New Resources Include Oral History Collection of Prominent African Americans

detail from HistoryMakers websiteNew databases available via the UWM Libraries website include HistoryMakers, Europa World, US Newsstream, Advanced Placement Source, and more.

HistoryMakers is an extensive video oral history collection of prominent African Americans. Upon completion, it will include 5,000 interviews. Each interview is divided into several “stories,” video clips that describe a particular life event. The HistoryMakers are from all regions of the United States, were prominent in a wide variety of fields, and tell stories that span the twentieth century. The Libraries are grateful to UWM’s Division of Global Inclusion and Engagement, under the direction of Vice Chancellor Joan Prince, which provided funding for this resource.

Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Year Book, a source of information on world-wide affairs. First published in 1926, the year book covers political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. The database offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform.

Advanced Placement Source is designed to meet the needs of high school students enrolled in various AP courses. The database contains more the 5,550 full-text academic journals and magazines and over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Children’s Core Collection (H.W. Wilson) covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books and magazines recommended for readers in preschool through sixth grade. Professional literature for the children’s librarian—both periodicals and books—is also covered. Selected and recommended by collection development specialists, books within Children’s Core Collection encompass a wide variety of topics, including social sciences, science, math and reading.