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New library resources (and how to keep up with them)

The Libraries are always acquiring new resources to further the research of students and faculty. Below we call out some of our most notable recent additions. If you’d like to stay more current, we encourage all faculty to subscribe to our New E-Resources Blog, which is updated frequently with the journals, databases and e-books we’re adding all the time, from theoretical computer science to Buddhist studies.

  • The Associated Press Collections Online This archive includes decades worth of wire copy, correspondence, memos, internal publications, and more from the venerable new gathering organization. It includes the archives for the Washington, European and Middle East bureaus, as well as copy with editorial notes, reporter notebooks, photography and video records.
  • American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 Students and researchers can do a deep dive into the history of the Civil Rights Movement, race and gender issues, worker’s rights, government protest, and other legal fights at the forefront of American liberties. The collection of 2 million page includes primary source material dating back before the ACLU’s official founding in 1920.
  • The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2014 A journalistic standard for in-depth global political and economic news, The Economist has covered and analyzed every important international event of the 20th century. Its archive is filled with all the text that appeared in print, plus the highly coveted country reports, industry reports, and supplemental printed materials. The archive features full-text search capability, and some data, charts and tables – including key economic indicators after 1939 — can be exported to a spreadsheet.
  • S. Declassified Document Online For the study of political science, there can be few offers as tempting as the promise to “turn yesterday’s U.S. government secrets into today’s new research.” This archive includes materials such as State Department political analyses, White House confidential file materials, National Security Council policy statements, CIA intelligence memoranda, and other unique insights into the inner workings of the United States and other governments of the world.
  • Political Extremism & Radicalism in the 20thCentury Filled with primary sources like oral histories, government documents, campaign materials and propaganda, this archive documents far-right and far-left radical movements in the United States, Europe, and Australia. It draws from papers held in renowned collections such as the American Radicalism Collection at Michigan State University, the Hall-Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda at Brown University and the Searchlight Archive from the UK’s University of Northampton.
  • Chatham House Online Archive This archive of the respected Chatham House think tank for international affairs contains almost 90 years of documentation analyzing matters of diplomacy, trade, energy policy, global health and international law.