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By: Charlotte Tyner

Recent Article from NC State Sociology and Anthropology Department Researchers, November 1 – November 15, 2016.

International Journal of Osteoarchaeology

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By: Shaun Bennett

The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new resource: Gale Cengage Learning’s Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992.


This fully searchable online archive is an unrivalled resource for researching and teaching 19th and 20th century political and social history, containing approximately 200,000 pages from all issues of Punch between 1841–1992, including Almanacks and other special numbers, as well as prefaces, epilogues, indexes and other specially produced material from the bound volumes. The intuitive online platform offers researchers, students and the general user multiple search paths into exploring c. 7,900 issues. Images originally published in full colour appear in full colour in the archive.

The Cartoons of Punch

Punch’s renowned full-page political cartoons – the Big Cuts – by legendary artists like Tenniel, Sambourne, Partridge, E. H. Shepard and Illingworth had the power to sway governments and influence political elites. Punch’s ‘social’ cartoons captured the vast shifts in life over the 19th and 20th centuries, recording the impact of rapid technological and social change in drawings by artists like Leech and du Maurier in the 19th century and H M Bateman and Searle in the 20th. Punch’s visual iconography became cultural reference points, establishing symbols like John Bull, Britannia and the British Lion firmly in the public imagination.

The Writing ofPunch

Punch published some of the finest comic writers in the English language from W. M. Thackeray to P. G. Wodehouse, E. M. Delafield and Alan Coren. Gale, part of Cengage Learning is pleased to be collaborating with Liverpool John Moores University on the transcription of the Punch contributor ledgers from 1843–1919. With contributions to the magazine unattributed to 1902, information from the ledgers will be incorporated into the Punch Historical Archive, allowing users to identify contributors and better understand the nature of the magazine and the Victorian periodical press.

Key Research Themes

  • World War One and World War Two: Whether reflecting British political and social attitudes on the Home Front or commenting on international affairs, the pages of Punch are key sources for depictions of World War One and World War Two. Historian Asa Briggs wrote that the World War Two numbers of Punch ‘recapture the mood of the period perhaps more evocatively than any other source’.
  • Wars and Conflicts: Punch commented on conflicts from the Crimean War to the Suez Crisis, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Cold War, looking in the 20th century at the roles of new international organizations like the League of Nations and the United Nations.
  • Colonialism, Imperialism and End of Empire: From Ireland to India, the Scramble for Africa and the Palestine Mandate, Punch commented on the zenith and decline of the British Empire.
  • Impact of New Technology and Modernity: Reactions to urbanization and industrialization, new forms of transportation, technology and communication, scientific theories of evolution and the atomic age all appeared in the pages of Punch
  • Public Health, Conservation and Environmentalism: The rapid growth of the city and the spread of the railways led to rising concerns in Punch over pollution, public health and protecting fragile landscapes in the 19th century, to the environmentalism of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Social Change: Punch was an acute observer of a changing society documenting family life, Thirties unemployment, the Welfare State, postwar immigration, shifts in fashion, leisure, and entertainment.
  • Role of Women: Researchers will find a wealth of material on women’s equality, the ‘New Woman’, suffragettes, women in the workplace, and women during two world wars.

By: Shaun Bennett

The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new resource: Gale Cengage Learning’s Making of the Modern World, Parts 1 and 2.

Making of the Modern World

Part One

The Making of the Modern World Part I: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850 offers multiple new ways of understanding the emergence of modern economics and other social sciences. It’s the most comprehensive collection in existence for the study of early economic, political, business and social history and for researching the literature of economics from this period. This unrivaled online library fully documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth that shaped the world, from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century. It combines the strengths of two preeminent collections — the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, England and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School — along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from Sterling Library at Yale University.

The Making of the Modern World digital collection presents more than 61,000 monographs from the period 1450-1850, and 466 pre-1906 serials. In more than 11 million pages, it focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. Reflecting the scope of academic pursuit throughout this period, The Making of the Modern World is an incomparable and invaluable resource for political and social historians, as well as for researchers in economic theory and history. Students using this online library will find that, because of its multi-language, multi-cultural character, the collection responds to research needs on a comprehensive level. Likewise, for researchers on a more advanced level, The Making of the Modern World contains valuable first editions as well as many texts in French, German and other languages.


