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e-Marefa

e-Marefa is a full-text database of Arabic language academic journals and other content in Arabic, English and French. Content includes more than 1,900 academic and statistical periodicals, 25,000 theses and dissertations, and 210,000 research abstracts produced by academic and research institutions throughout the Arab world, covering all research areas in humanities, social sciences, engineering and technology, and health and life sciences.

 

 

Provider: Knowledge World Company for Digital Content
Updated: Mar 28, 2018 12:40pm

al-Manhal

Al-Manhal offers EBook and EJournal collections, which are full-text searchable and are sourced from 23 countries.  They cover subjects such as History, Geography, Biography, Law, Islamic Studies, Social Sciences, International Relations, and Language & Literature.

Al-Manhal also has a collection called EClusters Reports, which contains working papers, research reports, essays, policy briefs, newspaper reports, case studies, and conference proceedings from the leading think tanks and research institutes across the Middle East.  These reports focus on political, economic, social and security issues across the region.

Provider: al-Manhal
Updated: Sep 22, 2017 4:37pm

United Nations iLibrary

United Nations iLibrary is a platform that publishes the digital content created by the United Nations between 2013-2015, including journals and series on: international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, governance, public health, and statistics.

The database contains 750 titles in English, and 250 in other official languages of the United Nations: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.

In the future, the platform will also provide access to other resources such as working papers series and statistical databases.

Provider: United Nations Publications
Updated: Feb 17, 2016 10:11am

Digitalia

Digitalia provides online access to a collection of streaming videos and thousands of French language e-Books.

Their subscription based platforms include:

Digitalia Film Library is a multilingual, multi-national collection of streaming films from Spain, France, other European and eastern European countries, North American Classic films, and Latin American films from many Latin American countries including Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil (Portuguese), and others. This library now has approximately 900+ films and will grow to over 900 films this year.

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Provider: Digitalia
Updated: Aug 1, 2017 10:13am

SocINDEX with Full Text

SocINDEX™ with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. This product also contains informative abstracts for more than 1,300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier contains unmatched full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with full text for nearly 9,000 journals, including more than 7,700 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 13,000 journals. This scholarly collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields. Academic Search Complete...

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:55pm

ISI Web of Knowledge

The ISI Web of Knowledge platform provides a . . .  single, unified environment through which researchers can seamlessly access different types of information: journal literature, proceedings papers, patents, chemical reactions and compounds, as well as evaluated web content. In addition, the content found within the platform is multidisciplinary, ensuring that scholars are not restricted along subject-specific lines. -  (from JISC ADAT database)

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 22, 2015 4:25pm

Krokodil Digital Archive

The Krokodil Digital Archive (Крокодил) is a full-text searchable archive of the satirical magazine published in the USSR and Russia from 1922-2000 (reinstated 2005-  ). East View Information Services offers the database as a one-time purchase. 

See East View's product flyer.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Dec 16, 2014 8:16am

African Electronic Journals (SA ePublications)

A full-text online database of more than 350 South and Southern African journals.  The titles deal with business, education, the humanities, science, medical and health sciences, law, and theology. The journal content is largely the product of research carried out in Africa, and often does not deal with Africa as a subject.  

Provider: Sabinet Online Limited
Updated: May 30, 2019 4:12pm

OpenEdition Freemium For Journals

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

OpenEdition Journals 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: Mar 6, 2019 3:01pm

ProQuest Indian Journals

Intedisciplinary, full-text databases of current, English-language journals published in India.  Topics include: economics, agriculture, finance, information science, medicine, and musicology.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Feb 24, 2015 8:26am

DigiZeitschriften

DigiZeitschriften is an online archive of German language scholarly journals, similar to JSTOR.  It includes more than 200 journal titles, 500,000 articles, and 6 million pages.  New content is added each month.

Provider: DigiZeitschriften
Updated: Dec 6, 2018 10:01am

Project MUSE Research Collection

Project MUSE was launched in 1995 by the Johns Hopkins University Press, in collaboration with the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University, to offer the full text of JHUP scholarly journals via the Web. In 1999, Muse expanded to become a unique partnership of not-for-profit publishers, increasing its ability to offer essential periodicals in the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences.     As of 9th of August 2011 Project MUSE® offers 490 titles from 133 scholarly publishers in 2011. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, area studies, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.  

Provider: Project MUSE
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:55am

Project MUSE Social Sciences Collection

Project MUSE was launched in 1995 by the Johns Hopkins University Press, in collaboration with the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University, to offer the full text of JHUP scholarly journals via the Web. In 1999, Muse expanded to become a unique partnership of not-for-profit publishers, increasing its ability to offer essential periodicals in the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences.     As of 9th of August 2011 Project MUSE® offers 490 titles from 133 scholarly publishers in 2011. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, area studies, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. 

Provider: Project MUSE
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:54am

Project MUSE Standard Collection

Project MUSE was launched in 1995 by the Johns Hopkins University Press, in collaboration with the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University, to offer the full text of JHUP scholarly journals via the Web. In 1999, Muse expanded to become a unique partnership of not-for-profit publishers, increasing its ability to offer essential periodicals in the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences.     As of 9th of August 2011 Project MUSE® offers 490 titles from 133 scholarly publishers in 2011. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, area studies, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. 

Provider: Project MUSE
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 5:54pm

ProQuest Periodicals Archive Online

Builds on the collection of 80 journals from Periodicals Archive Online already purchased on behalf of the UK academic community by JISC Collections.    A growing online archive of digitised, full image journal articles Periodicals Archive Online is made up of 8 multidisciplinary collections. Subjects covered in each collection span the arts, humanities, and social sciences;  politics, and psychology. Periodicals Archive Online can be purchased in collections for permanent ownership and online access by subscription.     Subjects spanning the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including business, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, politics, and psychology.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Mar 5, 2015 10:58am

Springer

Springer +Science & Business Media currently publish some 1,900 journals in 11 subject areas in science, technology, medicine and humanities & social sciences.      In addition Springer publishes e-books.   

Provider: Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:59am

The Shakespeare Collection

The Shakespeare Collection is a research environment for Shakespeare, Renaissance, Early Modern, Literary and Performance Studies and Theatre History.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:27am

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers

General OneFile and InfoTrac Custom Newspapers are a unique collection of journals and English language newspapers, providing one of the largest aggregations of full text periodical content available to Further Education institutions.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 9:06am

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