January Featured Resource: Georgia Historic Newspapers

Georgia Historic Newspapers includes some of the state’s earliest newspapers; important African-American, Roman Catholic, and Cherokee newspapers; and issues from Augusta, Atlanta, Columbus, Fayetteville, Houston county, Louisville, Milledgeville, Thomson, Sandersville, Waycross, Waynesboro, and Valdosta. The archive is free and open for public use and includes over one million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986. Browse by title for coverage summaries.

The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries.

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December Featured Resource: Supreme Court Yearbook

The Supreme Court Yearbook provides valuable in-depth coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation’s highest court since the 1989-1990 term. Users will find:

  • Year-end overviews of Supreme Court terms
  • Case summaries of every opinion written during each term
  • Essays on the most significant cases from each year and the trends in each term
  • Useful tables and figures on voting patterns and trends in constitutional law
  • Biographies of justices
  • Reference documents for understanding how the Supreme Court works

Browse/Search by Topic:
Business Law
Courts & Judicial Procedure
Criminal Law & Procedure
Election Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Federal Government
First Amendment
Immigration Law
Individual Rights
International Law
Labor Law
Property Law
State & Local Governments
Term Overviews
Tort Law

November Featured Resource: Latin America & Iberia Database

Latin America & Iberia Database provides full text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and also Spain and Portugal. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, medical, social sciences, education, arts, anthropology, law, and humanities.

Trial: Adam Matthew Digital Collections

We have trial access for several collections from Adam Matthew Digital specializing in online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences until 11/8/17 . We invite you to use these resources during the trial period and provide us with feedback by sending your comments to http://clayton.libwizard.com/feedback. The trial access is limited to on campus use only and PDF downloads are not permitted.

  1. African American Communities
    Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina this collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity. Also featured is a rich selection of visual material, including photographs, maps and ephemera.
  2. First World War
    The First World War portal presents rich and varied primary source documents on the personal experiences of men and women, recruitment, the development and dissemination of various forms of propaganda, women’s war work, the Home Front and a broad array of international perspectives. The wealth of original documents include: personal narratives, diaries, newspapers, posters, postcards, photographs, printed books, military and government files, ephemera, artwork, personal artifacts and film.
  3. Medical Services and Warfare
    Explore multiple perspectives on the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. Chart scientific advances through hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts, and discover the evidence of how war shaped medical practice across the centuries.
  4. Popular Medicine in America
    The material covers popular trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine and hydrotherapy, and documents the rise of widespread advertising by commercial manufacturers of medical aids. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.
  5. Race Relations in America
    Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes.

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October Featured Resource: Native American Archives

Native American Archives collection provides more than 1.8 million pages of original historical documents pertaining to Native American history and life from the 18th through the 20th century. The collection is made possible in collaboration with the National Archives and Allen County Library.

Highlights of the collection are:

  • Dawes Packets containing original applications for tribal enrollments
  • Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims (1906-1909)
  • The Guion Miller Rolls
  • Indian Census Rolls (1885-1940)
  • Ratified Indian Treaties dating back to 1722
  • Records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee (1801-1835)
  • Series of Enrollment Cards (1898-1914)

September Featured Resource: World News Digest

World News Digest is an archival record of domestic and international news since November 1940. It covers major political, social, and economic events, including elections, wars and conflicts, and government and civics information. Maps and charts are included, as are graphs, historic photographs, and story indexes by decade, country, and topic.

Features:

  • Timely, hot-button events of the week, linking to a wide range of editorially curated content about each event
  • Ahead in Time and Back in Time links follow a chronological chain of coverage on numerous events, people, countries, and topics
  • Special Feature puts an important contemporary subject into historical context and organizes links to relevant material
  • Key background information: primary source documents, profiles of newsmakers, countries, and issues
  • Carefully curated videos and news graphics embedded into coverage of today’s latest developments
  • Searchable news feed, updated hourly
  • Statistics: health & vital statistics; consumer information; nations of the world; U.S. facts & history; U.S. cities, states & population; sports; personalities, arts & media
  • Newspaper editorials and editorial cartoons with discussion questions

August Featured Resource: ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is a full-text scientific database offering journal articles from fields of science, covering scientific, technical, and medical (STM) and the social sciences research. You can set up alerts to notify you of new articles related to a specific search, new volume issues of specific journals, or new articles or publications related to a specific topic.

Researchers have access to content from the following titles:

  • AJIC – American Journal of Infection Control
  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Applied Nursing Research
  • Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Dental Abstracts
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B
  • Journal of Emergency Nursing
  • Journal of Pediatric Health Care
  • Journal of Professional Nursing
  • Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nursing Outlook
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
  • The Journal of Academic Librarianship
  • The Journal of Pediatrics
  • The Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Dental Clinics of North America
  • Medical Clinics of North America
  • Nursing Clinics of North America
  • Orthopedic Clinics of North America
  • Pediatric Clinics of North America
  • Surgical Clinics of North America

The advanced search feature allows you to limit your results to content from subscribed publications and open access articles. Use Interlibrary Loan to request an electronic copy of an article not available full-text.

July Featured Resource: Revolutionary War Archives

Revolutionary War Archives contains foundational records for the new nation including Papers of the Continental Congress, the official records of the original colonies and the early United States, Constitutional Convention records, and other historical documents between 1775–1783 representing and revealing the process of the Constitution’s creation.

The collection includes:

  • Constitution Convention Records
  • Foreign Letters of the Continental Congress
  • Revolutionary War Rolls
  • Service Records
  • Prize Cases & Pensions

Top 5: Films on Demand, June 2017

Films on Demand is an online streaming video subscription available to all Clayton State students. Last month users were busy watching the following titles:

5. Fanfare for America: The Composer Aaron Copland (58 mins)
This documentary presents an artful blending of the life and music of one of America’s great modern composers. The many milestones in Copland’s long career are discussed by his biographer, Howard Pollock, while stirring images of Copland’s native city are set to selections of his music as performed by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.

4. Alice Walker (33 mins)
Alice Walker describes how the Civil Rights movement transformed her life, defines her concept of “womanism,” and explains her recurrent theme of a woman’s recovery of wholeness through resistance to racism and sexism.

3. Search for Identity—American Passages: A Literary Survey (27 mins)
Even as the poets were fostering a rebellion, contemporary prose writers began creating a new American tradition comprised of many strands, many voices, and many myths about the past. This program explores the search for identity by three American writers: Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and Leslie Feinberg.

2. A Conversation with Igor Stravinsky—From NBC’s Wisdom Series (29 mins)
This 1957 NBC program opens with the composer at his piano as he creates a “sketch” or initial concept for a new piece; it then records a detailed conversation between Stravinsky and his protégé, respected American musicologist and conductor Robert Craft.

and the number 1 Films on Demand video for June is:

1. The Common School: 1770–1890 (55 mins)
This program profiles the passionate crusade launched by Thomas Jefferson and continued by Noah Webster, Horace Mann, and others to create a common system of tax-supported schools that would mix people of different backgrounds and reinforce the bonds of democracy. A wealth of research illustrates how this noble experiment—the foundation of the young republic—was a radical idea opposed from the start by racial prejudice and fears of taxation.

June Featured Resource: Arts of the United States

Arts of the United States contains images of works important to the study of the history of art in the United States. The pieces, dating from the 17th century through the 20th, include architecture, decorative arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, and stage and costume design as well as Native American art and artifacts. Browse popular collections from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Henry Francis du pont Winterthur Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Modern Art (NY), Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art.