Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Electronic Resources!

The Walker Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of eight amazing new resources to enhance your research and class projects. These electronic resources (accessible through our website) include millions of images, primary documents on slavery and Jewish life, the Nixon papers, historical and ethnographic videos and much, much more! Look for specific resource details in the coming weeks.

Images sources:
· ARTStor - 1.3+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.
· Image Quest – 2+ million images, rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.
· Berg Fashion Library – Images and reference works on fashion and the history of dress.

Primary Sources from Adam Matthew Digital:
· Medieval Travel Writing - European travel writing from the later medieval period.
· Medieval Family Life - medieval correspondence and ephemera
· China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 - Manuscripts providing insights into changes in China.
· The Nixon Years, 1969-1974 - Nixon’s handling of numerous crises from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective.
· Victorian Popular Culture - Popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
· The American West - original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources on western Americana.
· Everyday Life & Women, c1800-1920 - Primary source material from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History, Duke University and The New York Public Library.
· Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice - Documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world.
· Jewish Life in America - Original manuscript collections from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York.
· The Grand Tour - Accounts of the English abroad, c1550-1850
· Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700 - Manuscripts written or compiled by women in the British Isles

· Ethnographic Video online – Works of documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.
· World History in Video - documentaries exploring human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century

Journals and Citation Indexes:
· Web of Science – Arts and Humanities index – search for articles track citations for over 2,300 of the leading arts and humanities journals.
· Tennessean – Tennessee’s newspaper of record. Now available from 2002-present

To access these resources go to library.mtsu.edu, click on Find Resources and then scroll down to Databases A-Z. Need help getting started with finding information? Go to the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of the Library or click here to get help from a Librarian.

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