  • Topics and concepts revealed through author, title and subject filters.
  • Powerful full-text searching and highlighting, including fuzzy logic to broaden or narrow searches continuously available to all, on-site or through remote access

With full-text searching, researchers can quickly access a an abundance of rare books and primary source materials — allowing concepts and facts to be retrieved and correlated in
a manner unimaginable through traditional means. For major works of English economists, all editions are found within The Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850. Apart from editions of all the major English economists, perhaps the minor writings are of as much interest to researchers and students. These are available here in great quantities: political pamphlets and broadsides, government publications, proclamations and a wide range of ephemera. The database also includes works on usury; demographic patterns in 18th-century England; the textile industry and technological advance; public policy; poverty and the work ethic; pre-Marxian socialism; Utopian socialism; and more.

Subjects Covered:

  • Agriculture: Fishing, mining, surveying and landed property.
  • Colonies: The story of the rise of the West, the expansion of Europe, the origins of European empires and the web of colonial imperial relations.
  • Commerce: Shipping, piracy and smuggling.
  • Corn Laws, Navigation Acts and Mercantilism: Their agricultural, financial and commercial impact.
  • Finance: Development of accounting practices, specie debates and rise of stock companies and markets.
  • General: Treatises on sociology political science, economics and geography.
  • Politics: Studies of political economy, foreign affairs and international diplomacy.
  • Population: Observations on the state of population in a variety of countries.
  • Slavery: More than 1,100 titles on slavery and moves toward its abolition.
  • Social Conditions: Studies of public order, public utilities, debtor and creditor relations and regulations, penology, criminology, trade unions and temperance.
  • Socialism: Theoretical works on Fourierism, Marxism, Utopianism and more.
  • Trades and Manufactures: Practical manuals and technology in general.

Part Two

Following on from the acclaimed The Making of the Modern World: Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850, Making of the Modern World Part II: 1851-1914 takes the series to the early 20th century with approx. 5,000 additional titles. Combined, the two collections give students and researchers unprecedented access to nearly 500 years of primary sources detailing the social, political and economic formation of the modern world.

Topics Include:

  • Products (e.g. cocoa, coffee, tea, cotton, leather, grain)
  • Railroads
  • Women (in business, the labor movement and women’s rights)
  • Industry and trade, including the evolution of business enterprises
  • Socialism and social movements, including communism
  • Economic disaster and recovery
  • War and the military
  • Colonialism and exploitation of natural resources
  • Government regulation and protectionism
  • Worker’s rights and the evolution of unionism
  • Population issues

Comprised mainly of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches and surveys, Making of the Modern World Part II: 1851-1914 is available as a stand-alone collection or can be combined and cross-searched with Part I through an enhanced user interface. Making of the Modern World Part II: 1851-1914 extends and deepens researchers’ access to international coverage of 19th and early 20th century social, economic and business history as well as political science, technology, industrialization and the birth of the modern corporation.

Making of the Modern World Part II: 1851-1914 consists of approx. 1.2 million pages of digitised microfilm and newly sourced original documents from the world’s key collections of economic literature including:

  • The Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature, Senate House Library, University of London – 1,100 titles
  • University of Kansas Libraries – 1,172 titles
  • Hiroshima University of Economics – 692 titles
  • Seligman Collection from Columbia University – 1,987 titles
  • Making of the Modern World Part II: 1851-1914 traces the progress of the 19th/early 20th century nations’ rapidly changing economies. Users can mine a wealth of topics ranging from 19th and early 20th century banking history and economic systems to social reform, debates over currency format and the emerging issue of foreign exchange rates. In page after page of primary source documents, researchers can evaluate the profound impact of the Industrial Revolution on the political and social conditions of 19th century workers and national economies.

    Translations and non-English language content:

    Also unique is the large number of translations in the collection, useful to scholars concerned with the evolution of ideas in the history of economics as they flowed from one culture to another via translations. Around 50% percent of the collection comprise of rare titles in languages other than English. Titles which span all of the languages include biographies, dictionaries, year books and commemorative histories of organisations (commonly banks). An indispensable tool for researching the history of economic thought, Making of the Modern World Part II: 1851-1914 is of key interest to anyone with an interest in 19th century history, political science, philosophy, business/economics law and women’s studies.

By: Shaun Bennett

The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new resource: Gale Cengage Learning’s Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950

Liberty News Historical Archive

Experience three decades of life in middle America through a magazine that both reflected and influenced it.

Liberty: A Weekly for Everybody was founded in 1924 by Joseph Patterson, publisher of the New York Daily News, and Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and often regarded as the world’s greatest publisher. From its inception, they set out to make the magazine more topical, daring, and exciting than any competitors. Information was presented in a style heavily influenced by the emerging motion picture industry and focused on the most sensational and popular issues.

