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JSTOR Security Studies Collection

 A wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13228145

 

JSTOR Sustainability collection

A wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13228144

 

Treasury of Lives 

A biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalaya. Most biographies are peer reviewed. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13222249

 

Early American Newspapers 15 

Collection provides access to thousands of newspapers from all 50 states from 1690-1922 through 15 distinct databases. The collection offers digital facsimiles of all titles, with content varying from eyewitness reporting, editorials, letters, advertisements, obituaries, and much more. Of interest to scholars in history, printing and publishing, American history, journalism, industry, and economics. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/7082993

 

The Colonial America: Growth, Trade and Development 

This module consists of correspondence with the Board of Trade. Also included are details of land grants, financial accounts and documents focusing on American Indian relations, including George Vancouver's despatches to London from his 1791 expedition to the Pacific Northwest. The overall Colonial American collection is composed of mainly manuscript material of the 17th and 18th century from the archives of the British government, consisting of correspondence of colonial governments with the Board of Trade, the Secretary of the State for the Southern Department and the Secretary of State for the Colonies. Included in the module specifically includes a video with a researcher who discusses documents and their value for researcher in detail. Of interest to scholars in American history, British history, history, economics, Indigenous studies, economics. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13049093

 

The CARMA Video Library

Hosts a variety of instructional videos focusing on Research Methods and Analysis techniques targeted at University undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Categories of videos include: Data Analysis & Research Methods; Correlation Regression Models; Structural Equation Methods; and measurement-Individuals Groups. Of interest to a wide range of scholars in the social sciences and physical sciences. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13001173

 

Counselling & Therapy in Video, Vol. V 

Assists students in better recognizing mental health disorders and provide accurate diagnosis through 400+ streaming mental health videos. For over 90+ titles, there are 2 versions of each film available: one which includes a title slide and introduces the symptom to students; the other which excludes the title slide and has students make their own diagnosis. Volume 5, "The Symptom Media Collection," is ideal for students and researchers in counselling, psychology, social work, mental health, nursing, and other behavioural healthcare professions. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/9391005

 

Ethnographic Video Online, Vol. IV, "Festivals and Archives" 

Collection brings together award-winning titles from contemporary ethnographic film festivals. The use of these films enable researchers to perform deep dives into specific places, time periods, and cultural practices. Specifically, Vol. IV unlocks access to repositories of previously difficult-to-discover content from visual anthropology programs from universities and institutions around the world. The collection contains the full catalog of anthropology films from Berkeley Media in addition to dozens of award-winning titles released in the past 5 years. Of interest to scholars in ethnography, anthropology, sociology, geography, and environmental studies.  http://go.utlib.ca/cat/9391005 http://go.utlib.ca/cat/9391005

 

CEIC China Premium Database 

provides more than 230,000 time series of macroeconomic and industry data at national, provincial and city levels. Topic includes national accounts, government and public finance, labour markets, consumer good markets, foreign trade, money and banking, investment and real estate. Of interest to scholars in economics, business, foreign relations, data science, and East Asian studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12790762

 

Food and Drink in History 

This collection explores the evolution of society through changing tastes and availability of food and drink in everyday life. Through advertisements, government papers, cookbooks and film, the material in this collection is sourced from across the world to include a wide range of food cultures and traditions. These materials illustrate the strong linkages between food and identity, politics and power, gender, race and socio-economic status, including charting key issues around agriculture, nutrition and food production. Notably, the collection includes rare cookbooks on Mexican, Latin American, Chinese and Asian cuisines, and also papers, diaries and correspondence from the Audrey Richards collection. Of interest to scholars in food studies, culture, history, sociology, anthropology. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13144435

 

China and the Modern World: Hong Kong, Britain and China 

This collection offers detailed information on the political, military, social, economic, and external development of Hong Kong as a British colony between 1841-1951. Consisting of British Colonial office correspondence, the collection includes despatches and correspondence between governors of Hong Kong and the Colonial Office, also letters and telegrams of other government departments and organizations such as the Foreign, Home and War Offices. All hand-written material included in the collection will have Handwritten Text Recognition applied, allowing these documents to be full-text searchable. Of interest to scholars in Asian studies, history, foreign policy, political science, economics, military history, East Asian studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12996699

 

