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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.

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Africa Development Data Explorer (ADDaX)

Africa Development Data Explorer (ADDaX) provides access to reference data from 54 African economies. According to East View Information Service, data is collected from local and regional African sources as well as international sources.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 31, 2018 1:51pm

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Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) Digital Library

Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) Digital Library (also known as the BORI Digital Library) provides access to the digitized books and manuscripts held at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in Pune.

Provider: The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune
Updated: Jul 12, 2021 1:16pm

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Dar al-Mandumah

Dar al-Mandumah provides access to a series of databases with full-text content of Arabic scientific conferences, dissertations, and academic journals from 1921 to present day.

The databases included are:

EduSearch HumanIndex IslamicInfo AraBase EcoLink Mandumah Dissertations
Provider: Dar al-Mandumah
Updated: Oct 7, 2021 12:13pm

Digitalia

Digitalia provides online access to a collection of streaming videos and thousands of French language e-Books.

Their subscription based platforms include:

Digitalia Film Library is a multilingual, multi-national collection of streaming films from Spain, France, other European and eastern European countries, North American Classic films, and Latin American films from many Latin American countries including Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil (Portuguese), and others. This library now has approximately 900+ films and will grow to over 900 films this year.

Digitalia Française provides...

Provider: Digitalia
Updated: Aug 1, 2017 10:13am

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Granth Sanjeevan

Granth Sanjeevan provides access to over 25 million pages of digitized material from The Asiatic Society of Mumbai.  The collections include digitized copies of old and rare books from the 15th Century onwards, newspapers like Bombay Chronicle, Bombay Times and others, manuscripts, journals, maps and government publications. 

Provider: The Asiatic Society of Mumbai
Updated: Mar 8, 2021 9:34am

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Le Monde

Le Monde is a French daily newspaper that was founded in 1944.  The online version of Le Monde began on 19 December 1995.

Provider: Le Monde Group
Updated: Jun 18, 2021 1:36pm

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Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment Online

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment Online provides access to 217 volumes from the "Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteen Century" (SVEC) and "Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment" (OSEO). 

This digital collection is scheduled to launch in September 2018, with all volumes within the print series digitized by 2020.

Provider: Liverpool University Press
Updated: Feb 1, 2019 12:05am

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Portico

Portico is a service of the not-for-profit  organization ITHAKA. Portico preserves digital publications such as e-journal articles, e-books, and digitized historical collections. Portico maintains that content in a "dark," or offline archive, to be made accessible to eligible libraries if and when the content becomes unavailable from its publisher. The purpose of Portico is to protect library and publisher investment in e-content by ensuring the long-term accessibility of that content to their communities.

Provider: Portico
Updated: Sep 7, 2018 10:01am

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Rand Daily Mail Archive (1902-1985)

The Rand Daily Mail Archive provides searchable, full-text coverage of the Rand Daily Mail, a daily newspaper published in Johannesburg, South Africa. Coverage spans1902, the year of the founding of the newspaper, to 1985, the year it was closed amidst a government crackdown on anti-apartheid activism. .

Provider: Readex
Updated: Apr 12, 2016 7:45am

RetroNews

RetroNews, the Press Archive of Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) provides free access to over 400 newspapers, journals, magazines and reviews published between 1631-1950. 

RetroNews also provides subscriptions to exclusive editorial content and advanced features and search tools used to search through the archival content.

Provider: Bibliothèque nationale de France
Updated: Sep 1, 2020 12:05am

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South Asia Archive

South Asia Archive is a fully searchable digital archive of materials relating to South Asia, providing online access to documents ranging from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century. The interdisciplinary collection (covering culture & society, industry & economy, science, technology & medicine, politics & law, and other subjects) includes reports, rare books, and journal runs sourced from collectors and archivists in India by the South Asia Research Foundation.
Provider: Routledge
Updated: Aug 27, 2020 11:45am


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