new and featured UVic Libraries resources

New! Berg Fashion Library

  07/15/13 10:46 , Categories: Uncategorized


We now have online access to the Berg Fashion Library!

The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more.
For a complete listing of what is included in the Berg Fashion Library see: Berg Fashion Library Content.

From the website:
Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world.

New! Nineteenth Century Collections Online

  07/15/13 10:44 , Categories: Uncategorized

We have recently purchased the four new modules for the Digital Archival Collection, Nineteenth Century Collections Online.

New this year:

Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century, with archives releasing incrementally beginning in spring 2012.
We have purchased modules 1-8.

New! International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Digital Library

  02/14/13 09:51 , Categories: Uncategorized


SPIE Digital Library subject coverage includes optics, photonics, optoelectronics and imaging, providing full text access to more than 200 000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present. At this time, Ebooks are not included in our access. Find this under Databases, A-Z. Journals include:

  • Optical Engineering
  • Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • Journal of Electronic Imaging
  • Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS
  • Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
  • Journal of Nanophotonics
  • Journal of Photonics for Energy
  • SPIE Reviews
  • SPIE Letters Virtual Journal

New! Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainment and the Advent of Cinema

  02/14/13 09:46 , Categories: Uncategorized


The fourth section of Victorian Popular Culture explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. Through a wealth of printed and visual material as well as artefacts in this resource, we are able to imagine the wide-eyed wonder of those early audiences, experiencing the magic of Victorian inventions and optical entertainments.

New! Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange

  02/14/13 09:43 , Categories: Uncategorized

Now available to UVic:
Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange provides a vast range of visual, manuscript and printed materials sourced from over twenty key libraries and more than a dozen companies and trade organisations around the world. These original sources will help scholars to explore the history of fifteen major commodities and to examine the ways that these have changed the world.
The commodities include:

  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Cotton
  • Fur
  • Opium
  • Oil*
  • Porcelain*
  • Silver and Gold
  • Spices
  • Sugar
  • Tea
  • Timber
  • Wheat*
  • Wine and Spirits

Content for these commodities will be provided and updated throughout 2013
Provider: Adam Matthew Digital

Find this on Databases, A-Z.


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