Category Archives: digital resources

Punch, TLS, and Adforum added to digital collections

Three new resources have been added to the Libraries’ digital collections.

Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992 –  Often noted as the most famous magazine of humor, Punch published some of the finest comic writers in the English language – from W.M. Thackeray to P.G. Wodehouse. Its celebrated cartoons swayed governments and captured the vast shifts in life over two centuries. Recording the impact of rapid technological and social change and commenting on momentous events at home and abroad, Punch is an unrivaled resource for 19th and 20th-Century political and social history.

TLS, the Times Literary Supplement Historical Supplement  —  1902- 5 years ago – Since 1902, the Times Literary Supplement has forged a reputation for fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate. The TLS has attracted the contributions of the world’s most influential writers and critics, from T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf in the 1920s and 30s to A.N. Wilson and Christopher Hitchens in the 1990s and 2000s. 

Adforum – is  a searchable library of advertising creative work. It contains images and videos with examples of international advertising.

Happy anniversary Civil Rights Act

With the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is making the official, digital version of the law available on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). The Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited segregation and discrimination in schools, public places and activities, and employment practices. GPO employees produced the original document 50 years ago. Today, GPO serves as the digital information platform for the Federal Government, making information available on FDsys, a one-stop site to authentic, published Government information. GPO continues to add historical content like the Civil Rights Act and Warren Commission Report to FDsys.

Want to read the paper copy? The text begins on page 241 of volume 78 of United States Statutes at Large . Our copy is in LASR

Trailblazing Palaeontologist celebrated by Google Doodle and Colgate Libraries

220px-Mary_Anning_paintingOn May 21, 2014, Google Doodle celebrated the 215th birthday of trailblazing palaeontologist, Mary Anning, a leading British fossil collector. A scientific pioneer, Anning excavated  and identified the first ichthyosaur skeleton. This discovery, and many others, formed the foundation for the science of palaeontology  in spite of her era’s prejudices against her gender, class and religion.


Learn more about Mary Anning at  London’s Natural History Museum.

Explore an interactive exhibit at BBC- Primary History

Colgate Library remembered Mary Anning too! Check out some of these related materials in the Colgate University Libraries collection.

The fossil hunter : dinosaurs, evolution, and the woman whose discoveries changed the world

Emling, Shelley

Cesar Chavez at Colgate… “Sí, se puede”

unnamedJoin LASO, Colgate University’s Latin American Students Organization, for a screening of the new film, Cesar Chavez, depicting the life of an American civil rights leader.

May 1 at 10:pm at the Hamilton Movie Theater.

But don’t stop at the movie! Check out Colgate University Libraries’ collection to learn more about this important American activist. These are just a few of the materials available.

The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography

Pawel, Miriam, 1958- author

New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2014 Cesar Chavez and the common sense of nonviolence

Orosco, José-Antonio, 1971-

Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2008



Prouty, Marco G., 1973-

Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2006


The rhetorical career of César Chávez / John C. Hammerback and Richard J. Jensen

Hammerback, John C

College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c1998




New Digital Resources Added

The Libraries have added the following digital resources:

Jstor Arts and Sciences XII

Arts & Sciences XII expands our coverage of the social sciences, and comprises disciplines with high usage and broad appeal. Law, political science, and education content anchors the collection, and other titles in criminology and criminal justice, history,  social work, psychology, and sociology complement JSTOR’s offerings in the social sciences. Additional titles span African studies, Asian studies, language and literature, and Middle East studies. The collection will feature a minimum of 125 titles at completion, and appeals to both the academic and practitioner audiences.

Notable Titles:

  • ABA Journal
  • Foro Italiano
  • Revista Chilena de Derecho
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka
  • Zeitschrift fur Rechtspolitik

C19 the Nineteenth Century Index

C19 Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC), The Wellesley Index, Poole’s Index, Periodicals Index Online and the Cumulative Index to Niles’ Register 1811–1849 to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.7 million books and official publications, 70,000 archival collections and 22.7 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. C19 Index now provides integrated access to 13 bibliographic indexes, including more than three million records from British Periodicals Collections I and II.   This title provides indexing but does not include full text content.  It replaces the 19th Century Masterfile.

