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New Library Databases

June 30th, 2017 · No Comments

The Library is excited to announce that we have added the following databases to our collections:

Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930  
Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930 presents the investigations made during the massive immigration wave at the turn of the 20th century. The files cover Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, to California, Hawaii, and other states; Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930; and European immigration. There are also extensive files on the INS’s regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens.

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 2
This Black Freedom module is highlighted by the records of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Africa-related papers of Claude Barnett, and the Robert F. Williams Papers. SNCC, formed by student activists in 1960 after the explosion of the sit-in movement, was one of the three most important civil rights organizations of the 1960s, alongside SCLC and the NAACP. CORE was formed in 1941 and organized the pioneering Journey of Reconciliation in the 1940s and the Freedom Rides in the early 1960s; both events are documented in the CORE records in this module. With the addition of SNCC and CORE records, History Vault now includes SNCC, SCLC, CORE, and NAACP records. Rounding out this module are the papers of Chicago Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell, the Chicago chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality, and records pertaining to the Mississippi Freedom Summer. The Library added Part 1 of the Black Freedom Struggle database last summer.

NAACP Papers: The NAACP’s Major Campaigns
Major campaigns for equal access to education, voting, employment, housing and the military are covered in this module. The education files in this second module document the NAACP’s systematic assault on segregated education that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Files from 1955–1965 focus on the NAACP’s efforts to implement the Brown decision as well as to combat de facto segregation outside of the South. Voting rights was one of the NAACP’s earliest major campaigns. The voting rights document in extensive detail the NAACP’s campaign against the white primary, discriminatory registration practices, the grandfather clause, and the triumphs of the 1957 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This database will add to the primary source coverage provided by another library database, NAACP Papers: Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and National Staff Files.

Digital National Security Archive: Electronic Surveillance and the National Security Agency
A collection of leaked and declassified records documenting U.S. and allied electronic surveillance policies, relationships, and activities. It serves as an addition to several National Security Archive documents sets – including those on U.S. Intelligence and the National Security Agency. The records provide information on the limitations imposed on electronic surveillance activities, organizations, legal authorities, collection activities, and liaison relationships. This collection is part of the Digital National Security Archive, which provides access to declassified government documents.

Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online (Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur)
From Europe to America to the Middle East, North Africa and other non-European Jewish settlement areas the Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur covers the recent history of the Jews from 1750 until the 1950s. About 800 keywords present the current state of international research and depict a complex portrait of Jewish life – illustrated by many maps and images. About 40 key articles convey central themes on concepts like autonomy, exile, emancipation, literature, liturgy, music or the science of Judaism.

MGG Online
The authoritative German-language music encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart is now available as a searchable database, including the complete content of the second edition, published from 1994 to 2008, plus continuous updates, revisions, and additions. Database features advanced search and browse capabilities. Includes more than 19,000 articles offering comprehensive coverage of all fields of music studies. Features automatic translation from German to over 100 languages via integration with Google Translate. Cross-references and links to related content in RILM abstracts of music literature. Save and share annotations and notes. Mobile and tablet device compatible.

Global Financial Data (GFD)
Global Financial Data is a collection of financial and economic data provided in ASCII or Excel format. Data includes: long-term historical indices on stock markets; Total Return data on stocks, bonds, and bills; interest rates; exchange rates; inflation rates; bond indices; commodity indices and prices; consumer price indices; gross domestic product; individual stocks; sector indices; treasury bill yields; wholesale price indices; and unemployment rates covering over 200 countries.
Please note: You will need to register for a GFD account in order to use the database.

Latin American Newspapers
Searchable collection of over 280 historical Latin American newspapers, 1805-1922, offering 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.

African Newspapers (1800-1922)
This collection contains 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. “From repercussions of the Atlantic slave trade, life under colonial rule and the results of the Berlin Conference to the emergence of Black journalism, the Zulu Wars and the rejection of Western imperialism, these newspapers provide a wide range of viewpoints on diverse cultures.”

Jacoby Online
Jacoby Online is one of the most authoritative resources for the study of ancient Greek historians. It includes:

  • Brill’s New Jacoby
  • Brill’s New Jacoby, Second Edition
  • Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker: Parts I-III
  • Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV: Biography and Antiquarian Literature
  • Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part V: Geography

Jacoby Online is updated twice a year.

  • Full text search for Greek and English
  • Extensive indexes and keywords
  • En face English translations of Greek fragments and testimonies

The Library has also upgraded our Business Source Premier subscription to Business Source Ultimate which provides full text and indexing in thousands of journals in business, international business, management, economics, banking, finance, accounting and more.

Links to these databases can be found in OneSearch, in Brandeis Scholar, and on relevant Library Research Guides. We hope that you’ll explore these amazing resources. As always, feel free to ask us questions about how to get the most out of these library resources!


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