New eResources at the UConn Library

The UConn Library recently acquired permanent online access to 18 million pages of scholarly journal articles, 51,000 scores, 6,000 scholarly books, 1,800 documentary films, and millions of pages of primary sources across all subjects. Electronic access was prioritized in response to the COVID pandemic, which curtailed access to library DVDs, print, and archives. Unlimited access and downloads are permitted. Everything is available to all UConn, including Health and Law. 


Academic Video Online
70,000 streaming videos, including documentary and feature films, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations and trainings across all subjects. Note that this is a subscription database, so its continuation past 2022 hinges on usage and funding.

African American, African, and Black Diaspora Studies eBooks from Duke University Press  
350 scholarly eBooks in Black, African American, and Africana studies, including history, religion, literature, art, music, culture, and other subjects and spanning all continents and time periods. 

Classical Scores Library  
51,000 classical music scores comprising 1.3 million printable pages—the largest such collection sold to libraries. Scores are from more than 4600 composers and span all major classical musical genres and time periods from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. UConn owns Parts 1-4. 

Wiley Journal Backfiles  
900+ Wiley-published journals (18 million pages) from their first volumes and issues through 1997. This archive encompasses all subjects and is strongest in business, social sciences, and STEM, especially medicine and nursing. Half the titles are sourced from scholarly societies. 

Women’s Magazine Archive 
12 major consumer magazines aimed at a female readership, including Better Homes & Gardens (1922-2005), Cosmopolitan (1886-2005), Essence (1970-2005), Seventeen (1944-2005), and Town and Country (1846-2005). Contains over 1.7 million pages. UConn owns Parts 1 and 2. 

Streaming Videos

DocuSeek2 Complete Collection  
1800+ documentary films covering a vast array of issues and topics from leading film producers and distributors, including Bullfrog, Icarus, and independent filmmakers worldwide. 

National Theatre Collection  
30 stage productions from the powerhouse National Theatre, captured on high-definition video. Features adaptations of classics (Shakespeare, Mary Shelley) as well as contemporary dramas. Also includes unique digitized primary sources such as photos, scripts, and costume designs. 

Scholarly eBooks -Subject Collections

Bloomsbury Medieval Studies  
Includes the Global Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages and more than 150 scholarly eBooks, along with museum images and an interactive timeline, making this database a useful teaching tool. 

Oxford University Press Classical Studies 2015-2020  
345 scholarly eBooks in Classical Studies published online by Oxford University Press from April 2015 through May 2020. UConn already owns Oxford’s 2010-2015 Classical Studies titles. 

Springer Computer Science Ebooks 2017 
Hundreds of computer science eBooks and conference proceedings published by Springer, including the complete 2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society – Emerald 
50 scholarly eBooks comprising volumes 32-82 (2004-2020) in the Studies in Law, Politics, and Society series, published by Emerald. 

Scholarly eBooks – Reference

Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology  
Eight-volume authoritative reference work featuring more than 1750 articles on microbiology. 

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior 2nd edition  
2019 edition of this major scientific reference work from Elsevier, clocking in at 3048 pages. 

Encyclopedia of Microbiology 2nd edition  
2019 edition of this major scientific reference work from Elsevier, clocking in at 3199 pages. 

Scholarly eBooks – University Press Collections

Harvard University Press 2000-2020  
1600 scholarly eBooks published by Harvard University Press from 2000 through 2020. 

University of Chicago Press Ebooks 2017-2020  
700 scholarly eBooks published by the University of Chicago Press from 2017 through 2020. 

Yale University Press Ebooks 2016-2020  
850 scholarly eBooks published by Yale University Press from 2016 to 2020. 

Scholarly eBooks – Spanish Language

Digitalia Hispánica 
30,000 scholarly eBooks and journals in Spanish from presses in Latin America and Iberia. Note that this is a subscription database, so its continuation past 2021 hinges on usage and funding. 

Iberoamericana Vervuert eBooks 1975-2020  
1500 scholarly eBooks in Spanish, published by Iberoamericana Vervuert from 1975 to 2020. 

Primary Sources

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Parts 1-4  
4 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities globally. Over 15 languages and 35 countries are represented. UConn owns Parts 1-4, adding Part 4, “International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture,” this year.   

American County Histories New England Part 1  
County histories of ConnecticutMaine, and Massachusetts from the 1800s and early 1900s, offering insights into these states’ local history, geology, geography, weather, and more. Note that UConn does not provide access to New England County Histories Part 2 (RI, VT, NH). 

Children’s Literature & Culture  
2.2 million pages of primary sources recording the growth of children’s literature during the nineteenth century and providing legal and sociological texts to contextualize this growth, especially in literature, education, and crime mostly from the US and UK. 

Civil War Collection Part VI: Northeast Regimental Histories  
Histories of US military units, including four from Connecticut, which fought in the Civil War. 

Law and Legal History: Archives Unbound  
180,000 pages of primary sources illuminating pivotal legal issues in the United States. Coverage includes 122 cases argued by Abraham Lincoln (1855-1861), Jim Crow laws (1871-1884), price control regulations (1941-1961), and the passage of the Clean Air Act (1990). 

Radical Studies: Archives Unbound  
Tens of thousands of pages of primary sources documenting radical political groups throughout the 20th century across the United States, Europe, and Latin America, including Communist and other leftist groups, Black liberation movements, and U.S. federal surveillance of activists. 

Historical Newspapers

Burlington Free Press Historical Newspaper 1848-2007  
Complete full text of Vermont’s Burlington Free Press from 1848 to 2007 – one of the oldest historical newspapers in the US and a key resource for the study of New England history. 

Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper 1849-2010  
An additional 14 years of content from the Chicago Tribune. Previously we had access only to 1849-1996 content. This brings our access up to 2010. 

Nation Magazine Archive 1865-2020  
Permanent online access to the full text of The Nation (1865-2020), a leading progressive magazine and the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. 

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