New Resource Acquisitions: Spring 2019
May 30, 2019

The UCR Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of several new online databases, archives, reference works, and more.

These new resources, selected by librarians in the Collection Strategies Department, will enhance the library’s existing distinctive collections, support emerging areas of research at UCR, and provide access to valuable research and teaching resources.

These new resources include:

PrepSTEP by Learning Express

PrepSTEP is an online collection of test preparation materials, including practice exams, assessment quizzes, and skill-building exercises.  Tests covered include the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, CSET, and more.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

  • Los Angeles Sentinel, 1934-2005
  • Baltimore Afro-American, 1893-1988
  • New York Amsterdam News, 1922-1993

Archives of Sexuality and Gender

The library now has access to the complete Archives of Sexuality and Gender collection, which includes primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. 

  • Parts 1-2: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940
  • Part 3: Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century

Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

This digital collection, drawn from Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time, features a collection of more than 29,000 books, pamphlets, serials, and other documents

American Historical Periodicals Collection Part 6

This sixth collection of historical periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society was added by the library in addition to Sets 1-5.  The entire collection is now available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, and is cross-searchable with other Gale primary sources.  The collection includes unusual and short-lived magazines as well as better-known titles with long runs, covering the colonial period through the twentieth century.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

This comprehensive online reference source for world music features more than 9,000 pages of materials and 300 audio recordings.  The encyclopedia also includes musical illustrations, photographs, drawings, song texts, score examples, charts, and maps.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II

This database expands on the library’s access to Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part I.  The complete collection consists of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the eighteenth century, as well as thousands of important works from the Americas.  Materials in the collection include books, pamphlets, sermons, sheet music, and more.

Archives Unbound African Collection

This library has purchased the Archives Unbound African American Collection, which includes 13 discrete collections of primary source materials.  Selected titles include:

  • Ralph J. Bunche Oral Histories Collection on the Civil Rights Movement
  • Fannie Lou Hamer: Papers of a Civil Rights Activist, Political Activist, and Woman
  • Rastafari Ephemeral Publications from the Written Rastafari Archives Project
  • James Meredith, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Integration of the University of Mississippi

For a full list of collections included Archives Unbound, please click here.