Library Journal Reviews Pacifism Resources

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Recently, Rob Tench, Librarian at Old Dominion University Libraries, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by reviewing resources on pacifism—the opposition of war, militarism, or conflict. He states, “although the volume of research on war far outpaces that on pacifism, these offerings more than make up in quality what may be lacking in quantity.”

Take a look at his three reviews for Gale Primary Sources published by Library Journal, April 18, 2018:

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912–1990

An exceptional feature produces highlighted search terms on retrieved documents, making them easy to pinpoint and isolate.

Law and humanities libraries serving scholars and students in 20th-century U.S. social history and politics will find this archive of special interest because of its focus on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. Declassified Documents Online

The declassification of government documents can be slow and unpredictable, but U.S. Declassified Documents provides access to available materials in a quick and organized manner. As the most comprehensive compilation of declassified documents of the U.S. executive branch, it is an important resource for researchers of American security and policy. The numerous search options, quality organization, and enhanced features add to its value.

International Herald Tribune, 1887–2013

This database delivers the full run of this internationally focused daily paper, from its first issue in 1887 to 2013. The publication was originally produced as the European edition of the New York Herald, which closed down in 1966; in 1967, the paper changed its name to the International Herald Tribune. Nowadays, it is marketed as the international edition of the New York Times, renamed the International New York Times in 2013.

Renowned as one of the world’s most innovative newspapers of global news and a viable alternative to the Anglo-American press, the publication is acclaimed for its objective coverage and has a long history of contributions from other cultures, with a current readership in more than 160 countries and territories.

The database contains six million items, presenting more than 500,000 pages of text consisting of articles, advertisements, and market listings—shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. In addition to U.S. history, other subjects covered include Asian, African, European, Russian, and Middle Eastern studies.

Users can search by keyword, subject, author, title, document number, issue number, day of the week, or start page. They can also limit searches by publication date, publication title, publication section, document type, and illustrated works. Reflecting its international heritage, the database can be accessed in 34 different languages. Libraries with access to other Gale Primary Sources will be able to conduct cross-searches and view related results from those online products.

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