The Leddy Library has subscribed to these four new research tools:
Gerritsen Collection: Women’s History Online 1543-1945: In the late 1800s, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and women’s rights. By the time their successors finished their work in 1945, The Gerritsen Collection was the greatest single source for the study of women’s history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and fifteen languages. This online resource delivers two million page images exactly as they appeared in the original printed works. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of one country’s movement on those of the others. In many cases, it also provides easy access to primary sources otherwise available only in a few rare book rooms.
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective 1907-1984: This database offers indexing for nearly 1,200 periodicals, as far back as 1907 and comprises the most important scholarly journals published throughout the 20th century in North America and Europe. It consists of citations to more than 1,300,000 articles, including over 240,000 book reviews and is the equivalent of 46 print cumulations. In addition to coverage of the entire range of the humanities and social sciences for nearly a century, the database covers many important scientific journals through the 1950′s.
Proquest Historical Newspapers, The New York Times: This full-image archive brings you the entire historical run of The New York Times, the definitive voice of American journalism since 1851. The database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF. And the database just keeps growing, with a new year’s content added annually. Includes: Display and classified ads; Comics and cartoons; Photos, maps, graphics, etc.; Editorials and commentary; Unmatched journalistic breadth and depth; Fair, objective reporting; First-class literary criticism, and; In-depth coverage of science and politics.
Elsevier Decision Sciences Archive: The Decision Sciences backfiles collection comprises 35 journals dating as far back as 1963. Titles such as Journal of Operations Management, Information and Management, and Computers and Operations Research are included. The titles in this archive will be available through Elsevier Science @ Scholar’s Portal.