The Library is running trials of several databases between now and the end of December. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us determine if we should consider purchasing them. If you find one of these resources to be useful for your teaching or research, please use this form to let us know by Jan. 9, 2015.
19th Century UK Periodicals Series 1: New Readerships, October 30, 2014 - November 29, 2014
This collection of nineteenth-century periodical literature covers the period 1800 to 1900. It will eventually have nearly 600 titles. The material comes from libraries such as the British Library and the National Library of Scotland. The collection should interest historians and students of nineteenth-century literature and culture, empire, feminism, the history of the book, the creative and performing arts, sport and leisure, science and medicine, and the professions.
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, October 24, 2014 - November 30, 2014
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 enables users to search more than 270 African American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. This collection was created in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress.
Bibliography of British and Irish History, October 31, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Provides bibliographic data on historical writing concerning the British Isles, the British Empire and Commonwealth, from 55BC to the present. It is the successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History, available online from 2002 to 2009. The complete database now contains over 550,000 books, articles in books and articles in journals. It is updated 3 times per year.
Digital Loeb Classical Library, October 28, 2014 - December 28, 2014
The digital Loeb Classical Library makes Greek and Latin literature accessible into the twenty-first century. Harvard University Press presents an interconnected, searchable, virtual library of epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory by the great medical writers and mathematicians represented here with texts and English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in an interface that allows readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, & share content with ease.
English Historical Documents Online, October 24, 2014 - November 22, 2014
Key features include: Instant access to over 5,000 historical documents. Explore content by Date, Historiography and Historical methods, Population and environment, Society, Economic affairs and technology, Intellectual, cultural and the arts, Religious belief, practice and organization, Politics, administration and law, Military, Foreign affairs, Status entries and Source types. Personalized login for individual users: bookmark entries, and save and manage searches. Download, print, share and citation tools, Institutional access via Shibboleth.
JSTOR SCELC Trial, October 15, 2014 - December 31, 2014
All JSTOR collections are available.Arts & Sciences XII $ XIII, Hebrew Journals
Biological Sciences, Business III & IV, drawn from already-owned collections, Ecology & Botany, I & II,Ecology & Botany II, Health & General Sciences, Jewish Studies, Language & Literature, Arts & Sciences III (already-owned collections); Mathematics & Statistics (already-owned collections), 19th Century British Pamphlets, Global Plants, African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa
Medici.tv, October 24, 2014 - November 22, 2014
Live Digital broadcasts of 100 events from the most prestigious venues: Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Concertgebouw, Teatro alla Scala, Berliner Philharmonie, Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Verbier Festival, Salzburger Festspiele on Medici.tv. Online collection of classical music videos, with 1,400 original programmes available on demand and with unlimited access, plus hundreds of new films each year. Available on PC or Mac, in HD without the need to download them. Mobile and tablet and Smart TV apps allow viewing worldwide at any time.
Met Opera On Demand - Student Access, November 2-8, 2014
Metropolitan Opera on Demand: Student Access offers educational institutions access to over 490 recent and classic performances. The database includes videos in high definition and standard formats as well as Met radio broadcasts. The database is updated monthly with new content.
NAACP History Collections 1-6, Proquest History Vault, October 24, 2014 - November 23, 2014
ProQuest and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have digitized the association's archives. The collection is nearly two million pages of internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from NAACP offices countrywide. The collection is the most heavily used collection in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress and is fully searchable and accessible. The dates cover 1909 to 1972.
Naxos Video Library, October 31, 2014 - November 30, 2014
This Performing Arts DVD distributor brings you an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Once you subscribe, stream any video in the library from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
OLMS ONLINE Archive: FRANKFURT AND LEIPZIG BOOK-FAIR CATALOGUES, October 24, 2014 - November 24, 2014
Book-trade (book fair) catalogues, of German - and in many respects European - book production over nearly 300 years (1594-1860). Developed in the 16th century, the book fair catalogues are from the Spring or Easter and Autumn or Michaelmas Fairs; a wide overview of the books on offer during this period. The digitisation is based on the microfilming of the book fair catalogues from 1594 onwards. They ceased publication in 1860.
OLMS ONLINE Archive: REPRINTS, October 24, 2014 - November 24, 2014
Olms Online presents works reprinted by the Georg Olms Verlag with additions. These are reprints with new introductions, afterwords, notes or indexes added by the editors. Currently consists some 400 volumes, with a focus on German language, literature and philosophy. Includes the German and Latin works from the Complete Works of Christian Wolff, the Brothers Grimm and Bernhard Suphan's Herder edition. Works of Christian Thomasius and Hermann Cohen, as well as early women's literature, 15th to 19th century collections of proverbs are included.
Routledge Handbooks e-book collections from Taylor & Francis, October 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Handbooks spanning 18 subject areas, on one digital platform. Each is peer-reviewed and provides a definitive overview of a whole subject area or sub-discipline. Subjects include: Archaeology & Classics; Asian Studies; Business & Economics; Communication, Journalism, Media & Culture; Criminal Justice & Criminology; Education; Environment & Sustainability; Health & Social Care; History; Law; Linguistics; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Security Studies; Sociology; Sport & Leisure; and Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management.
Translated Texts for Historians E-Library, October 24, 2014 - November 21, 2014
This 60-volume digital library is on a fully searchable online platform with over 13,000 pages of translated texts spanning 300-800 AD. Translated into English from Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Georgian, Armenian and Old Irish. Covers Syria, Arabia, Armenia, Georgia and Egypt in the East; North Africa; major cities of the Roman Empire (Antioch, Alexandria and Constantinople); and Spain, Gaul, Italy, Britain and Ireland in the West. Includes various histories, chronicles, letters, annals, formularies, compendia, political speeches, etc.
If you find one of these resources to be useful for your teaching or research, please use this form to let us know (be specific!) by Jan. 9, 2015.