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ERF Update - April 2015

ERF Update - April 2015

Current number of records in the ERF: 1211

ADDED since last update:

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences

  • IEEE English for Engineering. An interactive course to advance technical communications skills when speaking, reading, and writing English.
  • Spatial Hazard Events and Losses Database (SHELDUS). County-level hazard loss data set for the US for 18 different natural hazard events types such as thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and tornadoes, covering from 1960 - present.

 

Arts & Humanities / International & Area Studies

  • Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World. A comprehensive encyclopedia of Neo-Latin from the Italian Renaissance to the modern era (14th-16th century).
  • British Periodicals (Collection I). Nearly 500 British periodicals published from the 17th through the early 20th centuries.
  • Defining Gender, 1450-1910. Includes a broad range of digitized documents sourced from 21 libraries. The manuscripts, printed works, and illustrations are grouped thematically and address key gender issues from both masculine and feminine perspectives.
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI). Information for all aspects of design and crafts, from textiles and ceramics to vehicle design, advertising and sustainability. Covers journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present.
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive. An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.
  • The Grand Tour. Brings together in one searchable database letters, diaries, printed guidebooks, travel writing, maps, paintings and architectural plans relating to the experiences of people participating in the Grand Tour.
  • Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954. A rich variety of original manuscript collections from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York.
  • Krokodil Digital Archive. Russian for "Crocodile," Krokodil was a satirical magazine published in the Soviet Union.
  • Literary Manuscripts from the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. Original manuscripts of 15 Victorian authors digitized from the 19th-century holdings of the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library.
  • Literary Manuscripts from the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds. Complete facsimile images of manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse.
  • Loeb Classical Library. The only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.
  • London Low Life. Digital collection of fiction, cartoons, maps, posters, ballads, advertisements, broadsides, and reform literature relevant to the social history of London from 1800 to 1910.
  • Medici.tv. Classical music videos live and on-demand.
  • Medieval Family Life. Digitized manuscripts that reveal the details of medieval life in the areas of business and trade, politics, community, family affairs, and relationships.
  • Medieval Travel Writing. Manuscripts of important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia.
  • Meiji Japan. Digitized papers of Edward Sylvester Morse, who was one of the first Americans to live and teach in Japan. This collection is a good source for those interested in the anthropology, archaeology, art and culture of Japan.
  • OnArchitecture. An audiovisual collection featuring 200+ original videos, interviews, building panoramas and installations by some of the main figures of contemporary architecture.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. Standard research tool on 1,100 years of Byzantine history, from the 4th century to the 15th.
  • Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700. Over 230 manuscripts of early modern women writers whose work only exists in manuscript form.
  • Romanticism: Life, Literature, and Landscape. Discover literary sources which are indispensable for scholars and students studying William Wordsworth and the Romantic period.
  • Russkaia literatura Digital Archive. A well-known journal of literary criticism, one of the most comprehensive, reliable and authoritative resources featuring biographical information and criticism of Russian and Soviet authors in various genres.

 

