New Electronic Resources at UofT

The library has acquired the following electronic resources:

Westlaw – LawSource

LawSource is a collection of Canadian case law and legislation. Primary sources include full-text cases/decisions, statutes, rules, and regulations. Court decisions include unreported cases dating from 1986 onwards, reported cases from 1977 and pre-1977 reported cases from key courts and law report series. The content greatly expands on what is available in CanLII and was previously only available to those affiliated with the law school. Of interest to students and researchers in legal studies, sociology, and public policy. 


ProQuest History Vault: American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961

A searchable collection of primary source materials from the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. These include interviews, diaries, handwritten notes, confidential correspondence, telegrams, internal memoranda, official reports, briefing books, press releases and briefings on and off the record. They also include transcripts from the Harry S. Truman Oral Histories Collection. Of interest to students and researchers in U.S. history, foreign policy, economic policy, and political science.


ProQuest History Vault: Reconstruction and Military Government after the Civil War (1865-1877)

A searchable collection of primary source material from the U.S. Army's Office of Civil Affairs during the early Reconstruction period in the American South. These include letters, petitions, court proceedings, documents from newly established military districts of former Confederate states, claims for compensation by Union sympathizers for confiscated personal property during the war, and internal documents related to elections. Of interest to students and researchers in U.S. history, African American history, American studies, and military history. 


Petitions by the People to Parliament (expansion of UK Parliamentary papers collection)

The UK Parliamentary Papers collection is now expanded to include the online module Public Petitions to Parliament, 1833-1918. It is a collection of all the records of the Select Committee on Public Petitions from 1833-1918, including more than 900,000 petitions accepted by Parliament. Of interest to students and researchers of British history, religious history, environmental studies, government, economic history, and sociology. 


Communist Historical Newspaper Collection

The Communist Newspapers collection includes 9 historical communist newspapers from the United States dating from 1917 to 2013, including articles, pictures and advertisements all viewable in their original formatting. The collection includes: Daily Worker, Daily World, Ohio Socialist, People’s World Daily, People’s Weekly World, Sunday Worker, Toiler, Worker (1922-24), and Worker (1958-1968). Of interest to students and researchers in political history, economics, labour, and U.S. history.


The libraries have added two new modules of the Digital National Security Archive:

Cuba and the U.S.: The Declassified History of Negotiations to Normalize Relations, 1959-2016

A collection of 1,704 declassified primary source documents from 1959 to 2016 documenting the historical context and the overt and covert diplomacy between the United States and Cuba. They include reports, options papers, meeting summaries, memoranda of conversations, and cables from the U.S. and Cuban governments as well as Brazilian, British, Mexican, and Spanish ministries and archives. Of interest to students and researchers in U.S.-Cuba relations, political science, Latin America, conflict resolution, and U.S. foreign policy. 


Targeting Iraq, Part 1: Planning, Invasion, and Occupation, 1997-2004

Documenting U.S. policy towards Iraq from the initial policy to overthrow Saddam Hussein to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the dissolution of the U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority in 2004. It includes intelligence reports, briefing materials, memos, background papers, reports of human rights abuses by American forces, and documents prepared for the public from the U.S. government, as well as official British government investigations. Of interest to students and researchers in U.S.-Arab relations, U.S. foreign policy, security studies, government and news media relations, and international relations. 


The libraries have added two new modules to the Early European Books Collection

The new modules include about 3500 items from major libraries in Britain, Italy, Holland, Denmark and a large collection from the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Of interest to students and researchers in religious studies, medieval history, women and gender studies, book history and print culture. 


SAGE Videos

Sage Videos contains over 20,000 educational videos for the social sciences, dating from 1920 to the present. It includes embeddable videos with custom clip creation and searchable transcripts. Videos include lectures, interviews, documentaries, raw/observational footage and archival content from universities, professional associations, and national television broadcasting companies. Of interest for teaching in business, education, communications, sociology, political science, international relations, criminology, counseling and psychology. Videos are catalogued at the title level.


SAGE Business Cases

Sage Business Cases contains thousands of business case studies from 1996 to the present. It includes case studies in business ethics, accounting, human resource management, marketing, and organization studies from international business schools and institutes. Case studies can be searched by academic level from beginner, intermediate, to complex. Of interest for teaching in business, management, finance, accounting, and human resources. Cases are catalogued at the title level.


Sage Datasets 

Sage Datasets contains over 150 quantitative and qualitative datasets that can be used for hands-on practice for students exploring new statistical techniques. Datasets includes surveys, time-series, and numerical data. Of interest for teaching statistics and research methods in history, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Datasets will be catalogued at the title level and will be made available via Scholars Portal.


Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro

The Teatro database contains hundreds of Spanish-language dramatic works from 1500-1700. The database offers full-text access to 16 major authors and offers an interface in both Spanish and English languages. Of interest to researchers of Spanish language and literature, and drama. 



The collection includes books on anatomy, biochemistry and organic chemistry, as well as valuable pharmacy resources like DiPiro’s Pharmacotherapy; Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics; Pharmaceutical Care Practice; Casarett and Doull’s Toxicology; and Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Of interest to students and researchers in pharmacy, medicine, nursing, and other health disciplines.


DSM Archive

The library has acquired the digital archives of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual: Mental Disorders. The archive includes all previous editions, back to 1952. Of interest to researchers of psychology, medical history and social history. Previous editions are catalogued individually or all available here: 


W.B. Yeats Collection

The W. B. Yeats Collection holds all the major works in all genres of W. B. Yeats in 22 volumes. This resource includes poetry, plays, criticism and fiction. Of interest to researchers of literary studies and Irish studies.