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Recently Acquired Research Resources

American Film Institute Catalog

The American Film Institute Catalog is a very special resource designed to describe the motion picture history of the U.S. in the same way that our book publishing output is described by our library catalogs. We have no complete repository of our motion picture heritage, and, being film, it cannot be made accessible in the same way a lending library makes books available.
The AFI catalog crucially allows us to know what we've created on film and what each title is about, providing extensive subject headings and synopses created by catalogers who've actually viewed the titles, many of which are very rare.

Electronic Enlightenment

"EE is the only resource where historical correspondences are interconnected temporally, geographically and socially, to reconstruct one of the world's largest and most significant social networks."
          - Electronic Enlightenment Project, Bodleian Libraries

Fully searchable text of over 58,000 letters and documents of British, American, French, German, and other Enlightenment figures, unpublished or previously published in dozens of critical editions for over 7,000 correspondents, including writers, scientists, booksellers, philosophers, politicians, political thinkers, in original language editions or translation. Users can search or browse letters by text keyword, writer, recipient, date, and location and limit by language. The database contains information about all persons mentioned in the letters, searchable by name, occupation, name, and dates; the sources of manuscripts ("instances") and scholarly annotations (over 250,000) are also searchable, and there are a growing number of external links to databases such as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography available at Rutgers. Visit the Coffee-house for colloquium information, lesson plans, maps, and other reference works.


GenderWatch provides access to citations and full text resources on the topics on women and gender, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues. The collection documents perspectives dating from 1970 to the present, and includes 292 titles, with more than 258 in full- text. Sources originate from a number of academic, radical, community and independent presses. Prominent topics include sexuality, religion, social roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, healthcare, and the workplace.

The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

This collection documents feminist thought and initiative around the world from over 4,000 monographs and 300 periodicals from continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and New Zealand, mostly in English, French and German. Both feminist and anti-feminist perspectives are represented, as well as dispassionate accountings of the condition of women through the centuries. The collection is formerly known as Gerritsen collection: women's history online, 1543-1945.


"Articles in PRISMA examine all aspects of Hispanic Studies, from research on indigenous cultures past and present to current economic indicators, politics and society, and Hispanic theatre. Coverage of subject areas is comprehensive and includes Anthropology, Business and Economics, History, Literature, Political Science and Sociology."

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) is a database of full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the study of Latin America and the Caribbean. Includes Spanish, Portuguese and English language content, covering all areas of the Social Sciences and Humanities.

ProQuest Congressional Publications

ProQuest Congressional Publications pulls together current and historical information from a wide range of Congressional resources, including hearings, committee prints, House and Senate Documents and Reports, legislative histories, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, and the Code of Federal Regulations. All aspects of legislation on topics such as scientific undertakings, historical events, social welfare, economic conditions, communication policies, and an endless array of other subjects are covered.

Wall Street Journal

Special Note:
As mentioned in our April 2011 issue, the Wall Street Journal (Proquest Historical Newspapers) is now available with content from July 8, 1889 to December 31, 1993.

Posted September 13, 2011