Library News - Sociology

Monday, March 27, 2006

Electronic Historical Newspaper Archives at U of C

U of C has electronic access to the following historical newspaper collections. These are full page images of the newspapers.
More newspaper resources from U of C.

New Resource - PapersInvited

PapersInvited presents an exhaustive list of Calls for Papers issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all disciplines. PapersInvited has become the preferred destination where conference organizers, journal publishers, researchers and academicians come together to issue and receive information resources that encourage presentation and publication of contemporary research.

PapersInvited has some additional benefits, including a planner, calendar and more. For more information, PapersInvited. You will need to create a personalized account to take advantage of these benefits.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sage Journals - increased access and a new interface

All Sage journals online are now available through a new interface.

You can also set up email search alerts and table of contents alerts by creating an account on the site. It's free and it's a really convenient way to keep on top of new publications in your research area. Let me if you want a hand getting set up.

Conference Board of Canada e-Library

All Conference Board of Canada research documents from 1998 are available as well as a significant number of Public Policy research documents. Also included:

Research reports, Special reports and Viewpoints.
Approximately 30 reports are produced annually to provide customers with new insights into key areas of economic, management and public policy. We also team with other organizations to produce special reports on a variety of subjects. Viewpoints are reports that allow our research staff to offer opposing views on a specific topic. Formats include Member’s Briefing, Full Report and Detailed Findings.

As part of our core research, we produce periodicals on a monthly, quarterly, yearly and biennial basis. Formats include Newsletter, Executive Summary and Full Report.

Executive presentations
Our Research Associates present their findings at conferences, seminars and meetings.

Online Resources from Alexander Street Press

North American Indian biographical database
The North American Indian Biographical Database contains more than 100,000 pages of personal stories, many of which are previously unpublished, rare, or hard to find. The collection presents the entire spectrum of Indian and Canadian First People experiences from their own point of view. Firsthand accounts reveal how Indians lived, thought, and fought to protect their interests; how the tribes interacted with each other and the white invaders; and how they reacted to the constantly changing and challenging situations they faced. These rare and informative biographies are supported with historical materials that provide context for the personal stories. Also included is a detailed timeline of Indian events, cross-referenced by region and tribe, to further aid in contextual placement.

Oral history online
This landmark project makes English-language oral histories easily accessible for the first time, giving voice to typically unheard peoplefrom all walks of life from around the world. The database provides detailed indexing of oral history collections, repositories, and narratives, along with links to full text, audio, and video where available. Updated quarterly. Includes the Oral History Top 100 popularity rankings.

Women and social movements in the United States 1600-2000
This project includes tens of thousands of primary documents, document projects with introductory essays that interpret the documents, a definitive bibliography, related web links, a Dictionary of Social Movements, and an enormous collection of images. The project will continue to grow each year.