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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.

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Jiefangjun Bao (PLA Daily) (解放军报)

Digital archive of Jiefangjun Bao (解放军报), the official newspaper of the military of the People's Republic of China. The archive contains 22,443 full-text issues, dating from 1956 to the present. The archive is fully searchable by text.

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:08pm

Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection

Digital archive of newspapers aggregated from two self-proclaimed independent states, Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic. The archive contains 848 issues dating from 2013 to 2015. The archive is full-image with searchable text.

This is a static archive, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:05pm

Neues Deutschland

Digital archive of Neues Deutschland, the official newspaper of the former German Democratic Republic, containing 25,251 issues. The content dates from 1946 to the present. The archive is full-image with searchable text.

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 4:58pm

Rafu Shimpō (羅府新報)

Digital archive of Rafu Shimpō, a Japanese-American newspaper published in the United States. It contains 30,361 full-text issues dating from 1929 to the present. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 4:59pm

Al-Ahram (الأهرام)

Digital archive of Al-Ahram (الأهرام), Egypt's newspaper of record. It contains 6,201 issues dating from 1982 to the present.  The archive is full-image with searchable text.

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 4:57pm

Argumenty i Fakty (Аргументы и факты)

Argumenty i Fakty (Аргументы и факты) provides access to 1,874 issues of full-text newspapers published during the Gorbachev era.  The dates covered in this collection are: 1983-present.  The archive is full-image and searchable text.

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:01pm

Social Explorer - Direct

Social Explorer database contains the entire U.S. census history as well as numerous other demographic and environmental study reports, as well as mapping tools. The website seamlessly integrates spatial and numeric data through an easy-to-use interface and makes working with socio-demographic data simple even for a novice user.

Social Explorer was previously provided by Oxford University Press (OUP).  In April 2019, OUP announced that OUP and Social Explorer, Inc. mutually agreed to end its partnership.  Beginning on April 22, 2019, Social Explorer, Inc. began to provide subscriptions and services to Social Explorer directly with subscribers.

Provider: Social Explorer, Inc.
Updated: Sep 27, 2019 10:16am

African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922 provides access to almost 70 newspapers published between 1800 and 1922 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 13, 2020 3:52pm

Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 (1805-1922) provides access to key historical newspapers published in Latin America and the Caribbean between 1805 and 1922. Coverage features significant titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere.

Series 1 and Series 2 may be purchased separately or collectively, offering integrated access to nearly 300 historical Latin American newspapers.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 13, 2020 3:51pm

Statista

The Statista database portal, maintained by the Hamburg, Germany-based Statista Inc., provides current statistical data and comparisons for an eclectic, wide-ranging, and continually updated array of topics, using both publicly accessible and proprietary sources. The open access portion of the database provides access to about 10 percent of the overall database content.

Provider: Statista
Updated: Feb 4, 2020 11:29am

World Newspaper Archive

The World Newspaper Archive is the product of a collaboration between CRL libraries and Readex,a division of NewsBank, to preserve and provide persistent access to historical newspapers from around the globe.

CRL members support WNA through purchase of individual modules. To date, the WNA includes the following collections or "modules":

African Newspapers, Series 1 (1800-1922) African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 (1805-1922) and Series 2 (1822-...
Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 13, 2020 3:51pm

Japan Times Digital Archive

The Japan Times Digital Archive offered by East View Information Services covers the complete run (1897-2016) of this English-language daily published in Tokyo. East View's offer for this product provides access to the publisher's archive as a one-time purchase, with perpetual access rights and annual subscription for ongoing content additions (the archive will incorporate the the most recent year's content on an annual basis).

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 2:55pm

South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922 provides access to significant historical newspapers published in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the key publications: Amrita Bazar Patrika (Calcutta), Madras Mail (Madras), Tribune (Lahore) and the Ceylon Observer (Colombo). Languages include English, Bengali, and Gujarati.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Mar 11, 2020 12:43pm

African American Historical Serials

The African American Historical Serials Collection is an archive of periodicals that document the history of African American religious life and culture between 1829 and 1922. It includes newspapers and magazines, plus reports and annuals from African American religious organizations, including churches and social service agencies.

Title list (from publisher's site): Excel | HTML

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Jun 5, 2020 6:39pm

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Washington Post Online

National Digital Edition of www.washingtonpost.com provides national and world news on the web for computers, tablets and smart phones. 

Provider: WP Company LLC (The Washington Post)
Updated: May 3, 2020 10:23pm

British Online Archives

British Online Archives, distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP), consists of eleven thematic series, each containing individual collections of archival contents. New collections are added to each series as they become available.  Two of the series within this digital archive have also been reviewed separately by CRL: British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900, and Communist Party of Great Britain.

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: May 22, 2020 12:05am

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 1-6

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 1-6 provides access to periodicals that highlight that history of the Colonial Americans in the twentieth century.  The periodicals were predominantly published in the U.S., Canada, and by Americans living abroad

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 17, 2020 9:29am

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Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources is a universal research experience that combines Gale's digital archives in a single cross-search interface. Users may select one, all, or a combination of accessible databases to search.

The platform allows the use of multiple search options and research tools to search across the variety of archives accessible to the subscribing institution. Features include a wide range of search indexes (keyword, author/creator, document title, subject, place of publication) and limiters (date ranges, content types) to construct searches that best suit the user’s needs. Subject indexing aids content discovery across collections, drawing connections that simple search and retrieval may not achieve.

Digital tools included...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 9, 2020 2:51pm

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Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 examines the history of public health policy and services from the late 19th century to the end of the 1960s. Content is drawn from the New York Academy of Medicine on topics including national health care, public health services, and other topics, as well as from the National Archive Records Administration featuring a range of collections reflecting federal, state, and city public health efforts as well as campaigns and initiatives from public health advocates to insurance providers and policymakers. The full-text collecatoin includes publications, unpublished reports, correspondence, ephemera, pamphlets, grey literature...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 9, 2020 10:25am

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Digital Scholar Lab

Gale's Digital Scholar Lab is a cloud-based research tool "that enables students and researchers to apply natural-language processing tools and raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources collections in a single research platform." This resource is a tool that can be used for data mining and digital scholarship.

The Digital Scholar Lab is currently in testing with universities and is scheduled for full release in early 2018.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 9, 2020 9:04am

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