Records of the National Council for United States-China Trade 1973-1983

This collection documents the formation of the National Council for United States-China Trade and the role it played in the development of trade and the Council's library holdings relating to China's trade and economy. The Council was formed in 1973 between U.S. business firms and the People's Republic of China and was meant to facilitate trade. The collection consists of two sub-groups of records: administrative files and Business Advisory Services Department files. In addition to being a source of information about the history of the Council and development of trade, the files have research value in aspects of trade such as shipping, packaging, contract negotiations, banking, inspection, and trademarks. Also, included are files related to U.S.-China relations, China's trade with other countries, and China's history in culture and business practices. Of interest to scholars in foreign relations, economics, history, East-Asian studies, political science. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243130

 

The Amerasia Affair, China, and Postwar Anti-Communist Fervor

 This collection uncovers one of the greast spy cases in the postwar era, which concluded in the growing atmosphere of McCarythism where many saw the affair as an indication of Communist espionage on the government. The case was the first public drama featuring charges that American citizens had spied for the Communists. The affair began with an article printed in the magazine Amerasia in January 26, 1945 which was almost identical to the report Kenneth Wells, of the Office of Strategic Services, wrote on Thailand. This discovery led to FBI illegal seizures of documents, and investigations into reporters and State Department employees, resulting in arrests that anti-climatically resulted in fines. The documents in the collection shed light on the debate over who "lost" China, Soviet espionage, McCarythism, and the loyalty program -- and also the bureaucratic intricacies of anti-communism in Washington. Of interest to scholars in American Studies, History, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Chinese Studies, legal studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243133

 

Nature Journals

the full complement of recently published Nature journals is now available. New titles are:
Nature Cancer;
Nature Food;
Nature Reviews Earth and Environment;
Nature Machine Intelligence;
Nature Metabolism;
Nature Reviews Physics;
Nature Catalysis;
Nature Electronics;
Nature Sustainability.
 

 

Liberia and the U.S.: Nation-Building in Africa 1918-1935

 is a collection of correspondence and telegrams received and sent by the United States' diplomatic post in Liberia. The topics covered by these records include all aspects of relations with Liberia, and interactions of American citizens with the Liberian government and people. Of interest to scholars of American studies, international relations, African American studies, political science, and history. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243079

 

Pakistan from Crown Rule to Republic: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1945-1949

 is a collection of diplomatic records and materials from the Central Files of the General Records of the Department of State. It traces the end of British India and the emergence of modern Pakistan and include documents such as the 1949 "Economic Survey" issued by the Board of Economic Inquiry; July 1949 "Dacca Newsletter"; and files relating to internal affairs such as economics, education, military affairs, government, and more. Of interest to students and scholars of South Asian studies, postcolonial studies, government, economics, military studies, political science, international relations, and history.http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243089

Gale Digital Scholar Lab: 

An interface that combines analysis-ready raw text data with digital tools and customizable algorithms to create visualizations and analyses crucial to successful digital scholarship. The user-friendly environment supports both students who are new to data mining as well as seasoned scholars. Users can create a content set from any of the library’s Gale Primary Source collections and then analyze that content set using six commonly used text mining methodologies: Ngrams, Named Entity Recognition, Topic Modelling, Parts of Speech, Sentiment Analysis, and Clustering. There are visualizations available for all of these tools. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13078390

 

Voices from Wartime France 1939-1945: 

Clandestine Resistance and Vichy collection provides perspectives from both the Vichy government and the resistance movement during the occupation of 1940-1944, which constitutes the sum of French press that reached Britain during this time. This collection serves as a record of what was known by the British about life in France during the war, and offers a full picture of the basis on which many key political decisions were made in British about the conduct of war in France. All documents are written in French. Of interest to scholars in history, French studies, media, journalism, political science. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243131

 

Journaux de la Révolution de 1848 (Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848)

This collection contains a unique collection of newspapers and periodicals that detail the social and political upheavals of this period. The French Revolution of 1848 resulted in the collapse of monarchy in France and a power vacuum of competing voices that sought control for France's future. Coverage in this collection continues through the coup d’état in 1851 to the establishment of the Second Empire in 1852. Titles included represent continuations of national dailies and weeklies which were published through the unrest, offering a base-note of news coverage from journalists. Many other publications at this time directly responded to the political situation and witnessed the events from very partisan perspectives -- including George Sand as one of the famous literary voices commenting on the unrest. French life and culture is also reflected in this collection, including women's periodicals, literary, musical, theatre and opera reviews, medical and trade titles and newsletters -- with a strain of satire and humor. All documents are in French. Of interest to scholars in French history, French studies, history, sociology, media studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243132

