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Oxford University Press has created digital versions of its series of authoritative scholarly editions in literature, history, religion, and philosophy, rendered from print versions published from 1888 through 2012. The nine chronological/thematic modules released so far present drama, prose, and verse from the early 17th century through the Restoration period (late 1500s through 1700).
For many, thoughts of the 1980s in the UK conjure images of the miners' strikes, Freddie Mercury at Live Aid, and the Royal Wedding, likely accompanied by a soundtrack of enduring pop classics.
But the 1980s is not only a pop culture treasure-trove, it was also a transformative decade socially, politically, and technologically.
The first module of Adam Matthew Digital's newly-published Mass Observation Project: 1981-2009 resource allows historians and social scientists to explore how the events and changes of the 1980s, both large and small, impacted the everyday lives of those living in Britain at the time.
Mass Observation Online is a digital collection of unpublished reports on everyday life and culture in Britain between 1937 and 1972. The collection was digitized from selected portions of the archives of Mass Observation, the organization that originally produced these materials, with some updates.
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.
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.
KLG - Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur provides access to contemporary German-language literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Founded by Heinz Ludwig Arnold and currently edited by Hermann Korte, the KLG contains more than 800 articles. Detailed essays give a survey of the author's work and influence and include bibliographies of the author's works and of secondary literature.
The KLG database is closely integrated with Munzinger's information services and is continually updated and expanded.
The Datenbank-Paket Duden contains 17 Duden reference works.
In 2012, the long-established Klapp bibliography of French literature was converted into a database covering the years 1991–2011, presented as Klapp-Online. Annual updates will be released each fall, integrated with the cumulative coverage. The publishers plan to continue with annual printed volumes as well.
Developed by University of Oxford faculty and staff under auspices of the Bodleian Libraries and first released in 2008, Electronic Enlightenment is a comprehensive collection of letters and other correspondence with scholarly annotations providing a unique viewpoint of the early modern time period and its residents. Covering Europe, the Americas, and portions of Asia from the 17th through the 19th centuries, the EE project is, in its own words, “reconnecting the first global social network”.
The Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (Bibliography of German Language and Literature Research) was started in 1957 by Hanns W. Eppelsheimer of the University of Frankfurt and continued by Clemens Köttelwesch. It is the largest and most authoritative index of published research on all areas of German philology. Long available as a hard-to-use CD-ROM, it went online earlier in 2004 as a joint project of the Frankfurt University Library and the German publisher V. Klostermann. GNARP representatives negotiated a reduced subscription price for its membership.
First published on November 1, 1949, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is one of the major daily newspapers in Germany. Its intended scope covers a comprehensive range of topics in Germany and internationally.
Aside from the current news website (http://www.faz.net), F.A.Z. offers three archival products that cover the entire previous history of the publication:
F.A.Z.-Bibliotheksportal contains more than 4 million text-searchable articles of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspapers (daily edition, Sunday edition) from 1993 to the present and other publications of F.A.Z..
F.A.Z. 49-92 contains more than 2.8 million text-searchable articles from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung...
Bibliography of Linguistics Literature Online has over 452,000 citations (as of September 2015), with 10,000 added annually. The bibliography lists journal articles, articles of conference proceedings, and other collective works as well as monographs, dissertations, and Festschrifts. Fields of study included in the bibliography are general linguistics, English, Romance languages, and German and other languages to a lesser degree.
The search interface is available in English and German.
Le Grand Robert Online Dictionary provides all six volumes of the latest edition of this French language reference work. Its latest edition, published in 2011, includes:86,000 articles 100,000 words 350,000 definitions 410,000 use examples 325,000 quotations 25,000 idioms, expressions, and proverbs
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.
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.
DigiZeitschriften is an online archive of German language scholarly journals, similar to JSTOR. It includes more than 200 journal titles, 500,000 articles, and 6 million pages. New content is added each month.
The New York Times, published in New York City since 1851, is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States. The Times has long been an important source of reporting, information, and opinion, on politics, finance, health, science, culture, the arts, sports, and fashion in the U.S. and abroad, with special emphasis on international news and the New York metropolitan area.
The online version of the Times, at www.nytimes.com, activated on January 19, 1996, includes not only the same articles, features and images that appear in the print edition, but a wealth of additional still image, video, audio, graphics, and database content. It also includes much of the content of the...
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.”
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.
Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) provides access to 40 newspapers published in Africa during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Algeria, Angola, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Uganda.
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