The Social Science Library has arranged trial access to two databases from Gale Cengage until 31 October 2018: Chatham House Online Archive 1920-2008, and Political Extremism and Radicalism in the 20th Century. Both databases will be of particular interest to researchers in International Relations, Politics, Global Governance and Diplomacy, Public Policy, International Development, Economics, Area Studies, History and more.
Chatham House Online Archive 1920-2008 is a searchable online database covering 88 years of the institute’s expert analysis and commentary on international policy. Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London where world leaders and policy-makers are invited to discuss their views in an impartial environment. The online archive includes briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers, monographs, as well as the audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts.
Political Extremism and Radicalism in the 20th Century is an online archive of briefing papers, reports, pamphlets and other publications from various Far-Right and Far-Left Political Groups in the US, Europe and Australia. Having this primary source material all together in one searchable database enables researches to explore the origins and development of present-day issues, including the resurgence of right-wing politics, evolution of various civil rights movements and the nature of radical political thought.
Please send your feedback about these online archives to firstname.lastname@example.org: Are they useful to you, would you recommend them, do they offer you anything new?
We are delighted to announce that once again thanks to very generous donations, we now have access to two collections of US party convention records:
1876 Democratic National Convention (Cornell University Library)
The collections include the proceedings for the National Conventions of each party, providing gavel to gavel coverage of the conventions, including speeches, debates, votes, and party platforms. Also included are lists of names of convention delegates and alternates. Records of the earliest proceedings are based in part on contemporary newspaper accounts.
The collections are now available to access via SOLO or Databases A-Z. University members should use their single sign-on for remote access.
From the History Faculty Library blog:
I’m pleased to inform Oxford researchers and students that you now have access to the online International Women’s Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues (Archives Unbound).
This Cengage resource provides online access 57 women’s magazine and journal publications covering the late eighteenth century to the 1930s.
The material allows researchers to explore the role of women in society and the development of the public lives of women as the push for women’s rights (woman suffrage, fair pay, better working conditions, etc.) grew in the United States and England.
Some of the titles in this collection were conceived and published by men, for women; others, conceived and published by male editors with strong input from female assistant editors or managers; others were conceived and published by women, for women. It is therefore also useful for the study of the history of women’s publishing.
Gallery Of Fashion, May 1796, in International Women’s Periodicals 1785-1933 (Cengage)
The strongest suffrage and anti-suffrage writing was done by women for women’s periodicals. Suffrage and anti-suffrage writing, domesticity columns, and literary genres from poetry to serialized novels are included in these periodicals. Thus this resource provides a wide array of views for study.
The collection contains overwhelmingly English and US publications, with 4 German, 1 French periodical and 1 Icelandic periodical.
Access is via SOLO or Databases A-Z. Use your Oxford Single Single On for remote access.