Category results for: Humanities and Sciences

Suffrage Centennial: VCU Libraries offers resources to explore online

August 26, 2020 will mark the centenary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote in state and federal elections in the United States. As the nation celebrates this expansion of suffrage, VCU Libraries is sharing items from its collections of women’s history materials held in Special Collections and Archives and additional […]

Social Welfare projects and partners grow in 2018-19

The Social Welfare History Project continues to serve the public as both an educational resource and a portal for reference questions related to the site’s materials.  More than 1.5 million visits to the project were recorded, most of which occurred during the school year. Undergraduates, public school students and researchers accessed hundreds of different articles. The […]

The Emerging Sources Citation Index: Discover trending research

Find It The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) was added to the Web of Science (WoS) platform to deepen and expand the subject coverage of WoS’ Core Collection, including in the humanities and social sciences. The peer-reviewed publications curated for this index are selected partly for their emerging research content, international scope and regional importance. […]

ICPSR: Consortium for Political and Social Research

Find It Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations. It provides leadership and training in data access, curation and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. […]

Merck Index Online: for research and everyday

Find It Merck Index Online is an authoritative source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. You an search or browse its more than 11,000 monographs (chemical compounds) that can be explored for research and everyday practical purposes. Ideal for quick searches to reveal the properties of compounds and biologicals, Merck Index Online provides identifiers such […]

The Encampment for Citizenship, 1939-2009

Finding Aid In 1946, following the chaos and horror of World War II and concerned by what they saw as the American education system’s failure, Algernon D. Black, a leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, and Alice Kohn Pollitzer, a prominent civic leader, began an experiment in democratic living. Inspired in part […]

MathSciNet: New features expand ease-of-use

Find It MathSciNet, the primary databases for mathematical sciences literature, offers some new features. Search results can now be sorted by publication date, journal title or number of citations. New facets allow users to filter and refine results by item type, author, institution, journal, date and primary classification. The AMS has announced that more upgrades […]

Engineering Village: New Numeric Search

Find It Engineering Village now offers a tool to display only those results that contain measurements at a specific value or range in their titles or abstracts. If you’re looking for a measurement in nanometers, the numeric search will automatically convert units and recognize the same values, even if the abstract expresses units in Angstroms, […]

London Low Life gives “street view”

Find It A new resource at VCU Libraries provides an almost “street view” of the topsy-turvy world of Dickens and Sherlock Holmes — only it was all too real for those who lived on the margins:  London Low Life. Through visual records of cartoons, maps, sketches, subversive posters — and the texts of broadsides, “swell’s […]

DARE: U.S. linguistic variation

Find It The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a long-running project designed to capture variations in the English language across the United States. It allows scholars and lovers of language to study nuances, geographic spread, and change over time. This resource can be searched, browsed regionally, and offers many useful tools for the […]

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