The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are regularly assessing and acquiring online collections of both primary source and secondary source materials. IUB students, faculty, staff, and other IUB affiliates now have access (or will soon have access) to many newly acquired databases. Listed below are some that might interest historians in particular.
|Archives of Sexuality and Gender, Module 3 (Gale)||Unlike modules 1 and 2, which focused specifically on GLBTQ+ history since 1940, this module addresses sex and sexuality more generally and contains material dating from as early as the 16th c. Materials come from the restricted collection of the British Library, Alfred Kinsey's original library, and the New York Academy of Medicine. Topics covered include medicine, law, art, religion, and many others.|
|Adam Matthew 2019 releases (Adam Matthew)||
IU has acquired access to all of the collections listed below that have been or will be released in 2019. Look for a future post with more details about these collections.
|African Diaspora, 1860-present (Alexander Street)||This collection of digitized primary source documents, secondary sources, and videos focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France. Materials come from both the US and UK National Archives, Royal Anthropological Institute, and Senate House Library (University of London), among others. This portion of what will be a larger database focuses on the experiences and contributions of individuals in the Diaspora, as told through their own accounts.|
|African History (Oxford Research Encyclopedia)||An excellent source for peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of African history. The articles "provide both a comprehensive overview of each subject, as well as a brief historiography, to give readers a clear sense of how scholarship can alter our knowledge and understanding of events over time."|
|American Underground: The Flash Press (Readex)||
From crime and scandal to brothels and blackmail, the Flash Press covered the seamier aspects of urban life in the mid-19th century. Sourced from the American Antiquarian Society, the newspapers date from 1826 to 1876 and often had very short runs. Most were based in New York.
|Gudok Digital Archive (East View)||Russian daily newspaper in publication since 1917. Gudok is one of the oldest and leading trade newspapers in Russia. At its inception it covered a range of topics dealing with the railway industry. It has also provided important commentary on Soviet and post-Soviet Russian culture, politics, and social life.|
|Gunsho Ruijū (群書類從) (Japan Publications Trading Co.)||To access, select the purple login button on the right. The Gunsho Ruijū series consists of manuscripts from ancient through to the end of the early modern periods compiled under categories covering history, literature, religion, language, customs, art, music, cultivated arts, education, morality, legal codes, politics, economy, society and many other subjects. The collection uses the latest editions of the original compilations (Gunsho Ruiju and Zoku Gunsho Ruiju 3rd edition 5th printing, and Zoku zoku Gunsho Ruiju 3rd edition), with a full-text search function using contemporary shinjitaikanji forms.|
|Miami Herald Archive (Newsbank)||The addition of this archive expands IUB's access to mid-twentieth-century newspapers in the United States (complementing Proquest Historical Newspapers, Newspapers.com, and NewspaperArchive). The Miami Herald offers a unique perspective, documenting the rapid development of the state of Florida and paying particular attention to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.|
|Revolution and Protest Online (Alexander Street)||A collection of both primary and secondary sources on revolutions and protest movements from the late 18th century to the present. Topics include the revolutions and protest movements in Cuba (1895-1898 and 1959), China (Boxer Uprising and the Revolution of 1911), Russia (1905 and 1917), Zanzibar (1964), and Iran (1953-1979), among others. Textual sources are complemented with 175 hours of video and 1,000 images.|
|SA Media (Sabinet)||Articles from 37 South African newspapers and periodicals since 1978.|