Afro-Americana Imprints

The Past and the Future

It’s that time of year, folks. The library is trialing a variety of different online resources, including:

Afro-Americana Imprints (1535-1922)

This online collection spans nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Critically important subjects covered include the West’s discovery and exploitation of Africa; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought and racism; descriptions of African American life—slave and free—throughout the Americas; and slavery and race in fiction and drama. Also featured are printed works of African American individuals and organizations.

Give it a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below or emailing Celia Rabinowitz.


Latin American Newspapers

Diario_7261911_1Ready to try something new?  We are looking for feedback.  We have two new online resources on trial until April 13.  The more people who try them and give us feedback the better.  We will be making decisions soon about which online databases to renew for next year and what new ones to license.  Try them out and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below or emailing Celia Rabinowitz.

Latin American Newspapers (Series 1)

Latin American Newspapers (Series 2)

Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922, offer coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries, these resources provide a wide range of viewpoints from diverse Latin American cultures. Together, both series of Latin American Newspapers chronicles the evolution of Latin America over two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items.    There are materials in English, Spanish, and French.

New Database Trial: Anthropology Plus

The library will be providing access to the Anthropology Plus online database from now until Dec. 15, 2012 as part of our standard “Try before you buy” online resource vetting process. This resource is a compilation of information found in the Anthropological Index Online and Anthropological Literature, with the EBSCOhost interface we’re all so used to seeing.

Access Anthropology Plus online (while on campus).
For off-campus access, contact one of the librarians for a username and password.

The library relies heavily on input from faculty and students for our electronic resource purchasing decisions, so if you have a few minutes, please take a look at Anthropology Plus and leave your feedback online in our very short user survey.

You can learn more about Anthropology Plus on the EBSCOhost website.

New Database Trial

CQ Press State StatsThe library is running a trial of the CQ Press State Stats database from now until June 11, 2012. Faculty who would like to trial this database from home can email viarellano [at] smcm [dot] edu for a username and password or call the library’s reference desk at 240-895-4272.

Access CQ Press State Stats

Leave your Feedback for CQ Press State Stats

According to the CQ website, State Stats includes data from more than 80 government and non-government sources on measures dating back more than 15 years for the 50 states and District of Columbia. Topics covered in this database include the following:

  • Agriculture
  • Crime & Law Enforcement
  • Defense
  • Demographics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Employment & Labor
  • Geography, Energy & the Environment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Social Welfare
  • Taxes & Government Finance
  • Teaching & Education
  • Transportation

For more information about State Stats, visit the CQ Press website.