Artemis Primary Sources
An integrated research environment that allows users to search across two primary source collections: Eighteenth Century Collections Online (to which the Libraries already have licensed access) and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (a trial database). The trial is available until December 15, 2013. Contact: Ed Shephard.
The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India. The trial is available until December 15, 2013. Contact: Ed Shephard.
Silent Film Online
Silent Film Online covers silent feature films, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. It includes the most complete, highest quality, authoritative versions from leading distributors. Whether through D.W. Griffith's pioneering use of cross-cutting in Birth of a Nation, Robert Wiene's experimentation with unusual camera angles and complex stage settings in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, or Eisenstein's demonstration of the power of montage in his editing of the "Odessa Steps" sequence in Battleship Potemkin, these films show us the origins of the narrative language of cinema. The trial is available until January 6, 2014. Contact: Colleen Hailey.
Partridge Slang Online
Partridge is the authority on post-WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries from across the English-speaking world, Partridge includes published sources for each entry, dating information for each headword, and hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, making it the definitive resource for slang scholars and fans alike. Click on the small "Sign in via IP" link when first accessing the database. The trial is available until January 10, 2014. Contact: Colleen Hailey.
Black Studies in Video
Black Studies in Video uses documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage to present African American perspectives of life and culture in the United States. Use this database to collect information about history, politics, art, culture, family structure, socioeconomic pressures, and gender relations specific to black studies. The trial is available until January 27, 2014. Contact: Anne Larrivee.
Black Thought and Culture
In this database you can find a vast collection of non-fiction writings from a vast range of American black leaders. Black Thought and Culture contains letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts that help describe black culture and thought in America. The trial is available until January 27, 2014. Contact Anne Larrivee.