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.
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.”
The Medical Heritage Library is a freely available collection of resources, including text, audio, and video. The project seeks out new opportunities to digitize primary resources in the history of medicine through grant-funded initiatives and efforts to identify like-minded institutions willing to share content through the MHL’s Internet Archive collection.
Content Contributors contribute existing digitized content generated by their own institutions that meets MHL criteria and deposit it the Internet Archive tagged as part of the MHL collection.
The Observatory of Mining Conflicts in Latin America built a Latin American Database on Mining Conflicts to map and document communities affected by mining operations.
The Environmental Justice Atlas documents and catalogues social conflict around environmental issues. The database contains information on the investors, the drivers for these deals, and their impacts, basic data, source of conflict, project details, conflict and mobilization, impacts, outcome, references to legislation, academic research, videos and pictures.
The African Elections Database is an archive of past and present election results for the 49 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Open access site that provides access to databases located on the following Legal Information Institutes: AustLII; BAILII; CanLII; HKLII; LII (Cornell); and PacLII. The resource includes over 270 databases from 48 jurisdictions in 20 countries are included in the initial release of WorldLII. Databases of case-law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals, and other materials are included.
The open access dataset of Countries At Risk of Electoral Violence (CREV) includes provides detailed dyadic information on electoral violence in 101 countries between1995 and 2013. The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) is a resource representing protests, riots, strikes, inter-communal conflict, government violence against civilians, and other forms of social conflict not systematically tracked in other conflict datasets. SCAD currently includes information on social conflicts from 1990-2016, covering all of Africa and now also Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated conflict collection, analysis and crisis mapping project. The open access collection capturese the dates, actors, types of violence, locations, and fatalities of all reported political violence and protest events across Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and the Middle East.
China and the Modern World is a series of digital collections of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondences, and more. This collection covers the period of 1800s to 1980s.
The collections includes:China and the Modern World: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals China and the Modern World: Records of the Maritime Customs Service and China 1854-1949
American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 provides access to the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), covering the years from before the ACLU’s official founding in 1920 through the 20th century.
This digital collection contains more than 2 million pages held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University, and it is available as a two part collection:American Civil Liberties Union Papers (ACLU) I, 1912-1990 American Civil Liberties Union Papers (ACLU) II, 1912-1990
Women's Issues and Identities, Part of the Women's Studies Program provides access to a collection of manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more material tracing the path of women's issues from past to present.
International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 provides access to the full run of the daily newspaper, from its first issue through to 2013. Articles, advertisements, and market listings are included—shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day.
The China Data Center is a unit of the University of Michigan that was founded in 1997. The China Data Center is designed to serve as an international center for advancing the study and understanding of China. A primary goal of the Center is the integration of historical, social and natural science data in a geographic information system.
The China Data Center is supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the Institute of Social Research (ISR), and the the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Sciences (ICPSR).
The Population Reference Bureau's online database features indicators, U.S. and international data resources, and the World Population Data Sheets. The resource is openly accessible, users can browse data and resources or keyword searched across the platform.
Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment Online provides access to 217 volumes from the "Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteen Century" (SVEC) and "Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment" (OSEO).
This digital collection is scheduled to launch in September 2018, with all volumes within the print series digitized by 2020.
Anthropology Commons is a repository of open primary sources for the study of anthropology and the history of the field. Content is indexed and cross-searchable with other Alexander Street content including Anthropology Online.
Database of news sources in Spanish from around the world. The product is fully searchable and features current and archived primary source information.
Ethnic NewsWatch is a database provided by ProQuest that features newspaper, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. The publications date back to 1990, with full-text of apprximately 1.8 million articles from 315 publications of both national and regional coverage.
Major Latino publications are featured, including El Nuevo Herald, and El Andar.
The Latin American Databank (LAD) provides a portal for Latin American datasets acquired, processed and archived by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Collections includes data from public opinion surveys conducted by the survey research community in Latin America and the Caribbean, including universities, institutes, individual scholars, private polling and public opinion research firms.
The database includes data from: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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