eDesiderata®

Informed Investment in Electronic Resources

Please log in or sign up to access all resource details and interactive features

Resources A-Z

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.

+ Suggest New Resource

Ogonek (Огонек)

The digital archive of Ogonek (Огонек) contains 4,481 full-text issues of the Russian illustrated magazine. The collection covers issues dating from 1923 to 2017. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 5, 2019 12:54pm

Global Press Archive

The Global Press Archive (GPA) is an initiative by East View Information Services in partnership with Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitize over 2,000 predominantly foreign-language newspaper titles ranging in coverage from the late 19th century to present times. The GPA reportedly will digitally preserve and make searchable "more than 30 million pages of newspaper content" over several years. 

GPA includes stand-alone titles and databases aggregating multiple titles from a specific region and time period. As of October 2019, GPA includes 20+ newspaper titles and aggregated archives available for purchase through East View.

In...

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 5, 2019 12:35pm

Global Press Archive Charter Alliance

The Global Press Archive (GPA) Charter Alliance is an initiative by East View Information Services and CRL to develop a special series of thematically-designed collections to meet the priorities of CRL members. Charter Alliance will result in the creation of nine collections over a period of three years, encompassing hundreds of newspaper titles and totaling over 4.5 million pages.

The CRL/East View GPA Charter Alliance is a sub-component of the broader Global Press Archive initiative by East View to digitize over 2,000 predominantly foreign-language newspaper titles in partnership with Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 4, 2019 1:13pm

Érudit

Érudit is a publishing platform for scholarly and cultural journals, books, proceedings, theses, documents, and data developed by a nonprofit Canadian publishing consortium founded in 1998. Archival runs of journal publications published prior to a moving wall of current content are available through open access, while the remainder is available through subscription.

Provider: Érudit Consortium
Updated: Nov 2, 2019 12:05am

Le Grand Robert

Le Grand Robert Online Dictionary provides all six volumes of the latest edition of this French language reference work.  Its latest edition, published in 2011, includes:

86,000 articles 100,000 words 350,000 definitions 410,000 use examples 325,000 quotations 25,000 idioms, expressions, and proverbs

 

Provider: DeMarque
Updated: Nov 1, 2019 12:25pm

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: Nov 1, 2019 12:05am

LandScan

LandScan is a unique data set showing population distribution, developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In 2011, East View obtained an exclusive license for all distribution of this database outside of internal government uses. The data set is available through a subscription for each year (representing data collected in the previous year). East View also offers The LandScan Global Archive, a compilation of the historical LandScan data sets.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Oct 31, 2019 1:27pm

Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000

Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000 provides access to full-text searchable archive of The Mirror, a daily UK National newspaper.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 28, 2019 5:37pm

China and the Modern World

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 in this series:

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 China and the Modern World: Hong Kong, Britain, and China, 1841-1951
Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 11:44am

China and the Modern World: Diplomacy and Political Secrets

China and the Modern World: Diplomacy and Political Secrets provides access to records from the Political and Secret Department, the Burma Office (created as a separate entity in 1937) and the Military Department.  This collection includes: intelligence and diplomatic mission reports, correspondence, official diaries, memoranda, pamphlets, gazetteers and maps

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 11:43am

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.  Gale's collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward--from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 11:41am

State Papers Online

State Papers Online is a comprehensive collection of primary source British documents. Four modules covering 1509 to 1714, the period of the Tudor and Stuart monarchies, have already been completed; a new collection for the 18th century (covering 1714 to 1782) will be released in three modules, beginning in summer 2013. This wealth of digitized documents includes manuscript correspondence, reports, Parliamentary drafts, and depositions on domestic and foreign affairs.

The latest part is: State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782: Part II: State Papers Foreign - Low Countries and Germany

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 11:37am

U. S. Declassified Documents Online

U.S. Declassified Documents Online provides online access to over 500,000 pages of previously classified government documents. Covering major international events from the Cold War to the Vietnam War and beyond, this source enables users to locate key information for studies in international relations, American studies, United States foreign and domestic policy studies, journalism and more.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 11:01am

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790‐1920

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 is a digital archive that provides access to: trial transcripts documents related to the development of forensic techniques, detective agency records, prisoner photographs, newspaper reports, true crime literature, police force records, prison postcards, Penny Dreadfuls, dime novels, detective fiction and mysteries, manuscript collections from well-known figures (police, criminals, detectives), and crime related broadsides and prints.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 10:58am

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970, with contributions from New York Academy of Medicine and the National Archive Records Administration, provides access to unpublished reports, correspondence, ephemera, pamphlets, grey literature, and more.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 4:05pm

Smithsonian Collections Online

Gale is working with the Smithsonian Institution to expand access to archival content on selected materials held at various Smithsonian repositories, including: the Smithsonian Libraries, Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, and the National Museum of American History's Archives Center and Library.

The collections available through this series are:

Smithsonian 1: World's Fair and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow Smithsonian 2: Trade Literature and Merchandising America, 1820-1923 Smithsonian 3: Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991 Smithsonian: Smithsonian (1970-current) + Air & Space (1996-current) ...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 4:03pm

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, 1475-1900

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, 1475-1900 is a full-text searchable digital collection of early printed books in Arabic script.  This collection covers Islamic and Christian literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature.  It also includes European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of Christian religious works.

The collection will be available in three modules:

Module 1: Islamic literature, Christian literature and Islamic law Module 2: Sciences, History, Geography and Periodicals Module 3: Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues and...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 3:57pm

Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library

Gale is digitizing portions of the Oliveira Lima Library collection of historic Brazilian and Portuguese materials. Now housed at Catholic University of America, the collection is wide ranging, covering various colonial areas while emphasizing the Portuguese-speaking world.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 3:54pm

World Scholar Historical Archive: Latin America

World Scholar Historical Archive: Latin America provides access to 1.3 million pages of primary and secondary sources from Latin America from the 15th century to present day.

It includes:

US State Department records on Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico and more Conquistadors: The Struggle for Colonial Power in Latin America, 1492-1825 Newspapers and journals from Latin Ameria and more
Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 3:50pm

The Chatham House Online Archive

Since its founding in 1920 as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London-based Chatham House has been a leading center for policy research on international affairs. In 2013, an online searchable database integrating a large extent of Chatham House’s publications and archives was made available for the first time. Gale Cengage released the first module of The Chatham House Online Archive, covering the years 1920–79, in 2013. The second module, covering the years 1980–2010, is slated for release in late spring 2014.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 3:48pm

Pages


While CRL makes every effort to verify statements made herein, the opinions expressed and evaluative information provided here represent the considered viewpoints of individual librarians and specialists at CRL and in the CRL community.  They do not necessarily reflect the views of CRL management, its board, and/or its officers.