The Meriam Library has been given trial access to America's News, which is a large, up-to-date collection of newspaper content from local, regional and national sources. Included in the trial is historical content for the Sacramento Bee, and the San Francisco Chronicle, giving us access to the full archives, and current content for these two newspapers.
Is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community, and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and NGO, government and special reports.
The Meriam Library has been given trial access to Social Explorer. Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. The site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000. The site is updated three times annually with new data - the 2010 US Census will be available shortly after its release - and new features will be continually added.