With support from the Office of the Provost, the DePaul University Library was able to add a number of new resources to the library collection at the end of the fiscal year to support student and faculty needs for access to materials in areas of growing interest among our academic community. In addition to more than 100 new titles in high-demand areas such as Criminology, Neuroscience, and Sports Communications, library users now have new (or enhanced) access to databases and full-text content in areas such as Theatre, Music, History, African-American Studies, Marketing, Gender Studies, and Food Studies. Access to streaming media has also been enhanced with access to new collections of documentary films and educational videos related to Nursing and Mental Health.
New or enhanced database content includes:
This digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society’s extraordinary holdings of slavery and abolition materials delivers more than 3,600 works published over the course of more than 100 years.
Bloomsbury Food Library [Bloomsbury]
With original content from Bloomsbury’s leading publishing program in food studies, licensed content from partner publishers and image collections from eminent institutions, Bloomsbury Food Library is the one-stop-shop for anyone studying or working in the field.
Music Online: Classical Scores Library: Volume III [Alexander Street Press]
The third volume of Alexander Street’s Music Online: Classical Scores Library provides editions from major publishers like Chester Music, Novello & Company, Faber Music, Wilhelm Hansen, Donemus, and features modern editions of works by Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Byrd, Gibbons, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Mozart, and Purcell, as well as classic works by Elgar, De Falla, Franck, Holst, Joubert, Maxwell-Davies, Musgrave, Saariaho, Sallinen, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, and many more.
Docuseek2 Complete Collection: Second Edition [Alexander Street Press]
The Docuseek2 Complete Collection™: Second Edition will contain 1800 exclusive documentaries, upon completion in 2020. This rich selection of issues-based documentary film comes from leading film producers and distributors, including Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, the BBC, the National Film Board of Canada, CBC, Television Trust for the Environment, MediaStorm, Terra Nova Films, KimStim, and Scorpion TV, and other independent filmmakers from around the world.
Drama Online: Core Collection Update [Bloomsbury]
The Drama Online Core collection provides access to play scripts and scholarly works from Faber and Faber modern plays, student editions and other texts from Bloomsbury’s Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare imprints. This update will increase access from 1289 titles to 2556 titles.
Gender: Identity and Social Change [Adam Matthew]
Essential primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. This expansive collection offers sources for the study of women’s suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.
Walter Thompson: Advertising America [Adam Matthew]
The J. Walter Thompson Company Archives stand alone as the most complete and informative record of the history of modern advertising. The fascinating records of this pioneering agency document the research and creative processes behind the creation of advertisements, including many of the world’s biggest and best-known brands. The records also offer an evolving insider account of life within an advertising agency throughout the twentieth century, documenting changes such as the growing role of women in the industry.
Market Research & American Business, 1935-1965 [Adam Matthew]
A unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst and market research pioneer. The collection contains information on some of America’s best known brands, including thousands of reports commissioned by companies such as Philip Morris, Chrysler, Exxon and CBS on consumer goods ranging from tobacco and broadcasting to cars and hotels.
Nick Hern Books [Bloomsbury]
This collection contains over 400 titles from specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books. Since its founding in 1988, Nick Hern Books has cultivated a list of plays that includes work by many of the UK and Ireland’s pre-eminent playwrights, as well as some of the most exciting emerging writers. The company has established an enviable list of plays by some of the foremost playwrights of our times, including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, David Edgar, Liz Lochhead, Conor McPherson, Rona Munro, Enda Walsh and Nicholas Wright. More recent additions to the list include plays by Mike Bartlett, Alecky Blythe, Alexi Kaye Campbell, Vivienne Franzmann, debbie tucker green, Ella Hickson, Lucy Kirkwood, Bruce Norris, Nina Raine, Jack Thorne and Tom Wells.
Nursing and Mental Health in Video: A Symptom Media Collection [Alexander Street Press]
Nursing and Mental Health in Video features over 240 videos of the most common mental health disorders nurses may encounter – whether in a primary care setting, emergency room, medical, psychiatric or other. These essential visual examples will prepare nurses to better assess, diagnose, and manage mental health issues in patients. Faculty can easily integrate these 2-22 minute long videos within lectures, discussion groups, tests, and distance learning programs. Nursing and Mental Health in Video supports the existing curriculum at all levels – undergraduate, graduate, and professional.
Past Masters [Intelex]
Newly added titles include Dewey: Collected Works (2nd Release) and Foucault: Oeuvres. Past Masters contains over 100 political and philosophical texts, including works by Descartes, Dewey, Foucault, Leibniz, Lombardus, Machiavelli, Maistre, Montaigne, Montesquieu, Pascal, Plotinus, Spinoza, Suárez, Vico and Wright. Also includes some Chinese philosophy and Presocratic writings.
Trade Catalogues and the American Home [Adam Matthew]
This collection presents a wealth of highly visual trade catalogues, cards and marketing ephemera, tracing the rise of the ‘American dream’ and evolution of commerce throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The content is sourced from three of the pre-eminent collections of trade literature in America: the Lawrence B Romaine collection at UC Santa Barbara, the Hagley Museum and Library and the Winterthur Library.
All databases can be found on the A-Z Databases & Resources list.
Please contact your liaison librarian for more information on these resources.