Confidential Print Online

  Defenses of Tobruk, 1940, from Confidential Print: Africa The Library has recently acquired online versions of the Confidential Print series, a collection of British government documents.  Beginning in the late 1820's, the British government began printing copies of important correspondence from diplomatic and consular officials (including letters, telegrams, policy documents, and reports) which were […]

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RESOURCE: medieval art in CORSAIR, the Morgan Library’s catalog

Scholars looking for medieval illuminations to illustrate their arguments need look no further than the Morgan Library.  The Morgan has digitized and cataloged every image in its vast holdings of medieval manuscripts.  While an image search can be made in CORSAIR, the general catalog of manuscripts and printed books, there is a specific area of […]

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New Database: History of Modern Russian and Ukrainian Art, 1907-1930

The History of Modern Russian and Ukrainian Art, 1907-1930 documents the history of modern Russian and Ukrainian art. It encompasses critical literature, illustrated books, and art periodicals. The collection contains texts by such artists as Wassily Kandinsky, Pavel Filonov, Kazimir Malevich and Anatolii Petrytskyi; publications of art groups such as the Jack of Diamonds (Bubnovyi […]

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New Database: African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 is full text journal collection based upon James P. Danky's African–American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard, 1998). Drawn from holdings of the Wisconsin Historical Society, African American Periodicals ranges over more than 150 years of American life, from slavery during the Antebellum Period to the struggles and triumphs of […]

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New Database: Victorian Popular Culture

Victorian Popular Culture: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments & the Advent of Cinema This section of Victorian Popular Culture explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. It features printed ephemera, programmes, sheet music, cigarette cards, postcards, games, toys and other merchandise from the […]

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Fashion Research

A few resources for researching fashion and the fashion industry: Encyclopedias Berg Fashion Library, includes the Encyclopedia of World  Dress and Fashion (Oxford, 2010) and many other books about fashion. Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion (Scribner's 2005). Journals Vogue Archive-issues from 1892 to the present WWD (Women's Wear Daily) – current paper issues are in […]

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Recent Acquisitions in Streaming Video Databases

Check out some of our recent database acquisitions in streaming video: World History in Video: English-language documentaries World history in video is an online collection of streaming video that gives users access to documentaries from filmmakers worldwide, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio9411569 March of Time From 1935-1967, […]

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CLIObeta: A New Way to Search

The Columbia Libraries are developing a new interface for CLIO which allows researchers to combine elements from the library catalog in powerful new ways.   CLIObeta offers the ability to refine a keyword search by format; publication date; topical, regional, historical, and genre headings; language; library location; call number; and acquisition date. It is also possible […]

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It’s (Streaming) Music to Your Ears

Like to listen to music on the go? Explore the Libraries' streaming audio databases. The Libraries offer several databases which feature streaming audio, in a wide variety of musical styles. One easy way to find these is the click on the "E-Resources" tab from the main Library Web page, and then select "E-Music". You can […]

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UWriting Students: More Research Tips

As you begin working on your research proposals, use these multi-subject databases to find articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazines: ProQuest EbscoHost Research Databases JSTOR LexisNexis Academic Remember to use the truncation symbol (*) and nested searching to improve your results. Example: (smoking OR tobacco OR nicotine) AND (ethic* OR moral*) If you need […]

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