New electronic resources: April

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The below resources are new to Georgia Tech. For a complete list of the online resources available to Georgia Tech, please visit the Database A-Z page for databases and datasets or the Journals A-Z page for available e-journals.  
 

New Collections


Black Life in America: Series 3
This database provides comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from 1976 to the present day. It is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications (Series 1 and 2 are coming soon).

Digitalia Film Library  
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Digitalia Film Library is a multilingual, multi-national collection of films from Spain, France, other European and eastern European countries, North American Classic films, and Latin American films from many Latin American countries including Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil (Portuguese). Digitalia is also adding new Cuban films.

Ethnic NewsWatch   
Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database now also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989.
 

This is a database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgender community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGOs, and government and special reports.

JSTOR Thematic Collection Sustainability
The collection looks at sustainability and resilience through a broad lens, spanning more than 30 disciplines. This resource was built in collaboration with librarians, scholars and policy researchers, and brings together key journals as well as open reports from leading research institutes worldwide. It features 115 journals that are all new to JSTOR and over 5,400 open research reports from more than 30 policy institutes.

The Latin America & Iberia Database provides ongoing, full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and also Spain and Portugal. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, medical, social sciences, education, arts, anthropology, law, and humanities.

Sustainable Development Goals Online 
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Taylor & Francis’ Sustainable Development Goals Online collection is a carefully curated interdisciplinary collection of digital content mapped to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Online collection includes more than 12,000 of the most important and relevant book chapters and journal articles, published under the Routledge and CRC Press imprints, in an online library covering all 17 SDGs.

Digital Scholar Lab 
Please note: May require creation of an account to save work and run analysis. Digital Scholar Lab allows you to explore the Georgia Tech Library's holdings from Gale Primary Sources using Digital Humanities tools. Rediscover and interpret the past through analysis and visualization of historical texts.

 

Primary Source Material available on the Digital Scholar Lab:

 

19th Century Collections: Children's Literature and Childhood
European and North American children’s literature provides legal and sociological context to the roles and development of children in the 19th century.  Education programs, as well as sociology programs, will benefit from the collection's documentation of the evolution of childhood, development of educational systems, laws relating to children, as well as juvenile literature and periodicals of the time.

19th Century Collections: Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840
The most unique resource within the NCCO series, Corvey is one of the most important surviving collections of works from the period. Sourced from Castle Corvey in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, these rare works include more than 9,500 titles, many from difficult-to-find, lesser-known women writers. Corvey includes a wide range of Romantic literature published in English, French, and German.

19th Century Collections: Photography - the World through the Lens
A perfect complement to programs in history, culture, and media, as well as visual studies, the primary sources within this resource provide a glimpse at the development of photography -- and particularly color photography -- in the 19th century, as well as a look at history through pictures.

19th Century Collections: Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925, PART 1
This resource includes curated primary sources covering the 19th century with an emphasis on natural history, physics, mathematics, medicine, and public health. The development of apothecaries, herbs, and 19th-century medical procedures are included in this resource.

19th Century Collections: Women: Transnational Networks
This resource includes transnational focus on issues of gender and class from the late 18th to the early 20th century, including women’s suffrage. It provides deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands to include other regional world coverage through diaries, reports, visuals, books, and manuscripts.

African American Studies - Archives Unbound Bundle
This is an interdisciplinary academic collection devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of Black Americans covering the tumultuous period from 1900 to present day. From U.S. nation-building in Liberia to Freedom Riders and from Rastafaria to FBI surveillance, researchers can explore a breadth of experiences.

American Civil Liberties Union Papers (ACLU), 1912-1990, PART 1
The records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on free speech, citizenship, race, discrimination, immigration, labor, radicalism, and related topics support the study of American legal history and complement the modules in the Making of Modern Law series. Documents include newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, court files, memorandums, telegrams, minutes, and legal case records. The papers are held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.

American Civil Liberties Union Papers (ACLU), 1912-1990, PART 2 Southern Regional Office
American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part II: Southern Regional Office archive constitutes a massive new scanning project of never before-filmed materials. Part II expands coverage of GALE’s American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part I, 1912-1990 -- which was largely focused on the perspective and works of the national office -- in similar topical areas and over the critical postwar period, while reflecting the viewpoints of the Southern Regional Office.

American Historical Periodicals, Series 1-5
This collection offers a highly comprehensive documentary history of the American experience spanning four centuries with multiple perspectives on the thought, culture, and society of North America. These periodicals present history through the eyes of those who experienced it, showing its impact on citizens from all walks of life.

Financial Times (Global News - London), 1888-2016​
A complete online, fully searchable facsimile, the Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete run of the London edition of this internationally known daily paper. Every article, advertisement, and market listing is included -- shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Each item has been subject- or topic-categorized for fast retrieval and review. 

