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Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo II (Fall 2015)

Asahi Shinbun articles (1879-present), Aera & Shukan Asahi (1984-present), Chiezo (current issue), Who’s Who, Historical Photo Archive (1931-1945), Asahi Graph(1923-1956), English-language News (2001-present).

19th Century English Language Journals from the Far East (Summer 2015)

Six English-language journals published during the nineteenth century by missionaries and early sinologists. They pertain mostly to China but Japan and Southeast Asia are also covered. They include articles on a wide range of religious, economic, political, and cultural subjects.

America in Protest: Records of Anti-Vietnam War Organizations, The Vietnam Veterans against the War (Summer 2015)

FBI files on the antiwar movement, 1967-1975.

American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893 (Summer 2015)

A collection of nearly 14,000 letters by Presbyterian missionaries to American Indians. The missionaries served among many different tribal groups and their letters describe many aspects of Native American society and culture.

The American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism (Summer 2015)

FBI reports of activities of the American Indian Movement and other activist Native American groups in the late 1960s and 1970s, including the occupation of Wounded Knee (1973).

Fannie Lou Hamer: Papers of a Civil Rights Activist, Political Activist, and Woman (Summer 2015)

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was a voting rights activist and civil rights leader. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. The papers include correspondence, financial records, photographs, and newspaper clippings, and other records documenting her activities with a variety of organizations.

Foreign Relations between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944 (Summer 2015)

U.S. State Department files documenting relations with the states of Latin America and the Caribbean under Roosevelt’s “Good Neighbor” policy, with the U.S. giving up direct military intervention in favor of other forms of influence on Latin American affairs.

German Anti-Semitic Propaganda, 1909-1941 (Summer 2015)

Some 170 German-language books and pamphlets, dating mostly from the 1930s. The collection also includes tracts against other groups, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jesuits, and Freemasons.

The Homophile Movement: Papers of Donald Stewart Lucas, 1941-1976 (Summer 2015)

The “Homophile Movement” is the name given to organizations and political strategies employed by the LGBT community prior to the era of confrontational activism of the 1970s. Donald Stewart Lucas was a gay rights pioneer and antipoverty activist. His papers document a variety of homophile organizations, particularly the Mattachine Foundation, the Mattachine Society, Pan-Graphic Press, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, the Society for Individual Rights, and the Economic Opportunity Council of San Francisco. Pan-Graphic

International Women's Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues (Summer 2015)

More than 50 women’s periodicals mostly published in American and Britain with a few German and French titles. Subjects include housekeeping and family, fashion, religion, sex and birth control, eugenics, suffrage, and business.

Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life (Summer 2015)

The 25 titles in this collection document the experiences of interned Japanese-Americans from 1942-1945. Many articles are in Japanese but most are in English or appear in both languages.

Literature, Culture and Society in Depression Era America: Archives of the Federal Writers' Project (Summer 2015)

The Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) was part of the New Deal Work Projects Administration. This collection reproduces some 450 plays, works of poetry, and reports published by FWP writers 1933-1943. The collection is strong in local history and description, though the well-known state guides are not included. Some of the works were reproduced for limited circulation by mimeograph. Overall, the works offer a wide-ranging view of Depression America.

Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the U.S. (Summer 2015)

The Meriam Report [The Problem of Indian Administration] was a survey of conditions on Native American reservations in twenty-six states sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and published in 1928. Following the report, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs conducted extensive hearings that were published in 41 parts totaling nearly 20,000 pages and collectively titled Survey of the Conditions of the Indians in the United States.

National Farm Worker Ministry: Mobilizing Support for Migrant Workers, 1939-1985 (Summer 2015)

The National Farm Worker Ministry dates from 1920 and began as a charity aimed at helping farm workers procure food, clothing, and medical care. Under the influence of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, it became more overtly political in seeking more fundamental improvements for farm workers in the 1960s. This collection reproduces correspondence, reports, speeches, and minutes documenting poverty programs, Braceros, labor camps, the United Farm Workers Union, and the Delano Grape Strike (1965-1970).

