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New and Updated e-Resources

November 6, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon Online [Dictionary of Germany Literature Online]: Spanning from the early Middle Ages to the recent present, this Online Reference Work features articles on German-language authors from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and other European countries. In addition to profiling the lives and works of literary figures, it contains extensive information on research publications. The volumes on the Middle Ages cover German-language literature from the 8th to the 15th centuries, and are systematically organized by genre and topic area.
  • Encyclopaedia Islamica Online: Based on the abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. A unique feature of the Encyclopaedia Islamica Online lies in the attention given to Shiʿi Islam and its rich and diverse heritage. In addition to providing entries on important themes, subjects and personages in Islam generally, Encyclopaedia Islamica Online offers the Western reader an opportunity to appreciate the various dimensions of Shiʿi Islam, the Persian contribution to Islamic civilization, and the spiritual dimensions of the Islamic tradition.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


October 29, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resource:
  • Industrial Mobilization in Britain and the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-1918 is a 12-volume primary source collection of documents dating from 1915 to 1918. It covers the unprecedented industrial mobilization by David Lloyd George of Britain's entire economy for WWI via the establishment of the Ministry of Munitions. Of interest to researchers of economics, military history, British history, and political science.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

Updated Resources:
  • Please note that the Proquest ebook platform Ebook Central will be down for routine maintenance from Saturday, 27 October, 12:00 p.m. through Saturday, 27 October, 1:30 p.m.

October 23, 2018

The library has acquired the following resource:
  • Service Newspapers of World War II is a primary source collection of more than 200 titles from key nations that took part in WWII. The collection consists of newspapers published from 1939 to 1948 for active service members in English and some in other languages such as German, Czech, Hindi and Swahili. It also includes a chronology of key events in WWII, profiles of key titles, index of key people, places and keywords, image galleries, an interactive map, and contextual academic essays. Of interest to students and researchers of history, military studies, political science, print culture, area studies, and sociology.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


October 16, 2018

The library has acquired the following resource:
  • Age of Exploration features rare manuscript and early printed material, highly illustrated maps and documents, diaries and ships’ logs covering key events in the history of European Maritime exploration from 1420-1920. The collection also include audio visual material sourced from the British Film Institute and the Explorers Club, including a selection of speeches and films relating to the Arctic and Antarctic explorers of the early-twentieth century. Includes photos, maps, diaries and other content relating to Canadian Arctic exploration. Of interest to researchers of European history, Indigenous peoples, and maritime trade.  

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


October 1, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Gender: Identity and Social Change is a primary source collection for the study of gender history, women’s suffrage, the feminist movement and the men’s movement. Items include pamphlets, speeches, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, illustrations, posters, scrapbooks and objects, as well as personal diaries and correspondence of key figures and pioneers in gender history. Items date from the 19th century to the early 21st century, and predominantly cover the US, UK, and Canada (and to a lesser extent, Australia). Other key areas represented in the material include: employment and labour, education, government and legislation, the body, domesticity and the family. Of interest to students and scholars of women and gender studies, sexual diversity studies, legal studies, history, English and area studies.
  • Occupation and Independence: The Austrian Second Republic, 1945-1963 is a collection of special reports, studies, statistics, minutes, interviews, legal documents, cables and correspondence, and translations of foreign government documents, journals, and newspapers relating to the internal affairs of post-World War II Austria. Issues covered include political parties and elections, unrest and revolution, human rights, government, fiscal and monetary issues, housing, national defense, and education. Items are organized chronologically and according to topic. Of interest to students and scholars of Austrian history, political science, economics, government, international relations, and sociology.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


September 24, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Records of the Persian Gulf War is a collection of correspondence, memoranda, news clippings and brochures from the White House Office of Records Management Subject File categories dating from 1990 to 1991 and relating to the diplomatic and military response by the US to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Items also include a separate collection of correspondence, memoranda, and publications from the Staff and Office Files (including from the National Security Council). Of interest to researchers in American history, military history, political science, and international relations.
  • Psychological Warfare and Propaganda in World War II: Air Dropped & Shelled Leaflets & Periodical is a primary source collection of over 1,000 leaflets and periodicals from 1942 to 1945 that were air dropped and shelled into 19 countries and territories. Majority of items are by Allied forces, date predominantly from 1942 to 1945, and have original publication codes. Items are printed in over 10 languages. Only 115 shelled leaflets, from Germans to Allies, are in English. Of interest to students and researchers of history, political science, military history, rhetoric, media studies, and psychology.
  • Patriots to Arms: The Underground Resistance in Holland, Belgium, France and Italy 1933-1945 is a collection of newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, leaflets, photographs, books and pamphlets relating to propaganda activities and illegal press efforts to counter Nazi propaganda. Items are organized by each of the three country. Most of the documents are in French with some in German, Yiddish, Flemish, Dutch or Italian. Of interest to students and scholars of history, political science, rhetoric, print studies, and area studies.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

Updated Resources:

Beginning on and after October 1, 2018, searching with diacritics will be enabled for all EBSCO Products. With the release of this enhancement, a user will be able to use the appropriate diacritic mark for the specific words in their native language, allowing more precision in search results.

A diacritic is a mark that indicates pronunciation of a word. Sometimes a diacritic indicates a different word in the same language. Examples include:

  • Campaña (Spanish “campaign”) vs. Campana (Spanish “bell”)
  • Höra (Swedish “to listen”) vs. Hora (Spanish “hour”)

September 17, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • U.S. Middle East Peace Policy and America's Role in the Middle East Peace Process, 1991-1992 is a collection of correspondence, memoranda, coversheets, notes, distribution lists, newspaper articles, informational papers, published articles, and reports. Issues covered include American Middle East peace policy and the United States’ role in the many facets of the Middle East peace process. \Of interest to researchers of American studies, government, and political science. 
  • U.S. and Iraqi Relations: U.S. Technical Aid, 1950-1958 is a collection of documents relating to the technical cooperation program called the US Operations Mission in Iraq in the 1950s. Issues covered include assessments for judging the effectiveness of programs in agriculture, public health, education, public administration, community development, and transportation as well as examples of how effective the current US program may be in present-day Iraq. Of interest to researchers of American studies, international relations, history, political science, economics, and government.
  • The War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824 is a collection of correspondences to and from the War Department; financial documents such as vouchers, receipts, and financial statements; depositions, legal documents such as contracts, trade licenses, and passports for travel in the Indian country; and newspapers, speeches, conference proceedings appointments, and instructions to commissioners, superintendents, agents, and other officials. Of interest to researchers of American studies, indigenous studies, economics, sociology and government.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


September 10, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • ICE Digital Library – from International Clinical Educators, a collection of streaming video showing real patients and therapists in clinical settings demonstrating practical treatment ideas. Of interest to students and instructors of occupational and physical therapy.
  • The Indian Trade in the Southeastern Spanish Borderlands: Papers of Panton, Leslie and Company is a collection of more than 8,000 legal, political, and diplomatic documents dating from 1763-1901 detailing the Panton company's relations with and virtual monopoly on trading with the Creeks and Seminoles, as well as with the Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Cherokees. It is the most complete ethnographic collection available for the study of American Indians of the Southeast. Of interest to researchers of American history, indigenous studies, anthropology, sociology, and economics.
Updated resources
  • Colonial America – Module 4: Legislation and Politics in  the Colonies. From the National Archives UK, this collection includes documents on North America from 1606-1822. The collection is comprised of the original correspondence between London and the American colonial governments. Of interest to researchers of eighteenth century studies, colonial studies. 

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

August 28, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources.
  • Japanese American Internment: Records of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library is a collection of correspondence, speeches, budgets, legal papers, minutes, memoranda, and FBI intelligence reports relating to presidential and government policies for the internment of thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry and resident aliens from Japan during WWII. Issues covered include war-time restrictions and orders, differential application of them to smaller numbers of American residents of Italian or German descent, and correspondence with Japanese American citizens and resident aliens. Of interest to students and scholars of US history, East Asian studies, race studies, government and sociology.
  • La Guerra Civil Española (Spanish Civil War) is a collection of approximately 3,000 rare pamphlets from Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Philippines, as well as more than 100 German pamphlets published in Spanish from 1936-1939. These pamphlets were distributed throughout Spain, Germany, Italy, the Soviet Union and North America. They represent the opinions and philosophies of insurgents, anarchists, socialists and communists on Spanish and international history, ideology, political science, church and state conflicts, nationalism, socialism, fascism and communism. Of interest to researchers in Spanish studies, history, print studies, political science, and religious studies.
  • Methodist Episcopal Church Archives: Missionary Activities is a primary source collection of documents from the United Methodist Archives and History Center of the United Methodist Church. It spans from 1819 to 1952 and comprises materials relating to Methodist Episcopal Missionary activities in Italy. Of interest to researchers of religious studies, history and Italian studies.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

Updated Resources

ProQuest scheduled downtime

Books on ProQuest platforms including Ebook Central will be unavailable beginning Saturday August 18th at 12:00pm for up to five hours

All other ProQuest products including databases, reference management tools and bibliographic tools will be unavailable beginning Saturday August 18th at 10:00pm for up to eight hours


August 14, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • French Mandate in The Lebanon, Christian-Muslim Relations, and the U.S. Consulate at Beirut, 1919-1935 is a collection of correspondence and telegrams sent and received by the American consular post in Beirut as they reported on the administration of the Mandate, its problems, protection of interests of American citizens, foreign, trade, shipping, and immigration. It also covers issues such as the Druse Rebellion of 1925, religious conflicts between Christian, Maronite, and Muslim communities, repression by French military forces, French efforts to settle Bedouin tribes in Syria, nationalist organizations and rebellion, anti-Zionism activities, riots and civil disturbances, failure of the Franco-Lebanese Treaty of 1936, the 1939 new mandate administration in Syria, the advent of WWII, and Palestinian views on Syrian independence. Of interest to researchers of postcolonial studies, Islamic studies, religious studies, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, history, economics, international relations and political science. 
  • Global Missions and Theology is a collection of pivotal personal narratives, organizational records, and biographies of the essential leaders, simple missionaries, and churches relating to 19th century religious missionary activities, practices and thought in the United States. They cover issues such as missionary activities among Native Americans and African Americans (both slaves and freedmen), as well as missions to Africa, Fiji and Sandwich Islands, India, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Hawaii. Of interest to students and scholars of religious studies, US history, African studies, indigenous studies, South Asian studies, East Asian studies, Southeast Asian studies, postcolonial studies, anthropology, and sociology.
  • Grassroots Civil Rights and Social Action: Council for Social Action is a collection of minutes, testimonies, policy statements, correspondence, financial statements and pamphlets from the Congregational Library in Boston, Massachusetts. Dating from 1934 to 1956, they cover issues including the Council’s active political participation in social action, its engagement in race relations, Indian relations, opposition to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, and the protection of the civil rights of war victims and Japanese-Americans during WWII. Of interest to researchers of religious studies, American history, legal studies, sociology and political science. 

