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New Database Offerings from the Fordham Libraries (March 2021)

By Kyle Thomas, Electronic Resources Librarian

The staff of the Fordham Libraries are continually reviewing new resources to add to our collection. We’re excited to announce that we have four newly-available databases to aid you in your research! Learn more about them below.

Be sure to regularly check the Library Databases page and follow the Fordham Libraries on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for announcements about new and existing resources.

New Databases

Primary Source Content for World and Local News
Image source: Access World News.

Access World News allows users to do quick, legitimate, and meaningful research by providing access to the world’s largest repository of reliable information, with over 12,000 searchable titles from newspapers to blogs, videos, and much more.

NewsBank partners directly with leading news providers worldwide, making most of their content and information sources unavailable elsewhere.

One great feature is that you can use the “Source Locator Map” interface to search for news stories by geographic locations or regions.

“[Our] patrons use this resource to look for a variety of topics; ranging from records of things that happened in their own lives, award nominations, business information, property information, car accidents, and murder trials, to locating birth parents and friends they haven’t spoken to in years.”

Alicia Harrington, Collections and Web services Coordinator, Daviess County Public Library

*Content available from 1976-present.

Resources And Marketing Tools for Black Lives In America
Image source: Black Life in America.

Black Life in America offers its users access to the African Americans’ experience and impact recorded by the news media from 1976 to today, focusing on black culture, heritage, experience, thought, perspective, innovation, leadership, and faith.

Inside the NewsBank Black Lives in America database, there are collected works such as historical documents, current news, scholarly articles, books, data, images, maps, biographies, streaming videos, and sound records.

*Content available from 1976-Present.

Catalog For Global Musical Content and Learning Tools
“Notations 21” by Theresa Sauer (right). Image source: Music and Dance Online.

Music and Dance Online is the most extensive, diverse, and comprehensive catalog of online music content globally!

The platform includes over 11 million audio tracks, 2,500 hours of video, 1.3 million pages of scores, and 500,000 pages of reference, archival, primary sources, and periodicals. Users can create their own playlists or browse over 400,000 playlists created by subject matter experts, with supporting materials readily available.

Materials for Medical Research and Clinical Care

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is the most essential, trusted, and influential source of significant new medical knowledge and clinical best practices globally and is a goldmine of information and resources that support medical care research.

Each weekly issue includes original research, reviews, topical articles, commentary, and multimedia, such as clinical images, interactive cases, procedural videos, and much more!

New content alerts are even available with the creation of a free NEJM.org account.


Need help using the resources above or have other questions about library resources? Visit the Library Databases Access Help page. You can also contact a librarian 24/7 through the Ask a Librarian chat service.

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