We are excited to share the new resources that we were able to add to the ZSR Library this year! These resources reflect a wide range of subject areas, and we hope that you will find something in this list that will be relevant for your research and teaching. More information about each resource can be found below. If you have questions about a particular resource, please reach out to your library liaison. Please note that these are all one-time purchases, not subscriptions that incur a recurring cost each year.

Alphabetical List with More Information

  • Through our membership in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), we now have access to a huge trove of resources from Adam Matthew Digital. Based in the UK, Adam Matthew works with libraries, archives, and repositories around the world to create curated primary source collections. Each collection is digitized and enhanced with metadata, OCR, supplemental essays, and in some cases, Adam Matthew’s Handwritten Text Recognition search technology. These collections are highly interdisciplinary and cover a range of time periods and geographic areas. We encourage you to use the Adam Matthew Collections at WFU research guide to help you identify collections that are relevant for your teaching and research. You can also see a full list of our Adam Matthew collections in Find a Database.

  • Provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This resource consists of five archives: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I; LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II; Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century; International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture; and L’Enfer de la Bibliothèque nationale de France. To learn more about each archive, click on the About link within the database.

  • Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876—the largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region—provides primary resources for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. This resource covers colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century.

  • A project of collaborations among scholars from China, Japan, and Taiwan. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese and Japanese ancient books including almost 30,000 volumes of ancient books covering historical, political, economic, religious, philosophic, literary, ethnic and geographic documents.

  • One of the lesser discussed events of World War II was the forced internment, during the war, of an important segment of the American population – persons of Japanese descent. This collection provides demographic information on the “evacuees” resident at the various relocation camps. The rosters, which are part of the Records of the War Relocation Authority, consist of alphabetical lists of evacuees resident at the relocation centers during the period of their existence. Included for each center are summary tabulations on evacuees resident at the center and on total admissions and departures.

  • Grand Corpus des Littératures (Moyen Âge-20e s.) (Grand Corpus of Literature, Middle Ages-20th C.)

    The Grand Corpus des Littératures (Moyen Âge-XXe s.) offers the 4 bodies of literature published by Classiques Garnier Numérique: le Corpus de littérature médiévale- des origines à la fin du 15e siècl, le Corpus de littérature narrative du Moyen Âge au 20e siècle, le Corpus de la première littérature francophone d’Afrique noire- des origines aux Indépendances, le Corpus de la première littérature francophone de l’Océan Indien, des origines aux Indépendances. Accessible on-campus and through VPN.

  • Huguet, Dictionnaire du 16e s. (Huguet, Dictionary of the Sixteenth Century)

    The Huguet, Dictionnaire du 16e s. includes more than 100,000 entries and provides almost all of the known words of the Renaissance French language. Accessible on-campus and through VPN.

  • The Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online (IEDO) is an online reference source for historical and general linguists. Dictionaries can be cross-searched, with an advanced search for each individual dictionary enabling the user to perform more complex research queries. Each entry is accompanied by grammatical info, meaning(s), etymological commentary, reconstructions, cognates and bibliographical information.

  • Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922, offer coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries, these resources provide viewpoints from diverse Latin American cultures. Latin American Newspapers chronicles the evolution of Latin America over two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items.

  • Provides access to hundreds of key classical studies titles, plus author-written chapter summaries, hyperlinked footnotes, and more.

  • Provides access to over a thousand key philosophy titles, plus author-written chapter summaries, hyperlinked footnotes, and more.

  • Reference library for synthetic chemistry.

  • Part of the History Vault from ProQuest, Slavery and the Law features petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867.

  • Part of the History Vault from ProQuest, this module documents the international and domestic traffic in slaves in Britain’s New World colonies and the United States, providing important primary source material on the business aspect of the slave trade.

  • Offers original historical materials across the widest range of government concern, from high level international politics and diplomacy to the charges against a steward for poisoning a dozen or more people. The correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators present a full picture of Tudor and Stuart Britain. State Papers Online comprises four parts: Part I: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic; Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council; Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I – Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic; Part IV: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I – Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council. More information about each is available within the database.

  • Supreme Court Insight is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases that includes per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amici briefs, with harmonized subject and organization indexing. Supreme Court Insight also includes Supreme Court Insight Certiorari Denied.

  • The Thesaurus linguae Latinae is the largest Latin dictionary in the world and covers all the Latin texts from the classical period up to about 600 A.D. 31 academies and scholarly societies from 23 countries support the work of the Bayerische Akademie (Thesaurusbüro München).

  • Founded in 1838 to serve the British residents of West India, The Times of India now circulates more than four million copies, covering almost eight million readers. It is the largest English daily newspaper in the world. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

  • Launched in Tokyo in 1919 as the flagship of the Japan-America Association by Benjamin Fleisher (1870-1946), publisher of the Japan Advertiser, the Trans-Pacific began with a mission to stimulate US-Japan amity. Published monthly, then weekly, and sharing editorial and corporate resources with the Japan Advertiser, the Trans-Pacific soon became that newspaper’s de facto weekly edition, serving up a heady mix of political, cultural and commercial news to forward-looking Japanese and western readerships. A victim of its own success, the Trans-Pacific was bought out by the Japan Times in December 1940, ending its brief but distinguished career in uneasy partnership with the Japan Times Weekly. Trans-Pacific Online provides a digitized, searchable, virtually complete run of this periodical. Missing issues will be added as they are discovered.