Cambridge Histories Online has been relaunched with a new look. If you’ve never checked it out, now is a good time.
For more information, please see Oxford’s customer FAQs or click here to view the new guided tour.
America’s Historical Newspapers (1690-2000) features a timeline-based interface, divided into key eras in U.S. history—from Colonial times to Globalization and the Information Age. Each era features coverage pertaining to Government, Military and Political Events; Social and Cultural Issues; and Discoveries, Inventions and Firsts with hundreds of timeline topics available. Each topic addressed includes an overview, links to related articles and suggested search terms to continue research. Articles are labeled (pro/con piece, speech, first-hand account, battle report, etc.) to help students quickly identify content that will prove useful for course assignments and individual research.
The trial ends on Friday, May 18, 2012. Access is from on- and off-campus so try out this database today!
Your feedback is greatly appreciated in assessing trial databases. Please contact Prof. Allie Verbovetskaya at email@example.com with your comments, questions, or concerns about America’s Historical Newspapers.
Don’t forget! All databases currently under consideration by the City Tech library are listed on the library’s website.
In addition to being National Poetry Month, April is also Jazz Appreciation Month!
Celebrate by listening to Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Stan Kenton, Teddy Wilson, Bessie Smith, and many other jazz and blues greats on Naxos Music Library. (Just remember to log out when you’ve reached your maximum capacity of jazz for the day! Our license only allows 3 simultaneous users so logging out ensures others have access to the database, too.)
If you’re more interested in learning about jazz and its history, consider checking out Oxford Music Online. This database lets you access and cross-search multiple music reference resources at once. Advanced search options provide powerful tools for content navigation, including biography searching, bibliography searching, and the ability to easily search within longer, multi-section articles.
Prefer to experience jazz history in person? Considering visiting the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and the Louis Armstrong House Museum, both right here in New York City.
Starting off 2010 with a bang, we have two new resources: Cambridge Histories Online and Alexander Street’s Caribbean Literature. Off-campus access is now available.
Cambridge Histories Online consists of Cambridge University Press’s reference titles in history. The collection is both browseable and searchable.
Caribbean Literature (Alexander Street) is primary text material and covers the 19th and 20th centuries. Users can explore this by specific Caribbean island or region.
The borough of Brooklyn is currently enjoying a renaissance, as can be seen in the rise of DUMBO, MetroTech, Williamsburg, Ditmas Park, etc. But in the 1950s and 1960s it was in decline. Starting in the 1970s, however, a number of local forces came together to reverse this condition, producing the renaissance that is Brooklyn today. The current exhibit in the Ursula C. Schwerin Library of New York City College of Technology, “The Roots of Modern Brooklyn: A Look at the 1970s and 1980s”, documents how a combination of business, political and social forces helped to turn the tide to produce the vibrant borough that we see in the 21st century.
The individual sections (bottoming out in Brooklyn; Brooklyn and the world; turning things around; Brooklyn’s people power; preserving, restoring, renewing, and creating communities; celebrating Brooklyn’s arts and cultures; and celebrating Brooklyn) chronicle the fascinating history of this turbulent period in the borough’s history. Most of the materials displayed in this traveling exhibit are drawn from the archival holdings of the Brooklyn College Library, which includes the holdings of The Phoenix Newspaper (1972-1995), published by Dnynia and Michael Armstrong.
The display can be viewed during the months of March and April 2009. It can be viewed in the Library during the following hours: Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. During the Spring recess, the Library will be open from 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. on 4/8-4/10 and 4/13-4/17. It will be closed on 4/11.
New to our databases and other electronic resources:
ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)–Very large collection of books from the 18th century in a variety of European languages.
Making of the Modern World–Works of literature on economic and business published from 1450 through 1850.
Economist–Historical archive of The Economist from 1843-2003.
(from the publisher) The Gilded Age brings primary documents and scholarly commentary together into a searchable collection that is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history. In addition to an extensive selection of key treatises that reflect the social and cultural ferment of the late nineteenth century, The Gilded Age offers a wealth of rare materials, including songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera. This primary content is enhanced by video interviews with scholars and numerous topical critical documentary essays. Covering such themes as race, labor, immigration, commerce, western expansion, and women’s suffrage, these essays illuminate the rapidly changing cultural landscape of America during the decades between the end of the Civil War and the election of Theodore Roosevelt.”
On trial through July 1, 2008. Access on campus only.