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 yourlibrary liaison.

New Resources

Primary Source Collections

Ebook Collections & Reference Works


Institutional Site Access

Multimedia Resources


Updates to Existing Resources

Alphabetical List with More Information

A&Aeportal (Yale Art Ebooks)

The A&AePortal is an authoritative eBook resource that features important works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. Many out-of-print titles, key backlist, and recent releases from the world’s finest academic and museum publishers are available as eBooks exclusively on this site.

African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922

This groundbreaking online collection provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English- and foreign-language titles from Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, African Newspapers offers unparalleled coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples between 1800 and 1922.

Atlas PLUS

Adds over 230 full-text titles to our existing Atla Religion Database subscription.

BizJournals.com (Includes Triad Business Journal and Charlotte Business Journal)

Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff have full access to all 46 Business Journals across the American City Business Journals network including the Greensboro/Triad and the Charlotte Business Journals. WFU users just need to create an account with their WFU email address to gain access.

Digitalia Hispanica

The most complete database of magazines and e-books in Spanish for libraries. Includes works from independent publishers such as Los libros de la Catarata, Editorial Maipue, and ICESI.

Digitalia Film Library

Digitalia Film Library is a multinational, multilingual collection of feature films and documentaries from South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Browse by country or continent, as well as themes such as History, Nature and Wildlife, Religion, and Travel.

Ebony Magazine Archive (1945-2014)

Ebony Magazine Archive covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus. It includes more than 800 issues providing a broad view of African-American culture from its first issue in 1945 through 2014.

English Corpora

English-Corpora.org is the most widely used collection of corpora (highly searchable collections of texts) anywhere in the world. Users must create an account for access. Allows for download of textual datasets for analysis.

Ethnic Diversity Source

This source covers the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. Our purchase includes the database as well as the ebook collection, and both are searchable through the same interface. Click on “Choose Databases” to just search one or the other.

Financial Times (FT.com)

Site access to the Financial Times. Follow the instructions outlined in this blog post to create your account.


Members of the WFU community enjoy complimentary access to Foreign Affairs.com, including the archives from 1922-present. Access is controlled via IP range, so users will need to be on the campus network (on-campus) or sign in to campus VPN (off-campus). WFU community members do not have to create a Foreign Affairs account in order to access content.

Gale Research Complete

We now have access to many additional resources from Gale, including (but not limited to):

Contact your liaison if you have questions about any of these!


HistoryMakers is the nation’s largest (10,000 hours and growing) African American video oral history archive and includes recordings of stories of both the well-known and unsung African Americans from diverse backgrounds (including several WFU faculty).

Jet Magazine Archive (1951-2014)

Jet Magazine Archive covers art, news, politics and other social topics with an African-American focus. It includes over 3,100 issues providing a broad view of culture, fashion and entertainment from its first issue in 1951 through 2014.

LGBT Magazine Archive

Archival runs of 26 of the most influential, longest-running serial publications covering LGBT interests. Includes the pre-eminent US and UK titles – The Advocate and Gay Times, respectively. Chronicles more than six decades of the history and culture of the LGBT community.

Mintel Reports

New reports added on Culture & Identity, Flavor & Ingredient Trends, and Sports & Gaming.

MLA Handbook Plus

MLA Handbook Plus includes the full text of the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook as well as the first editions of both the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy and the MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature.

Music & Dance Online

Expands our existing access to Music Online: Listening and Dance Online: Dance in Video to include the Music Video Collection, Music Reference Collection, and Classical Scores Library, as well as Music Periodicals of the 19th Century.

New York Review of Books

Site access to the New York Review of Books (1963 – Present). Access requires on-campus/IP or VPN authentication.

New Pauly Online Supplements I & II

Expands our existing access to New Pauly Online to include all of the supplemental volumes.

New Play Exchange

The New Play Exchange, a National New Play Network project, is the world’s largest digital library of scripts by living writers.

Oxford Classical Dictionary

With over 6,500 entries and monthly updates, the new Oxford Classical Dictionary transforms the critically acclaimed fourth edition of the text for the digital age.

