New resources in the Swarthmore College Libraries

by Amy McColl

American Periodicals Series (Proquest)
Includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. 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; important Quaker journals such as The Friend, Friends Review and the Friends Weekly Intelligencer/Friends Intelligencer; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure’s.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (Gale)
Offers full-text access to English-language titles and editions published between 1801 and 1900. Subjects covered include history, geography, fine arts, medicine, science, literature, language, religion, philosophy, diplomacy, theater, politics and law. There are currently four collections available: British Politics and Society; European Literature 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection; Asia and the West : Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; and British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture.

Times of London Digital Archive (Gale)
Provides full-text and full-image articles from the Times of London for the years 1785-2006. Previously Swarthmore only had coverage through 1984; we purchased the additional content from 1985-2005.

JSTOR Arts and Sciences X and XI
We have added two new collections to our extensive JSTOR holdings. JSTOR A&S X focuses on sociology, education, public policy & administration, and the history of science, technology, and medicine. A&S XI will expand coverage in the humanities, with emphasis on language and literature, history, art and architecture, classical studies, and music. Other subjects covered will include bibliography and library science, religion, philosophy, archaeology, performing arts and film studies, as well as American studies, Asian studies, Jewish studies, and African American studies.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1974 (Readex)
FBIS Daily Reports issued by the U.S. Government. Includes translations of broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the world. The United States’ principal record of political and historical open source intelligence.

Vogue Archive (Proquest)
A completely searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Every article, cover, photo shoot, illustration and advertisement has been digitized to the highest standard, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by designer and brand names.

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress & Fashion (Oxford)
Also in the area of fashion, Swarthmore subscribed to this resource from Oxford. Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, ebooks, ejournals, museum directory, reference works, images, and more.

Provides access to selected statistics and studies of over 600 industries gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources from 2007 to the present.

Si ku quan shu (Eastview)
Provides full-text access to the most comprehensive collection of Chinese literature from antiquity through the 18th century. Includes 3,460 works, and more than 36,000 volumes. Covers a wide range of subjects including the classics, history, literature, philosophy, geography, politics, governmental rules and regulations, economics, society, astronomy, science, technology, medicine, and more. Please note that this resource can only be used with a PC (no Macs), and the client must be downloaded onto your machine using Internet Explorer.

Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (Sage)
The major aim of this encyclopedia is to describe the most important concepts, theories, research, policies, case studies, and programs at the pre-school through the postsecondary levels and their implications for educational reform.

Backfiles for selected ScienceDirect journals
Cell (back to 1974)
Animal Behaviour (back to 1958)
Journal of Development Economics (back to 1974)
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (back to 1965)
World Development (back to 1973)

Oxford Bibliographies Online, Islamic Studies
This collection will join our other OBO subscriptions in Political Science, Classics, and Latin American Studies. Islamic Studies will provide expert guidance to the field in all its diversity and throughout its developmental stages. Top scholars in the field have contributed on their areas of expertise, so that users will understand how the field is organized and why it developed in the way it did.

The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960-1974 (Alexander Street)
Provides a searchable collection that brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 150,000 pages of material at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics.

An addition to our recreational titles, Overdrive will add popular downloadable ebooks and streaming audiobooks to our collections. OverDrive currently hosts more than 650,000 premium digital titles from more than 1,000 publishers, including Random House, HarperCollins, BBC Audiobooks America, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury. Selected individual records to titles will be searchable in Tripod.

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