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


August 7, 2018

The library has acquired the following resources:
  • The J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America collection is a collection from the archives of one of the world's oldest and biggest advertising agencies. It includes creative briefs, market research and reports, print advertisements, memoranda and correspondence, annual reports, client lists, and commercial schedules. It also includes the complete account files plus brand case studies for 9 key clients. Materials date from 1900 to 2000. Of interest to students and researchers of American history, sociology, marketing, business, media studies, and women and gender studies.
  • FBI File: American POWs/MIAs in Southeast Asia is a collection of FBI files including teletypes, interviews, letters, memos, newsletters, and reports relating to the investigation into the Committee of Liaison with Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam (COLIFAM). They date from 1967 to 1993 and are organized chronologically within two parts: Domestic Security, and Foreign Counterintelligence. Issues covered include women's rights and anti-war groups such as the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and interviews with hundreds of Vietnamese refugees. Of interest to students and scholars of Vietnamese studies, Southeast Asian studies, US history, international relations, government, political science, geography, and women and gender studies.
  • Foreign Relations between Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944 is a collection of cables, memoranda, correspondence, reports and analyzes, and treaties relating to the foreign relations between the United States and countries from Central and South America, and those between Central American and South American countries themselves. They are organized by following countries: the Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the West Indian Republics. Issues covered include the rise of Fascism and Falangism; the effects of the worldwide depression; Mexican oil and nationalization; Central America and the "banana republics;" and FDR’s Good Neighbor Policy. Of interest to students and scholars of Latin American studies, Caribbean studies, international relations, US history, economics, political science, and international relations.
  • Emiliano Zapata Collections: collections of correspondence, documentation of requests for aid; reports, acts or proceedings on revolutionary and civil trials, and information concerning the revolutionary Convention sovereign. Items document the activities of Emiliano Zapata and the Liberation Army of the South. Of interest to researchers of Mexican history, economics, political science and geography.

Cuartel General del Sur, 1910-1925

Emiliano Zapata, 1901-1919

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

Updated resources:
  • On July 31, 2018, IEEE Xplore will upgrade to a new search engine. The new search experience offers users the ability to include wildcards and phrased searchers, the ability to include search operators (e.g. AND, OR, NOT) via the Basic Search, and an improved process for saved searches. All saved searches and search histories will carry over to the new system, but there may be instances  where the number of results may be slightly different than expected because of the changes to the search logic.

July 17, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


July 10, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Ethnologue: is a reference resource with basic information on the characteristics, classification and geographical distribution of the world’s languages. The resource includes statistical information and language maps. Of interest to students and researchers of linguistics, international studies and anthropology.
  • George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: a collection of documents relating to the administration of George H.W. Bush including correspondence, memoranda, cables, diplomatic dispatches, reports, studies, maps, and printed materials. Material is drawn from FOIA requests the collection has been separated into three distinct sub-collections. Of interest to researchers of US History, Islamic studies, International relations, economics, government, political science and Slavic studies.

Bosnia and the Situation in the Former Yugoslavia

Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Reunification of Germany

The Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid

  • Chamberlain Papers: A collection of personal letters and diaries, accounting records, newspaper clippings, official papers and correspondence and family memorabilia for the lives and political careers of the Chamberlain family. Of interst to researchers of British studies, Irish studies, postcolonial studies, political science and international relations.

The papers of Joseph Chamberlain

The papers of Neville Chamberlain

The papers of Sir Austen Chamberlain

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page


July 3, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Records of the US Department of State: a collection of documents from US diplomats from 1960-1963 relating to security, trade, espionage. Of interest to researchers of area studies, US history, international relations and economics. Collection subdivided by region:

Argentina BoliviaBrazilCambodia | ChileColombia EcuadorEgypt | GreeceAlbaniaHungaryIran | IraqLaosLebanon, Palestine, Syria, Trans-JordanLibyaMoroccoNicaraguaPanamaPeruPolandRomaniaSaudi Arabia | Turkey, Greece, and the Balkan StatesTurkeyVenezuela

Updated Resources:
  • Marquis Who’s Who has been canceled as of July 1st. The content of Marquis Who’s Who is fully duplicated in LexisNexis Academic, so the library is not losing access to any content. If you are linking to Marquis Who’s Who via LibGuides or elsewhere, please update your links to point to LexisNexis Academic.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

2018 Journal Citation Report Released:

Clarivate has released the 2018 version of JCR. One key change is the contribution of the Book Citation Index to the metrics, which has the ability to make significant changes to rankings in the social sciences and humanities.


June 26, 2018

The library has acquired the following resources:
  • British Foreign Office: United States Correspondence, 1935-1948 is a collection of documents consisting mostly of communications between the Foreign Office and various British embassies and consulates in North America. It covers governmental, political, military, economic, and cultural topics concerning Anglo-American relations. Of interest to researchers of American and British studies, history, international relations, economics, and political science. The collection is subdivided into 2-3 year chunks, but any access point can take the user to the full collection.
  • Evangelism: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions are collection of correspondence to and from the mission field and the Board of Foreign Mission headquarters relating to their educational, evangelical and medical work in countries around the world. Of interest to students and scholars of Near & Middle East studies, East Asian Studies, Islamic studies, religious studies, postcolonial studies and sociology. The collection is subdivided by region:

Syria Lebanon | Africa | China | India | Iran | Japan | Korea | Latin America | Philippines | Thailand

Reminder:
  • Statista: In the past few months we have been forwarded several requests from students, requesting this resource. A reminder that this resources is available for UTL users. Statista.com integrates data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. Statista is especially popular with undergraduates who have limited experience working with statistics, because of its easy-to-use interface.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


June 18, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following collections:
  • The British Mandate in Palestine, Arab-Jewish Relations, and the U.S. Consulate at Jerusalem, 1920-1944 is a collection of correspondence, political reports  and telegrams sent and received by the American consular post in Jerusalem as they reported on the administration of the Mandate and other themes of the period. Issues covered include the relationship of Palestinians to other Arab countries, the Zionist movement in Palestine and abroad, Communist influence in Palestine, reports on Islamic conferences, racial and religious disturbances and riots, the "holy places question," partition of Palestine and the Arab Entente, Jewish-Arab relations and impact on Palestine, and Jewish and Arab national aspirations. Of interest to researchers in Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, postcolonial studies, Islamic studies, Jewish studies, religious studies, international relations and political science.
  • Afghanistan in 1919: The Third Anglo-Afghan War is a collection of confidential correspondence, memoranda, orders, reports and other materials regarding military policy and administration. They cover issues such as the organization, operations and equipment of the British army during the war. Of interest to researchers of military history, British history, Near and Middle Eastern civilizations, and postcolonial studies.
  • Colección Revolución, 1910-1921 is a collection from 1958 created by members of the Committee on Historical Research of the Mexican Revolution. It includes 5 sections, titled: 1. The Flores Brothers revolutionary activities MAGO: movement Comun in the Baja California region; 2. Revolution and regime Madero: correspondence, reports and military activities, reports on the political situation in some States; 3. Emiliano Zapata, the Plan of Ayala and his agrarian policy: land deals, reports of troops and mail operations; 4. Revolution and regime Constitutionalist: circulars, laws, decrees and manifestos; and, 5. Sovereign revolutionary Convention: together prior to the sessions and sessions held 1914-1915. Of interest to researchers of Mexican history, Latin American studies, economics, political science and geography.
  • Crisis in the Dominican Republic: Records of the U.S. State Department Central Files, February 1963-1966 is a collection of documents completely in English, and dating from 1963 to 1966. It includes governmental dispatches, instructions, and miscellaneous correspondence from the U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy, and Dominican Republic government. Issues covered include political affairs and government, public order and safety, military affairs, social matters (including history and culture), economic conditions (including immigration and emigration), industry and agriculture, communications and transportation, and navigation. Of interest to researchers of Latin American studies, political science, history, economics, and sociology.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page. 


June 4, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893 is a collection of letters written by Presbyterian missionaries working with Native Americans during the mid- to late 1800s. The almost 14,000 letters cover issues such as their encounters with Native American cultures and peoples, tribal factionalism, relations with the U.S. government, mission school curricula and syllabi, Native American slave-owners, personal worries, and the many problems and achievements of missionary work. Of interest to students and scholars of anthropology, US history, indigenous studies, religious studies, education, women and gender studies, sociology and history.
  • Revolution in Honduras and American Business: The Quintessential “Banana Republic is a primary source collection of over 24,000 scanned documents from the US State Department dating in relation to American government and commercial relations with the Honduras from 1910 to 1930. It includes special reports, studies and statistics, correspondence, translations, and classified materials from US diplomats. Of interest to researchers and students of the history of the Honduras, US history, international relations, history, economics, and political science.
  • The Cyprus Crisis in 1967 is a primary source collection of over 5,991 scanned images of documents created by the US State Department's Executive Secretariat as part of a documentary record on various international crises in the 1960s. Documents gathered came from a variety of sources and represent an administrative history of the crisis from the perspective of the US government and its foreign policy, including Presidential Advisor Cyrus Vance's mission, the Arlie House Project, US and UN responses to the civil war, and the threat to NATO. It also includes an almost day-by-day record of the events of the Crisis from 1963 to 1967. Of interest to researchers of Cyprus studies, US history, international relations, history, conflict studies, and political science.
  • British Campaign in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918 is a primary source collection of over 3,000 scanned images of telegrams, correspondence, minutes, memoranda and confidential prints dating from 1914 to 1918 and gathered together in the India Office Military Department on Mesopotamia. These documents relate to the failed British/Indian Army campaign in Mesopotamia. Of interest to researchers of British history, Indian history, postcolonial studies, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and military history.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page. 


May 28, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • The Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the U.S is a primary source collection comprising the full-text report of 'The Problem of Indian Administration', also known as the Meriam Report, and the 41-part report for the US Senate Committee on living conditions and effects of Bureau of Indian Affairs' policies and programs on Native Americans. It spans the period from 1923-1943, and provides insights into many major tribes: Sioux, Navaho, Quapaw, Chickasaw, Apache, Pueblo, Ute, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kickapoo, Klamath, and many others. Of interest to researchers and students of indigenous studies, US history, sociology, economics, and anthropology.
  • Foreign Relations Between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944 is a primary source collection of over 82,000 scanned documents from the US State Department relating to American relations with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It includes cables, memoranda, correspondence, reports and analyses, and treaties, and is organized by country. In the Caribbean, Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic are represented. Of interest to researchers and students in Latin American studies, Caribbean studies, US history, economics, political science, and international relations. 
  • Nicaragua: Political Instability and U.S. Intervention, 1910-1933 is a primary source collection of almost 40,000 scanned documents from the US State Department relating to the US occupation of Nicaragua. It includes official and unofficial correspondence, instructions, studies, memoranda, translations, reports, and plans. Of interest to researchers and students of US history and government, Central American studies, US history, international relations, political science, economics.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


May 22, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Crime, Punishment and Pop Culture, 1790-1920 is a collection of trial transcripts, police and forensic reports, detective novels, newspaper accounts, true crime literature, and related ephemera from the US, Britain, and Australia. It covers changing attitudes about punishment and reform that led to such practices as solitary confinement, prison work programs, and penal transportation, as well as "scientific" theories such as phrenology. Of interest to students and researchers of history, literature, criminal justice, legal studies, sexual diversity studies, women and gender studies, American studies, British studies, and sociology.
  • Women's Issues and Their Advocacy Within the White House, 1974-1977 is a  collection of documents from the Nixon and Ford presidencies relating to the activities of the Office of Women's Programs and Special Assistant to the President for Women. It includes meeting minutes, briefing papers, correspondence, talking points, speeches, and news clippings accumulated from Special Assistants Patricia Lindh and Jeanne Holm, as well as presidential Counselor Anne Armstrong and Office of Women's Programs Director Karen Keesling. Of interest to researchers in US history and government, legal history, political science, and women and gender studies.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

Updated resources
  • Scholars Portal Books the public beta of the new Scholars Portal books platform has been released. This platform will become the default books platform in July 2018. All previously linked and bookmarked books will continue to be accessible at the same URL during the transition and long-term, but we encourage staff and end users to use the new platform as much as possible. Most significantly for users, Single User titles can now be read in-browser, so that Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is no longer required. Users will still have the option to use ADE if they’d like to download a book for offline use.