The magazine flourished when illustrated magazines were the most important form of mass entertainment. This was an era of unique creativity and growing involvement in world affairs. For twenty-six years, the magazine charted the moods, attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and fortunes of middle America through its three most significant decades.

The magazine’s ongoing circulation of more than 3 million weekly was founded on the high quality and originality of its art, stories, and other features. Its prominence and willingness to pay for the best attracted original contributions from the greatest artists, writers, celebrities, and statesmen of the age.

Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 provides users engaged in research of the twentieth century a delightful range of art, stories, articles, and advertisements offering valuable insight into life in the United States during the Depression era and World War II. It offers a rich perspective of the everyday lives of working-class and middle-class America that no other resource can match.

By: Shaun Bennett

The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new resource: Gale Cengage Learning’s Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

LGBT Thought and Culture

A Picture tells a Thousand Words

On Saturday, May 14 1982, newspaper publisher Herbert Ingram introduced the British public to the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper, heralding a revolution in publishing and newspaper reporting. Opening the first copy of The Illustrated London News, readers from the early Victorian era had their first taste of what was to come for the next 160 years – remarkable pictorial coverage of all aspects of culture, politics and society in Britain and abroad. Through the course of its history, the paper’s growing readership would be intrigued by images of nation-defining buildings under construction such as the building of the United States Capitol in 1861, horrified by images of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and fascinated by photographs of the opening of King Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1923.

160 Years Online

As a pictorial chronicle of Britain and the world from the early Victorian era to the late twentieth century, the ILN is without parallel. Now The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003, provides students, historians and family history researchers with online access to the complete run of this unique publication. Users can browse and search every issue, page, article and image across the paper’s entire history – from its first issue in 1842 to its last in 2003.

Searching Made Easy

The archive reproduces every page as it originally appeared and is fully text searchable. Researchers can view facsimile copies of each article and illustration individually or within the context of the page. Search options include a browse feature that allows users to browse issues, special issues and supplements by year and index of contributors.

Images and articles can be easily disseminated and shared for educational purposes either as downloadable PDFs, as links that can be bookmarked and added to department or course webpages or shared with colleagues and friends via email. Users can create their own personal archive, save searches across sessions, and make notes via a useful notepad feature.

Useful, Time Saving Features:

  • Basic Search.
  • Advanced search by index types – article title, keyword, entire document, caption, contributor or record number.
  • Limit searches by publication date, article type, illustration type or special issues.
  • Browse by issue, special issue or contributor.
  • Research tools include specially commissioned essays by scholars.
  • Marked list.
  • Gale named user account to save searchers, results and notes between sessions.
  • All articles and image captions are fully text searchable with hit-term highlighting.
  • Results can be bookmarked, downloaded, printed as PDFs, emailed to colleagues or friends.
  • Generate citations.
  • Fuzzy search – low, medium or high.

A Multi-Disciplinary Resource

The ILN is a unique resource for social, cultural and political history supporting cross-disciplinary research and providing students and scholars with a wealth of primary source material.

  • Royalty: From its first issue, the ILN reported on British and European royalty and rulers: births, deaths, marriages, coronations and crises are all chronicled with special issues published to commemorate events.
  • Sport: Every imaginable sport loved by the British public is covered, from football, boxing, and rugby to fencing, cricket and archery.
  • Fashion: Generations of ILN readers read the fashion column to stay in touch with the latest fashions from Paris. The advertising pages are a rich source of material for students of social and cultural history.
  • Transport: Users can chart the development of transport from the early Victorian era to the end of the 20th century, from steam trains and ocean liners to flight and space travel.
  • Disasters: Apart from natural disasters, the ILN covered railway and omnibus crashes, shipping disasters and fatal mining accidents.
  • Social History and Politics: The ILN is a unique resource for researchers of political history, profiling Peel, Disraeli and Gladstone and major 20th century political figures. Aside from political and social movements, researchers will find a wealth of information on servants, female suffragettes, strikers, criminals and migrants as well as philanthropists, society hostesses and reformers.
  • Industry and Trade: The paper reported on the growth of the industrial North, poor working and living conditions, trade imports from the colonies, strikes, child employment, domestic servants and agriculture.
  • Travel: The ILN opened up a window onto the world fro the armchair traveler – from Paris and Rome, Constantinople and St. Petersburg, even Tibet, South Africa and Australia.
  • The Arts: Sculpture, dance, ballet, theatre and opera were covered as well as profiles of visiting opera singers, painters, music hall stars, ballerinas and Hollywood film stars.
  • Discovery and Exploration: Researchers can find in-depth accounts of Livingstone’s and Stanley’s travels in central Africa and follow, like the ILN readers before them, Shackelton’s and Scott’s Antarctic explorations.
  • Science, Medicine and Technology: The ILN charts the progress of technology from the horse-drawn carriage of the Victorian era to women flying the Atlantic solo, and announces the arrival of radio and television.


