New Resources Worth Checking Out

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While we know many of our patrons keep up to date with the new resources in our collection, some recent additions may have flown under the radar in recent weeks, so we’d like to make a habit of showcasing some wonderful, newly-added databases you may have missed. Here are three resources that, even if they don’t pertain to your particular research, are worth diving into.

Berg Fashion Library offers a rich hub for fashion research and multidisciplinary learning through their expansive catalogue of over 13,000 color images, more than 100 e-books, an extensive museum directory, reference works, and teaching material. Theatre design students and professionals can browse by time period, place, and more for depictions of modes of dress, and learn more about the history and construction of garments.

With Food and Drink in History, patrons can explore five centuries of primary source material illustrating the links between food and drink to our identity, politics, gender, race, socioeconomic status, nutrition, and more. Among this database’s many offerings is an image gallery for food advertisements, technologies, and storage practices as well as full texts charting everything from wine and agricultural practices to war rations and candy throughout history. You’ll also find historical cookbooks representing a wide range of food cultures from across the world. 

SPORTDiscus is the leading bibliographic database for sports and sports medicine research. This EBSCO database contains more than 670 full-text journals, books, articles, and conference proceedings about physical activity and exercise. Whether it’s discovering the mechanics of movement for a workout routine, or there is a sports and fitness research project coming up, SPORTDiscus can help patrons get a head start with insightful resources and valuable information across topics like nutrition, physical therapy, occupational health, exercise physiology and kinesiology.

You can find these new resources and much more on our A-Z Databases & Resources page under New/Trial Databases and Resources.

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