Friday, October 31, 2014

TRIAL: Readex Collections

We now have trials to the following Newsbank Collections:

Latin American Newspapers Series I (1805-1922) and Series II (1822-1922)

"Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922, offer unprecedented coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries, these resources provide a wide range of viewpoints from diverse Latin American cultures. Together, both series of Latin American Newspapers chronicles the evolution of Latin America over two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items."(source)

African Newspapers, 1800 - 1922

"This groundbreaking online collection provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English- and foreign-language titles from Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, African Newspapers offers unparalleled coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples between 1800 and 1922."(source)

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876

"Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876—the largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region—will provide a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands.  This unique resource will prove essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century." (source)

Foreign Broadcast Information Services Daily Reports, 1941-1996

"The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report has been the United States' principal historical record of political open source intelligence for more than half a century. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Providing a wealth of information from all countries outside of the U.S.—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the FBIS Daily Reports are an indispensable source for insights into decades of turbulent world history." (source)

The trials will last through the month of November. 

Please leave any feedback you might have in the comments section.

TRIAL: ProQuest History Vault

We now have a trial to ProQuest history Vaults Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century 1-3 and NAACP Papers Collection  1-6.

NAACP Papers Collection:  “ProQuest and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have teamed up to  digitize the association’s archives, bringing one of the most famous records of the civil rights movement to the online world. The collection is nearly two million pages of internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the NAACP’s work and  delivers a first-hand view into crucial issues.

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: “This collection contains 1.3 million pages and offer all levels of researchers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in American history.”

There trial can be accessed here:

The trial will run until November 28th.  Please leave any feedback you have on these products into the comments section.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Are you looking for statistics in criminal justice to help you support an argument?  Are you curious about a certain topic in education and want to see what data may have been collected on it?  If this is you, ICSPR is the database for you!

ICPSR is an international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations., ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. (source)

Over 700 partners are consistently contributing data to the ICPRS database to provide a complete database of datasets related to the social sciences for use by university students and faculty.

In addition, ICPSRS is committed to educating its users on how best to analyze and use the data it provides.  To this end, they provide instructorss with tools to help their students learn how to use the ICPSR database as well as social science datasets as well. 

Atkins library invites you to discover the rich data within ICPRS.