Politics, Social Activism and Community Support: Selected Gay and Lesbian Periodicals and Newsletters (Summer 2015)

More than 200 rare newsletters and periodicals (totaling nearly 8,000 issues l) published between 1947 and 2004, documenting political and social activities as well as more private aspects of gay and lesbian life, especially during the formative years of the gay and lesbian movement.

The Union Label and the Needle Trades; Records of the United Garment Workers of America (Summer 2015)

These records, covering the period 1893-1994, include three kinds of documents: 1) time and motion studies for the garment industry (used to determine piecework rates); 2) minutes of the General Executive Board of the United Garment Workers of America, documenting, in its early years, immigration, sick benefits, and the nine-hour workday, and, in later years, financial struggles and decline of membership; and 3) card files recording information about union locals.

U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950 (Summer 2015)

Records of the dealings of Myron Taylor, the president’s representative to the Vatican, with Pope Pius XII and the Vatican, including cables, reports, and correspondence between Taylor and his staff, the State Department, other U.S. government agencies, the Vatican, and the Italian government. They document, among other subjects, Italian fascism, the Holocaust and the treatment of other minorities in Eastern Europe, and displaced persons in Eastern Europe after World War II.

We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961 (Summer 2015)

FBI reports documenting the 1961 attempt, organized by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), to enforce court and administrative rulings integrating interstate public transportation. Interracial groups of civil rights activists planned to ride buses from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans, but they met with a great deal of violence.

Oxford Bibliographies in American Literature (Summer 2015)

Oxford Bibliographies in American Literature offers exclusive, authoritative research guides that combine the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia.

Government finance statistics (Summer 2015)

From the international Monetary Fund provides detailed annual statistical data on revenue, expenses transactions in assets and liabilities and stocks and assets and liabilities of general governments and subsectors as reported by member countries. To download set up a free personal account.

Direction of Trade Statistics (Summer 2015)

From the international Monetary Fund, provides data on the country and area distribution of countries’ exports and imports by their partners. To download, set up a free personal account.

Dictionary of American Regional English (Summer 2015)

The Dictionary of American Regional English provides definitions and etymologies for words and phrases that vary region to region in the United States, including 4,000 audio recordings that demonstrate various regional pronunciations as collected in the mid-20th century.

Academic Search Complete (Updated & additional content added) (Summer 2015)

Multi-disciplinary database providing information for nearly every area of academic study. Includes an enormous collection of the most valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, as well as additional journals, magazines, newspapers and books.

Dissertations & Theses Global (Updated & additional content added) (Summer 2015)

This database is the authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities. Full text is available from 1997 to the present.

Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 (Gale) (Summer 2015)

Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842–2003 provides access to the entire run of the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper. High-quality color facsimile images bring to life more than 150 years of social, political and cultural history for researchers. Areas covered include politics, social history, fashion, theatre, media, literature, advertising and graphic design, as well as genealogy.

Jerusalem Post (1932-2008) (Historical Newspapers) (Summer 2015)

The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Israel, publishing only English and French editions. It is one of the main newspapers of Israel. It is published from Sunday to Friday, with no edition appearing on Saturday (the Jewish Sabbath) and Jewish religious holidays. Regular opinion columnists write on subjects such as religion, foreign affairs and economics. In its earlier form, 1932-1950, it was called The Palestine Post, and was founded in 1932 by Gershon Agron. In 1950, two years after the State of Israel was declared, the paper was renamed The Jerusalem Post. (Spring 2015) broadcasts over 100 live events a year from the most prestigious venues: Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Concertgebouw, Teatro alla Scala, Berliner Philharmonie, Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Verbier Festival, Salzburger Festspiele, and more. also provides access to a large collection of classical music videos, with 1,500 original programs available on demand and with unlimited access, plus hundreds of new films each year.

Met Opera on Demand student access (Spring 2015)

Met Opera on Demand delivers instant access to more than 500 Met performances, including more than 75 past performances from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series as well as more than 400 classic full-length video and audio performances.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (archives 1,3,6,8) (Spring 2015)

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is a growing collection of archives which brings together rare primary source materials – monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs and more – from the “long” nineteenth century (1789-1914.) The UM Libraries have purchased four of the archives which can be searched together or separately: British Politics and Society; British Theatre, Music, Literature: High and Popular Culture; Photography: The World Through The Lens; and Women: Transnational Networks.