Records of the National Council for United States-China Trade 1973-1983

collection documents the formation of the National Council for United States-China Trade and the role it played in the development of trade and the Council's library holdings relating to China's trade and economy. The Council was formed in 1973 between U.S. business firms and the People's Republic of China and was meant to facilitate trade. The collection consists of two sub-groups of records: administrative files and Business Advisory Services Department files. In addition to being a source of information about the history of the Council and development of trade, the files have research value in aspects of trade such as shipping, packaging, contract negotiations, banking, inspection, and trademarks. Also, included are files related to U.S.-China relations, China's trade with other countries, and China's history in culture and business practices. Of interest to scholars in foreign relations, economics, history, East-Asian studies, political science. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243130

 

The Amerasia Affair, China, and Postwar Anti-Communist Fervor 

collection uncovers one of the greast spy cases in the postwar era, which concluded in the growing atmosphere of McCarythism where many saw the affair as an indication of Communist espionage on the government. The case was the first public drama featuring charges that American citizens had spied for the Communists. The affair began with an article printed in the magazine Amerasia in January 26, 1945 which was almost identical to the report Kenneth Wells, of the Office of Strategic Services, wrote on Thailand. This discovery led to FBI illegal seizures of documents, and investigations into reporters and State Department employees, resulting in arrests that anti-climatically resulted in fines. The documents in the collection shed light on the debate over who "lost" China, Soviet espionage, McCarythism, and the loyalty program -- and also the bureaucratic intricacies of anti-communism in Washington. Of interest to scholars in American Studies, History, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Chinese Studies, legal studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243133

 

State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research Reports, 1941-1961

 is a collection of reports, studies, and surveys prepared on various topics of interest to the Department of State. Topics range from individual commodities or countries to the economic and political characteristics of whole regions. Reports vary from short memorandums to detailed, documented studies. They are arranged numerically according to when reports were assigned, with various office symbols. Not all reports are in sequence, and not all were completed. Of interest to scholars of area studies, international relations, history, economics, and political science.

Japanhttp://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243066
Koreahttp://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243159
China: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243068
USSR: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243069

 

Records of the US State Department 

is a collection of reports on economic, political and military affairs, statistics, interviews, meeting minutes, correspondences, and diplomatic cables. 1940-1944 covers wartime relations between the United States and China; 1950-1959 covers the rapid transformation of postwar Japan from a devastated and occupied country to an independent state within an American-led order of capitalist states; 1930-1963 covers the Japanese occupation era through to the postwar period; Korea's liberation and partition under Soviet and US occupation in 1945; the Korean War and the 1953 armistice. Of interest to scholars of East Asian studies, American studies, international relations, political science, and military history.

China: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1940-1944 http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243092
Japan: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1950-1959 http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243094
Korea: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1930-1963 http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243094

Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880

 is a selection of printed materials based on settlers' accounts of the terrain and experience of traveling to the American West. They are based on bibliographies "The Plains and Rockies: a critical bibliography of exploration, adventure, and travel in the American West, 1800-1865," and "The Trail West: a bibliography-index to Western American Trails, 1841-1869". Of interest to scholars of American studies, history, anthropology, sociology, women and gender studies, and indigenous studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243045

The Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle Hosting Collection

 documents the activities of the Black nationalist-Marxist militant organization, the Black Liberation Army which operated from 1970-1981.  Of interest to scholars in African American history, sociology, critical race studies, American studies, and social movements.http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243144

The Western Books on Southeast Asia is a collection of 318 rare Western-language publications on Southeast Asia published from the 17th to 19th centuries. The collection gathers nearly 300 years of writing by travelers from Europe to Southeast Asia, across Indochina, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Java and Indonesia and the Philippines. The collection displays a clear view of how Southeast Asia was seen by Western eyes during this time. The range of content includes reports of government sponsored expeditions to personal journals of people travelling through the region on business or pleasure. Publications touch on local religions, customs, geography, social issues, trade, colonialist and imperialist economics, linguistics, and anthropology. Of Interest to scholars in Southeast Asian studies, history, geography, colonial studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12961208

 

Johnson Presidency Administrative Histories. 

Agency and department records from the Johnson administration, subdivided by topic. Of interest to scholars in American studies, space technology, history, political science, labour relations, economics, and public policy.

Science and Technology http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575793
Foreign Affairs and National Security http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575794
Labor and Employment http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575795
Health, Education and Welfare http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575796
Economy, Finance and Trade http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575797

 

War on Poverty: 

Collection is an insight to President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society, which was predicated on two goals: elimination of poverty and racial injustice. Johnson's "unconditional war on poverty" created the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 which created the Office of Economic Opportunity. Of interest to scholars in history, political science, economics, American studies, race studies, social work, and equity.