May 14, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Brill ebooks: A collection of approximately 8000 ebooks, published by Brill between 2007 and 2017. The full collection is available for use by unlimited simultaneous users. Because the library licenses the Brill collection, our community now has access to Brill MyBook. Students or faculty members who would prefer a paper copy can order a print-on-demand edition for their personal use for the fixed price of $25USD. MyBook orders will be printed and shipped within one business day, and shipping is free.
  • Homophile movement: Papers of Donald Stewart Lucas, 1941-1976  is a new module in the Archives of Sexuality and Gender Collection. The collection showcases the homophile movement in San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s and is a valuable resource for those studying the intersection of class and homosexuality. The collection includes correspondence, Pan-Graphic Press publications, and organizational documents. Of interest to researchers of LGBT Studies and History. 
Updated Resources:
  • Central and Eastern European Online Library has been expanded to include a further 138 journals, 320 ebooks as well as over 200 new grey literature items. New items include 12 periodicals published  by Akadémiai Kiadó /Hungary and 11 journals published by Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk/Poland.
  • Kanopy Films: New films are now available to view via Kanopy Films. Access them at: http://utoronto.kanopy.com/. Films that are available have been requested by instructors for use in specific courses, although they are available for streaming to anyone with a utorid. Individual titles have been licensed for a one-year term.

May 7, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Moscow News Digital Archive (1930-2014) is an online archive of all obtainable published issues of the oldest English-language newspaper in Russia, including issues of the sister publication Moscow Daily News (1932-1938). It includes full-page access of approximately 60,000 pages, complete original graphics, searchable text, and cross-searching with other Eastview collections. The collection utilizes the best-known copies available, however some issues are still missing. Of interest to students and researchers in Russian culture and history, Soviet and post-Soviet studies, political science, and economics.
  • The Mafia in Florida and Cuba: FBI Surveillance of Meyer Lansky and Santo Trafficante, Jr is a primary source collection of over 11,000 pages of scanned materials produced by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies from 1946 to 1977 on mafia bosses Santo Trafficante, Jr., Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano. It includes memoranda, correspondence, and analyses from the Justice Department; news articles; Domestic Intelligence Section reports; transcripts of wiretaps, typewriter taps and coded messages; and memoranda of conversations. It also includes FBI surveillance, informant reports, and correspondence from offices across 5 states. Of interest to students and researchers of American history and culture, criminology, Latin American studies, and international relations.
  • African American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1827-1998 provides online access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th-century titles. Of interest to researchers of cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies.
Updated resources:
  • Zoological Record: As of May 1, the library’s access to Zoological Record has moved from ProQuest to Web of Science. There is a short grace period during which access will remain on via ProQuest, but anyone linking directly to the resource via libguides or other pages is asked to update their URLs as redirects will not be in place.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


April 30, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • The Dublin Castle Records 1798-1926 is a primary source collection of the records of the British administration in Ireland. It includes monthly reports, memoranda, political surveillance and espionage reports, judicial proceedings, censorship documents, and papers relating to civil administration and prominent figures such as Eamon De Valera, Maud Gonne, and Countess Markievicz. Of interest to students and researchers of Irish and British history, political science, postcolonial studies, and economics.
  • Krokodil Digital Archives (1922 -2008) is an online archive of the popular Russian satirical magazine that once reached a circulation of 6.5 million copies. It includes full-page access to the entire publication, which can be used a gauge of the 'correct party line' of the time. Users can search the full text, and use searchable tags that identify individuals and organizations within the artwork. Titles and details are in Cyrillic and Roman alphabet transliterations. Of interest to students and researchers of Russian culture and history, political science, art history, media studies, graphic arts, and rhetoric.
  • Mergent Archives has been updated to include the Historical Annual Reports module. The collection includes access to over 1,000,000 company annual reports, back to 1900. Reports offer in-depth analyses on companies from the United States, Canada and Europe. Of interest to researchers of business, management, history.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

Ebooks on MyiLibrary

The MyiLibrary ebook platform has been retired. All books that were previously available on the MyiLibrary platform are now available via Ebook Central. Redirects are in place and we have confirmed that access is working, but if you are linking directly to MyiLibrary books in libguides or through other materials, you are encouraged to update your links to point to Ebook Central.

 

New Open Access Resource: PsycCRITIQUES Archive

Scholars Portal is pleased to announce that the archive of PsycCRITIQUES is now fully available as an Open Access resource on the Scholars Portal Journals platform.

PsycCRITIQUES was a database of psychology related books and films maintained by the American Psychological Association.  It began publication as Contemporary Psychology: A Journal of Reviews in 1956 and transitioned to the online PsycCRITIQUES database in 2004.  The database was discontinued in December 2017.

You can browse or search PsycCRITIQUES on the Scholars Portal Journals platform: https://journals.scholarsportal.info/browse/15540138

PsycCRITIQUES content is available in popular knowledgebases and can be integrated into your institutional discovery layer.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Journals team: journals@scholarsportal.info


 

April 24, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Sunday School Movement and Its Curriculum is a primary source collection of more than 39,000 scanned images of pamphlets spanning 1884-1820 from the Congregational Library and Archives of Boston. Of interest to researchers of religious studies, history, education, and American studies.
  • The Allied Propaganda in World War II and the British Political Warfare Executive is a primary source collection of the complete files of the British Political Warfare Executive from 1941 to 1956. It includes correspondence, minutes, mission files, and a complete collection of airborne propaganda leaflets in 9 recipient languages dropped over mainland Europe by British and American air forces. It also includes the secret minutes of the special 1944 War Cabinet Committee "Breaking the German Will to Resist". Of interest to researchers of history, political science, rhetoric, media studies, and women and gender studies.
  • The U.S. Operations Mission to Saudi Arabia, 1950-1955: Correspondence and Subject Files of the Office of the Director is a primary source collection the correspondence files of the US Operations Mission in Saudi Arabia, the Subject Files of the office of the Director which document the programs and problems of the International Cooperation and Administration effort and the Point Four program. Of interest to researchers in history, political science, economics, American studies, and international relations.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


April 18, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963: Records of the U.S. State Department Central Classified Files is a primary source collection of over 9,600 scanned images of files from American diplomats' internal and foreign affairs relating to Afghanistan. They include special reports, studies and statistics, interviews and minutes of meetings, legal documents, internal communications, and translated documents. Of interest to scholars in political science, Islamic studies, U.S. history, geography, economics, and history. 
  • Sukarno and the Army-PKI Rivalry in the Years of Living Dangerously, 1960-1963 is a primary source collection of over 18,500 scanned images of files relating to US diplomats and the Indonesian government. They include memoranda, correspondence, studies and reports, maps, and news articles relating to US diplomatic activities with Indonesia, Indonesia's internal affairs, and Indonesia's relations with its neighbors. Of interest to scholars in Southeast Asian studies, political science, Islamic studies, U.S. history, geography, economics, and history. 
  • The U.S. civilian advisory effort in Vietnam : U.S. Operations Mission, 1954-1957 - Classified & Subject Files of the Executive Office is a primary source collection of over 64,000 scanned images from the US Operations Mission established to intervene in Vietnam. It includes files relating to the control and direction of US economic and technical assistance programs, and coordination of mutual security activities. Of interest to scholars in South Asian Studies, political science, U.S. history, postcolonial studies, economics, and history. 

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


April 9, 2018

  • Lynda.com online courses: Students, staff and faculty at the University of Toronto now have access to Lynda.com, an online learning resource with high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized experts. Using your UTORid to log in, you may choose from more than 1,400 online self-paced courses that cover a wide range of topics, including business, IT, software, and design. 

April 2, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • ACLU American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part 2: Expands the ACLU collection by including the papers of the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU. The documents in the collection focus on civil rights movements and the their impacts on the South and beyond. The collection is valuable for instruction for students who are not well versed in legal language. Of interest to researchers of American history, social history, civil rights.
  • LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 2: Expands on the LGBTQ history collection by adding materials relating to minorities, religious LGBTQ organizations, international publications and reports, AIDS advocacy groups, and governmental investigations of homosexuals. In addition, Part 2 adds the periodicals and letters held by the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance Archives, thus expanding coverage of publications from the South Eastern United States. Of interest to researchers of Gender and Women’s Studies, Social history, American history.  

March 26, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Digital Theatre Plus: an HD streaming video library of filmed theatre productions and supporting materials that includes over 400 classic, contemporary and international productions (though alas, no Hamilton). The collection includes productions from across the UK including West End theatre and the RSC, as well as over 250 filmed interviews exploring the creative and technical theatre-making process. Of interest to instructors and researchers of Drama and English. (n.b. productions will be available in the catalogue at the title-level, as well as searchable via the DT platform).
  • Cambridge Companions: a searchable collection of over 600 ebooks that are popular for undergraduate instruction. They are authoritative guides on literature, philosophy, history, and area studies. New editions are added when available with original editions still available on the platform. Of interest to instructors of literature, classics, music, philosophy, religion, culture, and history. The full collection will be catalogued at the title level.
  • Renmin Ribao Digital Archive (1946-2012): known in English as the People’s Daily, the paper is the official publication of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and the central newspaper of record for the modern Chinese state. The full-image and full-text digital archive will be of interest to researchers of East Asian Studies.
  • Gartner Reports & ResearchUniversity of Toronto students, faculty, and staff now have access to current Gartner reports, research, and webinars through the Gartner Campus Access Agreement. Gartner provides information technology related research and market analysis, including:
    • insights into major business and technology trends
    • regularly updated selections of cutting-edge research from Gartner analysts
    • Gartner Magic Quadrants - based on research in a specific market, Magic Quandrants provide a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market's competitors
    • Hype Cycles - a graphic representation of the maturity, adoption and social application of specific technologies 

March 19, 2018

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Statista is a statistics portal with the latest statistics and facts on 170 industries and 50 countries that gathers data from market reports, trade publications, scientific journals and government databases. It is searchable by data type, country, region, industry, publication date, and archived status. Data are downloadable in PNG, PDF, XLS, and PowerPoint, embeddable via an HTML code, and adjustable between chart types. Of interest to researchers and students in statistical sciences, economics, business, education, finance, media, politics, sociology, and technology. 
  • Socialism on Film: Module II Newsreels and Cinemagazines is a collection  from Soviet, Chinese, Vietanmese, East European, British and Latin American filmmakers. The new module includes the China Today newsreels, diplomatic and political newsreels focused on the USSR, the GDR Magazine newsreels from the German Democratic Republic, global newsreels including Czechoslovakia in Pictures, Bulgarian Chronicle and Vietnam Today, and Soviet newsreels and cinemagazines including Around the Soviet Union, Agricultural News and Soviet Sport. Of interest to researchers of Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, East Asia, International Relations, Media and Communications.

 

U of T Policy Reports Collection

This curated collection, developed in developed in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation, assembles policy-related research reports produced by University of Toronto units. It is a collection of grey literature which aims to improve discoverability of U of T contributions in a diversity of areas including local, provincial, national, and global public policy matters that are important for the understanding of developing issues. Authors and/or co-authors are faculty members, fellows, students or staff who were at U of T at the time of publication. The collection excludes externally commissioned reports and studies published in scholarly journals or books.

It is housed in TSpace, a free and secure research repository established by the University of Toronto Libraries to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record of the University of Toronto. U of T researchers often produce reports that make an important contribution to understanding and providing solutions to emerging issues in society. However, because many of these reports are not published through traditional means they can be difficult to find for others through conventional methods. Reports included in the U of T Policy Reports Collection will be more easily accessible as part of TSpace, which enables:

  • Indexing by search engines, including Google and Google Scholar;
  • Priority search engine indexing, resulting in higher search engine rankings than items posted on departmental or personal websites;
  • Creation of assigned, permanent, or persistent URLs, or handles;
  • Ability to track statistics for document download; and,
  • Compliance with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy.

