Oxford research encyclopedias. Latin American history

The Library is glad to announce that we were able to subscribe to the Oxford research encyclopedia of Latin American History. The publisher’s description provides the following glimpse about its contents:

“The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History is a comprehensive digital research encyclopedia that describes regions’ peoples and experiences from pre-Columbian to contemporary times. Its essays make the region’s compelling past come alive by using the latest analyses, and by taking advantage of opportunities not available to traditional printed encyclopedias, such as incorporating sights and sounds, and offering links to original sources”–Publisher’s website, viewed 14 November 2018. The encyclopedia can be accessed here after authenticating using the proxy or VPN if one is accessing it from an off-campus location.


Each entry also links out to the additional relevant external resources such as an entry on the Battle of Ojinaga: Images within the Wheelan Collection.


Resource: Berg Fashion Library

The Library has recently acquired The Berg Fashion Library, an online resource that includes The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, full text of more than 70 Berg fashion e-books, additional reference resources, and links to articles. It also provides access to an extensive collection of images from the V&A Museum’s fashion collection; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Bath Fashion Museum, the Commercial Pattern Archive (CoPA) database; the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute collection; the MoMu Fashion Museum, Belgium; and images from collections including the London College of Fashion and The Museum at FIT.

Additional material will be added to the resource three times a year. Watch this video to learn more about navigating this resource.