War on Poverty: Office of Civil Rights, 1965-1968 http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575798
War on Poverty Community Profiles: Northeastern States http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575799
War on Poverty Community Profiles: Southern States http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575800
War on Poverty Community Profiles: Midwestern States http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575801
War on Poverty Community Profiles: Texas http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575802
War on Poverty Community Profiles: Western States http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12575803

 

East Germany from Stalinization to the New Economic Policy, 1950-1963 

Collection is an in-depth look into the creation of the East German state, living conditions, and its people. Predominantly included in this collection are instructions to and despatches from U.S. diplomats and consular personnel regarding political, military, economics, social, industrial, and other internal conditions and events in East Germany. Of interest to scholars in German history, European history, foreign relations, war history, trade and finance, and political science. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243145

 

African Newspapers: The British Library Collection

 provides access to 64 newspapers from Africa, all published before 1901. African history and daily life is documented through eyewitness reporting, editorials, letters, advertisements, obituaries and military reports, covering topics from European exploration of Africa, colonial exploitation, economics, trade, governance, growth and much more. Among the many titles includes the notable St. Helena Guardian, the Egyptian Gazette, and Journal Franco-Ethiopian. Of interest to scholars in history, geography, African studies, African history, economics, colonial studies, journalism. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12607107

 

The Chinese Civil War and U.S.-China Relations: Records of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Chinese Affairs, 1945-1955

 is a primary source collection amassed on virtually all aspects of life there immediately before, during, and after the Chinese Communist Revolution (1945-1950). Items were collected by the US State Department’s Office of Chinese Affairs as part of their operational control of American policy toward China. Topics covered include domestic issues in Communist and Nationalist China, US containment policy as it was extended to Asia, and Sino-American relations during the post-WWII period. Of interest to scholars of East Asian studies, international relations, political science, American studies, economics, and history. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243090

 

Economic Cooperation Administration’s Relief Mission in Post-War China, 1946-1948

 is a primary source collection that documents how officials of the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) looked for economic and cultural opportunities to promote US-China relations, despite the anti-Communist sentiments of the early Cold War era. Items include records of foreign service officer and later director of the China Relief Mission Donald S. Gilpatric; regional offices correspondences; chronological files and cables; interoffice memos; subject files of the office of the director; and others. Topics include ECA efforts to urge the US State Department to pursue a friendly economic policy toward Communist China to not jeopardize economic relations; ECA representation of American businessmen in the face of US State Department and White House opposition; the failure of the Marshall Mission to China to politicize the US economic policy toward China; the effectiveness of the ECA’s implementation of aid to China; and information on the China Aid Act as part of Title IV of the Foreign Assistance Act. Of interest to scholars of East Asian studies, international relations, American studies, economics, political science, government, and history.http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243091

 

Policing the Shanghai International Settlement, 1894-1945

 is a primary source collection from the Special Branch of the Shanghai Municipal Police. Topics covered include collecting intelligence on political demonstrations, strikes, labor and social unrest, foreign and domestic subversive activities, and areas of dispute between the International Settlement and the Chinese government. Most extensive coverage is provided by the Special Branch dossier files, which date from 1929-1945. Many items are organized around a particular topic and contain different kinds of source material. Of interest to students and scholars of East Asian studies, economics, history, postcolonial studies, and urban studies.http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243143

 

Civil War Service Reports of Union Army Generals Collection

 contains the generals' reports of service from 1864-1887, which was an attempt by the Adjutant General's Office (AGO) to obtain more complete records of the service of the Union generals served in the Civil War. Included in these reports is a succinct account of a general's military history from March 1961 and onwards.  In the reports are numerous accounts of battles, including First Bull Run, Second Bull Run, Antitam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga. Of interest to scholars in American history, War History, Civil War history,  and historiography. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243147

 

The Minutemen, 1961-1969: Evolution of the Militia Movement in America, Part I

 Collection details the philosophy, plans, and programs that were the driving forces of the Minutemen organization. The Minutemen was a militant anti-Communist organization formed in the early 1960s, who believed that Communism would take over all of America.  Of interest to scholars in history, American studies, surveillance, Marxist movements, Communist history, political science, and social movements. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243148

 

The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication

 provides resources for students, researchers, educators, and librarians to master the art of scholarly communication. The Guide includes chapters covering topics such as preprints, Open Access, machine-readable data, and much more. Specific parts of the Guide include focus on "Data in the Google Era," best practices in writing, selecting, and submitting articles to scientific journals, and style conventions. Of interest to scholars looking to public scientific work in scholarly journals and librarians assisting in this process. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13162699

 

