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CRL gathers and provides information here about publishers, aggregators, preservation services, and other organizations that host, publish, and maintain digital resources of interest to the CRL community.  This information is intended to inform library decisions on investment in electronic resources and related services.


ProQuest LLC was acquired by Clarivate PLC (NYSE Ticker: CLVT) on December 1, 2021. Clarivate PLC offers tools and information to the scientific research, stategy, and marketing sectors.

With headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, ProQuest offers electronic databases for scholarly and scientific monographs, journals and archives of historical newspapers, periodicals, government records and publications, dissertations, and epehemera. ProQuest content is accessed most commonly through library internet gateways,a single ProQuest platform provides access to a wide range of databases across disciplines.

ProQuest's archived periodicals include Women's Wear Daily, Vogue, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall...

Updated: Oct 12, 2023 3:37pm


STAT delivers trusted and authoritative journalism about health, medicine, and the life sciences. Millions of new readers turned to us as we sounded the alarm early on about the Covid-19 pandemic. Our journalists go deep in tough-minded coverage of the business of making medicines, health tech, science, and public health.  

Updated: Jul 28, 2023 8:17am


Established in 1962, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains and provides access to an extensive archive of social science data for research and instruction. It is the world’s largest digital social science data archive, comprising over 6,200 collections and 500,000 discrete files.  It acquires and ingests approximately 300-400 collections per year and manages some of the largest and widely-used social science data sets available.

ICPSR is a consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations. 

Updated: Apr 21, 2023 12:09pm

Spotlight Media Labs

Spotlight Media Labs is a fresh news distribution company dedicated to the unfiltered and unbiased delivery of content from a broad range of publications.

The company’s SpotlightNews® mobile and web applications provide a quality reading experience free of pop-ups, screen takeovers, and sponsored links.

With its proprietary MyNewsstand™ technology, users can tailor their news feed to the publications and topics they are interested in.

SpotlightNews® uniquely targets U.S. college students and young alumni, counting over 100 college newspapers amongst its publisher partners.

Updated: Mar 3, 2023 8:56am

University of Toronto Press

University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada’s leading academic publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America. Each year, UTP publishes approximately 200 new scholarly, course, and general interest books, and manages 50 scholarly journals. UTP’s reputation for excellence stems from the publication of influential authors and outstanding research, as well as a continuing dedication to groundbreaking new scholarship.  

Updated: Feb 27, 2023 8:10am

Central European University Press

Established in 1993 to reflect the intellectual strengths and values of its parent institution, CEU Press is a leading publisher in the history of communism and transitions to democracy. Uniquely positioned between East and West it is widely recognised as the foremost English-language university press dedicated to research on Central and Eastern Europe and the former communist countries, in a wide range of subjects including political philosophy; Jewish studies; economics; history; human rights; political science; international relations; gender studies; and art history. It publishes approximately 35 new titles a year and has a large backlist of over 500 titles with e-books already available through several platforms.

Updated: Apr 22, 2022 2:51pm

Numérique Premium

Numérique Premium, a subsidiary of the publisher Nouveau Monde Editions, is a provider of ebooks in History and Human Sciences for libraries, in partnership with more than thirty publishers and societies in the French-speaking world.

Updated: Oct 7, 2021 3:29pm

Dar al-Mandumah

Dar al-Mandumah is a Saudi Company specialized in building and developing an Arabic database of scientific data for the purpose of research and academic use. 

Updated: Oct 4, 2021 1:15pm

Coherent Digital, LLC

Coherent Digital, LLC, create databases from "content that’s uncatalogued, undiscoverable, uncitable, prone to link rot, and likely to disappear."

Their three current initiatives include:

Policy Commons— research coming from over 21,000 think tanks, NGOs, and IGOs Mindscape Commons—curates content of virtual reality and immersive video in mental health African Collections—focusing on content from the African continent


Updated: Jul 12, 2021 1:54pm

The MIT Press

Established in 1962, the MIT Press is a university press publising books and journals in the areas of science, technology, art, social science, and design.


Updated: Jun 24, 2021 11:55am

Le Monde Group

Le Monde Group is the publishing company that publishes France’s most famous publications, including Le Monde, Courrier International, Télérama, La Vie, and HuffPost.

Updated: Jun 18, 2021 1:24pm

London Review of Books

London Review of Books founded in 1979 is a provider of a European magazine, London Review of Books,  that provides book reviews and essays.

Updated: Apr 15, 2021 5:43pm


In 2017, PolicyMap became a Certified Small Business and Benefit Corporation.  PolicyMap, formerly from The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), curates a geographic data library with mapping and analytic tools creating their PolicyMap database.

PolicyMap provides access to thousands of customizable maps, including data on real estate, broadband infrastructure, demographics, and more from sources like Zillow, the Census, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and GreatSchools.

Updated: Apr 12, 2021 12:26pm

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Public Library of Science (known as PLOS) is a non-profit publisher of Open Access journals.  As of 2021, PLOS is publishing articles in the following seven Open Access Journals:

PLOS One PLOS Biology PLOS Computational Biology PLOS Genetics PLOS Medicine PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases PLOS Pathogens


Updated: Apr 8, 2021 3:54pm

WP Company LLC (The Washington Post)

In 2013, The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings Company) sold the online and print publication The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos through a private investment firm, Nash Holdings LLC. WP Company LLC (doing business as The Washington Post) operates as a subsidiary of Nash Holdings LLC. 

Updated: Apr 6, 2021 4:30pm

Classiques Garnier Numérique

Classiques Garnier Numérique offers to universities, public, private and research libraries online access to databases in the fields of literature and the humanities

Updated: Dec 15, 2020 9:07am

The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune

According to their website, the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, was founded on July 6, 1917 in the honor of the work of Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarakar, the foremost pioneer of scientific Orientology in India.

The Institute is a public organization registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and Bombay Public Trusts Act 1950.

The institute holds a large collections of rare books and manuscripts spanning over 140,000 books and 28,000 manuscripts collected in a period of 90 years. This collection covers several language and scripts such as Sanskrit, Prakrit, Indian regional languages, Classical, Asean and European languages.

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 3:58pm

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai works and collections focuse in the field of Asian Studies.  Based in Mumbai, India, The Asiatic Society was created by the British as part of a network of institutions "to generate, systematize and disseminate knowledge of India and Orient: a vast and cumulative body of information, learning and knowledge which became constituted into the field of Indology. It was encyclopaedic in its scope, embracing diverse areas like numismatics, epigraphy, anthropology, history, archaeology, linguistics, philology, natural history, geology, philosophy, literature and theology."

Today, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai Town Hall houses thousands of books, periodicals, manuscripts, and other relics and collections collected since 1804....

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 3:34pm


voxgov harvests and organizes online government-produced publicity and media content, enabling access and searching by topics, sources, issues, trends and names of persons of interest.  voxgov aggregation of information involves real-time harvesting and annotating of public policy-related materials that apear on media and government web sites, to produce value-added resources for policy research. 


See voxgov CEO and founder Robert M. Dessau's presentation on voxgov at CRL's April 2014 Leviathan Forum. 

Updated: Sep 2, 2020 12:44pm

Publishers Weekly LLC

PWxyz LLC is a digital media assets company based in New York and the parent company of Publishers Weekly, its signature brand. Founded in 1872, Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of the book publishing industry and boasts 1.11 million Twitter, Facebook and other social media followers; publishes nine e-newsletters, BookLife (a website and monthly supplement), two blogs, a mobile edition, site licenses, digital editions and apps; and features a thriving website that reaches 1 million unique visitors each month.

Updated: Sep 1, 2020 5:54pm


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