New Library Resources, Including Digitized Primary Source Collections

Brandeis Library is currently participating in the ProQuest Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) program. Through an annual subscription fee, the EBA program provides access to a large number of primary source databases and, at the end of each fiscal year, the Library is able to select titles for perpetual access. Brandeis Library has purchased the following databases for perpetual access:

The Library has also added the following databases to the EBA plan for the upcoming year. We will have access to these resources through at least May 31, 2024.

  • Music Online: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material and 300 audio recordings, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.
  • History Vault: CIA Cold War Research Reports and Records on Communism in China and Eastern Europe (1917-1976) This module consists of two major series of records: CIA Research Reports from 1946-1976 and records collected by Raymond Murphy on Communism in China and Eastern Europe from 1917-1958. Beginning in 1946 with reports of the CIA’s predecessor, the Central Intelligence Group, CIA Research Reports reproduces over 1,500 reports on eight areas: Middle East; Soviet Union; Vietnam and Southeast Asia; China; Japan, Korea, and Asian security; Europe; Africa; and Latin America. This series deals with international questions and biographical reports, offering profiles of relatively unknown leaders. The Murphy Collection provides information on war recovery efforts, international aid, and the formation of countries and substantial information on the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Queer Pasts A collection of primary source exhibits for students and scholars of queer history and culture, curated by academic editors Marc Stein and Lisa Arellano. The database uses “queer” in its broadest and most inclusive sense, embracing LGBT topics as well as other sexual and gender formations that are queer. Particular focus is given to perspectives from people of color, trans people and people with disabilities.
  • Latinx Thought and Culture: The NPR Archive, 1979-1990 Showcases two radio programs: the weekly Spanish-language Enfoque Nacional (1979-1988) and the Daily English-language Latin File (1988-1990), available for the first time in a searchable database as digitized audio with transcripts. They focus on Latinx issues related to politics, sociology, human rights, the arts and more with interviews of key figures and news reporting by a new generation of Latino/a journalists at the time.
  • LGBT Magazine Archive In addition to the purchase of Collection 1, the Library has access to the LGBT Magazine Archives Collection 2 through at least May 31, 2024. Highlights from this collection include Anything that Moves, BLK, Gaysweek, and Matrices. 

Please reach out to your subject librarian to discuss using these databases in your teaching and research.