Library resources update 2010

A note from Rena, Faculty Liaison Librarian for SOPHI…

The Library is continually adding new online full text databases to its collection.  Access to the following primary source & essay collections is now available from the Library website: and from the History subject guide:

Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1980
The complete British Foreign Office Files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in this period. Eye-witness accounts and detailed reports on life in China, 1949-1976. In depth analysis of the Communist Revolution and all the major figures. Material on the Korean War, the Cold War, US relations and the Cultural Revolution.

Mass Observation Online
A pioneering social research organisation whose papers provide insights into the cultural and social history of Britain from 1937 to 1965. Mass Observation Online, offers an unparalled insight into everyday life in the 1930s and 1940.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
Includes extensive coverage of topics such as the African Coast; the Middle Passage; the varieties of slave experience (urban, domestic, industrial, farm, ranch and plantation); Spiritualism and Religion; Resistance and Revolts; the Underground Railroad; the Abolition Movement; Legislation; Education; the Legacy of Slavery and Slavery Today.

The Grand Tour
A collection of manuscript, visual and printed works – letters, diaries, printed guidebooks; published travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings, and maps for the study of travel and architecture, c1550-1850

Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History
Brings together hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Includes manuscripts, diaries and correspondence, drawings, guidebooks, postcards and photographs.

Victorian Popular Culture
Two sections relating to: Spiritualism, Sensation & Magic and Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks

Please let Rena McGrogan know if you would like any more information, or would like to suggest further databases for the collection.

RENA McGROGAN | Faculty Liaison Librarian, SOPHI
Arts Library Services Team| University Library
Fisher Library, F03 | The University of Sydney | NSW | 2006
E rena.mcgrogan at sydney dot edu dot au  | W W

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