Here at SPS, we’ve recently sent out the Summer Survey (check your emails if you’ve not done it yet, although reminders are on their way) to get feedback on the services we offer here at the Library. Whilst it is still ongoing, we thought we’d have a little peek at the responses we have had […]
Cambridge University Library and the Seeley Historical Library are delighted to announce three major new acquisitions of online archives for the study of American history in the University.
From June 2019 the University has access (on and off campus) to the Congressional Research Digital Collection, the Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection, and the Chicago Tribune in the Historical Newspapers series, all published by ProQuest, via the following links.
To promote the new resources in your library download and print the “New eResources in American History” A3 format poster.
The CRDC is a collection of research materials – CRS Reports and Committee Prints – created for Congress.
CRS, the Congressional Research Service, is known as research arm of the United States Congress. CRS issues thousands of reports each year on issues of interest to Congress.
Committee prints are publications prepared for the use of a specific committee so often are working studies or compilations of articles prepared in the course of formulating legislation.
This material is often the first place you’ll find topics in the news, and because prints or reports might review pending legislation, or a government program, you’ll find them issued throughout the legislative process. Material in CRDC can be used for many purposes: to answer a reference question, create a chronology of events, to come up to speed on a topic, or to see what a proposal was at a specific point in time.
For more help on searching the CRDC visit the ProQuest LibGuide here.
The Congressional Research Digital Collection is available via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.
The Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection comprises the Congressional Record (beginning in 1873 and currently available through 2009), and the predecessor titles including the Congressional Globe (1833-1873), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Annals of Congress (1789-1824).
Help with searching the Congressional Record can be found on the Advanced Search Techniques section of the ProQuest LibGuide here. ProQuest is currently re-designing the Congressional platform to improve its search capabilities and the “Congress in Context” feature. For updates on the development over summer 2019 see this page.
The Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection is available via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.
The Chicago Tribune provided detailed accounts of the Great Fire of 1871, which killed hundreds, nearly destroyed the city, resulted in many reforms, and spurred new growth. In 1893 and 1909, the newspaper’s special Chicago Jubilee issues described and celebrated the city’s tremendous progress. It also reported on the Progressive Movement, followed the works of Nobel Peace Prize-winning social reformer Jane Addams, exposed the activities of mobsters like Al Capone, and reported on the city’s machine politics. To incisively convey ideas, opinions, and emotions, the Chicago Tribune relied on Pulitzer Prizewinning John T. McCutcheon’s editorial cartoons.
Readers can study the progression of issues over time by browsing issues of the Chicago Tribune, which offers coverage of 1849-1995, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more.
A flavour of the Congressional Research Digital Collection
Buzz salutes the U.S. Flag. (Wikimedia Commons)
“I believe we should go to the moon.” — President Kennedy, May 25, 1961, 87-1 (1961), HOUSE: VOLUME 107; (8877-8915) P. 8877. Permalink.
More resources in American history
The study of American history is also supported by the University Library’s provision of access to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post in the Historial Newspapers series and the 19th century United States Newspapers archive and the Early American Newspapers archive, as well as the United States Declassified Documents Online service:
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : THE LANCET PSYCHIATRY
From the website for the journal:
“The Lancet Psychiatry launched in print and online in June 2014, following in the footsteps of other Lancet specialty journals such as The Lancet Oncology and The Lancet Neurology. The journal offers the same fast track experience offered by its sister journals for all authors of research papers that are selected for peer review, where articles can be published online within 8 weeks of submission.
The journal publishes a range of article types in psychiatry, including Original Research, Reviews, Personal Views, Comments, and News articles. Topics include psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and psychosocial approaches to all psychiatric disorders, across the life course. The journal covers innovative treatments and the biological research underpinning such developments, novel methods of service delivery, and new ways of thinking about mental illness promoted by social psychiatry. The journal will also advocate strongly for the rights of people with mental health disorders, and welcome the voices of service users.”
Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2014) to present.
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New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : TRENDS IN CANCER
From the website for the journal:
“Trends in Cancer is a new member of the Trends review journals, offering concise and engaging expert commentary articles that address key frontline research topics and cutting-edge advances in the rapidly changing field of cancer discovery and medicine. The journal provides a unique platform for multidisciplinary information, discussion and education that is valuable for scientists, clinicians, and policy makers, as well as patients & advocates. The latest opportunities, challenges and potential impact of basic, translational and clinical findings, industry R&D, technology and innovation, ethics, or cancer policy and funding are equally presented and debated in an authoritative but reader-friendly format.
Critical issues to be covered in the journal include: Adult and Pediatric Cancers; Personalized Medicine; Tumor Microenvironment, Resistance and Metastasis; Immunotherapy; Metabolism; Genetics and Epigenetics; Diagnostics, Biomarkers and Treatment; Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention; Cancer related Ethics, Policy and Funding Initiatives.”
Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2015) to present.
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