The ILN was unrivaled in the volume and the speed of its illustrations. In order to support its unprecedented output, the ILN nurtured a large stable of talented artists and draftsmen to provide illustrations of wars, royal events, scientific inventions, and expeditions. The ILN employed artists to travel as special correspondents to the world’s areas of conflict, creating a new breed of artists – the war artist. Researchers can find the work of the world’s first war artist, Constantin Guys, who send sketches of the 1848 French Revolution back to the ILN’s London studio. Guy became the first in a lineage of “special artist correspondents” who would capture images of war spanning two centuries: the Crimean war, the Franco-Prussian War, the Spanish Revolution, the American Civil War, the Boer War, and both World Wars.

Aside from its artists, the ILN also featured writers of the calbre of Lord Tennyson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, and Agatha Christie. The paper also published short stories and serializations of authors such as Rider Haggard, J. M. Barrie, and Henry James, making the archive an important resource for the study of literature.

ILN Special Issues – International Coverage

The ILN would regularly publish special issues and supplements that reflected the reading public’s interests. As the Empire extended its borders, public interest increasingly turned outwards making the ILN a truly international publication. Here’s a selection of ILN’s special issues:

  • French Revolution – 23 December 1848.
  • Queen’s visit to Ireland: Queen Victoria – 11 August 1849.
  • Rome: Illustrated and Described – 4 May 1850.
  • Great Exhibition – 26 April 1851.
  • Oriental Travel – 29 November 1851.
  • Japan and the Russian war – 8 April 1854.
  • Napoleon: Visit to England – 28 April 1855.
  • Paris International Exhibition – 11 May 1867.
  • Imperial Coronation at Moscow – 9 June 1883.
  • Trouble in the Transvaal – 11 January 1896.
  • Alone in Unknown Africa – 24 October 1903.
  • Japanese Artists and the War – 26 March 1904.
  • Revolution in Portugal – 15 October 1910.
  • Imperial Russia: Her Power and Her Progress – 4 July 1914.
  • South Africa – 8 October 1927.
  • Everest Flight Photographs – 29 April 1933.
  • Netherlands – 10 September 1938.
  • Munich Crisis – 8 October 1938.

ILN Firsts

Over the years, the ILN was the first to break a story to the reading public. Here is a selection of ILN firsts:

  • The Christmas 1855 issue of the ILN contained the first color pictures ever printed in an English newspaper.
  • The ILN reported on the first steam omnibus, and the first historic flight by the Wright Brothers in 1903.
  • Researchers will find descriptions of the first letterbox in London, the laying of the Transatlantic telegraph cable, and explanations of how an early light bulb might work.

By: Charlotte Tyner

Recent Article from NC State Psychology Department Researchers, November 1 – November 15, 2016.

Economic Botany

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By: Shaun Bennett


Limited Self-Driving Vehicle Automation: Age Differences in the Takeover of Vehicle Control, Engagement in Non-driving-related Activities and Opinions of the Technology.
by Clark, Hallie Elizabeth

Sociology & Anthropology .

Immigrants in the News Media: Symbolic Boundaries in Negative, Neutral, and Positive Discourses.
by Estrada, Emily Pate

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By: Shaun Bennett

Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education.

Rural Principals and the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process: How has the Transition from the TPAI-R to the New Evaluation Process Changed Principals’ Evaluative Practices?
by Fuller, Charles Avery

The Impact of Perceptual, Economic, and Demographic Variables on Entrepreneurial Activity in Globally Diverse Ecosystems: Evidence from GEM Data.
by Adams, Kenneth Raymond

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education.

A Study of Trial and Error Learning in Technology, Engineering, and Design Education.
by Franzen, Marissa Marie Sloan

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By: Charlotte Tyner

Recent Articles from NC State Sociology and Anthropology Department Researchers, October 16 – October 31, 2016.

Research in Social Stratification and MobilityBMC Public HealthClinical Anatomy

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By: Charlotte Tyner

Recent Articles from NC State Interdisciplinary Studies Department Researchers, October 16 – October 31, 2016.

Physics TodayInternational Feminist Journal of Politics

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