Archive for January, 2009

New Administration, New Whitehouse.gov

January 27th, 2009

With the inauguration of the 44th president come the transition of the whitehouse.gov web site.  Browsing the new site one will find some innovative uses of the site including video of the inauguration and the president’s weekly address.  At the same time, some might be asking how they might be able to access the Bush administration’s White House site.  The former administration’s web site has been preserved by the National Archives and can be accessed at their web site.  Among the items available at the former whitehouse.gov site are various reports on the Bush record.

New Databases

January 27th, 2009

The Libraries recently acquired a broad range of exciting new databases. Here’s a partial list:

  • British Periodicals Collection 1 (a.k.a. English Literary Periodicals, 1681-1914) (Proquest)
  • Black Studies Center & the International Index to Black Periodicals – Full-text (Proquest)
  • Early English Books Online (Proquest)
  • NY Times Archive, 1851-2000 (Proquest)
  • Times (London) Digital Archive, 1785-1985 (Gale)
  • Women and Social Movements in the U.S. (Alexander Street Press)
  • 7 Drama collections (Alexander Street Press)
  • C19: The Nineteenth Century Index (Proquest)
  • Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (Proquest)

More information about each and direct links to the databases are available from the New Databases page (as well as from our comprehensive “Databases By Title” page).