New databases have been added to the Databases page on the UA Libraries website this summer. Here’s a sampling. Check them out!
Krokodil Digital Archive
Krokodil was a satirical magazine published in the Soviet Union. Founded in 1922, it was first published as a supplement for Rabochaia gazeta.
Published continuously until 2008, Krokodil was at one time the most popular newspaper for humorous stories and satire, with a circulation reaching 6.5 million copies. Krokodil lampooned religion, alcoholism, foreign political figures and events. It ridiculed bureaucracy and excessive centralized control. The caricatures found in Krokodil can be studied as a gauge of the ‘correct party line’ of the time. During the height of the Cold War, cartoons criticizing Uncle Sam, Pentagon, Western colonialism and German militarism were common in the pages of Krokodil.
Musical Theater Songs enables users to search for songs suitable for voice and character types, as well as by composer, lyricist, song and show title, as well as tempo, mood, key, and voice range. Drawing from over 150 years of musical theater repertoire, users can find songs for auditions, performances, or for study. The interface links user title lists to various sites for users to buy, rent, trade or download the sheet music and recordings (where available). Additionally, the database provides a link to Worldcat so that users can have the information to obtain scores/recordings/sheet music when available directly through the University of Alabama Libraries.
Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that provides a platform for users to read popular magazines on a computer or mobile device. Features include downloading for offline use, the ability to organize magazines by date or title, searching for titles by keyword, and browsing by category, latest issues and via table of contents and page thumbnails.
NOTE: The Flipster app requires iOS 7 or higher, and Android 4.2 or higher.
New modules were added to the Archives Unbound collection
We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961
A civil rights group’s mission – and the FBI’s coverage of it – provide a perspective into American politics and society.
To test President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to civil rights, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) proposed a Journey of Reconciliation. The “Freedom Ride” had an interracial group boarding buses destined for the South. At rest stops, whites would go into blacks-only areas and vice versa. “I think all of us were prepared for as much violence as could be thrown at us,” said CORE director James Farmer. “We were prepared for the possibility of death.”
Integration of Alabama Schools and the U.S. Military, 1963
The dramatic confrontation between the governor of Alabama and the president of the United States in June 1963 resulted in the federalization of the entire Alabama National Guard. The imposition of federal law allowed two black students admission into the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. This archive details Operation Oak Tree, the codename for the Army’s plans to intervene in Alabama in the event of civil disturbances related to school integration in May 1963. Operation Palm Tree extended the operation over a wider area. The documents in this collection are sourced from the Records of the Department of the Army, in the custody of the National Archives of the United States.
This collection of pamphlets from the personal library of Brazilian diplomat, historian, and journalist Manoel de Oliveira Lima covers a wide range of topics: colonialism, the Brazilian independence period, slavery and abolition, the Catholic Church, indigenous peoples, immigration, ecology, agriculture, economic development, medicine and public health, international relations, and Brazilian and Portuguese literature. The works are primarily in Portuguese.
Ad$pender is a tool that allows you to view a top-level
summary of the multi-media advertising marketplace.
It monitors advertising expenditures and
occurrence information for 3+ million brands across 18
media and allows you to break down information by
category, parent, company, subsidiary and brand.