Archive for the 'Resources' Category

January 22, 2016

Published by Cambridge University Press in 2015, this nine-volume set is located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number D 20 .C195 2015.

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January 22, 2016

Understanding Network Hacks:  Attack and Defense with Python

By Bastian Ballmann and published by Springer in 2015, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number TK 5105.59 .B36513 2015.

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January 22, 2016

EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements

Abstracts of environmental impact statements submitted to the United States federal government from roughly 1985 to the present. Areas include natural resources, energy, defense, transportation systems of all kinds, cities, and social programs. Updated bimonthly.

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January 8, 2016

Defining Gender, 1450-1910

Brings together over 120,000 pages of original documents relating to Gender Studies. The images are sourced from British and European libraries and archives, and include a strong core of document images from the Bodleian Library at Oxford and the British Library.
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Defining Gender, 1450-1910 was acquired with support of the University Provost.

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January 8, 2016

Everyday Life and Women in America, c. 1800-1920

Provides access to rare primary source material on American social, cultural, and popular history from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History, Duke University and The New York Public Library. It comprises thousands of fully searchable images (alongside transcriptions) of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes, emphasizing conduct of life and domestic management literature, the daily lives of women and men, and contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures.
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Everyday Life and Women in America, c. 1800-1920 was acquired with support of the University Provost.

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December 11, 2015

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

This collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries, with 16 areas of focus: slavery in the early Americas; African coast; the Middle Passage; slavery and agriculture; urban and domestic slavery; slave testimony; spiritualism and religion in slave communities; resistance and revolts; the Underground Railroad; the abolition movement and the slavery debate; legislation and politics; freed slaves, freedmen and free black settlements; education; slavery and the Islamic world; varieties of slave experience; slavery today and the legacy of slavery. Also includes case studies from North America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice was acquired with support from the University Provost.

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December 11, 2015

Debates: The Public View

From the primaries to the general election, debates play a central role in American presidential campaigns. The Roper Center’s data offer insights into public attitudes on presidential debates, from the first modern debate between Kennedy and Nixon to the 2016 race.

This report can be found in the iPoll Databank,  the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource for US public opinion poll data. iPOLL is also the best finding aid to locate US national opinion poll questions rich in a particular subject, with direct links into the catalog of datasets and survey questionnaires.

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December 11, 2015

Polls of Future Past: Public Expectations for the Future of Science

Science fiction sometimes barely beats out science fact, as technological advancements rapidly transform the world. But the changes that are anticipated aren’t always the ones that arrive. A look back at what the polls tell us the public has expected for the future of science – and how often they’ve been disappointed.

This report can be found in the iPoll Databank,  the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource for US public opinion poll data. iPOLL is also the best finding aid to locate US national opinion poll questions rich in a particular subject, with direct links into the catalog of datasets and survey questionnaires.

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November 24, 2015

African American Communities

This database contains pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, photographs, and oral histories focusing on African American culture, social conditions, and identity in Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina. Includes papers of Austin T. Walden, Herbert T. Jenkins, Thomas J. Pearsall, James B. McMillan, Algernon Lee Butler, and the Chicago Urban League papers, c1916-1985.

African American Communities was acquired with support from the University Provost.

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November 24, 2015

American Indian Histories and Cultures

This resource focuses on interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, up to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century. It contains material from the Newberry Library's extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection and also includes manuscripts, artwork, rare books, photographs and newspapers, treaties, speeches and diaries, historic maps and travel journals.

American Indian Histories and Cultures was acquired with support from the University Provost.

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