Sabin Americana

Digital library of works written or published in the United States, as well as items printed elsewhere, that document the history of the Americas from 1492 to the 1926.

Medieveal and Early Modern Sources Online – MEMSO

Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO) is a digital library of historical sources for the history of Britain and Ireland in the medieval and early modern periods to the late 18th century. The collection is principally from the major collections of governmental records of England, Scotland and Ireland published during the nineteenth century, such as the Calendar of Close Rolls, Calendar of Patent Rolls, and Calendars of State Papers, Domestic and Foreign. These texts are fully searchable, and for many there are links to manuscript images from the UK National Archives, Kew.

SAH Archipedia

SAH Archipedia is an interactive, media-rich online encyclopedia of American architecture developed by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) in collaboration with the University of Virginia Press. Over 13,000 building histories, photographs, maps, and essays from the Society’s award-winning Buildings of the United States series are available online.

IMF eLibrary Data is temporarily unavailable – service restored

Access to the IMF eLibrary Data containing international financial statistics is currently unavailable due to a problem with authentication at the publisher’s site.  The publisher is working to correct the problem as quickly as possible since it affects all of the IP recognized sites they serve.  We will post an update when service is restored.

Wiley tokens not authenticating properly – resolved 1/10/14

Due to technical problems at the provider, Wiley journal tokens are not authenticating properly. Please place an ILL request for articles which are needed until the provider can restore service.

Problem resolved – 1/10/14 -mwp

Web Of Science maintenance Sunday – 1/12

Please be advised that Web of Knowledge will release a new look and feel beginning on Sunday January 12, 2014 at 9 am and ending by 9 pm. Web of Knowledge may not be available intermittently during that period.

New economics/investment digital resources added from Mergent

The University Libraries working with the Economics Department have added new digital resources supporting economics, investment, and corporate research from Mergent (Dun and Bradstreet).  Four databases are part of the package:

Below is an overview of MergentOnline

  1. Information on over 60,000 publicly traded companies worldwide updated daily.
  2. Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Directory data on over 30 million private companies worldwide with 300-400,000 having financial statements.
  3. Global Company Archives database covering over 20,000 companies which have been merged, acquired etc.
  4. Over 300,000 Global Annual Reports.
  5. Real-time access to SEC (EDGAR) and SEDAR filings (Canadian filings) dating back to 1993.
  6. Up to 30 years of as-reported AND standardized financial statements that can be downloaded to Excel.
  7. Access to real-time company news service.
  8. Report Builder function allowing customized company and industry reports.
  9. Extensive country information on over 100 countries.
  10. Unsurpassed historical information outlining merger and acquisition activity back to company inception.
  11. Economics database covering over 550 economic variables dating back over 70 years.
  12. Full company business descriptions, subsidiaries, capital stock and Moody’s, S&P and Fitch ratings.
  13. Institutional Ownership and Insider Trade information.
  14. Corporate Bond Portraits covering over 40,000 corporate bonds.
  15. FactSheets Express providing summary equity reports on 10,000 US and Canadian companies.
  16. Expanded Long Term Debt provides detailed rating information on 10,000 US companies.
  17. Daily historical stock pricing dating back over 30 years which can be downloaded to Excel.
  18. Mergent Equity Research Reports providing buy, sell or hold recommendations on over 5,500 companies—perfect alternative to ValueLine.
  19. Full biographical data on officers and directors including compensation data and buying and selling of company stock.
  20. Global Industry Reports providing in-depth analysis on industries in the following regions:  North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

Wiley Online Library technical problems – resolved 11 am – 11/7/13

The Wiley online library which supports Wiley Blackwell journals and Current Protocols is experiencing technical problems at this time.  They are working on restoring service as a priority and we will post when service is restored.

At 11:00 a.m., November 7, 2013 – the problem appears to have been resolved. – mwp