New Databases 2008

Listed below are databases added to the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library electronic resources collection in 2008. Access to research databases and electronic journals is limited to current Tulane students, faculty, and staff.

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Accessible Archives
Database type(s): Full Text Journal

Includes: African American Newspapers parts I-XII, Charlestion South Carolina Gazette, Pennsylvania Gazette, The Liberator Folio I – VII, Civil War: A Newspaper perspective.

Acta Sanctorum
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

An electronic version of the complete printed text of Acta Sanctorum, from the edition published in sixty-eight volumes by the Société des Bollandistes in Antwerp and Brussels.

African American Music Reference
Database type(s): Multimedia

Covers blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression in essays and images.

African American Newspapers
Database type(s): Newspapers

Includes: Freedom`s Journal, Colored American (Weekly Advocate), The North Star, The National Era, Frederick Douglass Paper, and The Christian Recorder.

African American Poetry
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Early history of African American poetry.

African Writers Series
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Includes over 210 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose.

American Broadsides and Ephemera
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Includes broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900.

American Civil War Research Database
Database type(s): Multimedia

Covers the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. Includes images, regimental rosters and officer profiles.

American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Includes diaries, letters and memoirs from the time of the American Civil War.

American Drama
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains more than 1,500 dramatic works from 1714–1915.

American Film Institute Catalog
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains more than 48,000 film records.

American Film Scripts
Database type(s): Multimedia

Contains scripts by nearly 1,000 writers together with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts.

American Poetry
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.

Annual Register
Database type(s): Full Text Article

The Annual Register is a year-by-year record of British and world events, published annually since 1758.

Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the 1917 Balfour Declaration through to the Black September war of 1970-1.

Asian American Drama
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains 252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

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Black Drama
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains approximately 1310 plays by 210 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

Black Short Fiction and Folklore
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains short stories and folktales from Africa and the African Diaspora.

Black Women Writers
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Includes fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents and 20 countries written by women from Africa and the African Diaspora.

Brill's New Pauly
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

Online edition of Brill's New Pauly.

British Periodicals
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth.

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Cambridge Collections Online
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

Comprised of the Cambridge Companions Collections to Literature, Classics, Philosophy, Religion and Culture. Also includes the Shakespeare Survey.

Canadian Poetry
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains more than 19,000 poems by 177 poets.

Caribbean Literature
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains poetry and fiction produced in the Caribbean region during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Charleston South Carolina Gazette
Database type(s): Newspapers

The collection contains a wealth of information on Colonial/Early American History and Genealogy, and provides an accurate glimpse of life in South Carolina and America during the early days of this country.

Civil War : A Newspapers Perspective
Database type(s): Newspapers

This database contains the full text of major articles gleaned from over 2,500 issues of The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865.

Civil War Era: Newspapers and Pamphlets
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

The earliest editions of the Daily Picayune (later Times-Picayune) from 1840 to 1865 and many other important American Newspapers from the ante-bellum and Civil War period.

Classical Music Reference Library
Database type(s): Multimedia

Includes reference materials spanning the entire history of Western classical music. Includes essays and images.

Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe Digital Archive
Database type(s): Multimedia

From 1940-1945, covers the political life in Occupied Western Europe available to the British Government during World War II from the original intelligence reports, photographs, posters, and film.

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Declassified Documents Reference System Digital Archive
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains more than 75,000 U.S. government documents obtained from presidential libraries.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

Biographies covering the history of Canada's inhabitants and their culture.

Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Covers the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries, and includes an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.

Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Covers the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries, and includes an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.

Documents on British Policy Overseas
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains contemporary accounts and follow the detailed exchanges that shaped British foreign policy from the origins of the First World War and beyond.

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Early English Prose Fiction
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

Contains more than 200 works from the period 1500–1700.

Economist, The
Database type(s): Full Text Journal

Historical archive 1843-2003.

Eighteenth-Century Fiction
Database type(s): Full Text Article

A collection of 96 complete works of English prose from 1700–1780.

Encyclopaedia of Islam
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Online edition of The Encyclopaedia of Islam (English) Volumes I-XI and Supplement (Volume XII).

Encyclopaedia of Judaism
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Online version of The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Second Edition.

Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Online version of the 5 volume Encyclopaedia set.

Encyclopedia of Social Work
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Full-text of the 20th edition.

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

Online edition of the five volume work.

English Drama
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains over 3,900 plays in verse and prose.

English Poetry
Database type(s): Full Text Article

This second edition contains over 183,000 poems from more than 2,700 poets.

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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Database type(s): Multimedia

Covers music from around the world with essays and images.

Gilded Age
Database type(s): Multimedia

Covers the cultural landscape of America during the decades between the end of the Civil War and the election of Theodore Roosevelt. Includes essays, songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, ephemera. and interviews.

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Hispanic American Newspapers
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Covers the cultural landscape of America during the decades between the end of the Civil War and the election of Theodore Roosevelt. Includes essays, songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, ephemera. and interviews.

Hispanic American Newspapers
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Part of the America's Historical Newspapers collection. To access only the Hispanic American Newspapers, click on the "select a specific collection to search" link in the top center of the page.

