New and Updated Databases

New and Updated Databases August 2023

The following databases and e-resources have been recently changed or added to KU Libraries' collections. A list of database trials is also available.

New to Databases A-Z

Broadway on Demand - The Broadway on Demand Collection provides an extensive range of content that goes beyond live performances. Along with musicals, plays, and dance performances, the collection includes unique behind-the-scenes series, documentaries, and masterclasses to help researchers gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art of theater. 

Encyclopedia of Turkic Language and Linguistics - The Encyclopedia of Turkic Language and Linguistics is a unique and comprehensive reference work, offering a systematic treatment of the Turkic languages from Old Turkic to the languages and varieties spoken today.

Japan Times Archives - Online archive of newspaper articles published by The Japan Times, Japan’s largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper company. This database enables users to easily search for articles published in The Japan Times, from the first issue in 1897.

Japan Times Digital - Covers the contents published in the Japan Times from 1997 to present. This collection also includes images, video and audio files.

Kansas City Call - Kansas City’s Black newspaper, The Kansas City Call documents the lives of African Americans in aspects related to civil rights, urban development, sports, and many others.

Kokushi taikei (国史大系) - A great compendium that exhaustively and systematically covers the fundamental historical materials of Japanese history, including Kojiki (An Account of Ancient Matters), Tokugawa jikki (True Chronicle of the Tokugawa Period), Engi shiki (Ancient Japanese Governmental Regulations), etc. This e-book edition is available through JapanKnowledge.

Tennō kōzoku jitsuroku (天皇皇族実録) = Record of the Emperor and the Imperial Family - Paramount prewar period research materials chronicling the historical traces of successive emperors from Emperor Jinmu to the 121st Emperor Komei, as well as five emperors of the Northern Court, the empresses and consorts, relatives of the emperors, and imperial princesses. Compiled and edited by the Department of the Imperial Household in the pre-war period. This is available through JapanKnowledge platform.

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) - NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) provides access to aerospace-related citations, full-text online documents, images, and videos. Types of information included: conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos - created or funded by NASA.

Updates to Databases A-Z

Title changes / URL changes / Platform changes

Index of Christian Art - URL changed to remove the proxy prefix effective August 21, 2023.  This resource is now freely accessible to all users.

Cancelled Databases


Please refer to the Libraries' Budget Update page to review resources identified for non-renewal.