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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

Science Full Text Select

Science Full Text Select features all of the full text content from the following Wilson full text databases: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, and General Science Full Text.    In addition, Science Full Text Select includes the full text content of relevant journals selected from other Wilson full text periodical databases.    N.B. The subscription fees are displayed in the Agreements tab pro rata to the nearest month if your institution was to subscribe this month.

Provider: The HW Wilson Company
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:59am

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

Geological Society of America

Established in 1888, the Geological Society of America (GSA) provides access to the research and dialogue essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, and industry. GSA publishes four leading peer-reviewed journals in the geosciences; Geology, GSA Bulletin, Geosphere and Lithosphere as well as a range of books, maps and guides. Libraries may place orders via their subscription agent or directly with the GSA.

Provider: The Geological Society of America
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:17am

History Study Centre

History Study Centre is an online resource of digitised primary and secondary sources with over 40,000 documents and articles.    It is a general history resource covering British, American, European, and world history, and includes over 50 reference works, 60 journals, 3,000 images, and a multimedia section.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jan 22, 2014 5:54pm

Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library Archive (1836-2001)

Institutions now have free online access to the full text of every paper published by the Institution of Civil Engineers between 1836 and 2001, representing over 200,000 pages of information. 

Provider: ICE Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:20am

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Proceedings Archive 1847-1996

The IMechE Proceedings archive contains over 200,000 pages of unique material, including technical papers, obituaries, meeting reports, technical drawings, and editorial comment published in the proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). 

Provider: Professional Engineering Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:21am

IOP Journal Archive 1874 -

Online access to over 110,000 articles and 1.5 million pages of research from 40 journals published by the Institute of Physics between 1874 and 1998.

Provider: IOP Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:24am

JSTOR - Additional Collection 1: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes

This collection brings together more than 30,000 digital objects of visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites and rock art sites. The materials include photographs, 3D models, GIS data sets, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, excavation reports, travelogues, and other scholarly research that will be of use to students and scholars in anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, heritage preservation, and architectural studies. Documented heritage sites include Lalibela, Ethiopia; Timbuktu, Mali; and Elmina, Ghana. In addition, rock art sites cover over thirty countries across the continent. Funding for this collection has come from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Arcadia Fund.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:26am

JSTOR - Additional Collection 2: Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa

This collection documents liberation movements in the southern African countries of Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe with access to more than 17,000 digital objects such as oral histories, speeches, nationalist publications, fully digitized books, journals, and pamphlets. Theses materials address topics such as colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within Southern Africa.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:26am

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences I Collection

Established in 1997, JSTOR's first collection includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:27am

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences II Collection

The Arts & Sciences II Collection adds depth to many disciplines introduced in Arts & Sciences I, such as economics, history, and Asian studies. Arts & Sciences II also offers core journals in several additional disciplines, such as archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:27am

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences III Collection

Arts & Sciences III includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. Additional interdisciplinary titles broaden the scope of coverage to include folklore, feminist & women's studies.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:27am

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences IV Collection

This collection has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration. Among the titles are highly influential and diverse publications from leading professional organizations in the fields of business and the social sciences.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:28am

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences IX Collection

With a minimum of 150 titles available by the end of 2012, the Arts & Sciences IX Collection widens JSTOR’s coverage in business and the social sciences.  Journals from over 25 countries provide outstanding international diversity, and rare materials bring unique depth to the collection, with research covering archaeology, anthropology, sociology, business, economics, population studies, and political science.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:28am

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences V Collection

This collection builds on previously introduced disciplines, adding important literary reviews and state historical journals. It will also widen the scope of core disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as philosophy, history, classics, religion, art and art history, and language and literature.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:28am

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences VI Collection

The Arts & Sciences VI Collection extends JSTOR's coverage in disciplines across the social sciences, with clusters focused in economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies. These often interdisciplinary titles broaden the scope of coverage for the social sciences and expand the range of international scholarship.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:29am

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