The Southern Literary Messenger: Literature of the Old South

 collection documents the thirty-year run of the American South's most important literary periodical, "The Southern Literary Messenger." The journal was meant to "scope out the land of literary promise in the South," as described by the magazine's first editor, James Ewell Heath. In the early 19th century, literary magazines in the North, such as "Harper's" set the tone for dialogue. As topics related to slavery arose in the 1850s, the journal's content began to favor issues of states' rights, defense of slavery, and polemics against abolitionism. The journal finally ceased publication in 1864 after publishing accounts of the Civil War and criticizing the North and Confederate government. Of interest to scholars in history, journalism, literature, American history, race relations, American literature. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243138

 

Actes royaux français, 1256-1794 (French Royal Acts, 1256-1794) 

Collection documents the financial and political administration of France, along with other aspects of French life, from the second half of the 13th century to the 18th century. The collection covers the following themes: tax affairs at the Chamber of Accounts, taxation and tariffs of goods, collection of tolls, criminal justice (mainly from 1720), military and administration, book printing and prohibitions, royal orders, among many more. Of interest to scholars in French history, economics, French studies, Monarchy history, and political history. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243140

 

We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961

Collection documents the actions of the "freedom riders" who were an interracial group of passengers meant to test the Supreme Court's 1946 declaring that segregated seating of interstate passengers was unconstitutional. Originally known as the "Journey of Reconciliation" by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Freedom Riders tested John F. Kennedy's commitment to civil rights by travelling by bus from Washington DC to New Orleans. Of interest to scholars in American history, American studies, race relations, sociology, history, equity. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243136

 

Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement: The Papers of Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford) 

Collection reproduces the writings and statements of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM)'s leaders, and organizations which evolved or were influenced by RAM. Organizations influenced by RAM included the Black Panther Party, league of Revolutionary Black Workers, and the Republic of New Afrika, among many more. Individuals associated with RAM include, Robert F. Williams, Malcom X, Amiri Baraka, and many more. The RAM was created as a result of student organizing and involvement in the civil rights movement among a collective of undergraduate students at Central State College in late May to early June 1962. Of interest to scholars in race studies, American history, African-American studies, American studies, sociology, and history.http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243139

 

Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League Collection 

includes the files of the "National Negro Business League" founded by Booker T. Washington in 1900 as a response to racial discrimination in the United States. Of interest to scholars in African American history, race studies, economics, and history. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243142

 

The Civil War in Words and Deeds 

collection contains personal accounts from the postwar period and early 20th century which chronicles the highs and lows of army life from 1861 through 1865. Individually and collectively, the collection of these accounts offer great historical value to a scholar interested in the lives of the soldiers and their attitudes towards the war, army life, and political questions. Of interest to scholars in local and civil war history, American history, history, race relations. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243135

 

We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961 

Collection documents the actions of the "freedom riders" who were an interracial group of passengers meant to test the Supreme Court's 1946 declaring that segregated seating of interstate passengers was unconstitutional. Originally known as the "Journey of Reconciliation" by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Freedom Riders tested John F. Kennedy's commitment to civil rights by travelling by bus from Washington DC to New Orleans. Of interest to scholars in American history, American studies, race relations, sociology, history, equity. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243136

 

Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement: The Papers of Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford) 

Collection reproduces the writings and statements of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM)'s leaders, and organizations which evolved or were influenced by RAM. Organizations influenced by RAM included the Black Panther Party, league of Revolutionary Black Workers, and the Republic of New Afrika, among many more. Individuals associated with RAM include, Robert F. Williams, Malcom X, Amiri Baraka, and many more. The RAM was created as a result of student organizing and involvement in the civil rights movement among a collective of undergraduate students at Central State College in late May to early June 1962. Of interest to scholars in race studies, American history, African-American studies, American studies, sociology, and history.http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243139

 

Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League Collection 

includes the files of the "National Negro Business League" founded by Booker T. Washington in 1900 as a response to racial discrimination in the United States. Of interest to scholars in African American history, race studies, economics, and history. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243142

 

The Civil War in Words and Deeds 

collection contains personal accounts from the postwar period and early 20th century which chronicles the highs and lows of army life from 1861 through 1865. Individually and collectively, the collection of these accounts offer great historical value to a scholar interested in the lives of the soldiers and their attitudes towards the war, army life, and political questions. Of interest to scholars in local and civil war history, American history, history, race relations. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243135

 

L.A. Theatre Works Audio Plays 

includes 400 important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the US’s premiere radio theatre company.http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13129672

 

Shakespeare Globe on Screen 1 2008-2015 

This collection features 21 films recorded live on the Globe stage from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning role as Falstaff in Henry IV.   http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13129668

