UPDATE => The Alexander Street Press website is up again.

Alexander Street Press is currently experiencing website difficulties, as a result none of their databases are accessible.  They expect access to be restored by 5:30pm Monday September 30th.

ComixUnderground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels… The current release contains 289 comic series, 1,602 comic books totalling 100,975 pages.” -Alexander Street Press

On trial till March 16th. Remember to give feedback on this resource.

Two video databases on trial from Alexander Street Press… just in time for DOXA!

Filmakers Library Online is a collection of award-winning documentaries from a broad range of research interests – race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Education in Video is the first online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection offers teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.

The Vancouver DOXA Documentary Film Festival ends May 15th, but these trial databases go till the end of May.

Two recent resources have been added to the Library’s list of Indexes & Databases:

Music Online is a portal which provides access to all of UBC library’s Alexander Street Press music databases: Classical Music Library, Classical Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Opera in Video and Smithsonian Global Sound.

elementsdb catalogues comparably illustrated and measured examples of urban land uses. It is based on the concept that urban form is comprised of replicable elements (or cases)… and it was created by Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett, School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia… and it’s FREE!

Is it almost like being there? Check out American History in Video and World History in Video and see for yourself.

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion.

World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century.

NOTE: This product is optimized to operate with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, and Firefox 3.0 or higher. Audio and video resources are accessible with Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher. There is no mention of Safari on the site.

60's

We’ve had this one for a few months now, but somehow we missed it, man.

“The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974 brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents…” well you get the drift. Check it out here.

women

We’ve just released a special edition of our online publication Women and Social Movements in the U.S. titled “Canadian Women and Social Movements,” and we hope you’ll take a look! –Alexander Street Press

Editors for this project include Canadian feminist historians Lara Campbell (Simon Fraser); Nancy Janovicek (University of Calgary); Tamara Myers (University of British Columbia); and Joan Sangster (Trent University).

Hey, if we’re in it, it’s worth a look, eh?

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