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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.

Black Thought and Culture This link opens in a new window


Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders — teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures — covering 250 years of history. Trial ends March 21, 2018. Send feed back to Harry Murphy.

Performance Design Archive Online This link opens in a new window


Theatre students and researchers can now truly see “behind the scenes” of the world’s greatest dramatic performances. Performance Design Archive Online is the first comprehensive, international collection that covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including, scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, makeup, and more. Trial ends March 31, 2018. Send feed back to Angela Weaver.

SAE Mobilus This link opens in a new window


SAE standards, technical papers, and other technical content covering mobility engineering including ground vehicle, aerospace, off-highway, and manufacturing technology.

Effective fall quarter 2016, the Allen School offers a Data Science option for Computer Science majors.

Computer Science students who wish to specialize in data-science-focused careers need to take courses that cover the core areas of data science including algorithms, machine learning, data visualization, data management, and societal implications of data science. To achieve this goal, the Allen School has a new transcriptable option in Data Science to be added to the Computer Science major; students who complete all of the required coursework will have the option listed on their transcript upon graduation. This specialization will ensure that computer science students interested in data-science-related careers get the broad and deep education they need and that they obtain a strong foundation in this fast-growing field.


These 4 CSE Core Courses:

  • CSE 421 Introduction to Algorithms (3)
  • CSE 444 Database Systems Internals (4)
  • CSE 446 Machine Learning (4)
  • CSE 442 Data Visualization (4)

Data Science and Society Seminar:

  • CSE 491 Data Science and Society (1)

One additional course chosen from the following Data Science electives:

  • CSE 427 Computational Biology (3)
  • CSE 455 Computer Vision (4)
  • CSE 484 Computer Security (4)
  • CSE XXX Natural Language Processing (4)

The main courses required to complete the Data Science option are already among the listed “CSE Core Courses” that Computer Science majors chose from to fulfill the degree requirements. The 1 credit Data Science and Society Seminar (CSE 491) counts as a CSE Senior Elective. The overall number of credits required for the Computer Science degree is the same. Students wanting to declare the Data Science option should come to drop-in advising to fill out paperwork.