 

Shakespeare Globe on Screen 2  2016 – 2018 

includes 9 landmark productions from the theatre’s most recent seasons, including two productions from Emma Rice’s tenure as Artistic Director and the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.          http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13129669

 

Stage on Screen  

high quality recordings of classic plays for students and theatre enthusiasts everywhere. They professionally stage classic plays at London's historic Greenwich Theatre. The plays are filmed in front of a live audience to capture the atmosphere and tension of live theatre. The plays are directed, designed and performed by talented and experienced theatre professionals with lists of credits from major companies such as The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and the RSC, and from the worlds of film and television. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13129674

 

Shakespeare in the Present 

Filmed on the stages of Michael Howard Studios in New York and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Shakespeare in the Present brings you hours of private coaching with acclaimed master acting teaching Patsy Rodenburg’s and her unique approach to voice and acting. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13118288

 

Maxine Peak as Hamlet 

This stripped-back, fast-paced version with moments of humour is a captivating production that rebalances gender casting. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13116414

 

BBC Drama Films 

film adaptations of classic and contemporary plays from Sophocles and Shakespeare, to Oscar Wilde, Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, Bernard Shaw and contemporary writers, Michael Frayn and Joe Penhall.                http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13129670

 

Royal Shakespeare Company Live Collection 

contains 17 films of live productions from 2013 to the cutting-edge 2016-17 production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell-Beale, plus 8 films from 2018-19 including Twelfth Night starring comedy icon Adrian Edmondson. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13129671

 

Shakespeare's Heroes and Villains 

In a compelling 90-minute film, theatre-practitioner Steven Berkoff brings a host of Shakespeare’s most famous characters vividly to life.http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13118301

 

The Sex and Sexuality, Module I,

makes accessible the unpublished papers of prominent sexologists, researchers, societies, advocacy groups and campaigners throughout America in the 20th century. A large proportion of content consists of unpublished professional papers, correspondence between professional and private individuals, autobiographical accounts and official records encompassing all aspects of sex, sexuality and gender. Material in the collection is allocated under one or more of ten topics, including: sexual behaviors, academic and professional research administration, organizations, health and sex education. Of interest to scholars in Sex and Disability Studies, Women's studies, sociology, activism, health education. Content disclosure: many records in this collection include sexually explicit and graphic content, including imagery of sexual violence, non-consensual sexual activity, sexual activity including minors, surgery, suicide, and genital mutilation. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/13156189

 

Through the Camera Lens: The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927 

collection contains the publication run of The Moving Picture World, an aggressive trade publication, lasting from March 9, 1907 to January 7, 1928. After January 1928, the publication divided into to, becoming "Exhibitors Herald" and "Moving Picture World." Similar to other general entertainment industry papers such as the New York Clipper or Variety, the World set a standard for the broadest possible coverage, reviewing new releases and published news, features, and interviews relating to all aspects of the film industry. The vast quantity of advertisements published in each issue makes the World a veritable industry encyclopedia. One of the first advertisements featured in the publication was for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, headed "Mergers Make Greatness!" Information and opinion in the film industry were shaped by publications, such as the World, who were all competing for the same limited subscribers. For scholars interested in early years of American Cinema, the most important research tools include the film periodicals of the era, along with fan magazines and film company house journals. Of interest to scholars in film/cinema studies, American studies, history, media, culture, art history, marketing. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243137

 

American Underworld: The Flash Press, Crime, Scandal, and Blackmail Papers of the Nineteenth Century 

collection provides access to the full print run of the Flash Press from 1826-1876, depicting the seamier aspects of urban life during this time. The collection contains satirical and humorous articles on the low-life aspects of city life, original poems and songs devoted to off-colour characters, reviews of bawdy theatrical performances and reporting on gambling and gamblers among much more. The Flash Press often moralized the same topics they covered, which included prostitution, urban gangs, and sensational crimes. Contrary to the content covered, the Flash Press journalists were often members of the cities' wealthy class and many were accomplished writers. The articles and literary efforts are noteworthy examples of 19th century American satire and humor. Of interest to scholars in history, 19th century literature, women and gender studies, journalism, media studies, economics of criminal activity. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12607110

 

Nineteenth-Century American Drama: Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1820-1900 

Collection documents the unprecedented growth and sweeping changes in the dramatic arts in America. This authoritative collection of American drama includes hundreds of prompt books and annotates copies of manuscripts which reveal the changing intensions of authors and artistic visions of directors. Subject matter includes immigrants and immigration, colonial era, children's plays, the American Revolution, and the Women's Movement, among much more. Within the collection are works by playwrights such as: Clara Janette Fort Denton, Charles White, and Edwin Booth. Also included are historical plays, political satires, comic operas, musical extravaganzas, adoptions of novels, and many more. Of interest to scholars in drama studies, music studies, American history, literature, economics, political science, religious studies, ethnic studies, and sociology. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12607108

 

German Folklore and Popular Culture: Das Kloster.