Historical Black Newspapers (ProQuest)
Database type(s): Newspapers

Contains: New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), and Los Angeles Sentinel (1946-2005)

House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Journals of the House of Representatives and Senate 1789 to 1817, covering the first 14 Congresses of the United States.

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Hispanic American Newspapers
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Part of the America's Historical Newspapers collection. To access only the Hispanic American Newspapers, click on the "select a specific collection to search" link in the top center of the page.

Historical Black Newspapers (ProQuest)
Database type(s): Newspapers

Contains: New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), and Los Angeles Sentinel (1946-2005).

House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Journals of the House of Representatives and Senate 1789 to 1817, covering the first 14 Congresses of the United States.

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Index Islamicus
Database type(s): Full Text Article

A bibliography of books, articles and reviews on Islam and the Muslim world.

International Encyclopedia of Communication Online
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Online version of The International Encyclopedia of Communication.

International Index to Film/TV Periodicals
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

Covers: Film and Television.

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Covers more than 720,000 indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to the present.

International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains over 465,000 indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1864 to the present, covering film, theatre, and dance.

Iraq 1914-1974
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers.

Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains over 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842.

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Latin American Women Writers
Database type(s): Full Text Article

A Collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Latino Literature
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

Contains more than 100,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and drama written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latin authors working in the United States.

Liberator Folio I-VII
Database type(s): Newspapers

The Liberator was a weekly newspaper published by William Lloyd Garrison in Boston, Massachusetts. Coverage is from 1831-1865.

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Making of the Modern World
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains more than 61,000 books from the period 1460-1850, and 466 pre-1906 serials.

Monthly Catalogue of US Government Publication
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Comprehensive index to historical information published by the United States federal government from 1955-1975.

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Neue Pauly, Der
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Online edition of Der Neue Pauly.

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers, including the Daily Picayune (later Times-Picayune) from 1861-1899.

Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains 250 British and Irish novels from the period 1782 to 1903.

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories
Database type(s): Full Text Journal

Includes contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives from those who immigrated to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950.

North American Indian Biographical Database
Database type(s): Multimedia

Includes biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories.

North American Indian Drama
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains plays by 18 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

North American Women's Drama
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains over 1,500 plays by 330 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

Northern Ireland: A Divided Community
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Covers from 1921-1972, and includes a full record of every debate and transaction for the duration of the Stormont administration, the devolved government of Northern Ireland. Separate files exist for each Cabinet Meeting, with minutes and memoranda.

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Oxford Scholarship Online
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Full text of 2,125 Oxford books.

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Patrologia Latina
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

Electronic version of Jacques-Paul Migne's first edition, published 1844-1855, and the four volumes of indexes published 1862-1865. It comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian (200 AD) to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.

Pennsylvania Gazette
Database type(s): Newspapers

Published in Philadelphia from 1728 through 1800, The Pennsylvania Gazette is considered The New York Times of the 18th century. It provides the reader with a first-hand view of colonial America.

Post-War Europe Digital Archive
Database type(s): Multimedia

Focuses on refugees, exile, and resettlement from 1945-1950.

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ReferenceUSA
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

The ReferenceUSA database contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; 1 million Canadian businesses; and 11 million Canadian residents.

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Sabin Americana
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Covering from 1500-1926, this collection includes published pamphlets, tracts, memoirs, congressional legislation, correspondence, broadsides, biographies, histories, fiction and poetry, eulogies, sermons and other genres.

Sage eReference
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Online encyclopedias on a variety of subjects.

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains 60 volumes of Romantic poetry composed by Scottish women, the database includes extensive contemporary critical reviews and numerous scholarly essays.

Senate Executive Journals, Series I, 1789-1866
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Executive Journals of the United States Senate 1789 to 1866, covering the first Congress through the first session of the 39th Congress.

Serial Set, Congressional
Database type(s): Full Text Article

All U.S. House and Senate reports and documents from 1824-present. To access the Serials Set, go to advanced search.

South and Southeast Asian Literature
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas.

Sur Digital Archive
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

Covers full-text of Sur Magazine from 1931-1992.

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Times Digital Archive, The
Database type(s): Full Text Journal

Full-text searchable version of the Times from 1785-1985.

Times-Picayune (also Daily Picayune)
Database type(s): Full Text Journal

Civil War Era (1840-1865 as Daily Picayune)(link above), 19th Century U.S. Newspapers (1861-1899), from and from Lexis-Nexis (1993-on).

Twentieth-Century African American Poetry
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Contains almost 9,000 poems by 62 African American poets.

Twentieth-Century American Poetry
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets.

Twentieth-Century Drama
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Includes plays from throughout the English-speaking world, from the 1890s to the present.

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U.S. Congressional Hearings (Lexis-Nexis)
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Full-text currently available from 1934-2003. To access the Hearings, go to advanced search.

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Women and Social Movements in the United States
Database type(s): Full Text Article

Covers from 1600-1900, and contains publications and documents of local, state, and federal Commissions on the Status of Women from 1963 to the present. Also includes reports, pamphlets, posters, and ephemeral materials.

Women, War & Society
Database type(s): Indexes/Abstracts

Includes charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, and press cuttings, along with interpretative essays from leading scholars. Covers 1914-1918.

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