The Library is offering a wide range of new online resources this spring. Log on with NetBadge to any of the databases below — find out what architecture can tell you about gender studies, or what performance design in the theater can tell you about Tunisia and Qatar! These resources were added to the Library’s A-Z Databases list in March, and there are more to come. Check the list of new new online resources; it’s updated regularly
Architectural Digest Archive offers the only complete digital version of the “Architectural Digest” backfile, an essential resource featuring international design talents over nearly 90 years of publishing (more than 535 issues from 1922 through 2011), covering the history of design, offering inspirational ideas, and providing a look at culture, art, unique homes, and international design concepts through the years.
Art & Architecture Archive presents full-color scans of unusual U.S. and U.K. journal titles from the late 19th to the 21st century, offering valuable insights into fine art, the decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography while reducing strain on fragile, old-print collections. View history through the lenses of art, architecture, and design! Detailed indexing permits quick, efficient searching and navigation of this material.
Ebony Magazine Archive includes more than 800 issues of the iconic American magazine which looks at the world from an African American perspective, covering civil rights, education, politics, entrepreneurship, entertainment, and popular culture. See the changes that took place as history unfolded from the magazine’s first issue in 1945 through 2014.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive contains essential primary sources for studying the entertainment industry from vaudeville and silent movies to the 21st century. The high-resolution color scans of articles, magazine covers, ads, and reviews, provide a rich cross-disciplinary vein of material for studies in art, drama, economics, music, media studies, women & gender, history, and popular culture. The site’s unique run of Billboard issues (1894-2000) offers a valuable hip-hop resource for new music faculty.
Hispanic-American Newspaper Archive represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. (Cuba and Puerto Rico included) during the 19th and 20th centuries — hundreds of publications including rare 19th century titles; two hundred years of unabridged voices, from intellectuals and literary notables to politicians, union organizers to grassroots figures; journalism involving every major theme in American history as well as events in Spanish-speaking countries not always available in traditional U.S. papers.
Performance Design Archive Online is a comprehensive, international collection that covers all aspects of theater production design from the 17th century to the present, including scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, makeup, and more. With the aid of specially commissioned videos, the collection covers design concepts for a broad range of performance types, including dance, theatre, opera, and music. Discover international social history in the personal papers of the first black female lighting designer on Broadway, for instance, or the papers of a prominent scenographer for theaters in Tunisia and Qatar!
Women’s Magazine Archive consists of the backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines. High-resolution color scans with detailed, article-level indexing cover the late-19th and 20th centuries to 2005 in titles such as Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Woman’s Day, following the evolution of gender roles, economics, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture. Responses to the changing experiences of teenage, young adult, and African American women may be traced in titles such as Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Essence.