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Libraries add new online databases in computer science, humanities, and social sciences

Through clever budgeting and strategic collection management the Rutgers University Libraries added 15 new databases within the past three months. These databases include:

Art Index Retrospective contains the so-called 'back file' of the print Art Index from the first volume, 1929, through 1984. The index is citation based, and the information indexed is largely limited to the fields of art history, architectural history, and the visual arts.

Cambridge Histories Online provides Full text of all Cambridge history volumes (250+) published to date. Subject matter ranges widely across the humanities with a concentration on political and cultural history. Each volume includes authoritative narrative accounts by specialists and extensive bibliographies.

CISnet, available from MIT Press, is a searchable full-text collection of electronic books published between 1960 to 2007. It contains many of the MIT Press's recent and classic titles in computer and information science. Topics include programming, artificial intelligence, machine learning, human computer interaction, databases, digital libraries, networking, and robotics. Counseling and Therapy in Video provides a rich online collection of video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Videos are presented from multiple perspectives and include counseling sessions, consultations, interviews, demonstrations, lectures, and synchronized, searchable transcripts.

Everyday Life of Women in America, c.1800-1920, provides access to primary source material from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History, Duke University and The New York Public Library. It includes fully searchable images (alongside transcriptions) of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides focused on 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes.

Humanities Index Retrospective provides citations to articles covering a wide-range of humanities and interdisciplinary fields. The sources include core, scholarly English-language periodicals as well as a number of lesser-known but important specialized magazines published between 1907 and 1984.

InfoSci-Books is a fully searchable database of electronic books. It provides access to chapters from books and reference works that were published by IGI Global from 2000 through 2009.

Latino Literature includes creative works by Latino authors: novels, works of poetry, drama, materials relating to dramatic productions such as playbills, production stills and audio files, as well a small amount of miscellaneous nonfiction. The bulk of the material dates from 1960 to the present, however there is scattered coverage dating back to 1872.

Nineteenth Century Index (C19) is a multi-disciplinary database providing bibliographic access-more than 20,000,000 records-to books, periodical and newspaper articles, government publications, and archival collections. It is probably the most comprehensive source for English language material printed in the 19th Century.

Oxford Scholarship Online: Social Work Module is a collection of searchable, full-text books published by Oxford University Press from 1997 to the present year. Subdisciplines covered include children and families, communities and organizations, health and mental health, research and evaluation, and social policy.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post provides PDF images of essentially all the content published in the Washington Post from its first issue in 1877 through 1993.

Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. The database covers periodicals published between 1890 and 1982.

Sanborn Digital Maps: New Jersey is a historical collection of 1237 large-scale maps of 265 New Jersey cities, published between 1884 and 1955. The maps include information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and location of windows and doors. Textual information on the maps includes construction details, building use and ownership.

Social Sciences Index Retrospective provides citations to articles covering a wide-range of social sciences and interdisciplinary fields. The sources include core, scholarly English-language periodicals as well as a number of lesser-known but important specialized magazines published between 1907 and 1984.

US Congressional Hearings: 1824 - 1979 (also listed as LexisNexis Congressional Publications: Hearings, 1824-1979) is a collection that includes legislative, oversight, investigative, and confirmation hearings, and complements the House and Senate Reports and Documents available in our U.S. Congressional Serial digital collection.

To access any of these databases, users should follow this path from the front page of the Libraries website: Find Articles > Indexes and Databases > By Title > (name of database)

Posted September 29, 2009