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Ronald Takaki recognized for contribution to multicultural society

Ronald Takaki, author of many books on Asian American and American ethnic history, including Strangers From a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans,was a recipient of the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color Author Award.  The JCLC, which was

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, History, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, South Asian Studies

DATABASE TRIAL: Churchill Archive

The Churchill Archive includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. From Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Database Trials, History, Political Science

DATABASE TRIAL: British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900

British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 focuses on the two centuries of Britain’s colonial, missionary, commercial and literary relations with Africa and the Americas. The database contains 14 collections of rare primary source documents, with the total number of

Posted in Africana Studies, Arts & Humanities, Business, China Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Database Trials, Education, History, Literature, Political Science, Sociology

NEW! American Periodicals Series Online

Over 1,100 American magazines spanning 200 years and covering nearly every aspect of American culture.

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Databases, History, Journalism, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Theatre, Writing and Literature

Aung San Suu Kyi finally delivered her Nobel Lecture

In 1991, Burmese Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest and unable to collect Nobel Peace Prize. On 16 June, 2012, she finally delivered her Nobel Lecture in Oslo, Norway. Watch the video presented by Nobelprize.org and read Suu

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, History, Japanese Studies, Journalism, Korean Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, South Asian Studies

New Electronic Collections Available: EEBO

Over the past two years, the University Libraries has been able to purchase some key research collections of primary resources. One such resource is Early English Books Online (EEBO). It includes digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Databases, Digital Collections, eBooks, Electronic Resources, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Sciences

Responses to Pew Research Center’s Report on Asian Americans

The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), a national advocacy group, responds to the Pew Research Center’s report, The Rise of Asian Americans.

Posted in Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, Comparative Studies, History, Japanese Studies, Journalism, Korean Studies, Political Science, South Asian Studies

18th-Century Shipping Mapped Using 21st Century Technology

Maps of 18th-Century shipping trade routes.

Posted in Economics, Geosciences, History, New and Notable, Technology

Historical Abstracts and America:History & Life Full-Text Upgrades Through June 30

Two of the library’s important history databases, Historical Abstracts and America: History & Life, now have trial access to full-text upgrades through June 30, 2010. Historical Abstracts with Full TextCovers the history of the world (excluding the United States and

Posted in History

Open Access to American History in Video

American History in Video is freely available (no username or password required) through November 15, 2009. According to the publisher, Alexander Street Press, it includes “more than 1,500 titles and 500 hours. It will continue to grow to include more

Posted in History, Uncategorized