Top six NEW online resources to check out at the library

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Each month, the McMaster University libraries add thousands of new items to its collections.

Resources range from online films, research handbooks, archival sources, and many e-books! 

The following six new resources are just a sample of the many, many materials available to McMaster faculty, staff and students.

Criterion Pictures

This massive collection of over 1500 feature films  - from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) to such recent releases as The Hunger Games and The Artist – is now available for online streaming or 48-hour download.  

Criterion’s goal is to provide easy access to educationally relevant feature films.  Although not every title from their extensive DVD catalogue is online, they have a great selection of mainstream Hollywood films, documentaries, foreign films, and independent productions available for immediate viewing.  All films are licensed for teaching, research, or private viewing, but public screening or use at events is prohibited.

 Indigenous Peoples: North America

Pulling from a range of Canadian and American institutions, this database provides insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century.  It includes original manuscripts, photographs, book collections, newspapers from various First Nations and related organizations, Bibles, dictionaries, and primers, allowing exploration of the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge through original sources.

SAGE Research Methods Online

Planning a research project?  Wondering which qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method to use?  SAGE Research Methods includes articles, reference handbooks and full books to help you define your research questions, select approaches, collect and analyze data, and publish the findings.  From questionnaire construction or cohort research, to specific statistical tests, to broader guidance on dissertation completion or academic career management, SAGE Research Methods has what you need.

Business Expert Press E-books

Looking for concise, practical business books – online?  Business Expert Press provides accessible, issues-based works by professors or academic thought leaders who build on their real-world business experience.  Focus areas include marketing and management, the economic, financial, legal, and analytical aspects of business, and such special topics as innovation, ethics, and internationalization.  Titles are specifically designed for studies in advanced business and management.   

Artemis Primary Sources 

A new face on some old resources!  Artemis, from Gale, allows you to easily search across a number of primary source databases, including Eighteenth Century Collections Online, 19th Century newspapers from the U.K. and U.S., select 19th century journals, and the Times (London) Digital Archive.  Uniquely, Artemis also links to titles from Early English Books Online, covering 1473-1700, letting you reach into seven centuries of history from a single starting point. 

IMF E-Library

Yes, we have data.  And reports, working papers, and e-books.  The IMF E-Library provide information and perspective on the economics and finances of the world’s countries, with coverage of macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and much more.  The library’s new collection of over 14,000 reports adds to the familiar statistical databases, International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT), providing context to the numbers.