USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) – Trial ends 31 October 2019

USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.

Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1983, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the ongoing conflicts in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, and anti-Rohingya mass violence. It also includes testimonies about contemporary acts of violence against Jews.

Please send comments to Tim Arnold.

Ethnic NewsWatch INCLUDING HISTORY COLLECTION – Trial ended 23 September 2016

Ethnic NewsWatch includes journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch™, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™, spans 1959-1989. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

(NB: The UI Libraries currently has a subscription to Ethnic NewsWatch without the historical content.)

Indian Claims Insight – Trial ended 1 Jan 2016

Indian Claims Insight allows users to research the history of U.S. Indian claims from 1789-present. Unique compiled docket histories provide legal researchers with the ability to quickly search the full text of all content related to each claim, which can be narrowed on-the-fly to pinpoint a topic. The compilation includes not only court documents, but also cited treaties, related congressional publications, and maps to facilitate the ability of researchers to fully understand the specifics of each case without leaving the docket history page.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

The Cecil Papers – Trial ended 13 June 2014

The Cecil Papers are a privately held archive, consisting principally of the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son, Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612). The database offers full-colour images digitised directly from the original Cecil Papers manuscripts at Hatfield House Archives.

Please send additional comments to Stephen Sturgeon.

Statistical Abstract of the United States – Trial ended 29 March 2013

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013 online edition is a significant enhancement over the Census Bureau’s online version:

  • Line-item access to tables
  • Updated monthly instead of annually
  • Table-specific capabilities for narrowing results by source, data date, subject, type of data breakdown
  • Available as a stand-alone or as a fully integrated part of ProQuest Statistical Insight—with discounts available to current customers
  • Edited by ProQuest’s team of statistical experts

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

Black Abolitionist Papers – Trial ended 22 November 2012

Black Abolitionist Papers is the first primary source collection to comprehensively detail the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Covering the period 1830-1865, the collection presents the massive, international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings and publications of the activists themselves.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.