Civil War Era, available through ProQuest, contains nearly 2,000 pamphlets and complete runs of eight newspaper titles from 1840-1865. Previously unavailable digitally, the collection includes biographies, campaign literature, government documents, journals, presidential addresses, sermons, and speeches. UCSB is the only campus in the UC system with this database.
In the Earth Sciences, the Library has recently acquired a collection of electronic books published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) from 1956 to the present. Topics include geology and geophysics, Antarctic research, water resources, coastal and estuarine studies, and seismology, among others. This new collection compliments our access to online AGU journals.
State Stats provides comprehensive data about each state on topics such as health care, crime, education and more. Information is drawn from over 80 different sources covering more than 15 years. Data can be manipulated using mapping and graphing tools, compared with other data sets, and exported to Excel.
These and all of our electronic databases can be accessed at http://www.library.ucsb.edu/research/resources/databases.