Why choose library databases over Google? This librarian's answer might surprise you: FILTERS! When you search in Google and get a million results (literally a million), the best you can do is hope that Google's algorithm will steer you to something useful. But Google doesn't know you, or what you need for your research.
The Hunter College Libraries acquired a new database called The HistoryMakers (login required), "an archive of filmed oral history interviews of contemporary African Americans who have shaped modern history and made significant contributions to history, politics, education, law, arts, science, business, the military, and sports."
We now have access to the full Life Magazine archive online. Find it in our Databases list under the letter L. It includes full page scans from the magazine from 1936-2000, with all the advertisements and all context indexed and searchable.
Visual researchers, take note! This is an excellent place for 20th Century American research.
A search for SPAM yielded this gem from 1940:
We have trial access to the following databases through October 15, 2015. Try them out and let us know what you think!
Early American Newspapers trial through December 5, 2014: Full text of early American newspapers (Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876) from Newsbank.
Kanopy Streaming Video through November 21: Streaming videos on the Kanopy platform; trial content includes MEF, Criterion Collection, PBS, First Run Features, Green Planet films and more.
Find these and all our trial databases here: http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/databases/type/14
We have a trial to NewspaperARCHIVE.com through November 15, 2014. All our trial databases are available from the Databases tab on the library homepage when you select Browse by Type --> Trial Products
"NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content."
Do you want to employ images in your presentations?
Do not let the name fool you, the images in Artstor extend far beyond the field of art. Studies have shown that incorporating visuals into lectures, papers, and research improves information retention and observational skills, regardless of discipline.
Check out this link for a guide to the numerous disciplines, from African American Studies to Women’s Studies, supported by the Artstor Digital Library