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Inorganic Syntheses (Volume 1-35) – Just Added

We recently purchased Volumes 1 – 35 of Wiley’s Inorganic Syntheses in eBook format.


For anyone working in inorganic chemistry, The Inorganic Syntheses series is the complete and up-to-date review of the area, providing the information needed by lab chemists on procedures for the preparation of important and timely inorganic compounds. With recent volumes covering the latest hot topics and developing areas such as organometallic chemistry, main group chemistry and ligands, co-ordination chemistry and applications in material science, this series is also of use to organic and organometallic chemists, biochemists and materials scientists.

With a review of the materials, methods and techniques required for new syntheses of inorganic compounds, Inorganic Syntheses reflects the new directions in the subject over the last two decades. Many of the new areas of interest covered are characterized by complexity in design and molecules containing specific functional groups and touch on major rapidly developing areas such as metalloenzymology.

Just added – NAACP Parts 3 – 6 from ProQuest’s History Vault

York recently acquired Parts 3 – 6 of the NAACP Papers, part of ProQuest’s History Vault. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is one of the most famous records of the civil rights movement. The collection features nearly two million pages of internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the NAACP’s work and delivers a first-hand view into issues like lynching, school desegregation, and discrimination in the military, the criminal justice system, employment, and housing, among others.

Parts 3 to 6 cover the following:

Papers of the NAACP, Part 03: The Campaign for Educational Equality 1913–1965: Legal Department and Central Office Records Series A: 1913–1940; Series B: 1940–1950; Series C: 1951–1955; General Office Files Series D: 1956–1965

The Education files document the NAACP’s systematic assault on segregated education that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Files from 1955 to 1965 focus on the NAACP’s efforts to implement the Brown decision as well as to combat de facto segregation outside of the South.

Papers of the NAACP, Part 04: The Voting Rights Campaign 1916–1950; Supplement 1 General Office Files 1956–1965

Fighting for voting rights was one of the NAACP’s earliest major campaigns. The 1916–1950 files in this module document in extensive detail the NAACP’s campaign against the “white primary,” discriminatory registration practices, and the “grandfather clause.” Files from 1956–1965 chronicle the NAACP’s efforts to capitalize on the 1957 Civil Rights Act and the much stronger Voting Rights Act of 1965. NAACP’s voter registration efforts during this period are also well documented.

Papers of the NAACP, Part 05: The Campaign against Residential Segregation 1914–1955

Papers of the NAACP, Part 06: The Scottsboro Case, 1931–1950

One of the most celebrated criminal trials of the 20th century is the case of the Scottsboro Boys. In 1931, nine young black men were accused of raping two white women on a train in northern Alabama. Sixteen days after their arrest, eight of the nine teenagers were sentenced to death in the electric chair. All eight escaped execution when the Supreme Court, in the landmark case of Powell v. Alabama, ruled that the defendants had been inadequately represented by counsel. The files document the publicity that this case generated, as well as the competition between the NAACP and the Communist Party in representing the Scottsboro Boys.

New from York Libraries – Oxford Bibliographies Online

We have recently added Oxford Bibliographies to our online collections.



Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides which combine features of annotated bibliographies and an encyclopedia.

See here for a complete list of available and forthcoming subject areas.

More information about the update program and new user-driven enhancements


Newly added: Dance in Video: Volume II

York University Libraries recently added Volume II of Alexander Street Press’ Dance in Video.


The second volume of expands upon the foundation built in Volume I, providing 400 hours of video that showcase a new catalogue of dancers and partners including the Joffrey Ballet, John Jasperse Company, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Bavarian State Ballet, Royal Ballet of Cambodia, Kirov Ballet, and Compañía Nacional de Danza.

Students seeking to fine-tune specific techniques can explore instructional materials from the George Balanchine Foundation covering basic and advanced ballet techniques, including jumps, turns, pirouettes, barre work, pointe technique, and more.

New! Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II

York Libraries recently acquired Volume II of Alexander Street Press’ Ethnographic Video Online collection.


Volume II adds 500 more hours of classic and contemporary documentaries, field recordings, and previously unpublished footage from various anthropological archives.

The database features works such as:

  • RAI’s six-part series from Central Television, Strangers Abroad, which documents the link between the “armchair anthropologist” and the modern field worker/scholar by presenting footage of the pioneering ethnographers who lived among the people they studied. Films in the series include Margaret Mead’s Coming of Age, Franz Boas’s The Shackles of Tradition, and Bronislaw Malinowski’s Off the Verandah.
  • The Asia Pacific Films collection, which provides strong representation of Oceania with films by Caroline Yacoe, Garin Nugroho, Uruphong Raksasad, Stephanie Castillo, Vilsoni Hereniko, U-Wei Haji Saari, and Xie Fei.
  • Additional RAI series developed for the UK’s National Geographic, Channel 4.
  • Forbidden Rites, a series produced for National Geographic that includes films on cannibalism, head hunting, and human sacrifice.
  • Internationally recognized films from ZED, including Becoming a Man, Master of the Spirits, andLands of Legends.