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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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Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index covering journals in the humanities and social sciences. It includes over a million indexed articles related to social sciences, including book reviews. 

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 5:58pm

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Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is a digital archive of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. The archive offers all information from 44 Readers’ Guide annuals.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 5:58pm

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Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index covering important humanities and social sciences journals published from 1907 to 1984. Indexing includes articles and book reviews.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 5:58pm

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Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index chronicling over a half a century of education literature covering all levels of education and education specialties.  Many of the indexes are peer-reviewed.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 5:58pm

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Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive covering nearly 70 years of business scholarship indexing and citations.  The archive includes indexes and citations of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and the complete files of Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957).

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 5:57pm

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Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Art Index Retrospective, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index covering fine, decorative and commercial art, it indexes hundreds of publications, plus thousands of book reviews, interviews, anthologies and more.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 5:57pm

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ORCID

ORCID provides two core functions: (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication. ORCID makes its code available under an open source license, and will post an annual public data file under a CC0 waiver for free download.

For more information on how a research institution can use ORCID, click here.

Provider: ORCID
Updated: Feb 7, 2020 8:46am

Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo)

Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo) is an online subscription service that provides access to a collection of historical fire insurance maps.

Maps in their collection include publications by Sanborn, Perris, Hexamer, Whipple, Baist, Bromley, Hopkins and others. 

In 2014, The Library of Congress granted HIG access to scan over 500,000 maps to add to their online collection.

Provider: Historical Information Gatherers (HIG)
Updated: Dec 12, 2019 3:30pm

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.

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Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Mar 4, 2020 11:50am

Gudok (Гудок)

The Gudok (Гудок) archive provides access to 26,447 digital issues of the Russian trade newspaper. This collection covers issues dating from 1918 to the 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: Nov 6, 2019 11:50am

Kavkaz (Кавказ)

The Kavkaz (Кавказ) digital archive contains 15,465 full text and full image issues of the historic Russian-language newspaper. The collection covers issues from 1846 to 1918. The archive is full-image and searchable text.

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:51am

Literaturnaia Gazeta (Литературная газета)

The Literaturnaia Gazeta (Литературная газета) digital archive contains 6,470 issues of this cultural and political newspaper from Russia. The collection covers issues dating from 1929 to the present. The archive is full-image and 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 6, 2019 11:51am

Moscow News

The Moscow News digitial archive is a collection of 4,411 full-text issues of the Russian, English-language newspaper. The collection covers issues dating from 1930 to 2014. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:52am

Novoe Russkoe Slovo (Новое русское слово)

Digital archive of Novoe Russkoe Slovo (Новое русское слово) containing 14,106 full-text issues of the Russian language newspaper, published in New York. The collection covers issues dating from 1918 to 2010. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:53am

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

Sovetskaia Kul’tura (Советская культура)

Digital archive of Sovetskaia Kul’tura (Советская культура) containing 5,229 full-text issues of the paper that covers cultural events and developments within Russia. The collection covers 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, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:55am

Za Vozvrashchenie na Rodinu (За возвращение на Родину)

Digital archive of Za Vozvrashchenie na Rodinu (За возвращение на Родину) containing 401 issues of the Russian language newspaper published in Germany. The collection covers issues dating from 1955 to 1960. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:56am

The Current Digest of the Russian Press

Digital archive of the Current Digest of the Russian Press, an aggregated collection of Russian newspapers translated into English. Founded in 1949, the journal was first published as The Current Digest of the Soviet Press (1949-1991), followed by The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press (1992-2010), and now The Current Digest of the Russian Press. The digital archive from East View contains 3,547 issues dating from 1949 to the present. 

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:48am

The Current Digest of the Chinese Press

Digital archive of the The Current Digest of the Chinese Press, a collection of full-text articles from key Chinese newspapers selected from a wide variety of news sources in China and translated into English. The digital archive from East View contains 373 issues dating from 2011 to the present. 

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: Nov 6, 2019 11:48am

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