Humanitarian Intervention Resources

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  • Academic Search Premier - "choose databases" to add Africa-Wide Information, Alternative Press Index, Historical Abstracts, Left Index
  • Access World News (Newsbank) - see on the left: Special Reports and Hot Topics
  • Facts on File World News Digest: 1940-; includes historical documents and background articles.
  • Research Library (ProQuest). Click on "change" at the top to select ALL or add specific databases, such as PAIS (politics and public policy), Philosopher's Index, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, and more.

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Q&A: Online listings of archives and manuscripts

What are the best resources for checking the holdings of archives and manuscript collections around the country?


There are a number of good databases for checking archives and manuscript collections in the United States. The basic one is the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) done by the Library of Congress. It's freely available to all, without subscription. Here at Stanford University, the two most inclusive databases are ArchivesUSA, now known as Archive Finder, and ArchiveGrid

There is a good description of the virtues and limitations of each of these databases on the Harvard web site. As you can see from that detailed analysis, they approach archive and manuscript collections in very different ways, and in the level of detail given in the listings. As our History Curator Ben Stone said, "Even with online databases, locating relevant archival/manuscript collections is often a difficult endeavor." So one should use all the resources available. If you forget all this, you can simply type "archives" in the search box of the Databases list and these, as well as other indexes, will come up.

Q&A: Tobacco advertising

Question: Where can I find copies of cigarette and tobacco advertisements? Where can I find scholarly literature on the effects of cigarette and tobacco advertising?


An excellent source for historical tobacco and cigarette ads is the "Not a Cough in the Carload" collection of online advertising images from the late 1920s and the early 1950s. This collection of digital images is hosted by the Lane Medical Library.

For current tobacco and cigarette ads, you can browse the library's collection of current magazines and newspapers, located next to the Information Center desk on the first floor of Green Library East.

To locate scholarly articles about the effects of tobacco advertising, you can search Academic Search Premier, using the terms "tobacco advertising" or "cigarette advertising". You can limit your results to Academic Journals. Another source of literature on this topic is Business Source Complete. Search for "effects of tobacco advertising".

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