Resources: CRL Reviews
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.
Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 provides access to more than 7,000 issues of the illustrated weekly newspaper.
Founded by Herbert Ingram in 1842, it became the first fully illustrated weekly newspaper covering British and world events from 1842-2003.
This archival digital collection, covering the years 1986-2012, is intended to complement other NewsVault archives collections.
Independent Voices, the initial collection offered by Reveal Digital (a limited liability company based in Ann Arbor, MI), is a set of digitized U.S. newspapers, journals, and magazines originally published by the alternative press during the 1960s, '70s and '80s.
Digitization of the collection is financed through tiered contributions from participating libraries over four years (2013 to 2017). The collection is available only to subscribers during the funding/digitization campaign, and for a two-year embargo period thereafter. Following this period, the collection reportedly will become open access if the funding threshold is achieved.
Independent Voices, initially launched in 2013, is accessible via ...
India Raj and Empire is a digital collection of unique manuscript sources from the National Library of Scotland from 1615 through 1947. First-hand accounts from journals and diaries document events including the foundation of the East India Company and the independence of India. Letters and reports from government, military, and business officials provide further insight into this significant historical period for India.
The publisher has assembled an extensive grouping of archival materials related to Indians of North America, dating primarily up through the early twentieth century, with some material extending through the 1980s.
International Newsstream (formerly ProQuest International Newsstand) offers access to current and recent retrospective content for more than 8000 news sources from outside the U.S. and Canada, including prominent titles such as The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series for various world regions. Subscribing libraries can also select individual titles or a customized group.
Irish Historical Newspapers provides access to a collection of fully searchable newspapers from Irish Newspaper Archives, Ltd in Dublin.
The regional and national titles found in the collection provide reports of national and international news and events between 1738-2004.
A link to the full title list is available in the Appendix.
The Irish Newspaper Archives is an electronic collection of 74 Irish and Irish-American newspapers published between the mid-18th century and the present day, and digitized from microform. It is presented through INA, a digitization and website company affiliated with National MicroMedia Ltd., a microform publisher and service provider based in Ireland.
Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period is comprised of more than eighty volumes of poetry by Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842, such poets as Henrietta Battier, I. S. Anna Liddiard, Adelaide O’Keeffe, Elizabeth Ryves, and Melesina Trench. Along with the poetic texts are biographical and critical essays contributed by the foremost scholars in the field.
Izvestiia (Известия) Digital Archive covers the "complete archive" of Izvestiia (Известия), from its founding in 1917 through present. The database presents "the Kremlin’s newspaper of record" as full-image text searchable files. As of October 2019, the archive holds 30,101 full text, full image issues.
East View reports that the archive grows with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform.
The Japan Times Digital Archive offered by East View Information Services covers the complete run (1897-2020) 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).
Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS), 1957-1994, released by Readex (a division of NewsBank) in 2011, is an English-language archive of translations of foreign scientific, technical, and social science materials. Produced by the U.S. Joint Publications Research Service, a government agency that translates a range of foreign-language materials, JPRS includes monographs, reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from around the world. JPRS is also the largest single producer of English language translations in the world and has generated four million pages from more than 130,000 reports.
With a focus on communist and developing countries, Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS),...
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.
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.
LandScan is a unique data set showing population distribution, developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In 2011, East View obtained an exclusive license for all distribution of this database outside of internal government uses. The data set is available through a subscription for each year (representing data collected in the previous year). East View also offers The LandScan Global Archive, a compilation of the historical LandScan data sets.
Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals Online is a collection of digitized political movement periodicals from nations throughout South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. The collection will feature 967 titles and will be available in May 2013 from Brill Online.
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.
This database (formerly "Latin American Newsstand") provides access to current content and the past two decades for more than 130 full text news sources in Spanish, Portuguese and English from across Central and South America. It also contains content from wire services and regional magazines.
Life under Nazi rule, reports by anti-fascists in occupied Europe, 1933-1945 provides access to 2 volumes of Anti-fascist publications of the International Transport Worker's Federation, 1933-1945.
The Dutch publisher Brill has released a database of high-resolution color scans of Middle Eastern manuscripts collected by early Orientalist scholars from Leiden, held in the research collection at Leiden University Library. This database is referred to in full as Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1 (MEMO 1): Pioneer Orientalists, the Manuscript Collections of Scaliger, Raphelengius and Golius from the Leiden University Library.
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