Thursday, September 25, 2008

Historical news resources

The newest addition to our databases is World News Digest, published by Facts on File. This database contains an archival record of news stories dating back to November 1940.

For other historical news sources, try our full-text databases containing the New York Times dating back to 1851, the Wall Street Journal back to 1889, and the Washington Post back to 1877.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Two new databases

Two more databases are now available for your use. Women's Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science and economy, public policy, international relations, arts and humanities, business, and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.

The Film and Television Literature Index covers scholarly and technical writing as well as journalism relating to a broad array of topics in film and television. It contains indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals in their entirety and selectively within another 300.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New art database

We've just added a great new database to our collection. Oxford Art Online is an excellent resource for art research. Most notably, it contains the full text of the Grove Dictionary of Art, with over 45,000 articles on topics in Western and non-Western art, more than 5000 searchable art images, and over 40,000 links to images at museums around the world. Oxford Art Online also includes access to the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. All four titles are fully searchable.