This is a living collection and we encourage members of the U of T community who have authored or are aware of relevant reports to consider having them included in this collection. No special authorization beyond a UTORid is required to upload your report(s). Once uploaded, reports will be reviewed by the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation for consistency with the collection style before being made public. Please see the Policy Reports Collection Upload Instructions for Authors for collection specific instructions. The Policy Reports Collection FAQs contains more information about the Collection.


March 13, 2018

Updated resources:
  • The libraries have expanded access to the Shoah Visual History ArchiveThe Shoah Visual History Archive has added oral histories recorded from 1975 to 2016 in 38 languages of survivors of the Nanjing Massacre, the Guatemalan Genocide, contemporary antisemitism, the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, the Cambodian Genocide, and the Central African Republic Conflict. Oral histories are in video form. For interviews that are not in English, subtitles are provided for some but not all videos. Of interest to researchers and students in history, area studies, sociology, religion, psychology, sexual diversity studies, geography, political science, social work, and women and gender studies.

N.B. The catalogue record will be updated to reflect this, but the collection now has expanded access has well as new content. The collection is available on and off campus, there is no need to create an account and no need for local caching to view content. The collection now works like other streaming video collections.


March 6, 2018

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • East India Company Module II, Factory Records for South Asia and Southeast Asia: The second of a three-part collection of India Office Records from the British Library, this module focuses on trade networks, daily life for those living and working in the British Empire, and the interaction between Western traders and Asian societies, through correspondence, diaries, and company records. Of interest to researchers of British Imperial history, maritime trade, and global commerce.

  • Foreign Office Files for Japan Module II: The second part of a three-part collection of British Foreign Office Files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952. This section focuses on the American post-war occupation of Japan from 1946-1952. Of interest to researchers of Japanese culture and society, trade and the pacific rim, and American-Japanese relations.


February 27, 2018

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Canadiana Online, a service providing unified full-text searching and access to three major collections of Canadian documentary heritage. Building on the collection in the Early Canadiana Online portal, Canadiana Online comprises digitized collections of books, newspapers, periodicals, images and nationally-significant archival materials on Canada in searchable databases.
    • The Monographs collection comprises 84,000 projected titles in 47 languages including 14 indigenous languages.  Of interest to researchers and students in indigenous history, women's history, anthropology, immigration, genealogy, local history, military history, law, politics and medicine.
    • The Serials collection includes early dailies, weeklies, specialized journals and mass-market magazines up to 1930. The collection includes publications for diverse ethnolinguistic communities, city directories, and annual reports from churches, schools, businesses and other organizations. Of interest to researchers and students in literature, medicine, science and technology, education, and print history.
    • The Government Publications collection includes pre-1920 colonial, provincial and federal documents. They include government acts, bills, committee reports, court rules, debates, journals, ordinances, and official publications from France and Great Britain. Government Publications is of interest to researchers and students in immigration, Atlantic history, economic history and government.

February 20, 2018

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Westlaw – LawSource
    LawSource is a collection of Canadian case law and legislation. Primary sources include full-text cases/decisions, statutes, rules, and regulations. Court decisions include unreported cases dating from 1986 onwards, reported cases from 1977 and pre-1977 reported cases from key courts and law report series. The content greatly expands on what is available in CanLII and was previously only available to those affiliated with the law school.
  • ProQuest History Vault: American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961
    A searchable collection of primary source materials from the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. These include interviews, diaries, handwritten notes, confidential correspondence, telegrams, internal memoranda, official reports, briefing books, press releases and briefings on and off the record. They also include transcripts from the Harry S. Truman Oral Histories Collection.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Reconstruction and Military Government after the Civil War (1865-1877)
    A searchable collection of primary source material from the U.S. Army's Office of Civil Affairs during the early Reconstruction period in the American South. These include letters, petitions, court proceedings, documents from newly established military districts of former Confederate states, claims for compensation by Union sympathizers for confiscated personal property during the war, and internal documents related to elections.
Updated resources:
  • Barron’s Digital Microfilm
    ProQuest has converted this title from Digital Microfilm to a Digitized Recent Newspaper platform meaning the full page content is cross searchable with other products on the ProQuest platform. Catalogue records will be updated to include the new links, but if you were linking directly to the digital microfilm in a libguide or on any other page you must update URLs as redirects are not in place.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley is migrating their content to a new platform the weekend of February 24-25. Redirects will be in place and catalogue records will be updated but if you are linking directly to Wiley content in a libguide or on a webpage, please update your links. Partner products include AnthroSource, Current Protocols, and American Geophysical Union are also migrating. Cochrane Library will remain on its old platform until later this winter.

February 13, 2018

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The libraries have acquired the following resources:
  • Petitions by the People to Parliament (expansion of UK Parliamentary papers collection)
    The UK Parliamentary Papers collection is now expanded to include the online module Public Petitions to Parliament, 1833-1918. It is a collection of all the records of the Select Committee on Public Petitions from 1833-1918, including more than 900,000 petitions accepted by Parliament. Of interest to students and researchers of British history, religious history, environmental studies, government, economic history, and sociology.
  • Communist Historical Newspaper Collection
    The Communist Newspapers collection includes 9 historical communist newspapers from the United States dating from 1917 to 2013, including articles, pictures and advertisements all viewable in their original formatting. The collection includes: Daily Worker, Daily World, Ohio Socialist, People’s World Daily, People’s Weekly World, Sunday Worker, Toiler, Worker (1922-24), and Worker (1958-1968). Of interest to students and researchers in political history, economics, labour, and U.S. history.
Updated Resource:
  • BrowZine Update
    The libraries have upgraded their BrowZine subscription to make new features available to users. Users can now sync the BrowZine app with BrowZine web. With a BrowZine account, users can stay current with their bookshelf across all devices. Users can access information about BrowZine here:

 

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

 

January 31, 2018

The libraries have added two new modules of the Digital National Security Archive:
  • Cuba and the U.S.: The Declassified History of Negotiations to Normalize Relations, 1959-2016
    A collection of 1,704 declassified primary source documents from 1959 to 2016 documenting the historical context and the overt and covert diplomacy between the United States and Cuba. They include reports, options papers, meeting summaries, memoranda of conversations, and cables from the U.S. and Cuban governments as well as Brazilian, British, Mexican, and Spanish ministries and archives. Of interest to students and researchers in U.S.-Cuba relations, political science, Latin America, conflict resolution, and U.S. foreign policy.
  • Targeting Iraq, Part 1: Planning, Invasion, and Occupation, 1997-2004
    Documenting U.S. policy towards Iraq from the initial policy to overthrow Saddam Hussein to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the dissolution of the U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority in 2004. It includes intelligence reports, briefing materials, memos, background papers, reports of human rights abuses by American forces, and documents prepared for the public from the U.S. government, as well as official British government investigations. Of interest to students and researchers in U.S.-Arab relations, U.S. foreign policy, security studies, government and news media relations, and international relations.
The libraries have added two new modules to the Early European Books Collection.

The new modules include about 3,500 items from major libraries in Britain, Italy, Holland, Denmark and a large collection from the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Of interest to students and researchers in religious studies, medieval history, women and gender studies, book history and print culture.


Product updates:
  • Proquest Product Downtime
    On Saturday January 27 from 10:00pm to 6:00 am EST on January 28, access to most Proquest products will be offline. Users will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times. Affected products include research databases, reference management tools, and dissertation publishing.
  • Digital Microfilm – New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post
    ProQuest has converted these three titles from Digital Microfilm to a Digitized Recent Newspaper platform meaning the full page content is cross searchable with other products on the ProQuest platform. Catalogue records will be updated to include the new links, but if you were linking directly to the digital microfilm in a libguide or on any other page you must update URLs as redirects are not in place. New links:
    • WaPo: https://search-proquest-com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/pdnwashingtonpost
    • NYT: http://myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/pdnnewyorktimes
    • WSJ: http://myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/pdnwallstreetjournal
  • Liverpool University Press Journals, Guildford Press Journals (and other content on the Atypon Journal platform)
    As of January 31, 2018, Atypon hosted sites will no longer be viewable via Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10. If you have a user attempting to retrieve content from a journal publisher that uses Atypon, please ask the user to upgrade to IE 11 or to install Chrome or Firefox.

 
Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


January 23, 2018

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The libraries have acquired a collection of new content formats to complement the Sage Research Methods collection. Please share widely as these resources will be particularly useful for teaching:
  • SAGE Videos
    Sage Videos contains over 20,000 educational videos for the social sciences, dating from 1920 to the present. It includes embeddable videos with custom clip creation and searchable transcripts. Videos include lectures, interviews, documentaries, raw/observational footage and archival content from universities, professional associations, and national television broadcasting companies. Of interest for teaching in business, education, communications, sociology, political science, international relations, criminology, counseling and psychology. Videos are catalogued at the title level.
  • SAGE Business Cases
    Sage Business Cases contains thousands of business case studies from 1996 to the present. It includes case studies in business ethics, accounting, human resource management, marketing, and organization studies from international business schools and institutes. Case studies can be searched by academic level from beginner, intermediate, to complex. Of interest for teaching in business, management, finance, accounting, and human resources. Cases are catalogued at the title level.
  • Sage Datasets
    Sage Datasets contains over 150 quantitative and qualitative datasets that can be used for hands-on practice for students exploring new statistical techniques. Datasets includes surveys, time-series, and numerical data. Of interest for teaching statistics and research methods in history, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Datasets will be catalogued at the title level and will be made available via Scholars Portal.

 

eResource updates
  • Proquest Product Downtime
    On Saturday January 27 from 10:00pm to 6:00 am EST on January 28, access to most Proquest products will be offline. Users will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times. Affected products include research databases, reference management tools, and dissertation publishing.
  • Liverpool University Press Journals, Guildford Press Journals (and other content on the Atypon Journal platform)
    As of January 31, 2018, Atypon hosted sites will no longer be viewable via Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10. If you have a user attempting to retrieve content from a journal publisher that uses Atypon, please ask the user to upgrade to IE 11 or to install Chrome or Firefox.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


January 15, 2018

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The library has acquired the following collections:
  • Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro:
    The Teatro database contains hundreds of Spanish-language dramatic works from 1500-1700. The database offers full-text access to 16 major authors. The interface is in both Spanish and English. Of interest to researchers of Spanish language and literature, and drama. 
eResource Updates:
  • Proquest Product Downtime
    On Saturday January 27 from 10:00pm to 6:00 am EST on January 28, access to most Proquest products will be offline. Users will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times. Affected products include research databases, reference management tools, and dissertation publishing.
  • Liverpool University Press Journals (and other content on the Atypon Journal platform)
    As of January 31, 2018, Atypon hosted sites will no longer be viewable via Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10. If you have a user attempting to retrieve content from a journal publisher that uses Atypon, please ask the user to upgrade to IE 11 or to install Chrome or Firefox.

January 8, 2018

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The library has acquired the following collections:
  • AccessPharmacy:
    The library now subscribes to the AccessPharmacy collection. The collection includes books on anatomy, biochemistry and organic chemistry, as well as valuable pharmacy resources like DiPiro’s Pharmacotherapy; Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics; Pharmaceutical Care Practice; Casarett and Doull’s Toxicology; and Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Of interest to students and researchers in pharmacy, medicine, nursing, and other health disciplines.

  • DSM Archive:
    The library has acquired the digital archives of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual: Mental Disorders. The archive includes all previous editions, back to 1952. These editions are not searchable from the main PsychiatryOnline.com interface; however each edition is searchable on its own using Adobe Reader search. Of interest to researchers of psychology, medical history and social history. 
  • W.B. Yeats Collection:
    The W. B. Yeats Collection holds all the major works in all genres of W. B. Yeats in 22 volumes. This resource includes poetry, plays, criticism and fiction. Of interest to researchers of literary studies and Irish studies.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


 

December 18, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The library has recently acquired the following resources:
  • Women’s Magazine Archive:
    An archive of consumer women’s magazines dating from the 19th century through to the 21st. The resource includes complete issues of women’s titles including Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Essence, and serve as a record of evolving assumptions about gender roles and about women’s experiences. Of interest to researchers of social history, gender studies, and consumer culture.
  • John Johnson Collection:
    Thousands of items from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera at the Bodleian Library. The collection consists of five categories of material: nineteen-century entertainment; the booktrade; popular prints; crime, murders and executions; and advertising. Of interest to researchers of history, print culture, criminology.

