New Databases at the RLB Library!

Check out the databases recently added by the RLB Library! You can view them on the A-Z Databases list under the “New/Trial Databases” column. The new databases include:

Digital Black History

  • A searchable directory of projects on all aspects of Black history, including slavery, civil rights, arts and culture, genealogy, and much more. This is a treasure trove of collections, archives, and ongoing projects on Black history with interactive websites, podcasts, and imagery.

Directory of Open-Access Books (DOAB)

  • You can access over 34,000 academic peer-reviewed books from over 400 publishers. Free to read and free to share for non-commercial use.

Maryland State Publications Depository and Distribution Program

  • Digital collection of official publications from Maryland State Agencies, Executive Commissions, Task Forces, and Interstate Agencies. The publications cover topics such as agriculture, education, environment, health, and public safety, and include annual reports from all state agencies.

S&P Capital IQ

  • You can find detailed company financial information for U.S. and international public and private companies and investment firms: financial news, market insights, company performance data, and sector-specific data.

ScienceDirect College Edition Journals

  • You can find peer-reviewed journal articles in three subject areas: health & life sciences, physical sciences, and social & behavioral sciences.


And MORE Collections!

The University System of Maryland library consortium (USMAI) which includes the RLB LIbrary, recently joined a bigger consortium called CRL (Center for Research Libraries). This membership allows access to more resources and digital collections, such as the ones listed below. These digital collections are also listed on the RLB Library’s A-Z list.


  • A source of reviews of academic databases, websites, and tools for librarians, students, and faculty. It provides comprehensive, comparative, and authoritative information on a wide range of digital resources.

Brazilian Government Documents

  • The Latin American Materials Project (LAMP) at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has digitized executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil’s national government between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available for each province to the end of the first Republic in 1930.

Chinese Pamphlets: Political Communication & Mass Education in the early period of the People’s Republic of China

  • Mass education materials published in Hong Kong and in Mainland China, particularly Shanghai, in the years 1947-1954. These cartoon books, pamphlets, postcards and magazines, on topics such as foreign threats to Chinese security, Chinese relations with the Soviet Union, industrial and agricultural production, and marriage reform, were produced by both Kuomintang (Nationalist) and Gongchantang (Communist) supporters.
Commercial “trucking” Calcutta style, 1945; Photographer: Robert Keagle

Digital South Asia Library

  • Digital materials for reference and research on South Asia. This includes 1) full-text documents such as select journals, pedagogical resources, statistical data and government documents; 2) electronic images such as maps and photographs; and 3) indexes to select journals in the regional languages of South Asia.

Dziennik Zwiazkowy

  • Chicago’s largest and oldest Polish-language newspaper. This database includes the first ten years (1908-1917) of publication, which represent local, national and international issues of utmost concern to the Polish community of Chicago at that time.

Foreign Official Gazette Database

  • Records for approximately 650 gazette titles with detailed information such as the name of country at time of publication; any and all name changes for that country; the exact title at time of publication; and years held. (Note: this database was last updated in 2007 and is no longer maintained, but it is still useful for legacy researchers.)

LLMC Digital

  • A collection of digitized historic legal material and government documents. It includes publications of state, federal, and territorial governments of the United States, as well as publications of the governments of Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and many other countries. It also includes Indigenous Law, international law, and multi-jurisdictional special focus collections.

The Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (MIDAS)

  • MIDAS, the Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (los Archivos del Autoritarismo Mexicano), is a crowd-sourced, public access digital archive of historical documents from the Mexican intelligence agencies, the Dirección Federal de Seguridad (Federal Security Directorate, or DFS) and the Dirección General de Investigaciones Políticas y Sociales (General Directorate of Political and Social Investigations, or DGIPS.), covering the period from about 1940 to about 1985. These intelligence documents provide an understanding of one of the longest-lived single party regimes in history.

Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848

  • Over 100 pamphlets and periodicals from 1848 to 1851 uncovering the cultural, political, social, and other aspects of the French revolution of 1848.

Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktu

  • Digital scans of 19th century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu. The materials, in Arabic, provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim societies.

TRAIL – Technical Report Archive & Image Library

  • Digitized technical reports from U.S. government agencies. Technical reports communicate research progress in technology and science; they deliver information for technical development to industry and research institutions.



Questions about any of these resources? Contact Debbie Li at


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