Monday April 24, 2017

New at Roesch Library

By Maureen Schlangen

Always working to support scholarship throughout the research cycle and steward 21-century collections, the University Libraries continuously work to identify resources that will advance research and student learning. New in the libraries this month:

Immigrations, Migrations, and Refugees:  Global perspectives, 1941-1996

This database, made possible with the support of the Alumni Chair in the Humanities, provides translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents and books providing global insight on immigration in the mid- to late 20th century. It’s a fully searchable digital archive with firsthand accounts from reputable sources around the world, covering events such as post-World War II Jewish resettlement, South African apartheid and Latin American migrations to the United States.

The Nation

Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation is a critical, independent voice in American journalism and a platform for investigative reporting and spirited debate on issues of import to the progressive community. UD’s subscription provides unlimited access to full text and page images of historic articles, letters and editorials from 7,000 weekly issues dating back to 1865.

The New Yorker  

The New Yorker, which started as a weekly magazine in 1925, offers a signature mix of reporting and commentary on politics, international affairs, popular culture and the arts, science and technology, and business, along with fiction, poetry, humor and cartoons. UD students, faculty and staff have access to the entire archive and the current issue.

The New Republic  

This digital archive offers a searchable full-text backfile of all issues of The New Republic. The magazine, founded in 1914, is considered one of the country's leading journals of opinion on politics and the arts. It features award-winning writers and critics from many fields and from most political viewpoints. The archive includes more than 4,550 issues and more than 82,000 articles.

The Progressive  

In 1909, Sen. Robert M. La Follette Sr. of Wisconsin founded La Follette’s Weekly to be a magazine of progress. The goal, he wrote, was “winning back for the people the complete power over government — national, state, and municipal — which has been lost to them.” He attacked private greed in the form of corporate monopolies that hoarded power. He championed the public interest, campaigning for social and economic justice. And he urged the United States not to entangle itself in foreign wars. In 1929, its name changed to The Progressive. UD now has access to all of the magazine’s archived content.

Harper’s Magazine  

Harper’s, the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores current issues through long-form narrative journalism, features and essays on politics, society, the environment, and culture. The UD subscription provides access to every issue since 1850.

- Maureen Schlangen, E-scholarship and communications manager

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