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This digital collection is stated to include the complete series FO 371 and FCO 21 from the British National Archives, issued during an extremely significant period in modern Chinese history, from the year the Chinese Communist Party took control of the government to the period just after Mao Zedongʼs death in 1976.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1974 and 1974-1996, and the Daily Report Annexes, 1974-1996, released by Readex (a division of NewsBank) in 2007, is an electronic collection of the daily reports originally issued by the FBIS in paper and microform. The reports include selected news bulletins and editorials, speeches, briefings, interviews, and policy papers gleaned from radio and television broadcasts and news services in approximately 100 countries throughout the world. Collected and translated into English by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the texts are largely from sources in regions of American strategic interest during the period.
FBIS Daily Reports are also a complement to and cross...
Like its older sibling, Current Digest of the Russian Press, this weekly serial publication launched early in 2012 (after a pilot issue in August 2011) provides English translations of timely articles selected from domestic Chinese news publications.
Classic Mexican Cinema is a small, specialized digital collection of around 40,000 pages issued as one of the Brill Primary Sources collections. The five periodicals featured are from the Archives of the Filmoteca of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
American Indian Histories and Cultures, scheduled for release in fall 2013, will present material from the Newberry Library’s Edward E. Ayer Collection, an extensive archival collection on American Indian history. The content ranges from early contacts with European settlers through the expanded occupation of the American west, up through the Indian political movements of the mid-20th century. The collection covers a wide geographic area with a primary focus on North America and Mexico. This digital resource will complement The American West, an earlier digital collection from Adam Matthew compiled from the Newberry Library’s Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana.
The Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (AKL) - Internationale Künstlerdatenbank - Online Artists of the World Online is a lexicon project started in 1969, currently offered through De Gruyter Online. It assembles data about artists from the standard art history works Thieme-Becker (published in 37 volumes from 1907 to 1950) and Vollmer (6 volumes, 1953–62), the Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon, and the Lexikon der Künstlerinnen. The AKL Online is updated on a continuing basis.
Bibliographie Internationale de l'Humanisme et de la Renaissance (BIHR) is an annual bibliography of citations to books and articles in several areas of study of Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries: literature, philosophy, history, religion, the arts, economics, political science, law, and the sciences. It is published by Librairie Droz under the patronage of the International Federation of Societies and Institutes for the Study of the Renaissance.
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.
Retrospective issues of The Christian Science Monitor are available through the ProQuest Historical Newspapers database platform, dating from the Monitor’s inception in 1908 through 1996.
Launched in April, 2010, this database from the legal resources publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc., aims to comprehensively collect the current and historical versions of constitutions for all countries of the world, along with commentary in periodicals and monographs, country analysis and data, and general background on constitutional theory, history and jurisprudence.
British History Online – Premium Content is a digital library of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and early modern history of Britain made up of 122 volumes of the Calendar of State Papers, Domestic and the Calendars of State Papers for Scotland and Ireland, the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, and the National Archives Calendar of Close Rolls; The online calendar texts are fully cross-searchable with a range of other material for the early modern period, and offer scholars the opportunity to comment on, and correct, the recognised shortcomings of some volumes.
An online collection of academic monographs and essay collections from the distinguished British Academy list.
Bridgeman Education is the online educational resource of the Bridgeman Art Library. It offers subscribers unlimited access to an archive of over 390,0000 images of art, history and culture – all copyright cleared for educational use.
Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes of the Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur as well as the three supplement volumes. It is full-text searchable, making it much easier to consult for researchers and students. 'Brockelmann' is an indispensible research tool for anyone working on the Islamic world in general and the Middle East in particular.
The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language. Grove Art Online covers all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day, from art and architecture to ceramics and photography. It gives online access to the text of over 50,000 articles from the 34 volume Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.
The Art Full Text database includes the Art Abstracts database and is an indexing of an international selection of publications, many of them peer selected. The database contains abstracts and indexing of 552 periodicals from 1984 onwards, abstracts for every article indexed, and the full text of articles from 252 journals dating from 1997.
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.
www.cans.org.uk is a summary of English, Welsh and Scottish Legislation, published by Cans Legal Information since 2005. It is the online version of Cans Digest of Social Legislation which has been published in paper format since 1939.
The Cambridge Journals Digital Archive comprises of 171 journals published by Cambridge University Press. The archive contains approximately 350,000 articles, over 3,318,700 pages; The Cambridge Journals Digital Archive is comprised of the following subject collections: Scientific, Technical and Medical; Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 1; Economics History Law Politics and International Relations; Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 2 with • Anthropology and Archaeology • Asian Studies • Classics • Music • Drama • Language and Linguistics • Philosophy • Religion.
The Linguistic Bibliography Online is an essential linguistic reference tool that is unique in its field. It provides over 250.000 bibliographical references to scholarly publications in linguistics and is by far the most comprehensive bibliography in the field.
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