The Art & Architecture ePortal database is an eBook resource that features important works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. Publishers include the Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard Art Museums, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the MIT Press, Paul Mellon Centre, Princeton, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and Yale University Press. The database also allows users to search for images within all titles by keyword.
BAR Publishing offers the largest series of academic archaeology titles in the world, covering all geographic regions and time periods. This electronic collection encompasses all periods from prehistory, through classical archaeology, to 20th century archaeology around the globe. These are presented in data rich monographs, edited collections of paper, excavation and site reports and conference proceedings.
The Bloomsbury Design Library provides scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. In addition to reference and book content, it also provides access to a selection of fully searchable museum object images.
The Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive provides access to fashion shows presented in Paris, London, New York, and Milan by international designers, and covers the period 1979 to 2003. Each video features extensive indexing and captioning to enable search, browse, and enhanced discoverability.
The Children’s Literature and Culture database is a collection of rare books, games, ephemera, and artwork from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that reveals the socio-cultural history of these times. This resource examines the way in which new concepts were introduced to young readers, encouraging an engagement with the imagination which went on to fundamentally shape established notions of childhood.
Provides access to 6,000+ primary source files from the political departments of the U.K. Foreign Office. During the Cold War, the U.K. Foreign Office and their embassies and consulates throughout Eastern Europe were interested in every aspect of political, economic, cultural, social, and dissident life behind the “Iron Curtain.” Reports covered a hugely diverse range of issues, from state leadership to protest movements; agricultural output to international trade agreements; scientific progress to minority populations; religion to sporting events; and state run media to popular culture.
Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901 provides views of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century. Through first-person accounts, including letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, we are able to hear the voices of the time and understand the experiences of those in new lands.
The Electronic Arts Intermix Educational Streaming online catalog provides access to full-length streaming videos for selected artists from EAI's full collection. EAI is a nonprofit arts organization whose core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical video works by artists. The collection spans from the mid-1960's to the present.
Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York from the New-York Historical Society, features content from residential and business directories, organization records, urban guidebooks, and other sources rich in names and places that present a history of the people of New York City from the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century. New York was long the country’s focal point of industry, trade, commerce and immigration, and this collection features materials that track the city's inhabitants over time and place, where they lived, where they worked, and what they did.
The GQ Archive is a searchable database of the US edition of GQ magazine from the first issue (published in 1931) to the present, with ongoing additions of new issues. Color page images and article-level indexing are available, with issues scanned from cover to cover.
Harvard Business Review (HBR) Ascend is a tool for building soft skills includes videos from industry leaders, podcasts, full-text articles, infographics, and bite-sized modules for sequential learning.
Users must create an account using their NYU email to access HBR Ascend.
The Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers collection traces the evolution of Mexico during this pivotal period. Comprising over 1,000 titles from Mexico’s pre-independence, independence and revolutionary periods (1807-1929), the newspapers in this collection provid documentation of the events of this era and include coverage of Mexican partisan politics, yellow press, political and social satire, as well as local, regional, national and international news. While holdings of many of the newspapers in this collection are available only in very short runs, the titles are often unique and, in many cases, represent the only existing record of a newspaper’s short-lived publication.
In the last two years, the Government of India under its ruling Hindu nationalist party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, has enacted the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and promoted other regulations, such as the National Register of Citizenship (NRC), designated to change the rules for who can and who cannot be or become an Indian citizen, and who can immigrate-- for the first time making religion a key criterion. These regulations have sparked communal tensions and fears among India's religious and ethnic minorities. The Indian Citizenship Amendment Act Protest Movements Web Archive documents the widespread social justice movements and anti-CAA organizations to support them, as well as the allied movements mobilizing women and students with them, including groups of freedom fighters, oppressed castes, transgender people, and other marginalized communities. The Archive also contains documentation of the government crackdowns and violent suppression of these protests. The Archive is curated by Aruna Magier (New York University), Jef Pierce (University of Pennsylvania), and Gary Hausman (Columbia University), under the auspices of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation.
Japanese American Incarceration: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946 documents the day-to-day running of the 10 relocation camps from 1942-1946. The collection is organized by relocation center. Records include reports and correspondence on issues such as security, education, health, vocational training, agriculture, food, and family welfare.
The Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers collection provides perspective on the critical period of the first half of the twentieth century that began with the demise of China’s last imperial dynasty, the Great Qing, and ended with the foundation of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949. The collection provides researchers a comprehensive perspective on Chinese life, culture, and politics throughout the collapse of the Qing Dynasty, the years of provisional government and civil war, and the birth of the People’s Republic.
The Middle Eastern & North African Newspapers collection includes publications from across this region, providing insights into the history of individual countries, as well as broad viewpoints on key historic events from the late nineteenth century through the present. Key topics include the decline of colonialism, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Suez Crisis, the Cold War, the rise of the petroleum industry, twentieth-century pan-Arab movements, both World Wars, the establishment of the state of Israel, the Iran-Iraq War, and the recent Arab Spring.
Naxos Spoken Word Library contains literature and poetry, best sellers and classics from medieval times to the twenty-first century; many original productions supplement a range of non-fiction; a variety of unabridged and skillfully abridged audiobooks.
