January 2015 Database of the Month

Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes a wide variety of test types: achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and more. These include previously unpublished measures, tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located, and information about published tests available from commercial publishers. All records in PsycTESTS include fields for validity and reliability data (when available), test purpose, construct, format, number of items, and more.

For current information, including the number of records in the database and other details, please view the PsycTESTS Fact Sheet.

The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922


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. Continue reading

Oxford Bibliographies

Picture2 August – September 2014 Database of the Month

 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:

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2008

TLS newspapers

February 2014 Database of the Month

The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive contains every page of every copy of the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) published from 1902-2008.  This easy-to-navigate, fully-searchable resource is a witness to the cultural revolutions of the last 100 years and offers opportunities for tracking the views of influential opinion-makers, the response of their peers, the controversies of the day and how they developed. The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive allows for extensive cross-disciplinary research, as the only literary weekly to offer comprehensive coverage of the latest and most important publications in multiple languages, across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. Continue reading

Mango Languages

January 2014 Database of the Month

Mango Languages is an online self-paced language learning system covering over 40 languages and including 16 ESL classes taught in the native language, and four Religious and Scholarly language courses. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.  Each Mango lesson is focused on practical, common conversation skills and includes instruction on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, AND culture.

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Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

The FAU Libraries have added the ProQuest Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports archive to the ProQuest Congressional database. The CRS Reports, 1916-2013, include the full text of reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) which was established within the Library of Congress to provide members, committees, and congressional staff with nonpartisan and objective research and analysis on all public policy issues. Read more about the CRS.

ProQuest Congressional provides the tools for searching the Congressional Record, finding members of Congress, tracking proposed legislation by keyword and sponsor, searching Congressional hearings, the Federal Register, the U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection, Congressional committee schedules, Committee Prints & Misc. Publications and Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports.

New in Streaming Video

The FAU Libraries have purchased additional content for existing streaming video collections, as well as added new collections.  Two new volumes have been added to the series, Counseling and Therapy in Video, enhancing the collection with emerging topics and featuring distinguished therapists. High-value archival material has been added to Ethnographic Video Online, and influential issue-based documentaries of 2009 through 2013 are included in the second volume of Filmakers Library. The Libraries now own the complete BBC Shakespeare plays in streaming video, and  a collection of award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT culture, history and life. Click below for more information on the these new collections, or see a complete list of the  Libraries’ Streaming Video Collections.

Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume II
Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume III
Ethnographic Video Online, Volume II
Filmakers Library, Volume II
LGBT Studies in Video
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New: IBISWorld

IBISWorld is a comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research. The in-depth research reports include key statistics, industry conditions, market characteristics, industry performance, external market drivers, key success factors, and 5-year revenue forecasts for each US industry. Detailed written analysis provides explanations and insights. Continue reading

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

February 2013 Database of the Month

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 offers researchers valuable primary sources for such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies and more. Users can compare and contrast African American views on practically every major theme of the American past. Continue reading