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


December 11, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

(This week’s list includes a couple of less-recent acquisitions to which the metadata team has recently improved access.)

The library has recently acquired the following resources:
  • Leisure, travel & mass culture : the history of tourism
    A collection of primary source documents that chronicle the history of affordable tourism from the 1850s to the 1980s. Documents include guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs and personal travel journals. The resource has good coverage of Canadian travel history and will be of interest to researchers of social and cultural history.
  • Witchcraft in Europe and America
    A collection of documents on witchcraft covering the 15th century to the early 20th century, with the majority of materials concerning the period from the 16th to 18th centuries. The collection includes eyewitness accounts, church and court records, anti-persecution writings, philosophical writings and more. The majority of texts are in Latin, English and German with selected texts in French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch and Spanish. Of interest to researchers of theology, law, and social history.

  • English Poetry 2nd Edition
    A collection of 183,000 poems, essentially comprising the complete canon of English poetry of the British Isles and the British Empire from the 8th century to the early 20th. The second edition expands on the first with the addition of 20,000 works and expands coverage of poets from Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Individual volumes of poetry are catalogued and can be retrieved through Onesearch, or users can browse the full collection.


December 4, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The library has acquired the following resources:
  • Paley Center Seminars – streaming video collection
    The Paley Center – formerly the Museum of Television and Radio plays host to seminars, interviews and panel discussions discussing television production, the impact of media on contemporary society, and more. The collection includes more than 310 hours of video and will be of interest to researchers of media, the performing arts.
  • Church Missionary Society Periodicals, Module II
    The library has acquired the second module in the Church Missionary Society Periodicals Collection. The expanded content is focused on the addition of publications of the CMS medical mission auxiliaries, the work of the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society among women in Asia and the Middle East, newsletters from native churches and student missions in China and Japan, and 'home' material including periodicals aimed specifically at women and children subscribers. Of interest to researchers of missiology, world Christianity and global history. 
In addition, the library how has access to the following databases for market research:
  • eMarketer
    eMarketer is a market research resource for digital marketing, social media, advertising, and e-commerce. It includes reports, benchmarks, articles, demographics and country information and will be of interest to business, entrepreneurship and media students.
  • Frost & Sullivan
    Frost & Sullivan provides access to international industry-specific databases including healthcare, telecom, IT and transportation. The content provides research and analysis in new market opportunities for corporate growth. Frost & Sullivan was acquired to support the new AI area on campus but will be of interest to researchers in business, entrepreneurship, and many STEM disciplines.
Updated resources:

All resources currently live on sites that are about 10 years old. Updates will include responsive design and improved search capabilities.


November 28, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The library has acquired the following collections:

World’s Fairs: A Global History of Expositions http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11472262

The collection includes a broad range of material from government records, correspondence of fair committees, plans and design concepts and fair ephemera. Coverage is from the London 1851 fair to Montreal’s Expo 1967. Of interest to researchers of cultural history, globalization, imperialism, anthropology and mass communication.

N.B. Depending on browser settings, users may be asked to login after clicking through the catalogue link. We are working with AMD to resolve this issue but the resource can be accessed here: http://www.worldsfairs.amdigital.co.uk.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/

Migration to New Worlds (Module II) http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11457985

The library has acquired the second module in the “Migration to New Worlds” collection. Module II focuses on the modern era, beginning in 1840 and includes organization papers, government correspondence and pamphlets encouraging immigration to Australia, New Zealand and Canada; oral histories and other personal accounts with a focus on the colonization of New Zealand and the United States. Of interest to researchers of migration studies, history.

N.B. Depending on browser settings, users may be asked to login after clicking through the catalogue link. We are working with AMD to resolve this issue but the resource can be accessed here: http://www.migration.amdigital.co.uk.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/

Resource updates:

Geoscience World platform migration

Journals from Geoscience World have moved to a new platform as of November 20. Redirects are in place but if you are linking to Geoscience World from libguides or other locations, please update your URLs.

Changes coming to Oxford Resources as of November 27th

American National Biography Online http://go.utlib.ca/cat/6428111 and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography http://go.utlib.ca/cat/8021695 are updating their interfaces. Both of these products ran on OUP sub-sites that were about 15 years old. The updates will have modern, responsive websites and improved search capability. The links to the resources themselves won’t change but there will be changes at the article level. While redirects will be in place, it is recommended that any links or bookmarks be updated.


November 20, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

Changes come to Duke platform as of November 20th

Duke University press journals and books content in the humanities and social sciences will move to a new platform on November 20th. Mathematics content on the Project Euclid platform is not affected. Redirects are in place so access should not be affected but if you are linking to the content or platform anywhere, you should update your links, just as good practice.

UNLIKE MOST VENDORS, DUKE WILL NOT BE RUNNING BOTH PLATFORMS AT ONCE AND IS PLANNING A COMPLETE MIGRATION NOVEMBER 20TH. AS SUCH, THERE MAY BE A SHORT ACCESS INTERRUPTION ON MIGRATION DAY.

 

The library has acquired a new collection from Adam Matthew Digital:

AMD Medical Services and Warfare: A collection of digitized hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts that documents how war shaped medical practice from 1850-1927. The material mostly focuses on Crimean War, American Civil War and First World War but includes content on other major conflicts falling within the date ranges. Adam Matthew Digital has identified this collection as one that will soon feature Handwritten Text Recognition. Of interest to researchers of medical history, women’s history, and public health. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11454315


November 13, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The library has added the following modules from Archives UnBound:  

Indochina, France, and the Viet Minh War, 1945-1954: Records of the U.S. State Department, Part 1: 1945-1949
Comprising records of the U.S. State Department’s Central Classified Files, this collection contains records relating to the internal affairs of Indochina, during the period 1945-49. The records include instructions sent to and correspondence received by the State Department; the State Department’s internal documentation, as well as correspondence between the Department and other federal departments and agencies, Congress, and private individuals and organizations; telegrams, airgrams, instructions, inquiries, studies, memoranda, situation reports, translations, special reports, plans, and official and unofficial correspondence. Of interest to researchers of political science and international relations, East Asian studies, American studies.  http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11181941

International Women's Movement: The Pan Pacific Southeast Asia Women’s Association of the USA, 1950-1985
Comprising records from the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association. The PPSEAWA was founded in 1930 to strengthen international understanding and friendship among the women of Asia and the Pacific and women of the U.S.A. The group promoted cooperation among women of these regions for the study and improvement of social, economic, and cultural conditions; engaged in studies on Asian and Pacific affairs; provided hospitality to temporary residents and visitors from Pacific and Asian areas; and presented programs of educational and social interest, dealing with the customs and cultures of Asian and Pacific countries. Of interest to researchers of women and gender studies, social history, political science and East Asian studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157875

 

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


November 3, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The library has added a new module to the Digital National Security Archive:
Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, Part III, 1961-2000
The documents in this collection examine the relationship between the United States and Japan, spanning the years from Kennedy to Clinton. Documents include declassified material from the State Department, the Pentagon, the CIA, and the White House. Of interest to researchers of International Relations, Japan Studies, or U.S. Policy studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10433055

Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports:
An archive of the Economist’s Country Reports from 1952 – 1995. Each report contains detailed statistics alongside commentary and forecasting from the EIU’s analysts. Of interest to researchers of economics, labour, area studies, and geography.  Reports can be accessed by searching by country name in the catalogue. Eg. Greece: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/9997556, Indonesia: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/9997559

 

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.


October 31, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The library has acquired the following resources:

Vogue, Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar Perpetual Access License – A searchable archive of every page, advertisement, and cover of every issue of Harper’s Bazaar from 1867 to the present. Of interest to researchers of cultural history, marketing and gender studies - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/7713134

The Vogue Archives makes the entire run of the US edition of Vogue Magazine, 1892-present, available. New issues are made available with no embargo giving users access to more than 400,000 pages including all images, articles, and advertisements. This primary source may be of interest to researchers of gender and modern social history. - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/7763354

Vogue Italia – The Vogue Italia Archive makes the entire run, 1964- present, of the Italian version of Vogue available. Users can see original magazine issues and can utilize Proquest search to find relevant issues and images. Of interest to researchers of art, architecture, advertising and history. - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11255797
 

Updated Resources:

Adam Matthew Digital Releases Handwritten Text Recognition

The primary source publisher is rolling out the use of artificial intelligence to offer search capabilities within handwritten materials in its manuscript collections. The system determines possible combinations of characters in manuscripts and enables relevant handwritten text to be identified at the document level, allowing users to navigate between highlighted search results. This technology is currently available in the Colonial America Module III collection and plans to add the feature to Medical Services and Warfare, East India Company and Mass Observation Online.

http://www.colonialamerica.amdigital.co.uk.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/

Changes to Taylor and Francis ebooks as of November 1st

CRC Press books, previously on CRC Netbase will now share a new platform with T&F books. The platform should improve the reading experience by offering tables of contents on book title pages to make it easier to navigate directly to a book’s section. Copying and pasting is made easier and users can download full titles for offline use.

 

Training opportunity:

The Economist Intelligence Unit

EIU is holidng a brief (30 minute) overview of products and services on October 31st at 10:00 am EST.  They will cover new features and best practices for EIU.com, Viewswire, and Data Tool including recent product enhancements. Interested parties can register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4280527796032219651

 

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

 


October 23, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

Attention liaison librarians and subject specialists: Remember to update libguides with new or revised links to resources as necessary and to contact eproblems@library.utoronto.ca to request the addition of any resource to a Subjects A-Z page.

 

House of Lords Parliamentary Papers 1800-1910 – The UK parliamentary papers database has been expanded to include the papers from the House of Lords from the National Library of Scotland. The collection and this module will be of interest to researchers of British history, British government, and political science - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11184212

 

ProQuest Congressional Collection – Primary source collection of original testimony with supporting correspondence, articles, and memos. Includes unpublished hearings and the ability to track testimony by witness affiliation over time. The Congressional Collection also includes bills and resolutions, house and senate documents, executive orders and presidential proclamations. Of interest to researchers of American history, political science, social science and law. - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/9324197

 

AMD - Trade Catalogues and the American Home - With content from 1850-1950, this resource presents highly illustrated primary source documents that highlight commercial tastes and consumer trends. The collection includes catalogues of major department stores, historic documents relating to popular brands and more.  Of interest to scholars of material culture, social history and the history of business and marketing.  - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11333451

 


October 10, 2017

Posted on behalf of Graeme Slaght
 

The Libraries have acquired digital collections from Adam Matthew and ProQuest:

Literary Print Culture : the Stationers' Company Archive, 1554-2007 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11405935

Sourced from the archive of The Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers, located at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London, this resource allows access to a vast and unique collection of primary source documents. The collection is widely regarded as one of the most important primary sources for studying the history of the book as well as publishing history, the history of copyright and the workings of an early London Livery Company. The collection includes the Entry Book of Copies, which were used to establish copyright belonging to publishers, booksellers and eventually authors until the introduction of automatic copyright n 1912. After the passing of the Statute of Anne in 1710, the registers became the official record of copyright and legal deposit.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers (HNP):

 


September 19, 2017

Posted on behalf of Graeme Slaght

The Chicago Manual of Style Online - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11331900
 
The 17th edition of the CMOS is now available. This updated edition has been prepared “with an eye toward how we find, create, and cite information that readers are as likely to access from their pockets as from a bookshelf.” It features:
 
·         updated guidelines on electronic workflows and publication formats
·         tools for PDF annotation and citation management
·         web accessibility standards
·         support for the “needs of those who are self-publishing or following open access or Creative Commons publishing models”
·         citation standards that “reflect the ever-expanding universe of electronic sources—including social media posts and comments, private messages, and app content—and also offer updated guidelines on such issues as DOIs, time stamps, and e-book locators”


Loeb Classical Library

The Digital Loeb Classical Library (an imprint of Harvard University Press) is a digitized version of the long-running (since 1911) series of Greek, Latin and English editions of classical texts. Loeb editions are known for placing Greek or Latin on one side of the page, side by side with an accessible English translation on the other, and the digital versions maintain this formatting convention. Loeb’s entire list of Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented , with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease. Item-level collection records will be available soon. See an interesting write-up of the collection here: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/loeb-classical-library-virtually/#!

