EBSCO will be performing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM EDT (-4:00 GMT). Customers may experience brief interruptions or slowness. We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary interruption may cause.
Due to the suspension of electricity supply of the Institute of Chinese Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the CHANT Database will be suspended from 6:00pm HKT 13 March to 9:00am HKT 16 March, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
The Brown University Library has acquired access to the database, Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century, a compilation of rare and unique archival collections covering a wide range of fringe political movements from the 1900s – 2010s. This archive is one of the first digital archives covering such a broad assortment of both far-right and left political groups. It offers a diverse mixture of materials, including periodicals, campaign propaganda, government records, oral histories, and various ephemera.
Includes materials from the Hall-Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda from the John Hay Library here at Brown University.
The Library is running a trial of Film Platform, a streaming video service. Film Platform brings relevant and highly regarded films from the festival circuit to the Library. Their aim is to bring these important stories to the forefront of the global academic conversation. The collection is meticulously curated by film experts and leading academics to showcase critically-acclaimed documentaries of social, political and cultural importance.
Try Film Platform at the link below:
The Library has added two new genealogy databases:
The Library rolled out an update to the Journals A-Z page on Thursday, 8/2, that is causing lingering service interruptions for some users. Please clear your browser cache and refresh the page to load the latest version of the Journals A-Z list. This should resolve any cached data issues and restore your service.
LexisNexis Academic will be discontinued on August 15, 2018. In its place users may try a new product from LexisNexis called Nexis Uni. The content of Nexis Uni is much the same as LexisNexis Academic but with a new and improved interface. Librarians will be offering workshops on Nexis Uni during the fall semester.
We are excited to announce that the U.S. Congressional Serial Set is coming soon to HeinOnline! The Serial Set is an ongoing project in HeinOnline with the goal to add more than four million pages each year until completion.
It’s important to note that HeinOnline has always contained substantial portions of the Serial Set, including the American State Papers, comprehensive coverage of Foreign Relations of the United States, and thousands of House and Senate reports and documents inside compiled federal legislative histories. The current endeavor will ultimately complete and organize the content of the set into one easy-to-use, comprehensive location.
About the Collection
U.S. Congressional Serial Set
The United States Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, is considered an essential publication for unveiling American history. Spanning more than two centuries and with more than 15,500 bound volumes, the records in this series include House and Senate Documents, as well as House and Senate Reports. The reports are usually from congressional committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. The documents include all other papers ordered printed by the House or Senate. Documents cover a wide variety of topics, including reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, executive-branch materials were also published in the Serial Set.
American State Papers
United States Congressional Documents from the period 1789 to 1817 are published under the title American State Papers, which consists of 38 volumes. The two series overlap, as American State Papers covers through 1838. Full coverage of the American State Papers are available within this collection inside HeinOnline.
The Serial Set in HeinOnline currently includes:
- Full index containing more than 380,000 records
- 3,000 volumes and 3 million pages of integrated
- Linking to more than 80% full-text volumes in HeinOnline
or HathiTrust Digital Library
Project Status (as of 7/19/18)
Full-text volumes will be added monthly until completion.