Database Trials: Several Titles to Explore

Adam Matthew Databases

Fondren Library has a new electronic resource and six online trials that are now available. The new electronic item is:

    Treasury of Lives: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalaya

"The Treasury of Lives is a biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalayan region... The Treasury provides accessible and well-researched biographies of a wide range of figures, from Buddhist masters to artists and political officials... Content is enhanced by a dynamic map of Asia (The Treasury of Lives)." Rice University subscribes to Tier 1, which includes data exports, sample lesson plans, syllabi and bibliographies.

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The following Adam Matthew trials are available through November 7, 2019:

    Food and Drink in History

"From feast to famine, explore five centuries of primary source material documenting the story of food and drink... The materials in this collection illustrate the deep links between food and identity, politics, power, gender, race, and socio-economic status, as well as charting key issues such as agriculture, nutrition, and food production (Adam Matthew)."

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    Gender: Identity and Social Change

"Explore essential primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations, and the struggle for women’s rights, from the nineteenth century to the present (Adam Matthew)."

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    Race Relations in America

Explore three pivotal decades in the struggle for civil rights in America through the eyes and work of sociologists, activists, psychologists, teachers, ministers, students and housewives (Adam Matthew)."

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    Shakespeare’s Globe Archive

This archive "documents the performance and construction history of the new Globe and the indoor theatre space of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Adam Matthew)."

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    Women in the National Archives

"This collection consists of two distinct elements: a finding aid to women's studies resources in The National Archives" and "original documents on the suffrage question in Britain, the Empire and colonial territories (Adam Matthew)."

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    Colonial America, Module V: Growth, Trade and Development

"This module consists of correspondence with the Board of Trade. There are also details of land grants, financial accounts and documents focusing on American Indian relations, as well as George Vancouver’s despatches to London from his 1791 expedition to the Pacific Northwest. The module contains a number of shipping returns (Adam Matthew)." Rice University currently owns access to Colonial America, Modules I-IV.

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Trials Run Through November 7, 2019