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.
JSTOR Plant Science is an online environment that provides access to foundational content vital to plant science - plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials. This new environment includes hundreds of thousands of type specimens, paintings, drawings, correspondence, and supporting materials. By 2013, JSTOR expect to have over 2.2 million type specimens available, making JSTOR Plant Science the largest collection of its kind in the world. These materials are now truly global in scope representing over 160 partners in 47 countries on 5 continents.
Online full-text access to the English-language Japan Chronicle Weekly (1902 – 1941). The Japan Chronicle offers an important primary resource for researchers, particularly for those unfamiliar with the Japanese language. Presently the resource offers the years 1919 – 1941. The remaining years 1902 – 1919 will reportedly be made available in 2015.
The Japan News provides access to the English-language daily from the publisher The Yomiuri Shimbun. Hosted on the Global Press Archive platform, this newspaper archive includes over 27,251 issues covering the period of 1955-present.
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).
Digital archive of Jiefangjun Bao (解放军报), the official newspaper of the military of the People's Republic of China. The archive contains 22,443 full-text issues, dating from 1956 to the present. The archive is fully searchable by text.
East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform.
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),...
Journal Citation Reports®(JCR®) offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.
The Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy (JCCPE) publishes timely, evidence-based policy and economics research that focuses on human-centered solutions to today’s most pressing climate challenges to support cities globally.
An essential resource for the academic community and beyond, JCCPE provides a platform for scholarly research that empowers urban practitioners and policymakers with language, analysis, policies, and concrete actions that will reinvent and reinvigorate the idea of effective, purposeful government-led action and drive action in the climate agenda.
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 Kavkaz (Кавказ) digital archive contains 15,465 full text and full image issues of the historic Russian-language newspaper. The collection covers issues from 1846 to 1918. The archive is full-image and searchable text.
This is static archive, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform.
An online subscription database of monthly digests of international news, based on articles reporting world events and developments, from 1931 forward. The archive incorporates Keesing’s Contemporary Archives (1931-1987) and its continuation, Keesing’s Record of World Events (1987 - ). Events covered include government changes, wars, treaties, diplomatic initiatives, international agreements, security, legislation, budgets, natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries.
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.
The Krokodil Digital Archive (Крокодил) is a full-text searchable archive of the satirical magazine published in the USSR and Russia from 1922-2000 (reinstated 2005- ). East View Information Services offers the database as a one-time purchase.
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Digital version of LIFE magazine's backfiles. Life was an American weekly (later monthly) news magazine founded in 1936 with a focus on photojournalism. With a focus on national and international events, politics, and culture, Life featured award winning photographs covering major events and everyday people. The digital archive features more than 2,200 fully indexed and text-searchable issues covering 1936-2000.
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.
East View presents the Latin America Census Collection, an assemblage of census data from 20 countries across Latin America addressing a wide range of topics. Available for purchase individually by country, or as a group, the Latin America Census Collection is a source of demographic data for academic research.
When initially acquired, census data is stored in a complex database structure, limiting access to those with significant database management and programming experience. East View has formatted each collection into an accessible geodatabase and provides a comprehensive User Guide. Users can follow instructions of where the data is stored, how to search for specific information, and how to visualize the data using a variety of GIS software. Additionally,...
The Latin American Databank (LAD) provides a portal for Latin American datasets acquired, processed and archived by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Collections includes data from public opinion surveys conducted by the survey research community in Latin America and the Caribbean, including universities, institutes, individual scholars, private polling and public opinion research firms.
The database includes data from: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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.
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