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Spring 2012 at Woodruff Library  

News from Emory's Robert W Woodruff Library, Spring 2012 Based on the MARCH 2012 ISS Newsletter, issue 48, by Liz McBride,
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2012 URL: Print Guide

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New Library Resources

Click here for a complete list of new resources.


  • Browse your favorite newspapers from around the world--over 1200 available
  • Search for topics of interest
  • Listen to a newspaper
  • Translate articles into multiple languages-- currently supports 13 languages


Library PressDisplay provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The ever-expanding collection currently includes more than 1,200 U.S. and international titles—from 94 countries in 48 languages (with a built-in translation feature, plus an audio feature!). Just like reading the familiar print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. The service also provides up to a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire backfile. Note there are five simultaneous users for this database.

Archives Unbound

Consists of topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support research and study in history, area studies, and other fields. Collections vary widely by subject and include the following:

  • Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984
  • Federal Response to Radicalism
  •  James Meredith, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Integration of the University of Mississippi
  • Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons
  • Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West's Response to Jewish Emigration
  • Jewish Underground Resistance: The David Diamant collection
  • Newspapers of the French Revolution, 1848
  • Indochina, France and the Viet Minh War, 1945-1954: Records of the US State Department, 1945-1949
  • Czechoslovakia from Liberation to Communist State, 1945-63: Records of the U.S. State Department Classified Files
  • East Germany from Stalinization to the New Economic Policy, 1950-1963

Book Citation Index (Part of Web of Science)

Incorporates into the Web of Science selected books  for citation analysis and tracking:

  • Coverage of over 30,000 editorially selected books, starting with publication year 2005
  • 10,000 new books added each year 
  • Comprehensive cited reference search 
  • Times Cited counts for books and book chapters 
  • Full bibliographies from books and book chapters 
  • Links from book and book chapter records to full text

NOTE: After logging into the Web of Science database, you can click  on the Web of Science tab  to limit your search

British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900

This database provides online access to collections on the history of the Atlantic world from the British Archives. It includes materials such as journals, correspondence, official records and personal papers spanning two centuries of Britain's colonial, commercial, missionary and literary relations with Africa and the Americas.

China Core Newspapers, 2000-date

This database provides abstracts and full text articles from major Chinese newspapers on the subjects of literature, history, arts,  philosophy, and now, economics, education and the social sciences.

First World War: Personal Experiences, 1914-1918

A collection of primary source documents focusing on personal experience during the Great War. The collection includes diaries, journals, letters, trench literature, postcards, scrapbooks, albums, photographs, art, ephemera, sheet music, cartoons, propaganda and maps.

Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean Archive

Over 1 million Pages of Primary source documentation drawn from State Department Records, Brazil Popular Groups, Yale University Latin American Collection and other sources.

Index to Hebrew Periodicals (English Interfaces), 1977-date

Indexes articles from Hebrew periodicals, collections and some monographs. Has content in Hebrew and English most of which is not indexed in RAMBI.

Izvetsia Digital Archive, 1917-date

Online access to the Kremlin's newspaper of record, 1917-date, is now part o Russian Central Newspapers. Russian Central Newspapers delivers same day, full-text access to some of the most influential Russian daily and weekly editions. The search mechanism enables complex querying and global searching across all newspapers within the database, as well as within individual titles and issues. Most digital versions begin in the 1990,s but full digital runs of papers like Izvestia are becoming available. This link also includes the Currrent Digest of Soviet Press from 1949-date.

Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest, 1950-1975

This database, focusing on the people and events of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, includes archival material – manuscript, typescript and ephemera – from key libraries in Britain and America, such as Bowling Green State, Berkeley, Sussex, National Archives at Kew, and the Rock Source Archive. Other features are video clips, visual sources, and chronologies. Topics covered include: popular culture (TV, music & movies), the Vietnam War, and movements from Civil Rights to Women’s Liberation.

Coming Soon

ARTnet Artnet's Fine and Decorative Art Price Databases are the most comprehensive fully-illustrated archive of auction results worldwide. Representing auction results from over 500 international auction houses since 1985, the Price Database: Fine Art covers more than 5 million artworks by over 200,000 artists, ranging from Old Masters to Contemporary Art. We cover a full range of media, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, watercolors, prints, photography and works on paper as well as 20th Century Design.

Bibliographie de Civilisation Medievale indexes monographs and is designed to serve as a complement to IMB (International Medieval Bibliography). Seeing as historical abstracts does not index anything covering history before 1450, the IMB and BCM are fairly important, covering a period of time that falls outside the coverage of both Historical Abstracts and the classics indices.

CAAReviews publishes timely scholarly and critical reviews of studies and projects in all areas and periods of art history, visual studies, and the fine arts, providing peer review for the disciplines served by the College Art Association. Publications and projects reviewed include books, articles, exhibitions, conferences, and other works as appropriate. It also publishes essays on these subjects, as well as on art education and policy and related topics. In reviewing and publishing recent texts and projects, fosters timely, worldwide access to the intellectual and creative materials and issues of art-historical, critical, curatorial, and studio practice, and promotes the highest standards of discourse in the disciplines of art and art history. The journal is published on a continual basis by the College Art Association.

Oxford Handbooks Online—Political Science and Philosophy

Collections of essays on a variety of topics within the discipline, written by experts in the field.  We have the print equivalent for a good number of these, but it is not comprehensive.  There is some significant faculty interest in the e-versions of these review essay publications.

World Newspaper Archive—Latin American Collection II

The Center for Research Libraries is launching a new module of the World Newspaper Archive named “Latin American Newspapers, part II.”  LAN II, will deepen coverage of important countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Mexico, and will extend the reach of WNA into countries not represented in LAN I such as Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Belize. A provisional title list is available on CRL’s program page at:

WIIW (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) Statistical Databases & Reports)

Important economic and data analysis (with a general focus on Eastern Europe) needed for both political and economic research. 

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