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OpenEdition Freemium For eBooks

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: Sep 12, 2019 11:06am

Cairn

Cairn aggregates scholarly journal content for social science and humanities journals published in France and Belgium.  Most of the content dates back only to 2001. As of late 2014, over 400 journals and 4,000 ebook titles (more than 300,000 full-text articles and book chapters) were included. Content is updated continually, averaging five new journal issues per day.

Since 2010, Cairn also offers e-book packages from major French, Belgian and Swiss publishers.

Provider: Cairn France
Updated: Sep 4, 2019 12:38pm

OpenEdition Freemium For Journalsoffer expires in 11 days

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

Numérique Premium

Numérique Premium is a new digital books platform including works from 50 French-speaking publishers and societies.  The ebooks are offered for annual subscription or one-off purchase in thematic collections.This e-books database is intended to provide access to secondary works and some compilations of source materials in both “humanities and social sciences.” 

Provider: Numérique Premium
Updated: Feb 7, 2019 10:49am

Éruditoffer expires in 12 days

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, 2018 12:08pm

Portico

Portico is a service of the not-for-profit  organization ITHAKA. Portico preserves digital publications such as e-journal articles, e-books, and digitized historical collections. Portico maintains that content in a "dark," or offline archive, to be made accessible to eligible libraries if and when the content becomes unavailable from its publisher. The purpose of Portico is to protect library and publisher investment in e-content by ensuring the long-term accessibility of that content to their communities.

Provider: Portico
Updated: Sep 7, 2018 10:01am

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

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

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

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

L'Harmathèque

L’Harmathèque's platform offers a large volume of content in the form of ebooks, articles, videos, and audio recordings on many subjects in the humanities and social sciences. One notable subject area is Africana.The content of the ebooks comes from a variety of French publishing imprints, including L’Harmattan, Pagala, Odin, and IXE.

Provider: L'Harmattan
Updated: Sep 2, 2015 2:09pm

UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE®

UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE® offers peer-reviewed books from university presses and scholarly publishers, consisting of 16,347 e-books (current + archival titles)  2010 Titles: 1,666;  2011 Titles: 1,789;  2012 Titles: 1,820 minimum;  Archival Titles: 11,072.    For a complete list of titles contained within Project MUSE® please see http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/book_collections.html

Provider: Project MUSE
Updated: Dec 5, 2013 3:02pm

Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories Online is an extensive collection of leading scholarly content across a diverse range of topics, giving access to authoritative thinking and research.

Provider: Cambridge University Press
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 4:31pm

ACLS Humanities E-Book

ACLS Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of over two thousand full text, cross searchable books in the humanities which are selected for their continuing importance to students and scholars. Updated with over five hundred new titles each year, this resource is suitable for all academic levels. 

Provider: American Council of Learned Societies
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 4:05pm

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

Cengage Learning eTextbook Collections

Cengage Learning eTextbook Collections offer online access to core text books covering a range of subjects. Adding Cengage Learning eTextbook Collections to the library online collection offers users access to texts that are used and needed by students and provide academics a unique resource to aid teaching and facilitate learning.

Provider: Cengage Learning
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:05am

American National Biography

American Dictionary of National Biography Online is a source of information about over 19,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture.    

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:12pm


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