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New Acquisitions to Support Your Research

The Harold B. Lee Library has acquired signficant new materials to support the reserach of faculty and students. The following is a partial list of materils that the library has added to its collection.

Testaments to the Holocaust: This database offers documents and rare printed materials from London’s Wiener Library, the world’s first museum established to document Jewish life under the Germany’s Nazi regime.  The collection offers 1,200 fully searchable eyewitness accounts to life in Nazi Germany, of which includes Nazi propaganda materials; Hitler Youth materials; pamphlets, books; a rare encyclopedia of anti-Semitism; and a collection of 4,000 photographs, all spanning the scope of the Holocaust’s era.  This is an important compilation which aides in numerous areas of study such as the fulfillment of the Modern-World Civilization graduation requirement, Jewish studies, ethics in the philosophy department, and religious education.

17th & 18th Century Burney Collection: This database is a collection of Charles Burney’s British (English, Scottish and Irish) newspapers as well as newspapers from British colonies, such as the Boston and Virginia Gazettes.  The collection includes nearly 1 million pages and represents about 1,270 newspapers.  Also included are journals, annuals, Acts of Parliament, addresses, pamphlets and proclamations.  The materials span from 1603 through the early 19th century.  This collection is advertised as the single largest collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available.

Women, War and Society, 1914-1918: This database is taken from the collection at London’s Imperial War Museum’s of Women at Work.  The compilation of primary sources focuses on women’s contribution to the First World War in areas such as manufacturing, hospitals, suffrage movements, charitable organizations, food distribution, care of prisoners, relief funds, and the establishment of wartime societies and organizations.  It includes posters, photographs, official reports, correspondence, military decorations, citations for courage, newspapers, committee minutes, and interpretative scholarly essays.

IBIS World: IBIS World offers the most comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research as it offers current reports on over 700 industries and thousands of other companies. It provides reports on many industries (e.g. the ski industry) for which there is a lot of interest among our users but for which we have few resources.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Web access Eastern Europe 1975-1990: World News Connection is an online news service that offers an array of world news and information.  The information is provided by NTIS and FBIS, drawing from local newspapers, conference proceedings, television and radio broadcasts, periodicals and non-classified technical reports.  The information is generally available within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online: This resource contains a wealth of information about Islam and the Muslim world.  It includes many of Oxford’s reference works on Islam, 1,000 biographies, numerous primary sources and images, articles and book chapters by renowned scholars, Quranic materials and time lines.

Dance in Video: Dance in Video will contain 250 dance productions, documentaries and interviews with the most influential choreographers and dancers of the 20th Century.   Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

The Masterclass Media Foundation: This provides DVDs and license to broadcast on BYUGLE 30 hours of new music master-classes each year. As the license is renewed each year, the library receives 30 new hours of material and retains the ability to continue to access all previously purchased materials.  Master-classes are sessions where the artists work with younger students learning specific works. It is like a private lesson with the world’s best performers.

Shostakovich Collected Works: Shostakovich is an important Russian composer of the 20th century. Through his multiple, complex symphonies, he has become known as Russia’s most talented composure.   This collection offers several symphonies and movements that BYU’s prior collection was lacking.

Japanese Propaganda – Selected Readings Series 1: Books 1872-1943: This is the first major collection of English-language writings on international, specifically Japanese, ambitions in the modern period.  This set of 10 volumes helps provide primary sources for students of Modern Japan and Modern Asian history classes and research papers.

Japanese Propaganda – Selected Readings Series 2: Pamphlets 1891-1939: This collection is made up of 89 extremely rare pamphlets that were published in Japan, Asia, and The United States between the years just prior to the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 and the War in the Pacific of 1941-45. This collection will help provide primary sources for students of Modern Japan and Modern Asian history classes and research papers and to supplement the effective application of Japanese Propaganda Series 1 Books 1875-1943.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is the world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news. They have been recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News) since August 5, 1968.   The mission of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive focuses on creating, preserving and providing access to the news broadcasts from the U.S. national television networks. NBC and CNN news casts are streamed.

Hispanic American Newspaper Collection: This is the largest compilation of Spanish-American newspapers printed in The United States, during the 19th and 20th centuries.  The collection is almost completely unique from any other collection available.

CSA Illustrata: Technology: This database creates a deep indexing tool to the CSA collection. It provides access to high-value tables and figures that often remain hidden in traditional article-level indexing and full-text searching. Researchers can learn about the actual data collected, observed, or modeled and quickly determine if it is relevant to their work.  The emphasis of this database is focused on materials science, aerospace as well as engineering.

Soren Kierkegaards Skrifter (Critical Edition): This is the critical edition of the works of Kierkegaards, a Danish philosopher and theologian.  His works are compiled in 55 volumes, consisting of 28 text and 27 commentary volumes and written in the original Danish.  The value lies not only in the critical ascertainment and presentation of definitive primary text, but also in the commentary and in the added enrichment materials.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO): OLDO features essential language resources never before available online – fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries and unique study materials in an expanding range of languages.  Offering over 4 million words, phrases and translations in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese, OLDO also features native speaker audio pronunciation.  Approximately 66% of BYU students are fluent in a second language.  The language acquisition programs are well established and recognized and this online resource will allow students and professors convenient access to foreign language while working on projects.

Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals: The Wellesley Index is an index to the authorship of articles, and a bibliography of articles written by each contributor, and using each pseudonym. Citations of evidence are provided to support attributions of authorship, along with brief biographical and vocational details. Forty-five important monthly and quarterly titles are indexed.

Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online: This Alexander Street Press product  will bring together the four collections that the HBLL already owns: North American Women’s Letters and Diaries, North American Immigrant’s Letters and Diaries, The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries, British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries, and adds Black Thought and Culture, the forthcoming Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries, and Oral History Online.  The database will allow cross-searchable access to the above collections. This is a great package of resources for faculty and students in history, English, women’s studies, and genealogy and family history, etc.

Waterloo Directory of English Newspaper and Periodicals, 1800-1900: This is a directory to the largest single body of historical documents arising out of nineteenth century England at the height of the British Empire.  This comprehensive database intends to include every periodical and newspaper published on a regular basis, from daily to annually, in every language, within England: very profitable for cultural historians, genealogists and all subject specialists.