December 2014 Database of the Month
The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society is a fully searchable database that offers access to approximately 3,500 works on nearly every aspect of slavery and abolition. Printed over the course of more than 100 years, these diverse materials include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera, all filmed in full-resolution color. Coverage ranges from the Missouri Compromise and the founding of Liberia as a colony for blacks fleeing America to the birth of “Jim Crow” and the expansion of segregation through the early 1920s. Read more »
Kanopy is a streaming video platform that allows the library to choose from thousands of videos from leading producers around the world. FAU’s current collections are listed below. Kanopy offers videos in a variety of subject areas, including arts, business, education, health, humanities, media/communications, and sciences.
FAU has access to the following Kanopy collections:
For a full list of FAU Libraries’ streaming video collections see the Streaming Video webpage.
The 2014 John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture at FAU will feature Christopher R. Browning, one of the most distinguished scholars of the Holocaust. Famous for his groundbreaking works Ordinary Men and The Origins of the Final Solution, Browning will lecture on “Hitler and the Decisions for the Final Solution” on Wed., October 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m., at FAU’s University Theatre, Boca Raton campus. More details about this lecture are available here.
Below are some books authored or edited by Dr. Browning, or featuring a chapter written by him. The titles listed below are available at either the Jupiter or Boca Raton campuses, or in electronic format through the FAU library catalog:
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Psychological Experiments Online is a multimedia online resource that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection pairs audio and video recordings of the original experiments (when existent) with primary-source documents such as Stanley Milgram’s films and personal papers and Philip Zimbardo’s detailed notes from the Stanford Prison experiment along with the film, Quiet Rage. Also find exclusive and hard-to-find materials including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, letters penned by the lead psychologist, videos of modern-day replications, and modifications to the original experiments. Read more »
Florida Atlantic University Libraries on Monday (Aug. 18, 2014) launched its Recorded Sound Archives’ vintage streaming music website rsa.fau.edu. The website, previously only accessible within the FAU network, is now available to the general public. The site features rare and historic recordings from the Recorded Sound Archives’ collection of phonograph records from the first half of the 20th century. Users can hear music and see label scans/album jackets of recordings by such early pop and jazz performers as Doris Day, Al Jolson and Benny Goodman. Other highlights include one of the largest online collections of Jewish recordings in the world, restored children’s recordings damaged by Superstorm Sandy and rare Vogue picture records. The website boasts more than 100,000 audio tracks and is smart phone and tablet compatible.
Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship in a variety of subject areas.
FAU subscribed Bibliographies include:
Academic Video Online: Premium is Alexander Street’s most comprehensive video subscription, an ever-growing resource that comprises content from 39 full video collections and 8 bonus discipline clusters.
Titles in every collection and cluster within Academic Video Online: Premium have been carefully selected to meet departmental needs and include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. You’ll find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy® and Emmy® winners, the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, newly released films, and archival material previously unavailable. Click here for a complete list of collections.
Week of June 9, 2014
In the News: Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
A memorial service for the multiple-award-winning author, poet, scriptwriter, playwright, performer, actress, and composer, Maya Angelou, was held Saturday, June 7 at Wake Forest University where she was the Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Her first publication, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), was an immediate success and garnered a National Book Award nomination.
All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1986
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z463 1986
Ballad of Greenwich Village(Streaming Video)
By Karen Kramer. Filmakers Library, 2007
Call Number: Available online via Filmakers Library Online: Alexander Street Press
About the video:
The artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York’s Greenwich Village over many decades changed the face of American culture through their art and politics. This film portrays the important political and social movements that began in the Village: the first interracial jazz club, the earliest Socialist newspapers from before World War I, the Stonewall Rebellion which sparked the Gay Liberation movement and many others. This unique film includes anecdotes from many famous writers, musicians and performers who got their start in the Village. Actor/ director Tim Robbins speaks about growing up in the Village and attending early protest rallies. Allen Ginsberg shows us the coffee house where he first read poetry. Playwright Edward Albee remembers how his controversial plays found a home here. Also appearing in the film are film director Woody Allen, poet Maya Angelou, author Norman Mailer, folk singers Peter, Paul & Mary, Judy Collins, Richie Havens and jazz drummer Roy Haynes — as well as local Village painters, activists, club owners and drag queens.
Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 2006
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 C45 2006
During May and June, check out the display of Florida Documents in the lobby of the S.E. Wimberly Library
FAU Libraries participate in the Florida State Documents Depository Program which offers access to information by and about Florida government. We offer library users access to many of these useful resources which include popular magazines, reference materials, colorful pamphlets, and online collections. Read more in Discover Florida Documents.