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New Electronic Resources

by Amelia Brunskill 8/29/2012 1:26:00 PM

We are pleased to announce exciting new electronic resources that we hope you will find useful in your teaching and research. Please let us know if you have questions about any of this new content or would like a demonstration for your faculty meeting or class.

Paley Center's iCollection [discontinued by vendor as of January 1, 2014]

This collection of streaming media contains over 15,000 full-length television and radio programs and spans 70 countries and almost 100 years. Content includes both news coverage and entertainment, with selected episodes from a wide range of new and old TV series. Users must create accounts here before using this program. The subscription id needed for registration is F5727344-7793-4059-AC67-154670DC3554. Last spring's trial of this resource received an enthusiastic response from both faculty and students.

“I find the Paley Center icollection to be a potentially invaluable resource for the College of Communication and specifically instructors and students in Mass Communication. The breadth and wealth of content for anyone researching or teaching with media content is outstanding, ranging from news to entertainment programming and advertising. This type of material directly impacts learning in MCS and Journalism and PRAD.”
-Jason Martin, Assistant Professor – Journalism

“This is terrific; this is great for my sophomore seminar on The American Sense of Humor - in a quick search, I found material that has already helped me in class (good monologues by Fred Allen, for example). ... I see myself using it for several ad classes (copywriting, principles of advertising and consumer promotion) as well as the humor course. With everything in one place, this will not only make class prep and material more meaningful, but providing this resource for papers gives the students a great resource to explore and build their base of knowledge.”
-Dan Azzaro, Instructor, Communication

The content is selective rather than comprehensive in terms of its coverage of series, but the selected content is taken from a wide variety of shows such as The Sopranos, I Love Lucy, Mad Men, Leave It to Beaver, Prime Suspect, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Ethnographic Video Online

More than 800 videos on human culture and behavior; users can share via embeddable links, create playlists and clips, and annotate for course use.

Godey’s Lady’s Book

Published from 1830-1898, Godey’s Lady’s Book was one of the first, and most successful, American women's magazines. It is an important resource for the study of 19th century American life and culture, and contains a wide variety of content including essays, stories, fashion, illustrations and sheet music.

Key Business Ratios

This resource provides access to competitive benchmarking data. It contains industry benchmarks compiled from Dun & Bradstreet’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios for public and private companies in 800 lines of business.

Index Islamicus

Indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. It is produced by an editorial team working at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. It covers publications from 1906 to the present and over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion, in addition to conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews.

Oxford Bibliographies Online-Music

Overviews and recommended sources for music research topics. Each entry includes an introductory essay and annotated list of key encyclopedias, books, chapters, articles, web sites, primary sources and more. 

Benezit Dictionary of Artists

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists contains almost 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and it also has thousands of auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. Two notable strengths are its coverage of obscure artists and its inclusion of images of artists' signatures, monograms, and stamps.

American National Biography

American National Biography includes biographical information on over 18,700 men and women whose lives have shaped the United States. It is updated semi-annually with new entries and revisions to existing content.

New electronic content for Literary Criticism Online

We purchased the electronic archive for Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism and Contemporary Literary Criticism, so we can have online access to these collections back to the first published volume.

Behavioral Sciences archive from Springer

The collection includes journal backfile content for 67 Springer journals pertaining to the Behavioral Sciences. The content extends from 1996 to the first volume of the title (for all but three titles).

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