Foreign Office Files for Japan, Section I: 1931-1945

Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945, is the first part of a three-part collection of British Foreign Office Files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952. Provides full-text searchable access to formerly restricted top level discussions and correspondence from the British Embassy and consulate in Japan. Includes memoranda, reports, minute sheets and correspondence, along with detailed assessments of key events, speeches and topics of special interest.

17th & 18th Century NICHOLS Collection of UK Newspapers

The 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection features the newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets that form the Nichols newspaper collection held at the Bodleian library in Oxford, UK. All 296 volumes of bound material, covering the period 1672-1737 are presented in digitized format. This collection charts the history of the development of the press in England and provides invaluable insight into 17th-18th century England. The collection includes approximately 300 primary titles of newspapers and periodicals and 300 pamphlets and broadsheets.

Women's Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities 

The first collection in Gale’s Women’s Studies archive. Women’s Issues and Identities focuses the path of women’s issues from past to present - pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, organizational records, and more. 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. Within the archive can be found fascinating historical records from Europe, North and South America, Africa, India, East Asia, and the Pacific Rim with content in English, French, German, and Dutch. A highlight of the archive, the European Women’s Periodicals collection, features periodicals from women's groups against German National Socialism, from continental European suffragists, from birth-control propagandists, from housewives' associations, and from educational reformers.

August 31, 2017

Posted on behalf of Graeme Slaght

The Libraries have acquired electronic access to the New Oxford Shakespeare: Critical Reference Edition, via Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.

The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. The Critical Reference Edition is created to facilitate scholarly research, with a particular emphasis on book history and the documentary origins of each text.  It collects the same versions of the same works found in the Modern Critical Edition, keyed to the same line-numbering - whilst preserving the spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, typographical contrasts, and ambiguities of the early documents. Introductions focus on early modern manuscript and print culture, setting each text within the material circumstances of its production, transmission, and early reception.

Volume 1 (works published in Shakespeare’s lifetime): http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11314077

Volume 2 (works published posthumously): http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11314078

Authorship Companion (essays on questions of authorship and chronology across the Shakespearean canon): http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11153796

The Libraries have also acquired the following collections and databases from ProQuest:

Historical Statistical Abstracts of the US - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11255776

Published from 1878 to 2012 by the U.S. Federal government, compiling data on economic trends, social climate and the demographic makeup of the United States. In the spring of 2011, the Census Bureau announced that the edition that year would be the last one produced at government expense. Despite protests from librarians and journalists and despite petitions to Congress, the Census Bureau unit that published the Statistical Abstract was eliminated. Its elimination resulted not from a decline in the popularity or perceived value of statistical compilations, but from the need to reduce agency spending while supporting new and existing data collection efforts. ProQuest has now taken on responsibility for updating and releasing this publication, the “most used statistical reference tool in U.S. libraries.” In print, the Statistical Abstract of the United States was a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Online it is 1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browseable.

ProQuest History Vault - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11233696

A database of archival materials including digitized letters, papers, photographs, financial records and more, taken from the collections of University Publications of America. Users can search across all collections or within subject collections. Subject collections include:

• Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle – records of the NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, CORE and federal records on the black freedom struggle.

• Southern Life, Slavery and the Civil War – petitions concerning race and slavery, Southern plantation records and Civil War records

• American Indians and the American west – records on American Indians and the American West from the 19th and 20th centuries

• American Politics and Society – Roosevelt, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administration records as well as Thomas Edison papers and immigration records

• International Relations – formerly confidential reports of U.S. diplomats and military officers from 1911-1975

• Women’s Studies – Collections from the Schlesinger Library and records of National Woman’s Party, Woman Action Alliance

• Workers and Labor Unions – Collections on American workers in the 20th century with a focus on the interaction between the U.S. federal government and American workers.

August 4, 2017 

The Libraries have acquired two digital collections from Adam Matthew and Alexander Street Press:

Socialism on Film: the Cold War and International Propaganda 

Socialism on Film is a collection of documentaries, newsreels and features films by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, British, and Latin American filmmakers. It ranges from the early twentieth century to the 1980s. Sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI) archives, this project makes available the superb ETV-Plato Films collection put together by the British communist Stanley Forman in the years after the Second World War. This is a collection of films produced almost exclusively in the communist world and then versioned into English for distribution in the West. All the films in this collection have been digitized from the original 16mm and 35mm film reels.  Module I of the collection, Wars & Propaganda, is now available; modules II & III, Newsreels & Cinemagazines and Culture & Society, will be published in 2018 and 2019, respectively. 

Australasian Video Online

Australasian Video Online is an online streaming database of documentary and educational videos from many of Australasia's top video publishers. The collection brings together the region's most-studied and respected films and includes key video published from the mid-20th century to present day. Films highlight regional perspectives on anthropology, environmental studies, business, economics, health, media studies, the arts, and other important disciplines. Films come from Australasia's most trusted content partners, including the National Film and Sound Archive's Film Australia Collection, SBS Television, George Andrews Productions, Beamafilms, and Electric Pictures. Also includes detailed teaching guides produced by The Australian Teachers of Media Association. Content is specifically designed for integration into today's undergraduate curriculum. Each item in the collection has a record in the catalog; the collection consists of 772 videos.

Notice of coming update this Fall The Chicago Manual of Style

The 17th edition of the CMOS is being published in September. The 17th edition will include new sections on writing and citing with new media in mind, including writing exclusively for electronic publication, as well as citing social media posts, texts, and websites. It will also add recommendations on gender neutrality in writing and citations. We will continue to have access via CMOS Online to the 16th edition (now seven years old), but access to the 15th edition will be discontinued. See here for a more detailed list of changes in the 17th edition that have already been announced.

July 25, 2017

Posted on behalf of Graeme Slaght

The Libraries have acquired the following digital collections from ProQuest:

African American Biographical Database (AABD) - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/5032954

A collection of African American history which brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other online reference source.  The biographical sketches have been assembled from biographical dictionaries, yearbooks, directories, histories, personal accounts and other published sources including the full text of almost 300 rare books. The collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, church and missionary leaders, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person – living and working in the United States from 1790 to 1950. The content reproduces, in digital format, the acclaimed Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950 created by Randall K. Burkett, Nancy Hall Burkett, and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

American Periodicals Series Online - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/8338345

A database containing periodicals published between 1740 and 1940 including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, and children’s and women’s magazines. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's. Notable sub-collections are comprised of colonial and revolutionary-period publications,  as well as of periodicals published during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The resource includes full colour scans of original documents. Of interest to researchers of history, literature, law, politics and gender studies. The collection was produced from the archives of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).

Country Life Archive - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11233793

A full archive (1897 – 2005) of the weekly British culture and lifestyle magazine Country Life that chronicled affairs of interest to the United Kingdom’s upper classes, focusing on art and architecture, country houses, and rural living. Of interest to researchers of 20th century British history, art, architecture, and landscape design. The magazine serves as an important record of the changing ownership of the United Kingdom’s great houses, sometimes serving as the only source for restoration of early 20th-century structures. With significant coverage of not only art and art history, but also pursuits relevant to its audience, such as equestrian news, landscaping, hunting, and shooting. The publication was image-rich, and the archive provides historical records of buildings’ interior designs – often the only surviving records. Every page is fully searchable, and reproduced in full colour and high resolution.


The Libraries have also acquired the following digital collections from Adam Matthew:

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11204849

Exploring complete runs of Foreign Office files, this collection reveals the UK’s exhaustive interest in the Middle East during the 1970s. Withdrawing from the Gulf in 1971, the UK maintained a vested interest in the oil affairs of states such as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, as well as a continued presence in conflicts in Oman and Yemen. The newly acquired Module 3 is predominantly focused on conflicts in Iran, with extensive coverage of events surrounding the revolution, the hostage crisis at the United States Embassy, and the beginning of the Iran-Iraq War. The full collection contains complete runs of Foreign and Commonwealth Office files from the Arabian and Middle East Department (FCO 8), the Southern European Department (FCO 9), the Eastern Department (FCO 17), the North and East African Department (FCO 39), the Commodities and Oil Department (FCO 67) and the Near East and North Africa Department (FCO 93) that are relevant to the time period, and is augmented by selections from the Prime Minister’s Office files (PREM) and Defence Intelligence files (DEFE).

East India Company: Module I: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11211088

This digital collection consists of India Office Records from the British Library, London. Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, the resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent from 1600 to 1947. Module 2: Factory Records and Module 3: Factory Records for China, Japan and the Middle East will be released in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Race Relations in America http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11214046

Based at Fisk University from 1943-1970, the Race Relations Department and its annual Institute were set up by the American Missionary Association to investigate problem areas in race relations and develop methods for educating communities and preventing conflict.

Documenting three pivotal decades in the fight for civil rights, this resource showcases the speeches, reports, surveys and analyses produced by the Department’s staff and Institute participants, including Charles S. Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall. The collection includes over 100 hours of audio recordings, photographs, scrapbooks, and case studies. The collection also includes a number of secondary features such as maps, a data association tool, an interactive chronology, and video interviews with scholars who are specialists in the history of the Department.

July 11, 2017

Posted on behalf of Graeme Slaght

The Libraries have added more digital collections from Gale and Alexander Street Press:

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900) - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10817894

Based on A.G. Ellis’s catalogue of the British Library’s collection, Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library includes examples from over 400 years of books printed in Arabic script as well as translations into European and Asian languages from the period. Scholars can search on the full text of items in Arabic, English, French, German, Latin, Italian, Dutch, and Spanish while also being able to discover content in Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Syriac, and seventeen other languages. Full-text searching capabilities created with newly developed optical character recognition software (OCR) for early Arabic printed script ensures that scholars in Arabic-speaking countries and those engaged in Arabic studies across the world can equally cross-search Arabic-language materials and research this extensive range of texts. Features a complete and selectable Arabic interface with right-to-left text and navigation. Over 4,000 item-level MARC records for texts within this collection have been loaded to the catalogue. Full-text items can be downloaded as PDFs.

Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11248687

Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive presents more than a thousand hours of both edited and original (unedited) footage from Banyan Productions, the first Caribbean enterprise to produce original TV content. Founded in 1974 in Trinidad & Tobago, Banyan Productions produced innovative and entertaining programmes – including documentary, performance, current events, public information, music, and dance – for and about the Caribbean people and culture. Includes extensive interviews with cultural personalities and indigenous peoples, including edited and raw footage of interviews with important Caribbean artists, musicians, and writers such as Derek Walcott, C.L.R. James, Errol Jones, Pat Castagne, Jackie Hinkson, Slade Hopkinson, and many others.