IOP eBooks (Spring 2015)

IOP eBooks™ is a brand new book programme that brings together innovative digital publishing with leading voices from across physics to create the essential collection of physics books for a digital world. Created through collaboration with leading researchers in their field, IOP eBooks™ feature must-read content for the physics community.

Asian American Drama (Spring 2015)

Asian American Drama contains 252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Some 50% of these plays have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. Asian American Drama allows in-depth browsing and searching of both the bibliographic and the full-text elements within the database.

North American Theatre Online (Spring 2015)

North American Theatre Online is a comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies. Each year we'll add more than 20,000 new records. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources. Through this interface, one can also search Black Drama, Twentieth Century North American Drama, Asian American Drama, North American Women's Drama, and Latino Drama.

North American Indian Drama Second Edition (Spring 2015)

North American Indian Drama contains 244 plays by 48 playwrights. More than half of the works are previously unpublished, and hard to find, representing groups such as Cherokee, Métis, Creek, Choctaw, Pembina Chippewa, Ojibway, Lenape, Comanche, Cree, Navajo, Rappahannock, Hawaiian/Samoan, and others. North American Indian Drama allows in-depth browsing and searching of both the bibliographic and the full-text elements within the database.

Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction (Spring 2015)

Latino Literature brings together more than 100,000 pages pages of poetry, fiction, and over 450 plays written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latino authors working in the United States. Among the gems of the collection are nearly 800 items (poems, novels, and plays) that have never been published before. Researchers will also find numerous Chicano folk tales and audio files of selected poems and plays. It contains over 133,465 pages.

Twentieth Century North American Drama Second Edition (Spring 2015)

Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 1,905 plays by 419 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. More than 150 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the editorial advice of scholars and the playwrights themselves. Twentieth Century North American Drama allows in-depth browsing and searching of both the bibliographic and the full-text elements within the database.

North American Women's Drama (Spring 2015)

North American Women's Drama contains 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. More than 30% of the plays in the collection have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. North American Women's Drama allows in-depth browsing and searching of both the bibliographic and the full-text elements within the database.

LandScan Global Archive (Spring 2015)

LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period. Notes: GIS software users can also access LandScan datasets are compiled annually using different information sources and analytical techniques and should ideally not be compared across years.

Techstreet (Spring 2015)

Search for and request access to standards from a variety of standards granting organizations. UMD’s subscription includes selected ASME, IEC, and ISO standards, as well as full text of the ASHRAE Journal, ASHRAE Transactions, ASHRAE Handbook, and ASHRAE standards.

Digial Loeb Classical Library (Spring 2015)

The digital Loeb Classical Library extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.

Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS)1957-1994 (Spring 2015)

JPRS was a translation and publishing service created in the U.S. Commerce Department’s Office of Technical Services in March 1957 to provide government agencies with translations of unclassified foreign source documents, including scientific and technical publications, periodical and newspaper articles, scholarly journals, trade and commercial statistics reports, defense-related and other special reports. The documents were selected by area and subject specialists while translations were prepared by linguists and researchers. Today, JPRS reports are considered an important source of primary and secondary material from around the world. Subjects covered in the JPRS Reports include economics, international relations, national politics, military affairs, and science and technology.

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection (Spring 2015)

Provides online access to more than three hundred important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays - which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries - are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening. Specialized indexing at the track level for over half of these recordings links individual segments of plays to specific academic disciplines and subject keywords. This allows researchers to find relevant scenes that touch on subjects in the humanities, social sciences, theatre, hard sciences, law, medicine, and virtually every other field of study.

Dance in Video: Volumes I and II (Spring 2015)

Contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies 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. Dance in Video: Volume I lays the foundation for the study of dance in all its forms with content in modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, experimental dance, and more. Films feature many of the greatest dance companies as well as an array of rare and hard-to-find archival and historical material. Dance in Video: Volume II showcases a new catalogue of dancers and partners including the Joffrey Ballet, John Jasperse Company, and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, as well as instructional materials, interviews, and documentaries featuring key performers and choreographers.