Scheible is a collection of magical and occult texts, chapbooks, folklore and fairy tales of the German Renaissance compiled by Stuggart antiquarian Johann Scheible between 1845-1849. The collection also provides additional volumes of unique perspectives on Central European culture and tradition. Documents provide insight into the pervasive influence of German folklore on literature and popular culture. Of interest to scholars in folklore, occult studies, German history and studies, history, literature, and Central European history and studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243141

 

Military Leaders of World War I: Official and Private Papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt, 1866-1936 

is a collection of private and official papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt, prominent German military strategist of World War I and considered the organizer and "father" of the army of the German Republic. Items include correspondence, reports, diaries, manuscript articles, newspaper clippings, maps, and some genealogical materials. Topics range from von Seeckt’s ancestral background, through his educational and army career, his travels abroad, his part in World War I, and his service as head of the Reichswehr to his membership on the joint Anglo-German-French Mixed Committee on war graves and his death in 1936. Of interest to scholars of German studies, political science, government, military history, area studies, and history. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243046

 

German Foreign Relations and Military Activities in China, 1919-1935 

is a collection of German Foreign Ministry records documenting Germany's relations with China in the postwar period. The collection highlights Germany's instrumental role in modernizing China's industry and providing military training and equipment prior to the Second Sino-Japanese War. Topics covered include political and affairs; Germany's diplomatic relations in China and abroad; education; economics; political and cultural propaganda; and post-war relations. Of interest to scholars of East Asian studies, German studies, military studies, economics, international relations. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243047

 

African Diaspora, 1860-Present 

is a collection of primary source documents, secondary sources, and videos on the establishment of African diasporic communities throughout the world after the abolition of slavery. Items include personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera from the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France. Topics covered include religion, slavery, colonialism, migrations, identities, legal systems, racism, diasporic communities, construction of the Panama Canal, and movements and ideologies such as the Back to Africa movement and Pan-African movement. Of interest to students and scholars of race studies, indigenous studies, women and gender studies, area studies, sociology, economics, history, and religious studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12289248

 

Black Drama 

has been upgraded into the Third Edition. This expanded version contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays dating from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many titles are rare, hard to find, or out of print. More than 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others. Of interest to students and scholars of English, race studies, area studies, and performance studies. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12289249

 

Electing the President: Proceedings of the Republican National Conventions, 1856-1988
Electing the President: Proceedings of the Democratic National Conventions, 1832-1988 

are primary source collections that cover the proceedings of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. These collections provides gavel to gavel coverage of the conventions, including speeches, debates, votes, and party platforms. Also included are lists of names of convention delegates and alternates. Records of the earliest proceedings are based in part on contemporary newspaper accounts. Of interest to scholars of American studies, political science, government, and history. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243051http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243052

 

Commercial and Trade Relations Between Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Union and the U.S., 1910-1963 

is a primary source collection relating to the commercial and trade relations between Russia and the United States beginning in the Tsarist Russia period and extending through the Khrushchev period. It provides valuable information for longitudinal study of economic relations between Russia/the Soviet Union and the United States. Items consist mostly of instructions to and dispatches from diplomatic and consular officials, and cover treaties, general conditions affecting trade, imports and exports, laws and regulations, customs administration, tariffs, and ports of entry activities. Topics covered include the effect of the Bolshevik Revolution on Soviet-American trade, the activities of the Soviet purchasing office in the United States during the 1920s, U.S.-Soviet trade and debt negotiations that were part of the normalization of relations in 1933, the administration of Lend-Lease (extended to the Soviet Union in 1941), and the Soviet refusal of the U.S. offer of economic aid as proposed under the Marshall Plan. Of interest to scholars of economics, business history, international relations, Russian studies, Slavic studies, American studies, and history. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243039

 

FBI Surveillance of James Forman and SNCC, 1961-1976 

is a collection of all FBI reports, loose papers, documents and correspondence from the Bureau's investigative and surveillance efforts primarily during the 1961-1976 period, when James Forman was perceived as as a threat to internal security. Topics covered include Forman’s involvement with the "Black Manifesto"; the Bureau’s "COINTELPRO" investigations into "Black Nationalist - Hate Groups / Internal Security"; and the activities of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Also included is a folder of FOIA correspondence between Forman, his lawyers, and several government agencies. Of interest to scholars of American studies, race studies, legal studies, political science, government, and history. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243043