Food Studies Onlinehttp://go.utlib.ca/cat/11250573

Food Studies Online is a multi-format online resource that includes archival content, visual ephemera (e.g. advertisements), text, and video covering the topic of food from social, historical, economic, cultural, religious, and political perspectives. Examples of topics covered in the collection: Organic Farming/Small Farms, School lunch programs, Childhood nutrition, Marketing and advertising, Packaging, Food industry, Environmental impact of GMOs, US food programs during WWI/WWII, Food security, Famine, Vegetarianism, Labor practices, Food safety, Wine making, Obesity, Gender roles through history, Food habits around the world, and more.

Anthropological Fieldwork Online - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11247726

Anthropological Fieldwork Online provides access to the fieldwork underpinning the great ethnographies of the early 20th century, including the original fieldwork of Bronislaw Malinowski, Victor and Edith Turner, Max Gluckman, Margaret Mead, Raymond Firth, and Ruth Fulton Benedict. Content is being digitized in partnership with archival holding institutions such as the London School of Economics, Vassar College, Yale University, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. Content is focused around each scholar’s prominent expedition field experience, with comprehensive inclusion of fieldwork, contextualizing documents from the same time period, including correspondence, and subsequent writings that led to major publications, such as draft manuscripts, lectures, and articles. Users will see the full qualitative scholarly process unfold in all of its iterations, from data gathering in the field to later analysis, early writings, and final publication.

Disability in the Modern World - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11249058

One person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record.  Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement is a landmark online collection that fills the gap, with a comprehensive and international set of resources to enrich study in a wide range of disciplines from media studies to philosophy. At completion, Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video. The content is essential for teaching and research—not only in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also in history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.

Fashion Studies Online: The Videofashion Library - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11250984

This collection will bring together at completion over 1,200 hours of videos that retrace the history of fashion, clothing, and costume worldwide, including nearly 40 years of worldwide fashion shows, designer profiles, and documentary segments. Provides over 2500 online videos on the history of fashion, textiles, marketing and merchandising, clothing, and costume. Videos also include international fashion weeks, costume exhibits, awards, and interviews with designers, models and celebrities. Transcripts are included. Users can access sub-collections covering the major fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, New York and London, as well as Miami swim and New York bridal collections.

June 27, 2017
 
Posted on behalf of Graeme Slaght
 
The Libraries have added or updated the following e-resources:
 
Chatham House Online Archive Module 2: 1980-2008 -http://go.utlib.ca/cat/7718118
 
Chatham House Online Archive contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference. The Institute's analysis and research, as well as debates and speeches it has hosted, can be found in this online archive, subject-indexed and fully searchable. Module 2 contains high-level analysis and research on global trends and key events and issues from the latter part of Cold War to the War on Terror.
 
State Papers Online -  http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11193127
 
The Libraries have updated this digital collection to include a new series of manuscripts from the National Archives of the UK: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part 3: State Papers Foreign, Western Europe. This added sub-collection consists of 1209 manuscript volumes, and c. 275,000 folios, encompassing correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators. A new addition to this resource aims to overcome the fragmented experience of much historical research by re- uniting the Domestic, Foreign, Borders, Scotland, and Ireland State Papers of Britain with the Registers and Calendars of the Privy Council. The Calendars are fully searchable, and each Calendar entry has been linked directly to its related State Paper.
 
Knowledge Unlatched – KU Select 2016
 
The Libraries have once again supported Knowledge Unlatched, a collaborative initiative by libraries to make a selection of scholarly monographs freely available via a “crowdfunded” subvention to publishers. 94% of the 343 KU Select 2016 titles have been unlatched,  and are now available in the catalogue as full-text ebooks, and on the OAPEN platform here.  
See some examples of possible interest here:
·         Facets of Facebook: use and users -http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10664316
·         Making institutional repositories work -http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11183232
·         Academic e-books: publishers, librarians and users -http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11182378

June 20, 2017

Posted on behalf of Graeme Slaght

The libraries have added three more digital collections from Gale:

Making of modern law : American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11063336

American Civil Liberties Union Papers consists of two major collections comprising myriad subseries. The Roger Baldwin Years, 1912-1950, contains subseries with clippings and files on academic freedom; censorship; legislation; federal departments and federal legislation; state activities; conscientious objectors; injunctions; and labor and labor organization correspondence. Years of Expansion, 1950-1990, encompasses foundation project files on the Amnesty Project, 1964-1980; the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, 1964-1976; and subject files on freedom of belief, expression, and association; due process of law; equality before the law; international civil liberties; and legal case files, 1933-1990. Content: Over 2 million images. Source Library: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.

American Fiction 1774-1920 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11181957

American Fiction, 1774-1920 encompasses more than 17,500 works of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I, including thousands never before available online. This landmark digital collection is based on authoritative bibliographies including Lyle H. Wright’s American Fiction: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography, widely considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult prose fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and Geoffrey D. Smith’s American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography, comprising nearly three-quarters of all adult fiction published in the United States during this time period. Over 18,000 MARC records for texts within this collections have been loaded to the catalogue (See example here: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11161266). Full-text items can be downloaded as PDFs or as OCR’d .txt files.

Associated Press Collections Online - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11188658

The Associated Press Collections Online brings together content from the Associated Press Corporate Archives, AP Images, and AP Archive. This collection is comprised of 6 sub-collections: the U.S. City Bureaus Collection, the Washington D.C. Bureau Collection, the Washington D.C. Bureau at the Library of Congress, the Middle East Bureaus Collection, the European Bureaus Collection, and AP News Features and Internal Communications.  It contains decades worth of wire copy, correspondence, memos, internal publications, personal papers from reporters and photographers (including notebooks, personal letters, and photo outtakes), photos, and video footage.

June 13, 2017

Posted on behalf of Graeme Slaght

A further update on digital collections added by UTL via Gale’s Archives Unbound platform (platform-level record here: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11166169).

Today’s AU update details digital collections relating to Asian American Studies, Asian History, LGBT Studies and Indigenous Studies:

American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157868

This collection includes the extensive FBI documentation on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest. In addition, there is documentation on the 1973 Wounded Knee Stand-off. Informant reports and materials collected by the Extremist Intelligence Section of the FBI provide unparalleled insight into the motives, actions, and leadership of AIM and the development of Native American radicalism. Date Range: 1968-1979. Content: 14,195 images. Source Library: Federal Bureau of Investigation Library.

Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers, 1944-1946 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157870

One of the darker chapters in American history and one of the lesser discussed events of World War II was the forced internment, during the war, of an important segment of the American population-persons of Japanese descent. This collection provides demographic information on the "evacuees" resident at the various relocation camps.  The rosters within Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers, 1944-1946 provide information necessary for research in Asian American and ethnic studies, American studies, military history, social history, World War II studies, political science, and national security studies. Date Range: 1944-1946. Content: 3,145 images. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.

Japanese-American relocation camp newspapers : perspectives on day-to-day life - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157876

This digital collection of Japanese relocation camp newspapers record the concerns and the day-to-day life of the interned Japanese-Americans. Although articles in these files frequently appear in Japanese, most of the papers are in English or in dual text. Many of the 25 titles constituting this collection are complete or substantially complete. Editions have been carefully collated and omissions are noted. Date Range: 1942-1945. Content: 24,838 images. Source Library: Library of Congress.

Personal justice denied : public hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment, 1981 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157882

The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was established by act of Congress in 1980. Between July and December 1981, the CWRIC held 20 days of public hearings in Seattle, WA; Alaska; Washington, D.C; New York, New York; Chicago, Ill Cambridge, MA; and, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA. This publication consists of the testimony and documents from more than 750 witnesses: Japanese Americans and Aleuts who had lived through the events of WWII, former government officials who ran the internment program, public figures, internees, organizations such as the Japanese American Citizens League, interested citizens, historians, and other professionals who had studied the subjects of the Commission’s inquiry. Many of the transcripts are personal stories of experiences of evacuees. Documents include publications, reports, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc. related to the hearings. Date Range: 1981. Content: 4,670 images. Source Library: National Archives (U.S.)

In Response to the AIDS Crisis: Records of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1983-1994 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157873

Briefing books, hearing and meeting transcripts, reports, and press clippings document the activities of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (NCAIDS). NCAIDS was an independent body created in 1989 by federal statute with the mission to advise Congress and the President on the development of “a consistent national policy” concerning the HIV epidemic. The statute created the Commission for a period of up to four years, which expired on September 3, 1993. Of particular interest to researchers is the Commission's final report entitled AIDS: An Expanding Tragedy, which serves as a summary of the Commission's activities and includes a detailed chronology of its activities and provides an extensive list of all hearings, site visits, reports, and publications related to the Commission. Date Range: 1983-1994. Content: 37,091 pages. Source Library: History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine.

June 6, 2017

Posted on behalf of Graeme Slaght

UTL has added a group of U.K.-focused historical newspaper and periodical collections from Gale. Note: Users can search across or within these collections via Gale’s Primary Sources platform, which offers “term frequency” searching, Gale’s version of the Google Ngram viewer. Please see descriptions and links to collection-level records below:

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11101763

The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 is the complete, fully text searchable facsimile archive of the Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain from 1938-1957 that "defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century." The online archive includes almost 50,000 pages, all digitized from originals in full colour. 

The Independent Newspaper Digital Archive, 1986-2016http://go.utlib.ca/cat/7716405

The Independent Digital Archive, 1986-2016 is a digital collection that covers the full run of the newspaper from its very first issue until the end of 2016. Through an intuitive interface and multiple search paths, users can search, retrieve and browse every article, page and edition of the newspaper. The archive includes The Independent on Sunday (1990-onwards) and editions from 2005 are available in full colour.

The Listener Historical Archive - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/9818771

The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. With major contributors including E. M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, it also provided an important platform for new writers and poets; W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin being notable examples. As well as expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also discussed major literary and musical programmes. 10% of its content was not connected to broadcasting at all, and it regularly reviewed new books. 

The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000http://go.utlib.ca/cat/7701540

The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world’s largest selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper’s backfile from its first issue to the end of 2000, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961. 

May 30, 2017

Posted on behalf of Graeme Slaght

The library has added a number of digital collections available via Gale’s Archives Unbound platform.

The platform itself now has a record in the catalogue, http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11166169, and collection-level catalogue records have been created for a number of collections available via AU.

I’ll be sending out updates on these collections in thematic batches over the next few weeks. Today’s update details collections that consist mainly of primary source materials of significance to fields such as Holocaust Studies, Holocaust Education, Jewish Studies and World War Two Studies. Please see descriptions and links to collection-level records below:

U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11181943

This collection provides correspondence, reports and analyses, memos of conversations, and personal interviews exploring such themes U.S.-Vatican relations, Vatican’s role in World War II, Jewish refugees, Italian anti-Jewish laws during the papacy of Pius XII, and the pope’s personal knowledge of the treatment of European Jews. Date Range: 1940-1950. Content: 35,023 images. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.

Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisonshttp://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157869

This collection consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear. Date Range: 1936-1945. Content: 5,747 images. Source Library: McMaster University.

 

German Anti-Semitic Propaganda, 1909-1941 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157871

This collection comprises 170 German-language titles of books and pamphlets. The collection presents anti-Semitism as an issue in politics, economics, religion, and education. Most of the writings date from the 1920s and 1930s and many are directly connected with Nazi groups. The works are principally anti-Semitic, but include writings on other groups as well, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Jesuits, and the Freemasons. Also included are history, pseudo-history, and fiction. Date Range: 1909-1941 (bulk is 1932-1939). Content: 24,176 images. Source Library: Library of Congress.

Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West’s Response to Jewish Emigration - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157874

This collection comprises, in its entirety, the Primary Source Media microfilm collection entitled Records of the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees, 1938-1947. Date Range: 1938-1947. Content: 30,100 images. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.

