We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.
Libraries & Spaces
New Trial Databases
The Library is testing out more new databases! The latest trials cover music, World War I, 18th and 19th century America and the 2010 Chinese Census. Try them out and let us know if we should keep them!
Academic Charts Online: Music Data & Analysis – A new database that measures the impact of music on society and culture, enabling evidence-based research across all genres of music from pop to classical, jazz and world music for the last 60 years. Using statistical analysis, researchers can find evidence to test and demonstrate their theories about the impact of music on society for the first time.
Accessible Archives – This database provides full text access to a diverse range of primary source materials from 18th and 19th century America. The collection includes letters, advertisements, editorials, sketches, county records, complete runs of important periodicals and much more. Titles of interest include The Pennsylvania Gazette, the Virginia Gazette, The South Carolina Gazette, Godey's Lady Book and The North Star.
National Population Census of China Database – The NPCC collects all data from 2010 Chinese population census published by China Statistics Press. The census includes complete population data of the country as a whole and broken down by provinces, centrally administered municipalities, and counties. Both content and interface are in Chinese.
The First World War – This database contains a wealth of primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and strong visual documents. The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps.