CRL gathers and provides information here about commercial and open access digital resources of interest to the CRL community. This information is intended to inform library decisions on investment in electronic resources and related services.
Art Museum Image Gallery is a rich digital resource of art images and related multimedia gathered from the collections of distinguished museums around the world. Access to this resource allows users to manipulate the images to suit their educational needs outside the Art Museum Image Gallery interface. This pedagogical flexibility is enabled by all the images being cleared for educational use.
Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914-1946 provides access to 7 volumes and 823 pages covering the Society for The Propagation of the Gospel missionaries in Asia during World War 2. MAP reports, that "this collection is derived from the 'X Series' records of the USPG which are held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford."
The Associated Press Collections Online (AP Online) consists of an extensive collection of archival files and internal communications from various bureaus of the Associated Press (AP), in six parts, anticipated to total around 2.7 million pages.
Atlantic Studies, 1700-1900, formerly known as British Records on the Atlantic World (BRAW), 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 archival materials such as journals, correspondence, official records and personal papers over a two hundred year period, all related to British involvement in the Atlantic region, including both Africa and the Americas.
Avention (formerly known as OneSource) provides real-time financial data, research and analysis, editorial content, web mining, profiles of privately and publicly owned companies, and more.
BBC Monitoring provides 24-hour reporting on developments in the world media, and also on political and economic events that have an impact upon a variety of topics.BBC Monitoring’s full range of reporting is available via BBC Monitoring Library, a fully-searchable digital database, offering open source intelligence from more than 3,000 radio, television, press, internet and news agency sources in over 150 countries.The archives date back to 2006.
Begell Digital Library is a full text database providing the latest research data and information across a broad spectrum of engineering and biomedical sciences and applied works.
The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language. Grove Art Online covers all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day, from art and architecture to ceramics and photography. It gives online access to the text of over 50,000 articles from the 34 volume Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.
The Berg Fashion Library is an online resource to provide access to interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion. The resource offers users cross-searchable access to an expanding range of essential resources in this discipline of growing importance and relevance and will be of use to anyone working in, researching, or studying fashion, anthropology, art history, history, museum studies, and cultural studies.
Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress) is a publisher of peer reviewed electronic journals and a creator of tools to facilitate access to research published within institutions. The ResearchNow Collection facilitates access to 57 peer reviewed bepress journals current through the ResearchNow portal. The journals cover research in economics, business, marketing, law, political science, public affairs, humanities, health, medicine, science, and technology.
The Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (Bibliography of German Language and Literature Research) was started in 1957 by Hanns W. Eppelsheimer of the University of Frankfurt and continued by Clemens Köttelwesch. It is the largest and most authoritative index of published research on all areas of German philology. Long available as a hard-to-use CD-ROM, it went online earlier in 2004 as a joint project of the Frankfurt University Library and the German publisher V. Klostermann. GNARP representatives negotiated a reduced subscription price for its membership.
Bibliographie Internationale de l'Humanisme et de la Renaissance (BIHR) is an annual bibliography of citations to books and articles in several areas of study of Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries: literature, philosophy, history, religion, the arts, economics, political science, law, and the sciences. It is published by Librairie Droz under the patronage of the International Federation of Societies and Institutes for the Study of the Renaissance.
A bibliography and catalog of books printed in Arabic script before 1960. The records will be based on Arab characters, with full authority control of romanized forms of names and places, as well as the western forms of the names, in accordance with the major international standards (ISO, NACO, NAF). This bibliography will ultimately contain approximately 65,000 titles of books and 15,000 authority records. Also biographical information about the authors will be added. The bibliography will be supplemented over the years from many different sources.
About the Bibliography of Asian Studies from their website, http://bmc.lib.umich.edu/bas/Help/about.
This on-line version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains 787,165 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present. In 2011 the interface of the BAS was completely rebuilt and now uses an up-to-date search engine and facets, while all the entries were converted into Unicode format.
The BAS is updated regularly, with batch posting of thousands of new entries in each upload.
In addition to entries compiled since 1997, the online BAS includes the full data...
Bibliography of Linguistics Literature Online has over 452,000 citations (as of September 2015), with 10,000 added annually. The bibliography lists journal articles, articles of conference proceedings, and other collective works as well as monographs, dissertations, and Festschrifts. Fields of study included in the bibliography are general linguistics, English, Romance languages, and German and other languages to a lesser degree.
The search interface is available in English and German.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is the world’s largest open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives. BHL operates as a worldwide consortium of natural history, botanical, research, and national libraries working together to address this challenge by digitizing the natural history literature held in their collections and making it freely available for open access as part of a global “biodiversity community.”
Biography Resource Center is an online biographical reference database is covering figures of note in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers.
BioOne is an aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals featuring timely content on a wide array of today's most pressing topics; including global warming, stem cell research, and ecological and biodiversity conservation.
BIOSIS Previews contains bibliographic data & abstract text for research published in the life sciences. BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings and discoveries of new organisms.
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