New Databases from Columbia: June 2011

| August 22, 2011

During June 2011, the Columbia University Libraries added 22 new databases to their e-collections.  All of these resources are fully accessible for all current Teachers College students, faculty, and staff.

The American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8679344
This collection includes the extensive FBI documentation on the evolution of the American Indian Movement  (AIM)  as an organization of social protest.

Archives Unbound
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8643853
Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.

The Bush Presidency and Development and Debate over Civil Rights Policy and Legislation
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8684207
This collection contains materials on civil rights, the development of civil rights policy, and the debate over civil rights legislation during the administration of President George H.W. Bush and during his tenure as vice president.

The Chinese Civil War and U.S.-China Relations: Records of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Chinese Affairs, 1945-1955
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8679390
The U.S. State Department’s Office of Chinese Affairs, charged with operational control of American policy toward China, amassed information on virtually all aspects of life there immediately before, during, and after the revolution.

Confidential Print: Middle East.
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8658869
The collection covers Middle Eastern history from 1839-1969. The series originated out of a need for the British Government to preserve all of the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices.

The Economy and War in the Third Reich, 1933-1944
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8679333
This official statistical source provides rare, detailed data on the German economic situation during the Third Reich up to and throughout World War II.

ERGONOMICSnetBASE
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8657445
Searchable database providing information involving all aspects of human productivity and comfort.  Categories include cognitive engineering and decision, communications, human performance modeling, product design, safety, and work design.

Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8679323
Contains reproductions of hundreds of FBI files documenting the federal scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution to which black Americans of all political persuasions were subjected.

Feminism in Cuba: Nineteenth through Twentieth Century Archival Documents
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8679327
Compiled from Cuban sources, the collection spans the period from Cuban independence to the end of the Batista regime. It sheds light on Cuban feminism, women in politics, literature by Cuban women and their legal status.

La France pendant La Guerre 1939-1945: Resistance et Journaux de Vichy (Voices from Wartime France 1939-1945 : Clandestine Resistance and Vichy)
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8684162
Providing perspectives from both the Vichy government and the resistance movement, this unique collection constitutes the sum of the French press that actually reached Britain during the Occupation of 1940-1944.

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8542327
The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA) deals with all subject areas in American fine art.

Intelligence Reports from the National Security Council’s Vietnam Information Group, 1967-1975
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8679393
Collection consists primarily of State Department cables and CIA intelligence information cables concerning South and North Vietnam.

JFK’s Foreign Affairs and International Crises, 1961-1963
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio86844116
This collection provides insights into President Kennedy’s views on foreign affairs, U.S. leadership of the “West,” and various worldwide crises.

Literature, Culture and Society in Depression Era America: Archives of the Federal Writers’ Project
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8684146
This collection presents the Federal Writers’ Project publications of all 47 states involved in the project, which ran from 1933 to 1943.

Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8684152
This collection consists of the diaries, journals, and narratives of explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans, and travelers. In addition, there are accounts on the development of farming and mining communities, family histories, and folklore.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8658735
Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history.

PHYSICSnetBASE
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8658991
Online, full-text handbooks covering topics such as: applied and industrial physics, applied mechanics and fluid dynamics, astronomy & astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, chemical physics, condensed matter and material science, geophysics, lasers, optics and optoelectronics, mathematical and computational physics, medical physics, mesoscale physics, nonlinear physics, nuclear and high energy physics, plasma physics, quantum physics and statistical physics and thermodynamics.

Records of the Persian Gulf War
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8679373
Contains materials related to the diplomatic and military response by the United States as part of a multi-national force)  to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.

STATSnetBASE
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8659425
A collection of online books covering statistical methods in all areas, including Bayes, environmental, and medical statistics.

Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8679379
This digital collection reviews U.S.-China relations in the post-Cold War Era, and nalyzes the significance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations, China’s human rights issues, and resumption of World Bank loans to China in July 1990.

The War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8684518
This collection consists of the letters received by and letters sent to the War Department, including correspondence from Indian superintendents and agents, factors of trading posts, Territorial and State governors, military commanders, Indians, missionaries, treaty and other commissioners, Treasury Department officials, and persons having commercial dealings with the War Department, and other public and private individuals.

Witchcraft in Europe and America
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8679337
Witchcraft in Europe and America is a comprehensive collection offering a wide range of writings on the subject of witchcraft.