trial: Oxford Bibliographies Online

January 21st, 2011 at 08:01

We have a 30-day trial (ending on 19th February) to Oxford Bibliographies Online.  Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is a tool designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, or data set they need for their research.  OBO is a library of disciplined-based [...]

JFK digital archive launched

January 19th, 2011 at 03:01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has launched a free online archive.   Spanning JFK’s presidency from the Civil Rights Movement  to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the initial launch of the collection includes 200,000 digitized pages, 300 reels of audio tapes of telephone calls, speeches and meetings, 72 reels of film, and 1,500 photographs.    They include: the President’s Office Files the Personal [...]

New link on the eLibrary Gateway: Papers of the War Department 1784-1800

December 23rd, 2010 at 04:12

Papers of the War Department 1784-1800 is now available through the eLibrary Gateway.   This dramatic and exciting new collection is a rich source of primary documents for students and scholars of early American history.   On the night of November 8, 1800, fire devastated the War Office in the United States, consuming the papers, records, and [...]

New link on eLibrary Gateway: Bracero History Archive

December 8th, 2010 at 10:12

Between 1942 and 1964, millions of guest Mexican agricultural workers came to work in more than half the states in America under the auspices of the Bracero program.  The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program.  It is available through the eLibrary Gateway under the subject [...]