Social Sciences

  • American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965. Provides insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era's foremost consumer analyst and widely-recognised "father" of Motivational Research.
  • American History. Provides access to over 50,000 unique manuscripts on American History from 1493-1945.
  • American Indian Histories and Cultures. Contains primary and secondary documents such as artwork, speeches, petitions, diaries, journals, correspondence, early linguistic and ethnographic accounts, photographs, maps, rare books and newspapers, ranging from the 16th to the 20th century.
  • Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980. Makes available British government files from various Foreign Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980. Includes letters, diplomatic dispatches, reports, trial papers, activist biographies and first-hand accounts.
  • Archives of the Communist Party of China. Archives and publications of the Communist Party in China since its establishment in 1921.
  • Baltimore Afro-American. Founded by former slave John Henry Murphy, Sr. when he merged three church publications, The Baltimore Afro-American became one of the most widely circulated African-American newspapers on the Atlantic Coast.
  • China, America, and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange. Covering the 18th to early 20th centuries, this database documents the socioeconomic aspects of transpacific and around-the-world commercial, scientific, and other maritime voyages. The focus is on the China trade.
  • China: Culture and Society. Cornell's Wason Pamphlet Collection, digitized in its entirety. Mostly in English and published between c.1750 and 1929, these include a wide variety of writings on the people and cultures of China and foreign involvement there.
  • China: Trade, Politics, and Culture 1793-1980. Incorporating 19 document types including illustrations, diaries, memoirs, and official papers, the database provides varying perspectives from politicians and diplomats to missionaries and tourists, documenting key events during the period.
  • Chinese New Local Gazetteers. More than 25,900 volumes of Chinese gazetteer books, covering 31 provinces and autonomous regions, and providing historical records of provinces, prefectures, cities, and smaller district administration units.
  • Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961. A digitized collection of Great Britain's Foreign and Colonial Offices' entire Confidential Print series relating to the United States, Canada and the English-speaking Caribbean, with some coverage of Central and South America.
  • EdITLib Digital Library. Journal articles, conference papers, dissertations and multimedia content on educational technology, information technology, and e-learning.
  • First World War. A collection of primary source material for the study of the Great War organized into three modules: Personal experiences, Propaganda and Recruitment, and Visual Perspectives and Narratives.
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980. All British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980, covering important historical events in modern Chinese history.
  • India, Raj and Empire. First-hand accounts from journals and diaries document the foundation of the East India Company and the independence of India.
  • Japan Chronicle Online. The English-language Japan Chronicle Weekly is the newspaper of record for Japan'?s engagement with modernity and its emergence onto the world stage in the first half of the twentieth century.
  • Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963. Documents from the highest level of the British government during Harold Macmillan's term as prime minister.
  • Plunkett Research Online. Market research, industry statistics, trends, and in-depth analysis of top companies.
  • Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975. Explore the dynamic period of social, political and cultural change in the US and UK between 1950 and 1975 though chronology, video footage, and more.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection. Gain insight into Chinese political and social life during the turbulent 120 year period from 1832 to 1953 with 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975. Includes 104 ProQuest microfilm collections; records of the Associated Press's Saigon Bureau, Military Assistance and Advisory Command, Vietnam; and National Security Files from the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford administrations.
  • Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice. Primary source materials from 1490-2007 in slavery and abolition studies.
  • South Asia Archive. A digital platform for culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within - and about - the Indian subcontinent.
  • The Guardian and The Observer. These British historical newspapers bring history to life by presenting facts, firsthand accounts, and opinions of the day about the most significant political, business, sports, literary, and entertainment events from the past two centuries.
  • The Los Angeles Sentinel. From its earliest beginnings when it urged African-Americans to "not spend your money where you can't work," the Los Angeles Sentinel has exposed prejudice, promoted social change, and empowered the black community.
  • The Nixon Years, 1969-1974. The complete UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 7 and 82 files for the entire period of Richard Nixon'Ã?Â?s presidency.
  • The Times of India. The world's most widely circulated English daily newspaper was founded in 1838 to serve British residents of West India.
  • Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History. Hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century.
  • Victorian Popular Culture: Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks. Focuses on the world of travelling entertainment, which brought spectacle to vast audiences across Britain, American and Europe in the 19th and early 20th century.
  • Victorian Popular Culture: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema. Explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time.
  • Victorian Popular Culture: Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment. Material on music halls, pleasure gardens, exhibitions, scientific institutions from the golden era for variety, vaudeville, and theatre.
  • Victorian Popular Culture: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic. Explores the relationship between the popularity of Victorian magic shows and conjuring tricks and the emergence of seances and psychic phenomena in Britain and America.
  • Virginia Company Archives. Provides access to the archive of the Virginia Company, which brought settlers to the new world.
  • Women in the National Archives, UK. Archival documents from the British National Archive relating to women

 

Life and Health Sciences

  • Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics (Second Edition). Featuring relatively short entries on genetics topics written by experts in that topic, Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics provides an effective way to learn about any aspect of genetics, from Abortive Transduction to Zygotes.
  • Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems. Addresses important issues by examining topics of global agriculture and food systems that are key to understanding the challenges we face.
  • Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (Second Edition). Covers all areas of neurological sciences through over 1,000 entries focused on a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, and other related areas of neuroscience.
  • Environment Complete. Citations to, plus some full text for, journal articles and books on a wide variety of environmental topics.
  • GIDEON. Updated almost daily, GIDEON has information on the epidemiology, treatment, and microbiology of infectious diseases. Includes an Infectious Diseases module and a Microbiology module.
  • Pathobiology of Human Disease: A Dynamic Encyclopedia of Disease Mechanisms. A standard reference in the pathology and molecular biology of human disease.
  • PubAg. Full-text access to scientific journal articles by USDA researchers, plus indexing of peer-reviewed articles relevant to the agricultural sciences.