The Nazi Looted Art and Assets: Records on the Post-World War II Restitution Process (1942-1998) module focuses on the diplomatic, legal and political maneuvering during and after World War II regarding German art looting in Europe, recovery of cultural objects dispersed during World War II, efforts by the U.S. and other Allied Powers to prevent the secreting of Axis assets, claims from victims for financial or property restitution from the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), other claims cases, and meeting minutes and background materials regarding the Tripartite Commission for the Restitution of Monetary Gold.
Progressive Era: Voices of Reform consists of the correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries and photographs of five leading members of the Progressive movement: John R. Commons, Charles R. Van Hise, Richard T. Ely, Edward A. Ross and Charles McCarthy. Individually and collectively, these men proved they were more than idealists by devising and carrying out major reforms to solve the problems caused by the growth of industrialization following the Civil War in areas like employment and child labor, education, taxation, elections, conservation, and regulation of food, public utilities, and corporations. This module offers insight into both the theorizing and practical legislation of the Progressive Era.
RetroNews, the press site of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, gives free and free access to press titles published between 1631 and 1950. In addition to the resources available on Gallica, RetroNews is both a digital consultation space for 'archives, a research tool and a magazine for all to discover history through press archives.
* To access all the advanced search functionalities to which the subscription from New York University entitles you, create your account.
** Users will be able to freely access RetroNews. They will only need to
create an account for the following features:
Saving archive pages.
The Revolutionary War and Early America: Massachusetts collection focuses on the Colonial Era, the Revolutionary War and the Early National Period, with some collections extending into the Civil War era.
The Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society as developed in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society offers access to Orderly Books and contains handwritten volumes documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817. The content in Orderly Books provides detailed accounts of troops' daily lives, documenting everything from court martial cases to the price of necessities charged by locals. Given the dearth of soldiers' diaries, Orderly Books provides historically valuable information about soldiers' lives.
Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War contains British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files from 1873 – 1953. The content enables rich research into the intelligence, foreign policy, international relations, and military history in the period of Appeasement, through the Second World War, and into the early Cold War. Provides insights into Britain’s spies, security agents, codebreakers, and more.
The Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Law and Order in 19th Century America module documents the international and domestic traffic in slaves in Britain's New World colonies and the United States, providing primary source material on the business aspect of the slave trade. Collections in this module on the slave trade are sourced by ProQuest from the Rhode Island Historical Society, Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the U.S. National Archives. In addition to records on the slave trade, this module also includes a series of letters received by the Attorney General on law and order in nineteenth century America. These letters cover the slave trade, general slavery matters including runaway slaves and rights of slaves, and other legal issues."
The Current Digest of the Chinese Press is a collection of Chinese press materials, all in English. Selected articles cover a wide variety of topics, such as politics, international relations, security, economics, business, public health, environment, education, culture and more.
** This database is currently in a trial period until November 18, 2020. Please send feedback about this database to firstname.lastname@example.org **
The Japan News provides access to the English-language daily from the publisher The Yomiuri Shimbun. Hosted on the Global Press Archive platform, this newspaper archive includes over 27,251 issues covering the period of 1955-present.
*Vendor-provided temporary expanded access to support the current remote learning scenario*
CINAHL indexes over 3,800 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing for selected journals back to 1937. Topics covered are related to nursing, physical therapy, health education, social service/healthcare, occupational therapy, and related disciplines. CINAHL also provides access to healthcare books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of professional practice, educational software and audiovisual materials in nursing. Dates of coverage: 1937 to present.
The MEDLINE database is widely recognized as the premier source for bibliographic and abstract coverage of biomedical literature. MEDLINE encompasses information from Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing, as well as other sources of coverage in the areas of allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care, communication disorders, population biology, and reproductive biology.
PubMed comprises over 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.
The MLA International Bibliography provides bibliographic records for books, book chapters, journal articles, and dissertations published in the fields of modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Full text is available for some articles. The MLAIB covers items published from around 1920 to the present.
Nineteenth-Century American Drama: Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1820-1900 includes a wide variety of works such as historical plays, melodramas, political satires, minstrel shows, comic operas, musical extravaganzas, parlor entertainments, adaptations of novels, and many others.
ProQuest Central is a large, multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.
RefWorks is a web-based program for organizing research. Users can save citations, import references retrieved from online bibliographic databases, and create bibliographies in a variety of formats. RefWorks bibliographies are stored on the RefWorks server and are available from any computer with Internet access. For more information see the NYU Libraries Guide
Skillsoft Books (formerly Books24x7) is an online collection of computer technology-related ebooks. It contains hundreds of books and videos from respected IT publishers such as MIT Press, Microsoft Press, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, Que, Sams, Sybex and Wiley. Use it to search for a wide variety of books and videos, ranging from beginners level to advanced (Microsoft Word for beginners or an advanced programming language).
Web of Science Core Collection is a multidisciplinary citation index that includes scholarly articles, conference proceedings, and books in the biomedical, psychosocial, and arts and humanities. The collections contain Science Citation, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index , Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Emerging Sources Citation Index and Current Chemical Reactions index.