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World Newspaper Archiveoffer expires in 13 days

The World Newspaper Archive is the product of a collaboration between CRL libraries and Readex,a division of NewsBank, to preserve and provide persistent access to historical newspapers from around the globe.

CRL members support WNA through purchase of individual modules. To date, the WNA includes the following collections or "modules":

African Newspapers, Series 1 (1800-1922) African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 (1805-1922) and Series 2 (1822-...
Provider: Readex
Updated: Oct 20, 2017 4:22pm

Statistaoffer expires in 14 days

The Statista database portal, maintained by the Hamburg, Germany-based Statista Inc., provides current statistical data and comparisons for an eclectic, wide-ranging, and continually updated array of topics, using both publicly accessible and proprietary sources. The open access portion of the database provides access to about 10 percent of the overall database content.

Provider: Statista
Updated: Dec 12, 2017 11:05am

The New York Timesoffer expires in 14 days

The New York Times, published in New York City since 1851, is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States. The Times has long been an important source of reporting, information, and opinion, on politics, finance, health, science, culture, the arts, sports, and fashion in the U.S. and abroad, with special emphasis on international news and the New York metropolitan area. 

The online version of the Times, at www.nytimes.com, activated on January 19, 1996, includes not only the same articles, features and images that appear in the print edition, but a wealth of additional still image, video, audio, graphics, and database content.  It also includes much of the content of the...

Provider: New York Times Company
Updated: Nov 22, 2017 8:45am

African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922 offer expires in 14 days

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922 provides access to almost 70 newspapers published between 1800 and 1922 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Oct 20, 2017 1:57pm

The World Wars: firepower and fascism at home and abroadoffer expires in 14 days

The World Wars: firepower and fascism at home and abroad is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG Missionaries, 1914-1946 British officers' diaries from World War 1, 1914-1919 The British Union of Fascists: newspapers and secret files, 1933-1951 Conscientious Objection during the First World War Hitler's...
Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 9, 2017 12:24pm

The trade in people: The slave trade in Africa and the West Indiesoffer expires in 14 days

The trade in people: The slave trade in Africa and the West Indies is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

American slave trade records and other papers of the Tarleton family, 1678-1838 Antigua, slavery and emancipation in the records of a sugar plantation, 1689-1907 Scottish trade with Africa and the West Indies in the early 18th century, 1694-1709 Slave trade...
Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Dec 1, 2017 12:05am

Morningstar Investment Research Centeroffer expires in 14 days

The Morningstar Investment Research Center product provides access to stock market data and analysis, equity, and mutual funds information for research. The resource is a subscription database designed to service institutions, investors, and business students. In a 2010 review in The Charleston Advisor, John Schmitt called the product "a versatile investment tool that uses current data and in-depth analysis to put a value on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and broad markets . . . [with] analytic tools that a layman can use to understand risk and diversification."

Provider: Morningstar Inc.
Updated: Dec 1, 2017 12:05am

Manchester Medieval Sources Onlineoffer expires in 14 days

Manchester Medieval Sources Online provides access to a collection of 33 ebooks that contain texts from the terror of the Black Death to the drama of the Norman invasions. 

The collection includes the following titles:

Monasticism in Late Medieval England, c.1300-1535 Crime, Law and Society in the Later Middle Ages Popular Protest in Late Medieval Europe Late Merovingian France

A full title list is available in the Appendix section.