Political Extremism & Radicalism in the 20th Century: Far-Right in America
Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century, Part 2: FarRight Groups in America is an extension of the Political Extremism & Radicalism program focusing specifically on far-right America with coverage concentrating more closely on white supremacist and nationalist groups in the U.S. These groups include The John Birch Society, Ku Kux Klan, National White People’s Party (aka American Nazi Party) and the Citizens’ Council. Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century, Part 2: Far-Right Groups in America covers several topics which would fall under the broader theme of right wing America including nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism, far-right Christian identity, homophobia, political misinformation and conspiracy theories. This archive will be valuable to modern and contemporary history, politics, government studies, sociology, gender studies, African-American studies and religious studies departments.

Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970
Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 provides scholars with materials that explore the fight for a national health care plan from the end of the Depression well into the 1960s. Content covers medical economics and sociology, medical care, legislation, and the role of key organizations and individuals. The collection’s documentation of the evolution of public health legislation, policies, and campaigns at local and federal levels supports the examination of our past while considering outcomes for our future.

Sabin Americana, History & Culture, 1500-1926
Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926 offers a perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering more than 400 years and more than 65,000 volumes in North, Central, and South America and the West Indies, this easy-to-use digital collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions, and momentous events of the time through sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature, and more. 

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: Slave Trade in Atlantic World
More international in scope than part I, this resource covers the slave trade from Caribbean, Latin American, European, and American points of view. Includes runaway and captured slave ads, as well as business and slave transaction records.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: Age of Emancipation
This resource includes rare documents related to the emancipation of slavery in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as other areas of the world.  Includes Freedman Bureau records, primary sources relating to political party position on emancipation, and the British and French government slave trade efforts.

Smithsonian 1: World’s Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow
An invaluable resource documenting the world’s cultural and technological progress from 1834 into the 20th-century, it includes international exhibitions, catalogs, commemorative accounts, visitor’s guides, and promotional publications in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and other Western languages. This resource supports programs in material culture, history of technology, industrial design, medicine, and more.

Smithsonian 2: Trade Literature and the Merchandising of America, 1820-1923
Never-before digitized images exploring the evolution of business and trade can be searched through catalogs, pamphlets, advertising materials and ephemera. The development of steam transportation, agriculture, construction, mining, and power during the 19th and 20th centuries are brought to life, complementing the World’s Fairs collection from a business and marketing point of view.

Smithsonian 3: Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991
This resource offers a unique view into the era of aviation, drawing on thousands of documents from the Air & Space Museum library, and other libraries. Topics covered include early flight (Wright Brothers), inventions, air races, evolution of aerial weaponry, and the fighter pilot.

The Sunday Times, 1822-2016
The 20th-century run of this newspaper is powerful in its hard-hitting and investigative journalism, with in-depth information and widely researched, long-term news stories. It is an important resource for all humanities and social sciences courses, especially in history, media studies/journalism, literature, cultural studies, politics, and performing arts. The Sunday Times Historical Archive brings two centuries of news together in one resource, providing the complete run of the newspaper up to 2016, including all of its supplements, in one cross-searchable and browseable platform. 

The Times (London), 1785-2014
The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of the Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2014. This historical newspaper archive allows researchers an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most-cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context.   

The Times Literary Supplement, 1902-2019
Since 1902, the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) has forged a reputation for fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate. The TLS has attracted the contributions of the world’s most influential writers and critics, from T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf in the 1920s and 1930s to A.N. Wilson and Christopher Hitchens in the 1990s and 2000s. The complete run of the TLS from 1902 to 2011 is now available online as The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive. 

U.S. Declassified Documents Online
U.S. Declassified Documents Online's greatest value lies in the wealth of facts and insights that it provides in connection with the political, economic, and social conditions of the United States and other countries. Materials as diverse as State Department political analyses, White House confidential file materials, National Security Council policy statements, CIA intelligence memoranda, and much more offer unique insights into the inner workings of the US government and world events in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Women's Studies, Part 1: Women’s Issues and Identities
Much of history is one-sided, mainly focused on the male perspective; women's voices are not often heard. Women's Issues and Identities provides the opportunity to witness history from the female perspective. Offering coverage of the 19th and 20th centuries, Women's Issues and Identities allows for the serendipitous discovery of commonalities among a variety of archival collections. Global in scope, the archive presents materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. A wide range of primary sources provide a close look at some of the pioneers of women's history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.  Includes notable collections like The Planned Parenthood Federation Records, Herstory, and Malthusian League Papers.

Women's Studies, Part 2: Vision and Voice
Women’s Vision & Voice brings to scholars and researchers valuable material focusing on the evolution of feminism throughout the 19th and 20th centuries by providing primary source materials on women’s political activism such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights and socialism. Coverage spans multiple geographic regions, providing a variety of perspectives on women's experiences and impact on society. Particular attention has been paid to the mediums through which women have created a voice for themselves, be it through periodicals, books, female-run presses or forming social movement organizations.