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Newspaper archive database to explore

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The Ames Library has acquired temporary access to a collection of historical newspapers from the NewspaperArchive.com.

Dating from 1607-2020, the database contains more than 15,495+ different titles from every US state and twenty-eight other countries around the world. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword, date, place, and title making it easy for you to quickly see if we have the article you’re seeking.

Test it out and let us know what you think!


New trial database: Naxos Music Library

Are you a music major? A music faculty member? Someone with a current IWU affiliation who just likes classical music?

If you answered yes to any of these, then you’ll want to want to check out our new trial of Naxos Music Library, which expires on October 31st. Naxos Music Library is described as “the worlds largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 140,700 CDs with more than 2,177,700 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.” Users can also create custom playlists and access NML using iPhone and Android apps.

If you like it enough, The Ames Library will subscribe on a more permanent basis, so be sure to leave us your feedback here or at askames@iwu.edu!

Calling All Poli-Sci and Pre-Law Enthusiasts: HeinOnline

One of the things that we do periodically at The Ames Library is test out new resources to see whether they’re good fits for our collection. And you have a part to play in this! Yes, you. We need your opinion before we commit to databases like HeinOnline, which we have a trial subscription to until October 31st this year.

So what’s HeinOnline? We’re glad you asked.

HeinOnline is the world’s largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,500 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase. This Government, Politics & Law HeinOnline’s database package offers special collections on Criminal Justice, Religion and the Law and Women and the Law among others.

Their discrete databases include Gun Regulation and Legislation in America, John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection, Pentagon Papers, and Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law.

If you’re majoring in Political Science or Pre-Law, or if your research is centered on politics or law, you’ll definitely want to check HeinOnline out. Please help us out by taking ten minutes to explore HeinOnline to see if you’re interested in having the library subscribe to it on a more permanent basis. If so, leave a comment or email us at askames@iwu.edu!

New trial databases on African-American history at Ames Library

Ames Library is currently evaluating two databases for future subscription, African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle, 1865-1883 and African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and Protest, 1883-1922. Together, the databases comprise approximately 2,400 printed works on the post-Civil War and Post-Reconstruction periods in African-American history. The works are drawn from The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Afro-Americana Collection.

African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle [and African Americans and Jim Crow ] offers a comprehensive survey of the black experience during the crucial post-Civil War period [and during the period from post- Reconstruction through the early 1920s]. Using this multifaceted collection researchers can easily uncover patterns of thought and compare points of view comprehensively. Students will find numerous new topics for term papers, group study and oral presentations, and teachers and faculty will discover multiple paths for classroom study. And by using helpful features such as “Suggested Searches,” users at all levels can drill into the content by topic, time period, theme or subject matter. (Readex)

The databases are searchable by subject, each of which includes subcategories such as African-American Women Authors, Antislavery Literature, Economic Conditions in the South, Miscegenation, White Supremacy Movements and Groups, African-American Churches and Clergy, African-American Colleges and Universities, and so on.

This 30-day trial is good until November 12th, 2017. You can access the databases using the links above or by visiting our A–Z Resources page (http://libguides.iwu.edu/az.php). (New and trial databases are located on the right-hand side of the page and are also searchable by title.)

What do we want from you? Check them out! Tell us if you like them. The Ames Library regularly signs up for trial subscriptions each year and we love to get your feedback on resources that could strengthen our collections. We have a virtual suggestion box here: https://www.iwu.edu/library/information/Suggestion-Box.html

Washington Conference on the Race Problem in the United States. How to Solve the Race Problem : The Proceedings of the Washington Conference on the Race Problem in the United States (Washington, DC: Beresford, Printer, 1903)

Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (New York: G.W. Carleton, 1868)

A 1902 novel from black author, Simon E. Griggs.

Griggs, Sutton E. Unfettered: A Novel (Nashville: The Orion Publishing Company, 1902)