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Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. Gale's collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward--from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.
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Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, 1475-1900 is a full-text searchable digital collection of early printed books in Arabic script. This collection covers Islamic and Christian literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature. It also includes European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of Christian religious works.
The collection will be available in three modules:Module 1: Islamic literature, Christian literature and Islamic law Module 2: Sciences, History, Geography and Periodicals Module 3: Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues and...
VoxGov Federal is a platform that aggregates a broad range of official and ephemeral information resources issued by U.S. Federal Government agencies and and individual representatives. VoxGov Federal focuses on the regulatory process (lawmaking, rulemaking, and compliance). Though much of the information aggregated by VoxGov Federal is available in VoxGov's core product (VoxGov for Education), this distinct platform adds significant regulatory content and offers a different lens on government process.
LLMC-Digital, the online platform of the nonprofit Law Library Microform Consortium, makes a wide range of legal and governmental publications available online for the use of the academic community. The content and interface of LLMC-Digital are reviewed here; its value for use in historical research is compared to other databases in a CRL topic guide.
Open access site that provides access to databases located on the following Legal Information Institutes: AustLII; BAILII; CanLII; HKLII; LII (Cornell); and PacLII. The resource includes over 270 databases from 48 jurisdictions in 20 countries are included in the initial release of WorldLII. Databases of case-law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals, and other materials are included.
Early State Records, contains a compilation of the microfilm collection Records of the States of the United States of America that was created in the 1940's.
Included in the original project were: constitutions, the debates of constitutional conventions; statutes and early versions of compiled laws; journals and debates of the legislative bodies of the thirteen original states; administrative, executive, and court records; local, county, and city records; broadsides; records of the Native American nations; and newspapers covering British Colonial America and post-Revolutionary development. The entire collection totals roughly 2,500,000 pages or images (approximately 1900 reels including at least one supplement.)
Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP). This series includes the following collections:
Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919Gambia under colonial rule, in Government...
Making of the Modern Law (MoML) series includes:MoML 1: US & UK Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 MoML 2: US Sup. Ct. Records & Briefs, 1832-1978 MoML 3: Trials, 1600-1926 MoML 4: Primary Sources I, 1620-1926 MoML 5: Primary Sources II, 1700-1970 MoML 6: Foreign, Comparative, International, c. 1600-1926 MoML 7: Foreign Primary Sources I, 1600-1970 MoML 8: Foreign Primary Sources II MoML 9: Papers of American Civil Liberty Union
Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Gazettes: Newspapers of Record will reportedly contain more than 100 historical U.S. city gazettes ("papers of record" publishing official information) from 35 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1796 through 1884. As of April 2016, the product contained approximately 20,000 issues from 34 titles (additional content forthcoming).
Titles highlighted by the publisher include: Daily Globe (Washington, DC), Polynesian (Honolulu, HI), Chicago Daily Republican (Chicago, IL), Bangor Courier (Bangor, ME), Natchez Daily Courier (Natchez, MS), Daily Argus (Fargo, ND), Daily Telegraph (Jersey City, NJ), Morning Oregonian (Portland,...
United Nations iLibrary is a platform that publishes the digital content created by the United Nations between 2013-2015, including journals and series on: international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, governance, public health, and statistics.
The database contains 750 titles in English, and 250 in other official languages of the United Nations: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.
In the future, the platform will also provide access to other resources such as working papers series and statistical databases.
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