The PBS Video Collection: Fourth Edition

This collection of more than 1,200 streaming videos provides an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS. These include classic documentaries as well as more current releases.

ProQuest Dissertations + Theses Global

Our ProQuest Dissertations and Theses subscription has now been upgraded to the Global version. PQDTGlobal is a comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. PQDTGlobal includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations that are available for download. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. It also includes PQDT UK & Ireland content.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers Additions

All of these titles will now be searched when searching within ProQuest Historical Newspapers, along with the other newspapers represented in that database. The links below allow you to search an individual newspaper.

Historical Newspapers: The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times (1859-2019)

Historical Newspapers: The Korea Times (1956-2016)

Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News (1994-2010) (extends previous access from 1922-1993)

Queer Pasts

Queer Pasts is a collection of primary source exhibits for students and scholars of queer history and culture. Each of the document collections in the database will include a critical introductory essay that helps explain the significance of the primary sources in historical terms and in relationship to previous scholarship. This database seeks to broaden the field of queer history, including projects that focus on the experiences and perspectives of under-represented historical groups, including people of color, trans people, and people with disabilities.

SAGE Explorer

Your all-access pass to SAGE’s complete social science library. Includes:

  • CQ Press Library — Resources on American government, current affairs, history, politics, public policy, and data analysis for the social sciences. Includes Congress Collection, CQ Almanac, CQ Magazine, Encyclopedia of American Government, Politics in America, Public Affairs Collection, Supreme Court Collection, Voting and Elections Collection, Political Handbook of the World, and Supreme Court Compendium.
  • CQ Researcher — Comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news in the United States. Controversial topics are addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner.
  • Data Planet (expanded) — An all-in-one resource for social science researchers and students to access statistics relevant to their areas of study, Data Planet provides national and international data and provides powerful tools for data analysis and visualization.
  • SAGE Books — Social science monographs, classroom texts, and professional development titles from SAGE.
  • SAGE Business Cases (contact Summer Krstevska or Morgan Ritchie-Baum for access)
  • SAGE Campus — SAGE Campus provides self-paced courses that cover critical skills and research methods across all stages of academic study. Click Register to create your account through WFU.
  • SAGE Reference — Authoritative encyclopedias and handbooks in the social and behavioral sciences.
  • SAGE Research Methods — The ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences.
  • SAGE Skills: Business — Develop and practice real-world business and professional skills needed to transition from campus to the modern workplace.
  • SAGE Video — SAGE Video offers quick definitions, short tutorials, and in-depth interviews for a range of academic viewpoints, as well as extensive footage of practitioners in real-life professional settings.

Shakespeare’s Words

Access is available on campus and through VPN only. A glossary and language companion to the works of Shakespeare focusing on words that have changed meaning over time or that are no longer used as they were in Shakespeare’s works. Also allows you to find every use of a word across Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. Includes searchable full-texts of the First Folio and modern language versions of the plays.

Theatre & Drama Online Premium

Theatre and Drama Premium provides everything you need to bring the spectacle of theatre and drama into the classroom, from interviews with giants like Arthur Miller or James Earl Jones to previously unpublished play manuscripts from the genius of Ed Bullins and Jeannie Barroga. Includes the Drama Text collection, featuring Asian American Drama, Black Drama, Latin American Drama, North American Indian Drama, and more; and the Theatre Performance and Design Collection, featuring the National Theatre Collection, Royal Shakespeare Company Collection, Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection, and more.

Swank Top 1000

We recently subscribed to the Swank Digital Campus Top 1000 films. Swank provides streaming versions of current feature films and documentaries from major studios to educational institutions. More information about Swank Top 1000 is available here.

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 (update)

This update includes new editorial material fas well as additional primary resources.

Women and Social Movements: Development and the Global South, 1919 to 2019

Through the collection of documents that reflect the evolution of transnational feminism, Women and Social Movements, Development in the Global South, 1919-2019 (WASD) highlights individual efforts, organizational initiatives, and socio-cultural projects led by or for women in the Global South.