 

The Economy and War in the Third Reich, 1933-1944 

is a collection of rare, detailed data on the German economic situation during the Third Reich up to and throughout World War II. The data is based on the following economic publications: Monatliche Nachweise-ber den Auswartigen Handel Deutschlands (January 1933-June 1939); Der Aussenhandel Deutschlands Monatliche Nachweise (July 1939); and Sondernachweis der Aussenhandel Deutschlands (August 1939-1944). Topics covered include trade with Eastern Europe and Southeastern European states; Germany’s economic policies, programs, and problems; and the defeat of "the traditionalists" and their economic policies with the dismissal of Schacht and Neurath and the appointment of Ribbentrop. Sondernachweis der Aussenhandel Deutschlands is particularly important as it provides a thorough breakdown of German foreign trade by commodity, volume and value on a monthly basis. The December issue of each year gives a final listing of annual figures. Of interest to scholars of economics, German studies, area studies, international relations, and history. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243044

 

Module 3 of Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1930: Japan and Great Power Status. 

The files in this section trace the development of Japan’s relationship with the West during a decade of turbulent economic, political and social change in the wake of the First World War. Beginning with the Paris Peace Conference and the ‘Shantung Question’, the files offer a unique insight into the key events of the 1920s, from  the termination of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, the devastation of the Kantō Earthquake, and the end of the Taishō democracy, to the beginning of the Shōwa period, financial crisis and Japan’s increasingly imperialist policies in Manchuria. https://go.utlib.ca/cat/11392833

 

MGG Online 

is an authoritative German-language music encyclopedia with in-depth articles on every aspect of music and many related areas such as literature, philosophy, and visual arts. Articles come from the second print edition of MGG (1994-2008) with current, continuous online updates and additions. Most biographical entries provide related content links to citations in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text. Google translate option translates each article from German to over 100 languages. Of interest to students and scholars of music, performance studies, philosophy, area studies, and art history. https://go.utlib.ca/cat/12010509

 

Berlin Digital Concert Hall 

is the online, video-streaming archive of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. It provides access to live-streams and recordings of concerts dating from 1966. New concerts are added weekly and more than 40 live-streamed concerts are offered every year. Music-related documentaries and artist interviews are also included. Users must register for a free account to access. Of interest to students and scholars of music, drama, theatre and performance studies.https://search.library.utoronto.ca/details?12010510

 

Early European Books Collection (EEBO). 

The new module consists of over 5,000 titles focused around classical and vernacular prose, poetry and drama from the Early Modern Period. Titles are in Greek, Latin, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and German, and are sourced from major libraries in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, and Denmark. Of interest to students and scholars of history, classics, English, area studies, religious studies, medieval studies, women and gender studies, and book history and print culture. https://go.utlib.ca/cat/11450077

 

Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination 

is collection of streaming videos on “head to toe” and systems-based physical examination techniques. It includes 18 physical examination videos that cover adult, infant, child, and older adult patients that are meant to compliment the Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking book. Items can be viewed as as an entire section/volume or chapter-by-chapter. Of interest to students and scholars of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and other health-related disciplines. https://go.utlib.ca/cat/11999087

 

China from Empire to Republic: Records of the Maritime Customs Service of China 1854-1949 

is primary source collection from the Maritime Customs Service of China that covers relations between China and the Imperial West in the late Qing and Republican periods. Items include official correspondence, dispatches, reports, memoranda, and private and confidential letters. Topics covered include Chinese life, economy, and politics through the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion, the Revolution of 1911, the May 30 Movement, the two Sino-Japanese Wars, and the Chinese Civil War. Items are arranged topically into seven parts. Of interest to students and scholars of economics, history, area studies, international relations, postcolonial studies, sociology and geography. https://go.utlib.ca/cat/11968761

 

Japan Chronicle Online (1900–1940)

is the online database of the often controversial English-language newspaper of record for Japan in the first half of the twentieth century. Items include both daily and weekly editions, including the weekly Commercial Supplement; four books printed by the Chronicle; and all editions of the Chronicle's predecessor, Kobe Weekly Chronicle (1900-1901). Topics covered include settler communities, contemporary news and opinions, war, political and social upheaval, and other historical developments in Japan and East Asia, as well as Japan's emergence onto the world stage. The database is full-text searchable. Of interest to students and scholars of East Asian studies, history, sociology, political science, English, and postcolonial studies. https://go.utlib.ca/cat/11901157