 

REMOVED since last update:

  • Emerald Library and Information Studies Collection. Subscription cancelled at Selector's discretion.
  • American Social History Online. Defunct site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 10, 2015 | Categories: ERF Updates | lpeterse

Rekishiteki Ongen (Rekion) Now Available at the East Asian Library

The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley has recently registered to access to Rekishiteki Ongen (Rekion) (http://rekion.dl.ndl.go.jp/) the Japanese Historical Recordings Collection provided by the National Diet Library (NDL). Compiled by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) in cooperation with the NDL, this archive consists of over 48,000 digitized recordings from 1900-1950. With this registration, UC Berkeley faculty and students are now able to access any of the over 47,000 historical recordings marked as "Available only at the NDL/Rekion partner libraries" in the website on the dedicated public PC in the East Asian Library (please ask at the Circulation Desk for the dedicated PC and its ID/password for access). To use the Rekion collection at the Library, please bring your own headsets.

If you would like to see the list of all 48,000+ recordings offered at the Rekion website, click "Browse all recordings" link in "Browse by Title" box. Although the audio files cannot be downloaded, we still hope that the availability of these resources will assist your research in Japanese culture and history, music, and other subjects.

If you have any questions or comments on this resource, please contact Toshie Marra.

Feb 06, 2015 | Categories: Digital Collection | lpeterse

NOW ON TRIAL: Incidence and Prevalence Database

IPD: Incidence and Prevalence Database is the most efficient way to look at the world’s epidemiology data.

The database covers over 4,500 diseases, procedures, symptoms and other health issues for incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, comorbidity, treated or diagnosed rates, cost and much more.  Updated monthly, all data are linked to the primary source.  Sources include medical journals, trade journals, audits, on-line databases, registries, and market investment reports.

Our trial runs from February 2 through March 6, 2015.

Please send comments and feedback to Debbie Jan.

Feb 05, 2015 | Categories: Collection Development & Use | lpeterse

NOW ON TRIAL: GIDEON: Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network

Updated on a continuous basis, Gideon is a great resource for global infectious diseases, including worldwide distribution, disease outbreak information, and surveys.  The Infectious Diseases module has 5 sections: Diagnosis, Diseases, Travel, Drugs, and Vaccines.  The Microbiology module covers Bacteria, Mycobacteria, and Yeasts.  Content comes from peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts of major international meetings, and other gray literature.

 

Our trial runs from January 23rd to March 6th.

 

Please send your comments and feedback to Debbie Jan.

Feb 02, 2015 | Categories: Trials | lpeterse

ERF Update - January 2015

ERF Update - January 2015

Current number of records in the ERF: 1149

ADDED since last update

Engineering and Physical Sciences

 

  • AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series. The Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics series is devoted to books that present a particular, well-defined subject reflecting advances in the fields of aerospace science, engineering, and/or technology.
  • DrillingInfo. Data on U.S. oil drilling, including current and historical data on oil well construction, production, leases, permits, etc.
  • Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology. Critical assessment of the status and advancements in materials and fabrication of membranes, membrane based processes, and applications critical to industrial applications and research.
  • Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online. Covers the fundamentals and applications of statistics in all fields. Regularly updated with new and revised content.