Provider: Manchester University Press
Updated: Jun 15, 2017 1:55pm

BMI (formerly Business Monitor International)offer expires in 14 days

The BMI (formerly Business Monitor International) platform provides a wide suite of raw data, risk ratings, quarterly and/or monthly forecast reports, daily sector analysis, webinar access, analyst team interaction and project databases to evaluate, measure and identify business opportunities and environments by country worldwide. BMI has three "pillars" of service: 

Country Risk Analysis Is what BMI calls its "umbrella service," which provides country and regional investment and growth strategies based on macroeconomic forecasting, financial market analysis and political risk assessments. Industry Risk Analysis...
Provider: BMI Research
Updated: Mar 20, 2017 12:27pm

OpenEdition Freemium For eBooksoffer expires in 14 days

OpenEdition is an academic publishing portal for electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences with four platforms presenting publications and current information:

Revues.org OpenEdition Books Calenda Hypotheses

The OpenEdition publishing initiative focuses on providing open access content. They characterize the funding model as “hybrid”, where library subscriptions derive value added services in addition to directly funding publishing efforts.

Provider: OpenEdition
Updated: Jul 25, 2017 9:42am

World Bank e-Libraryoffer expires in 14 days

Online access to over 5,500 titles published by the World Bank since the 1990s, plus new titles as they become available.

Provider: World Bank
Updated: Sep 15, 2016 10:30am

UKPressOnline offer expires in 14 days

UKPressOnline provides several major United Kingdom tabloid newspapers from 1835 to the present day.  The titles include historical and current issues of Daily Express & Sunday Express, Daily Mirror, Daily Star (& Sunday), Morning Star and Church Times. Additional historical content includes Daily Worker, The WatchmanYorkshire Post, British Union of Fascists press (Action! The Blackshirt & Fascist Week), and selected WWI & WWII-era resources.

Provider: Digitorial Ltd
Updated: Aug 15, 2017 9:33am

South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922offer expires in 14 days

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922 provides access to significant historical newspapers published in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the key publications: Amrita Bazar Patrika (Calcutta), Madras Mail (Madras), Tribune (Lahore) and the Ceylon Observer (Colombo). Languages include English, Bengali, and Gujarati.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jul 13, 2017 3:19pm

Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922offer expires in 14 days

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 (1805-1922) provides access to key historical newspapers published in Latin America and the Caribbean between 1805 and 1922. Coverage features significant titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere.

Series 1 and Series 2 may be purchased separately or collectively, offering integrated access to nearly 300 historical Latin American newspapers.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jul 13, 2017 3:20pm

Digital Scholar Lab

Gale's Digital Scholar Lab is a cloud-based research tool "that enables students and researchers to apply natural-language processing tools and raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources collections in a single research platform." This resource is a tool that can be used for data mining and digital scholarship.

The Digital Scholar Lab is currently in testing with universities and is scheduled for full release in early 2018.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Nov 6, 2017 11:50am

American Fiction, 1774-1920

American Fiction, 1774-1920 provides access to works taken directly from Lyle H. Wright’s American Fiction: A Contribution Towards a Bibliography (San Marino, California, 1965-69); post-1900 works from the Library of Congress Shelf List of American Adult Fiction; and "American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography" by Geoff Smith from the holdings of the William Charvat Collection of American Fiction at The Ohio State University Libraries.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Nov 6, 2017 3:26pm

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection contains the collection of newspapers from John Nichols (1745-1826).  This collection over 150,000 pages of printed text gathered from the newspapers that span over 100 years of history.

Through a partnership with the Bodleian Library, Gale has digitally scanned each page of this collection.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Nov 6, 2017 3:26pm

The Economist Historical Archive

The Economist Historical Archive provides access to issues of The Economist between 1843-2012 - from cover to cover.  It includes news, analysis, commentary, editorials, statistics, demographics, letters to the editor, obituaries, and historical photographs.

This collection is updated annually (2012 content added in 2016, 2013 to be added in 2017, etc.).

Provider: Gale
Updated: Nov 6, 2017 3:25pm

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance provides access to a collection facsimile images of literary manuscripts from roughly 1120 to 1660.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Nov 6, 2017 3:27pm

British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900

British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900 provides access to facsimile images of literary manuscripts from the Restoration through the Victorian era.

The collection includes letter and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, essays, journals, and more.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Nov 6, 2017 3:27pm

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