Black Drama Second Edition (Spring 2015)

Contains approximately 1,462 plays by 233 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. Some 600 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. Black Drama, Second Edition allows in-depth browsing and searching of both the bibliographic and the full-text elements within the database.

Engineering Case Studies Online (Fall 2014)

A comprehensive and automotive resource to provide in depth, impartial analysis of key engineering failures, engineering case studies online is a collection that will grow to include 250 hours of video and 50,000 pages of text resources to meet this growing need. The collection provides in-depth coverage for more than 50 of the most frequently taught and seminal case studies around the world together.

Environmental Studies In Video (Fall 2014)

At completion, Environmental Studies in Video will contain 500 hours of film covering all realms of environmental studies, particularly ethics, policy, economics, sociology, planning and environmental science. Films were produced from 1970 to the present, and address specific topics including alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, farming and agriculture, the food industry, LEED certification, waste issues and climate change.

Zoological Record, 1864-present (Fall 2014)

The world's oldest continuing database of animal biology. It is considered the world's leading taxonomic reference, and with coverage back to 1864, has long acted as the world's unofficial register of animal names.

Index Chemicus (IC), 1993-present (Fall 2014)

Provides researchers with quick, powerful access to the chemical compound information they need to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share their findings.

Derwent Innovations Index (DII), 1963-present (Fall 2014)

Facilitates precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. Also merges value-added patent information with patent citation information.

Data Citation Index (DCI), 1900-present (Fall 2014)

A single point of access to quality research data from around the world. Through linked content and summary information, this data is displayed within the broader context of the scholarly research.

Current Contents Connect (CCC), 1998-present (Fall 2014)

A current awareness database that helps you quickly find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. You get integrated access to high quality literature through a unified platform.

Current Chemical Reactions (CCR), 1986-present (Fall 2014)

Delivers the latest synthetic methods reported in over 100 of the world's leading organic chemistry journals. Each reaction provides complete reaction diagrams, critical conditions, bibliographic data, and author abstracts.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index, 1990-present (Fall 2014)

This index helps researchers access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, and more.

Book Citation Index, 2005-present (Fall 2014)

Allows users to search seamlessly across books, journals and conference proceedings to find the information most relevant to their work.

BIOSIS Citation Index, 1926-present (Fall 2014)

Combines the unique BIOSIS content that is critical to life sciences research with powerful citation indexing only the Web of Science platform can provide. Includes comprehensive and relevant life sciences coverage.

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (Fall 2014)

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online (EALL Online) comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope, with topics in such fields as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy and computer science. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. Relevant aspects of the study of Arabic at all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic) are included. No other reference work offers this scale of contributions or depth and breadth of coverage. It contains all content of the print edition and new content is added on a regular basis. The EALL Online, cross-searchable and cross-referenced, is updated annually.

Data.Gov (Fall 2014)

“The home of the U.S. Government’s open data." provides data, tools and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile apps and design data visualizations and much more.

American Consumer Culture (Fall 2014)

This collection of market reports produced by the Institute for Motivational Research, Inc. along with a selection of advertisements document American consumer culture between 1935 and 1965. The reports and ads cover a wide range of consumer industries, including clothing and accessories, food and drink, and sport and leisure.

Law Street (Fall 2014)

Free website about criminal law issues. Contributors to the site are legal professionals and students.

Dictionnaire des Peintres Belges (Fall 2014)

The Dictionary of Belgian painters covers the life and production of some 6,300 painters, from Van Eyck, Broederlam, Magritte, and Delvaux to Rubens, Nicolie, and Boulenger; the largest to the smallest representatives of Flemish and Belgian painters.

Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century (Fall 2014)

The National Gallery of Art proudly presents its remarkable collection of Dutch seventeenth-century paintings, with entries written by curator Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. The Gallery's Dutch collection, which numbers more than 130 paintings, includes works by many of the finest masters of the golden Age, including Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Alebert Cuyp. In it are outstanding examples of portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, marine paintings, still life’s, and biblical and mythological scenes that have made this school of painting one of the most beloved and admired in the history of European art.

The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (Fall 2014)

The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested from to the present day.