Four Online Research Grants were awarded in Spring 2012 to support faculty research. A review committee consisting of two members of the Library Committee, two previous recipients, and two librarians reviewed six proposals and recommended grants to the following recipients:
|Yasmine Beale-Rivaya||Heather Bamford||Modern Languages||Index Islamicus|
|Elizabeth Bishop||Arnold Leder, Dennis Dunn, Anadelia Romo, Sandy Rao||History/Political Science/Journalism & Mass Communication||Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1941-1974 (Readex)|
|Shannon E. Duffy||James McWilliams, Ronald A. Johnson||History||Early American Newspapers Series I, 1690-1876|
|Keila Tyner||Family and Consumer Sciences||Vogue Archive|
Congratulations to all recipients! The Library is pleased to provide access to the new wonderful databases. Access to all four databases is active, and the resources are ready for use:
Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers 350,000 fully searchable issues from over 710 historical American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies. Providing unprecedented access to the nation’s early periods, Early American Newspapers, Series 1 enables researchers to explore essential newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia.
The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report has been the United States' principal historical record of political open source intelligence for nearly 70 years. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. FBIS Daily Reports, 1941-1974 constitutes a one-of-a-kind archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that covers Salvador Allende, Fidel Castro, Winston Churchill, Ngo Dinh Diem, François Duvalier, Mohandas Gandhi, Adolf Hitler, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Imre Nagy, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, topics related to World War II and the Axis alliance, the new Islamic countries of the Middle East, the creation of Israel, colonialism in Africa, apartheid, the Cold War, the Suez Crisis, the beginning of the Space Age, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, East-West interaction and more. Many of these materials are firsthand reports of events as they occurred.
Index Islamicus, produced by Brill Academic Publishers, is an international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. It covers their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. It includes material published by Western orientalists, social scientists and Muslims writing in European languages. The file contains indexing for over 3,400 titles with coverage dating back to 1906.
The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. More than 400,000 pages are included, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion. The Vogue Archive is an essential primary source for the study of fashion, gender and modern social history – past, present and future.