 

Arts & Humanities / International & Area Studies

 

  • ACLS Humanities e-Book (HEB) Collection. An online collection of thousands of books of high quality in the humanities
  • Al Manhal. Books, journals, dissertations, and reports from the Arab world.
  • Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online. Fully searchable online edition of the complete writings of Ben Jonson.
  • Cambridge Histories Online. Completely searchable full text of the Cambridge Histories series.
  • Chateauroux Version of the <<Chanson de Roland>>. A fully annotated critical edition of the Chateauroux text of the Chanson de Roland.
  • China Economy, Public Policy, and Security Database. High-value analytical reports intended to guide policymaking in the People's Republic of China (known as "Pishu" which literally means "cover-books").
  • Companion to Archaic Greece. A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture which introduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to the period.
  • Digital Public Library of America. Brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
  • Documenting the American South. Texts, images, and audio files related to US southern history, literature, and culture.
  • Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics. Systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.
  • History Matters. A gateway to web resources as well as a repository of unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence for students and teachers of American history.
  • International Index to Black Periodicals. Current content from international scholarly and popular periodicals in Black Studies.
  • Le Bon Usage. An encyclopedic reference work about French language grammar.
  • Lieberman Index of References Dealing with Talmudic Literature. Access to thousands of references to talmudic passages in modern research and medieval scholarship.
  • Media History Digital Library. Digitized public domain media periodicals and online access to the histories of cinema, broadcasting, and recorded sound
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Access to US Federal records and documents that capture the sweep of the past, including slave ship manifests, journals of polar expeditions, and photographs of Dust Bowl farmers.
  • New York Public Library Digital Collections. Over 800,000 images digitized from the New York Public Library's collections, including historical maps, vintage posters, photographs, and more.
  • Official Museum Directory. Accurate and up-to-date information on America's museums
  • Oxford Dictionaries Arabic. Online dictionary of Modern Standard Arabic and English.
  • PhilPapers. Comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Law and Society since the Civil War. A broad range of American legal manuscripts and papers from Harvard Law Library. Includes the papers of Felix Frankfurter, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Roscoe Pounds, Louis Brandeis, the Sacco-Vanzetti case, and other legal documents.
  • ProQuest History Vault: NAACP Papers 2: Education, Voting, Housing, Employment. An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the NAACP's efforts to end school segregation and to gain voting rights and equal employment opportunities, among other campaigns for equal rights. Covers campaigns beginning in 1914.
  • ProQuest History Vault: NAACP Papers: The NAACP's Major Campaigns. Includes the NAACP's papers from the Scottsboro case, its anti-lynching investigative and legislative files, and records documenting discrimination in the criminal justice system.

 

Social Sciences

 

  • BCC Research. Market research reports on major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology.
  • Business Plans Handbook. Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.
  • Business Rankings Annual. Provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services, and business-related activities compiled from a variety of published sources.
  • Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory. Information on firms and individuals from the United States and Canada in the consulting services industry.
  • CQ Almanac. Coverage and analysis of United States Congressional legislation from 1945 to today.
  • Eldis. Policy, practice, and research on international development issues.
  • Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. A reference source for the fields of criminology and criminal justice.
  • International Directory of Company Histories. Detailed timelines and narrative histories of major U.S. and international companies.
  • Market Share Reporter. Annual compilation of market share statistics for products and companies.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Women's Studies Manuscript Collections. Historical documents related to women's rights, drawn from the Schlesinger Library's Woman's Suffrage Collection.
  • UNIDO International Industrial and Mining Statistics. International statistical data on industries and mining from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
  • Vital Statistics on American Politics. Data, facts, and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies.

 

Life and Health Sciences

 

  • Biopolymers Online. A comprehensive overview of the occurrence, metabolism, and applications of all important biopolymer classes.
  • Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition). More than 300 overview articles in 20 different subject areas including the economics of biodiversity, evolution, population issues, and theories of biodiversity.
  • Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry (Second Edition). Covers all aspects of biochemistry, including topics relating to biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology and oncology.

 

DELETED since last update

 

  • Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (First Edition). Replaced by Second Edition.
  • Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry (First Edition). Replaced by Second Edition.
  • Media History Project. Website appears to be defunct.
  • African American Theses and Dissertations (University of California, Berkeley). No longer a continuing need for this.
  • Books on Architecture and Garden Design – Digitized. Website appears to be defunct.

 

CHANGED since last update

  • Oxford Bibliographies Online. Subject tags have been added to reflect new subscriptions (Chinese Studies, Education, and Military History).
Jan 28, 2015 | Categories: ERF Updates | lpeterse

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