Welcome new students!
As part of Orientation Week the library invites you to attend Ready - Set - Go, a two-hour workshop that will cover the basics of using your UWinnipeg computer accounts, introduce you to the ins and outs of library research, and orient you to the library and campus! Register to attend to get a jump-start on the year and win nifty prizes!
Registration is now closed for Ready -Set - Go. The Library would like to thank all those who participated and will be announcing prize winners shortly.
If you missed the orientation do not despair! The Ready - Set - Go workshop is available online and contains useful information that will help you get the year off to a great start!
Eight new full-text collections are now available to students, staff and faculty at the U of W through the Library's participation in CRKN's Humanities and Social Sciences Content Expansion initiative. These unique collections include rare and original printed materials, images and maps drawn from archives from around the world.
China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 is a unique resource which encompasses a variety of primary source materials spanning nearly 200 years of China's interaction with the West. This collection includes detailed observations and reports written by Western missionaries, business people, travelers, and government representatives. Some distinguishing features of this collection include its numerous historical maps and diverse material types ranging from photographs and drawings to periodical literature.
Defining Gender incorporates primary source material from the collections of more than fifteen libraries providing users with a robust collection of ephemera, diaries, periodicals, letters, poetry, books and pamphlets of doubtless interest to those researching history, literature, sociology or education from a gendered perspective. Content in this collection is arranged into five sections: I: Conduct and Politeness, II: Domesticity and the Family, III: Consumption and Leisure IV: Education and Sensibility, V: The Body.
Eighteenth Century Journals Portal (Collections I & II)
Eighteenth Century Journals I consists of 76 well-known and rare journals selected from the Bodleian Library, Oxford. This collection covers a number of topics but is particularly strong in eighteenth century drama. Eighteenth Century Journals II is drawn from the collection of Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. This collection includes a variety of newspapers and periodicals not available elsewhere and is invaluable to the study of all aspects of eighteenth century life and culture.
Empire Online is an interactive digital tool designed to encourage the use of primary source material in the exploration of colonial history, politics, culture and society. This collection features thousands of images of distinctive source material such as maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, rare books and artworks and contains documents spanning five centuries from a translation of Columbus's 1492 voyage to 21st Century articles on Imperialism.
This resource, drawn from the Archive of Mass-Observation at the University of Sussex Library, provides access to an array of manuscripts, photographs and interactive maps relating to modern British social history. Some of the digital content comprising this collection includes: Mass-Observation's publications (1937-1950), File Reports (1937-1972), Diaries (1939-1940), and Day Surveys. This unusual collection includes such diverse content as written observations and reports of daily life, hundreds of diaries, and Mass-Observation's published studies including questionnaires, interviews, observations and ephemera.
Medieval Travel Writing is an extensive digital collection of original medieval manuscripts detailing travel, both real and imaginary, in the Middle Ages. The focus of the collection is on journeys to the Holy Land, India and China. Supporting documents include maps detailing journeys, bibliographies and introductory essays by leading scholars.
This collection is comprised of thousands of original documents related to trans-Atlantic slavery and is designed to be a portal for slavery and abolition studies. The major focus of this resource includes the varieties and legacy of slavery, social justice and continued practices of present-day slavery. Supporting materials include a series of contextual essays by leading authorities from around the world which link directly to the primary sources under discussion.
The Library Guides will be unavailable due to server maintenance on Friday, August 15th, from 4 to 6 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Library catalogue will be down for maintenance starting at noon on Friday, August 8th and will be unavailable until noon Saturday, Aug 9th. During the downtime, the library’s holdings can be searched using Worldcat. We apologize for the inconvenience.