New JSTOR Ecology & Botany Collection

botanyWith summer here on campus comes a new journal backfile collection from JSTOR for researching all (well, most)  green (and other colored) living things:  the Ecology and Botany Collection!  From the 1914 issue of the American Journal of Botany to the 1952 issue of Systematic Zoology, there is a nest of back issues for your research needs.

Expanded Science/Social Science Content Available

There’s new content in the following science/social sciences databases (interdisciplinary humanities as well), so you will want to run your regular searches, and new ones, through these old favorites again:

science direct Science Direct– we now have access to almost double the amount of journals– over 2000 of ‘em!

ACM Digital Archive (that would be the Association for Computing ACMMachinery)–we now have access to the complete digital archive, which includes proceedings from both the ACM and the IEEE.

acsACS Complete package (American Chemical Society)– access to all 45 of their journals

SpringerLink–access to almost all of the springerlinkebooks and journals published by Springer, and that’s a lot! We now have a link to the SpringerLink database as a whole so you can search across all content at once.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

EIMAResearch the history of the music, film, theater, tv, and radio industries through the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive.  EIMA is an archival collection of 20th-century US and UK magazines covering the broad spectrum of the entertainment industry and media including film, television, popular music, radio, and theatre. The magazines are included cover-to-cover, from first issue to the year 2000, and the scope encompasses weekly and monthly mass-market trade and consumer titles.  Note that content is still being added to this database, so some issues are not available as of this posting.

New Database: JapanKnowledge +NRK

japanknowledgeJapanKnowledge is a portal to Japanese encyclopedias, dictionaries and databases, searchable both in Japanese and English. And you can like the database on Facebook!

Contents include Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, a largest Japanese language dictionary, Rekishi Chimei Taikei, a large historical & geographical dictionary that consists of 51 volumes, contains 200,000 entries, and updated from printed version (1979-2005), Kôdansha Encyclopedia of Japan, the largest encyclopedia in English about Japan, Nihon Dai Hyakka Zensho, one of the largest encyclopedia in Japanese (31 volumes), Jitsû, one of the best dictionaries about history and culture of Kanji, Imidas and Gendai Yôgo no Kiso Chishiki, dictionaries of current words, e-book of Tôyô Bunko series, e-journal of Shûkan ekonomisuto and etc.

Women and Social Movements International Digital Archive

Wanna be starting something?  Find out what activist women around the world Madrehave been starting since 1840 by exploring this new digital archive of conference proceedings, reports of international women’s organizations, publications and web pages of women’s non-governmental organizations, and letters, diaries, and memoirs.   Research organizations such as the  Associated Country Women of the World, founded in 1933 or The International Alliance of Women, founded in 1904, or search by country, region or activist.

And if you are wondering what American women activists have been up to, see Women and Social Movements in the United States.

New database: Rock’s Backpages

We know, it’s only rock ‘n’ roll but we like this new database: Rock’s Backpages–a database of music journalism.

Boomers (and sons and daughters of Boomers) will love reading reviews of albums, and reading–and listening to–interviews with their favorite artists. (Listen to Levon Helm talking about his roots–the voice!)

Read the 1969 Rolling Stone profile of Joni Mitchell, the coverage of the 1968 arrival of the Queen of Soul (that would be Aretha) in London, or about “THE MOST exciting new band to break from the States this year” (1973, Steely Dan).  Search for your favorite artists and learn about the world and culture they lived and performed in.  Here’s what happened on September 4, years ago:

Sep 04 1952
Precocious eight-year-old Gladys Knight forms her first singing group, after putting on an impromptu show at her brother Bubba’s tenth birthday party. (1952)

Sep 04 1963
An article in today’s edition of Variety, the US entertainment trade magazine, hails fast-rising star Bob Dylan as ?a folknik hero?. (1963)

Sep 04 1965
Help! by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Billboard US singles chart, for the first of three weeks. (1965)

Sep 04 1970
Led Zeppelin play at The Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1970)

Sep 04 1970
The Rolling Stones release a new album Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out! ? The Rolling Stones In Concert, on Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the USA. (1970)

New Journals Added to the JSTOR Archive

The Library has purchased the JSTOR XI collection of journals, which, when completed by 2014, will add about 125 journals to the database.  Many are available now.  Journals to be added include:

AA Files
Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry
The Agni Review
The American College Bulletin
American Journal of Theology & Philosophy
The American Scholar
Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California
Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California (1888)
Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California (1891)
Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California and of the Pioneers of Los Angeles County
Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California and Pioneer Register, Los Angeles
Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles
Antike Kunst
Archival Issues
ARLIS/NA Newsletter
Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America
Austrian Studies
Bilingual Review / La Revista Bilingüe
The Black Scholar
Building Material
CAA Slides & Photographs Newsletter
Christian Education
The Christian Scholar
Comparative Drama
The Conradian
Dalhousie French Studies
Diálogos: Artes, Letras, Ciencias humanas
The Eugene O’Neill Review
Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation, History, Theory, and Criticism
The Georgia Review
Historical Reflections / Réflexions Historiques
The Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly
Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles
Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles (1890)
Illinois Classical Studies
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies
Italian Americana
The Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.) Newsletter
Journal of Advanced Composition
Journal of Caribbean Literatures
Journal of Moravian History
The Journal of The Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.)
Journal of West Indian Literature
Marvels & Tales
Mediterranean Studies
Merveilles & contes
The Midwestern Archivist
The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists
Die Musikforschung
Newsletter (College Art Association of America, Visual Resources Committee)
Nouvelles Études Francophones
The Polish Review
Portuguese Studies
Publications of the Historical Society of Southern California
Publications of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study
Quarterly Publication (Historical Society of Southern California)
The Quarterly: Historical Society of Southern California
Reference & User Services Quarterly
Revista de Musicología
Rheinisches Museum für Philologie
Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, Geschichte und griechische Philosophie
Romanische Forschungen
Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd’hui
Scandinavian Studies
Scandinavian Studies and Notes
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Southern California Quarterly
Studies in American Jewish Literature (1975-1979)
Studies in American Jewish Literature (1981-)
Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology
Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics
Studies in the Decorative Arts
Studies in the Novel
Theory and Practice
Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Tijdschrift voor Philosophie
Trama & Texturas
Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society
Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society
The Yale University Library Gazette
The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies