Trial for Human Rights Studies Online

Human Rights Studies Online collects videos and texts on over 35 human rights violation and atrocity crime events between 1900 and 2010, from the Holocaust to Chile-Pinochet Regime, Ottoman Empire and Armenia, the Troubles of Northern Ireland, Cambodia and more. Documentation includes contemporary personal accounts; contemporaneous media coverage, government, NGO and court reports; selected works of art and literature; and documentaries, interviews, essays, monographs and articles.

You can browse the collections by event, theme, discipline perspective, or subject, place, organization and more. Simple and advanced search options provide many filters and limits using the extensive metadata and indexing.

The trial goes through January 17th, 2015. Purchase price for Human Rights Studies Online is $29,000, or we can pay an annual subscription fee of $3,703. Please tell us what you think about this collection.

Historical Digitized British Periodicals Added

The Libraries purchased British Periodicals, digitized collections of over 450 British periodicals published between the 17th and early 20th century covering literature, history, science, fine arts and social sciences. These collections are available on the ProQuest platform, and you can search by keyword; author; publication title, subject or editor; place of publication (including Belfast, Calcutta, Glasgow and New York, among others); document type (e.g. advertisement, obituary, poem, recipe) and more.

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Congress Collection, Voting & Elections Added

The Congress Collection and Voting and Elections have been added to CQ Press Political Reference Suite. The Congress Collection provides analysis of members of Congress voting records, interest groups and public policy making. You can find policy analysis to topic, vote tallies and descriptions, votes by Congressional Session going back to the 79th Congress (1945), and you can compare voting records of different members.

The Voting and Elections Collection provides data and analysis of elections in America back to 1789. You can browse voting records in primary and general elections by state and year, for example; find candidates and their election results; and compare election results from Gubernatorial, Congressional and Presidential elections.

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New Manuscripts in Women’s Letters and Diaries

Manuscripts in Women’s Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society includes primary source materials written by women from 1750-1950. Published online by Alexander Street Press, the database indexes and provides PDF scans of the full-text documents. You can browse or search by people, place, document type, date and more. Each collection has a full description.

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More ProQuest Congressional

The Libraries have purchased the 1789-1969 Serial Set and Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1932 to add to our ProQuest Congressional collection. The complete Serial Set covers 1789-2013 and includes House and Senate committee reports. Executive Branch Documents is an annotated bibliography and full text of all documents listed in the Checklist of Public Documents 1789-1909, and updated from 1910-1932 with indexing by subjects, names, agency report numbers, and SuDocs Classification.

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Access World News on Trial

Access World News is an extensive source of news from local, regional, national and international printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos back to 1903 where available. Coverage includes 8,268 sources from 150 countries.

The trial continues through July 18, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)

All Accessible Archives Collections Now Available

The Libraries have expanded its Accessible Archives subscription to include American County Histories, Civil War documents, newspapers such as Godey’s Lady’s Book, The Lily, The Pennsylvania Gazette, and other texts such as Twelve Years a Slave. You can search across collections or within individual ones and limit by publication type and date. If you’d like assistance with this resource, Ask Us.