New Databases

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.”
“The Archives Unbound program consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. Individual titles in the collection range between 1,200 and 200,000 pages. ”
[Source: Gale]

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Over 7,000 living languages are used in the world.

“The Ethnologue is a comprehensive language catalogue which is used as a reference work by linguists all over the world. It was published for the first time in 1951 by The Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), Ethnologue provides information for all known living languages and languages that have become extinct after 1951.
Web site to help with language identification, language status, maps, and references. Authoritative – includes country profiles, endangered languages and more.” [Source: Rosetta Project]


Sage Research Methods and Cases

Sage Research Methods is “providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Nearly everyone at a university is involved in research, from students learning how to conduct research to faculty conducting research for publication to librarians delivering research skills training and doing research on the efficacy of library services.” [Source Sage]

Sage Research Methods Cases: “provides more than 1100 case studies, showing the challenges and successes of doing research, written by the researchers themselves.  They explain why the researchers chose the methods they did, how they overcame problems in their research and what they might have done differently with hindsight: the realities of research that are missing from journal articles and textbooks.” [Source: Sage]



“With archival material dating back to 1970, GenderWatch™ provides authoritative historical and current perspectives on the evolution of gender roles as they affect both men and women. GenderWatch supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies; family studies; gender studies, and women’s studies with a unique interdisciplinary approach.” [Source ProQuest]

Subject coverage
Women’s studies                                                          Men’s studies
Evolution of the women’s movement                      Transgender community
(Changes in) gender roles                                          Femininity
Gender differences                                                      Gender equity
Gender identity                                                            Gender studies

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Jstor Sustainability

JSTOR Sustainability is a collection of academic and policy research on environmental stresses and their impact on society. This collection will contain a minimum of 150 journals and 5,000 research reports by its completion in 2018.” [Source: JSTOR]
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Human Rights Studies online

Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing in one place comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. The collection is growing to include 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that give voice to the countless victims of human rights crimes in the 20th and early 21st centuries.” [Source Alexander Street]


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