New Resources!

The library recently acquired the following new resources.  You can follow the linked titles below to take a look.  They can be found in the A-Z list of databases on the library website.

Streaming Video Collections:

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.

Black Studies in Video is a signature Alexander Street Press collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.

Digital Science Online is a collection of standards-based visual teaching tools for the elementary and middle school science classroom and includes: full-length videos, video clips, annotated images, animations, assessments, hands-on activities, vocabulary exercises and reading activities.

Ethnographic Video Online brings together a wide range of streaming video, written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over. Essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography, the database will contain more than 1,800 documentary films and over 100,000 pages of full-text material at completion, including tens of thousands of pages of previously unpublished material from major archives.

Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

New Databases:

The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts gives researchers access to an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras. The database covers 16th and 17th century Protestant writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, sermons, letters, polemical treatises, and other works.

The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation covers the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries, giving researchers access to range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.    With 845 titles by 277 authors, the collection is a treasury of theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, social and political works, sermons, letters, polemical treatises, and other key documents from this critical epoch in European history.

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