The Jewish Question: Records from the Berlin Document Center - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157877

This collection comprises documents from a wide variety of sources, including the Gestapo, local police and government offices, Reich ministries, businesses, etc., pertaining to Jewish communities. These records are organized into various sub-collections, i.e., Archiv Schumacher, Streicher, Hans Frank, Hauptarchiv der NSDAP, Geschaedigte Juden, etc., and Ordner, or folders, and include newspaper clippings, letters, manuscripts, pamphlets, reports and other documents originating with the Sturmabteilung (SA), Schutzstaffel (SS), Gestapo, Reich Ministry of Justice, and Reichskulturkammer (RKK, Reich Chamber of Culture) from 1920- 1945. Date Range: 1891-1945 (bulk from 1933-1943). Content: 25,569 images. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.

Jewish Underground Resistance: The David Diamant Collection – http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157878

This collection consists of original documents collected by Diamant over a period of approximately 30 years dealing primarily with the Jewish segment of the French underground resistance; many of the documents originate with communist groups, and some deal with Polish groups. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in Yiddish. Date Range: 1939-1944. Content: 1,235 images. Source Library: McMaster University.

Nazi Bank and Financial Institutions: U.S. Military Government Investigation Reports and Interrogations of Nazi Financiers, 1945-1949 - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157879

Comprises two collections related to Holocaust Era Assets. The first includes Records Regarding Bank Investigations and Records Relating to Interrogations of Nazi Financiers, from the records of the Office of the Finance Division and Finance Advisor in the Office of Military Government, U.S. Zone(Germany) (OMGUS), during the period 1945-1949. The second comprises Records Regarding Intelligence and Financial Investigations, 1945-1949, from the Records of the Financial Intelligence Group, Office of the Finance Adviser. Date Range: 1945-1949. Content: 19,200 images. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.

Nazism in Poland: The Diary of Governor-General Hans Frank - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157880

This collection reproduces the Tagebuch or journal of Dr. Hans Frank (1900-1946), the Governor-General of German-occupied Poland from October 1939 until early 1945. Date Range: 1939-1945. Content: 10,182 images. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.

Nuremburg Laws and Nazi Annulment of German Jewish Nationality - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157881

This collection consists of index cards listing the name, date and place of birth, occupation and last address of Jews whose German citizenship was revoked in accordance with the "Nuremberg Laws" of 1935, including Jews from Germany, Austria and Czech Bohemia. The cards are generally in alphabetical order. Suffix names "Israel" for men and "Sara" for women were added by law in 1936 to readily identify persons of Jewish descent. Date Range: 1935-1945. Content: 16,435 images. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.

SAFEHAVEN Reports on Nazi Looting of Occupied Countries and Assets in Neutral Countries - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157883

SAFEHAVEN was the code name of a project of the Foreign Economic Administration to block the flow of German capital across neutral boundaries and to identify and observe all German overseas investments. In order to coordinate research and intelligence-sharing regarding SAFEHAVEN-related topics, the War Crimes Branch received SAFEHAVEN reports from various agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as SAFEHAVEN-related military attaché reports, regarding the clandestine transfer of German assets outside of Germany that could be used to rebuild the German war machine or the Nazi party after the war, as well as art looting and other acts that elicited the interest of Allied intelligence agencies during the war. Another aspect of the SAFEHAVEN project was the restoration of looted art treasures to their rightful owners. Date Range: 1944-1945. Content: 8,853 images. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.

Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials: Prosecution of Nazi War Crimeshttp://go.utlib.ca/cat/11157872

This collection provides unique documents on the investigation and prosecution of war crimes committed by Nazi concentration camp commandants and camp personnel. Documents include: correspondence; trial records and transcripts; investigatory material, such as interrogation reports and trial exhibits; clemency petitions and reviews; photographs of atrocities; newspaper clippings; and pamphlets. Many concentration (and later extermination) camps and sub-camps are represented in this collection, including Mauthausen, Dachau, Belsen-Bergen, Buchenwald, Treblinka, Sobibor, sub-camp Gros-Raming, sub-camp Gusen I, sub-camp Ebensee, and others. Date Range: 1944-1949. Content: 27,781 images. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.

March 14, 2017

Some important changes to the resources below:

  1. Cambridge Core – Cambridge Core is the platform hosting all of Cambridge’s book and journal content.  Cambridge has made a change to their citation tool on the Cambridge Core platform. The new citation tool allows users to export a citation for an article, book or chapter from its respective landing page, any content listing or search result. The change is live on the Cambridge Core platform now though users may need to clear their cache as their browser may have cached the old version of the tool. If you find that a commonly used citation style is missing from the tool, let Cambridge know at academictechsupport@cambridge.org

  2. Readex has made significant changes to the interfaces of American Historical Newspapers and the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports

Catalogue records for the sub-collections are coming soon. These sub-collections will be of particular interest to undergraduate students who are new to the use of primary source materials.

March 7, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The resources below are now available:

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online – The library has added the Latin Prose and Latin History Modules

The Latin Prose module comprises about 30 scholarly editions including works by Cicero, Pliny the Younger and Seneca. For all Latin modules on OSEO, users can read texts in the original language with a translation alongside, together with commentary notes and translations from the Oxford Latin Dictionary. The new Latin collections are of interest to students and researchers of Classics while the larger Oxford Scholarly Editions Online Collection is of interest to students and researchers of English Literature. A complete title list for the collection is available here: http://www.oxfordscholarlyeditions.com/page/18/title-lists . The collection is catalogued at the title level -  here are a couple of samples to help familiarize you with the interface: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10964641, http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10180772

Oxford Bibliographies Online – the library has added the African American Studies and Environmental Science modules. The O.B.O. collection is aimed at undergraduate students, it is meant to create a selective reading list on any given subject – to provide more detail than a Wikipedia entry but to be less overwhelming than a Google search. The African American Studies module provides bibliographic articles that identify, organize, cite and annotate scholarship in key areas of African American Studies – culture, politics, law, history, society, religion, and economics. The Environmental Science module covers environmental physics, chemistry, biology, risk analysis and public health and much more.  A platform level record is available here http://go.utlib.ca/cat/8323832 and records for the new modules are forthcoming.

Recently renewed:

Chronicle of Higher Education: The library has recently renewed our subscription to this title and we want to ensure that faculty and staff know of its availability and their access to premium content. Thousands of academics read this title or subscribe to the Chronicle’s daily newsletter but often encounter paywalled content. Please ensure your faculty partners know that the library provides them with full access to the Chronicle’s content: http://www.chronicle.com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/

Other resources:

eBook platforms and collections page: The library has recently updated the information we provide to users about eBook platforms and collections. If you are working to support users as they access eBooks, use this page to answer questions including whether a collection requires a special account or software, how to download books for offline use, and how much of a given title can be copied or downloaded. https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/ebooks This page replaces the Introduction to eBooks libguide so make sure to update your links as that guide will no longer be updated.

February 21, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The resources below are now available:

Canadiana Héritage: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10889111

Héritage is an initiative to digitize Canadian archival fonds from the collections of Library and Archives Canada. Collections will be added on an ongoing basis over a 10 year period. The vendor recently released an updated interface and enhanced metadata (transcription of either finding aids or select reels) to allow keyword searching at the document level for approximately 1.5 million pages of content. Key collections for which enhanced metadata has been created include: homestead grant registers, naturalization certificates from Upper and Lower Canada, Parish registers from Nova Scotia, Manitoba and New Brunswick, Upper Canada land books, and Upper Canada Sundries. Of interest to researchers of Canadian history, Indigenous studies, and military history.

Handbook of Clean Energy Systems: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10654963

A 3500-page, six-volume set providing a comprehensive overview of research, developments and practical applications throughout all areas of clean energy systems, this resource consolidates information which is currently scattered across a wide variety of literature sources. Of interest to researchers and students of energy across engineering, chemistry, physics, materials science, environmental science and geology.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10639842

A six-volume set with 2300 entries is based on the monumental Dictionary of Art from the late 1990s,  covering Western medieval art and architecture from the 6th-16th century. The collection includes 600+ illustrations and each article is followed by a bibliography to support further research.

Updated e-resource:

Tibetan Buddhist Resource Centre: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/7912003

This resource offers a library of scanned Tibetan literature in Tibetan languages, especially Buddhist works. The library has added collection 13 from the “Core text collections” to our holdings and updated the catalogue record to make the resource more easily discoverable.

February 14, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

At the end of December, the library purchased a license to the database Secret Files from the World Wars to the Cold War. Users can access the resource here: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10723572

The database contains British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files from 1873 – 1953. Source files are from the National Archives and have been digitized by Taylor and Francis. The resource contains thousands of pages of primary source documents which have been fully transcribed so that they are keyword searchable. Users can download individual documents or image ranges.

If you are sharing the resource with faculty or students you can recommend help videos: http://www.secretintelligencefiles.com/Resources/Help-Videos  or a page with full descriptions of the nine series if users would prefer an overview of the contents before beginning a keyword search: http://www.secretintelligencefiles.com/Overview/Series-Descriptions.

Additionally, the resources below are now available:

Proquest Indian Claims Insight: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10797540

The resource includes primary source documents that support U.S. Indian claims from 1789-present as well as State/Territory& Nation and Tribe histories. Of interest to researchers of American History, Law, and Indigenous Studies. Support resources include a libguide with detailed search strategies for the database and help searching for Indian claims more generally.

Adam Matthew Digital: Frontier Life: borderlands, settlement & colonial encounters: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10659968

The primary source documents in this database help to understand existence and consequences on the various frontiers that arose from the movements of Europeans to Africa, Australasia and North America. Canadian content includes documents relating to the construction of the Alberta railway. Of interest to researchers of Canadian and American history.

Updated e-resources:

IBISworld: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/9158671

The IBISworld subscription now includes US Specialized industry reports.  It includes online retail data reports and smaller niche and emerging industries including advisory and financial services, business franchises, consumer goods and services, industrial machinery, gas and chemicals, life sciences, online retail, retail market, specialist engineering, infrastructure and contractors, and technology.

February 7, 2017

Posted on behalf of Eva Jurczyk

The resources below were listed as forthcoming in an announcement last year but access has now been enabled and catalogue records created:

New collections:

Queen Victoria’s Journals - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10650719

High-resolution colour images of every page in the entire sequence of Queen Victoria’s diaries, with full transcriptions and keyword searching of all journal entries, digitized by the Bodleian Libraries and the Royal Archives. Of interest to researchers of nineteenth century British political and social history and those working on gender and autobiographical writing.

Colonial State Papers - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10709259

Primary source documents from the 16th to 18th centuries relating to the earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves and English conflicts with the Spanish and French. Of interest to researchers of early Canadian and American history, British colonial history, Caribbean history, Atlantic trade and North American indigenous peoples.

Women’s Wear Daily Archive - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10409865

A comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included, with searchable text and indexing. Of interest to researchers  of retail, marketing, advertising, popular culture and gender studies.

Expanded content in existing collections:

Digital National Security Archive - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/8338841

Contains declassified government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events. Coverage has been expanded to include the following collections:

CIA Covert Operations 1: From Carter to Obama, 1977-2010

CIA Covert Operations II: The Year of Intelligence, 1975

Electronic Surveillance

The Kissinger conversations, supplement II: A verbatim record of U.S. diplomacy, 1969-1977

U.S. Nuclear History, 1969-1976: Weapons, Arms Control, and War Plans in an Age of Strategic Parity

United States and Two Koreas, Part II

Mexico Drug Policy

All collections are searchable from the main DNSA access point.

Historic Newspapers:

Easily searchable cover-to-cover content from historic newspapers with full-page and article images in downloadable PDFs. Newly added titles are:

Boston Globe (1872-1985) -http://go.utlib.ca/cat/5034172

Christian Science Monitor (1908-2003) - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/5034177

LA Sentinel (1934-2005) - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/7373937

New York Tribune (1841-1962) - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10409500

St. Louis Post Dispatch (1874-1922) - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10582332