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Publishers Weekly Digital Archive - Direct

Publishers Weekly Digital Archive - Direct is the ongoing updated archive of Publishers Weekly.  The archive provides access to up to 400,000 book reviews, 5,000 author profiles/interviews, and bestsellers list from 1895 forward.  The archive includes content from 1872-end of prior year.

Provider: Publishers Weekly LLC
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 12:05am

Mass Observation Project, 1981-2009

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.   

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Jul 6, 2020 2:38pm

Classic Brazilian Cinema Online

Brazilian cinema gained international acclaim through the Cinema Novo of Glauber Rocha, Nelson Pereira dos Santos and other directors in the 1960s. Yet Brazil produced numerous films throughout its various regions since as early as 1896. Until now, a proper appreciation of early Brazilian cinema has been hampered by the loss of a significant number of the films, as well as a lack of available printed sources pertaining to Brazil’s movie industry. 

The present collection remedies this situation by providing easy online access to more than sixty Brazilian movie magazines, from the earliest ones published in the 1910s to later magazines covering the 1960s and early ‘70s. Many of them survive in only a few or even single copies and have not been available to...

Provider: Brill
Updated: Jun 9, 2020 2:25pm

Rossiiskaia gazeta Digital Archive (Российская газета)

Rossiiskaia gazeta Digital Archive (Российская газета) provides access to the official daily newspaper of the Russian government for the period of 1990-2018.  The archive continues to grow with an ongoing subscription.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:21pm

The Japan News

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.  

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 6:02pm

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Nedelia Digital Archive

Nedelia Digital Archive provides access to over 44,000 pages of the Russian-language newspaper for the period of 1960-1999.

Nedelia began as a Sunday supplement to Izvestiia under the editorship of Aleksey Adzhubey, the son in law of the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:10pm

Slovo Kyrgyzstana Digital Archive

Slovo Kyrgyzstana Digital Archive provides access to the Russian-language newspaper with over 120,000 pages and includes all obtainable issues of the newspaper’s previous titles form the period of 1925-present.

Slovo Kyrgyzstan went through various title changes and was known as Batratskaia Pravda (March-June 1925), Krest’ianskii put’ (1925-1927), and Sovetskaia Kirgiziia (1927-1991).

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:22pm

Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources is a universal research experience that combines Gale's digital archives in a single cross-search interface. Users may select one, all, or a combination of accessible databases to search.

The platform allows the use of multiple search options and research tools to search across the variety of archives accessible to the subscribing institution. Features include a wide range of search indexes (keyword, author/creator, document title, subject, place of publication) and limiters (date ranges, content types) to construct searches that best suit the user’s needs. Subject indexing aids content discovery across collections, drawing connections that simple search and retrieval may not achieve.

Digital tools included...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:28am

African American Historical Serials

The African American Historical Serials Collection is an archive of periodicals that document the history of African American religious life and culture between 1829 and 1922. It includes newspapers and magazines, plus reports and annuals from African American religious organizations, including churches and social service agencies.

Title list (from publisher's site): Excel | HTML

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Atla Historical Monographs Collection

Atla Historical Monographs Collection (11 Series) provides history and religious studies researchers with over 10 million pages and 29,000 documents focused on religious thought and practice. Eleven thematic series provide researchers with specialized content spanning from the 13th century through 1922.  The eleven series include:

Biblical Research Perspectives, 1516-1922 Catholic Engagements with the Modern World, 1487-1918 Christian Preaching, Worship, and Piety, 1559-1919 Global Religious Traditions, 1760-1922 Global Theological Perspectives, 1322-1922 Islam in the Modern World, 1804-1918 Jewish Studies Perspectives, 1800-1918 Missions and Missionaries Around the World,...
Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Art Index Retrospective, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index covering fine, decorative and commercial art, it indexes hundreds of publications, plus thousands of book reviews, interviews, anthologies and more.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index, from the renowned Frick Art Reference Library, is an archive of indexed art history journals. The arcive covers Western European and American fine arts and international art history periodicals from the mid-1850s through the 1960s.

Journals covered in this index were published in a broad selection of languages that include English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, Dutch and Scandinavian.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection Series 2 provides access to rare manuscripts, books by Latino-Hispanic Americans, and historical newspapers. The archive contains over 250,000 pages of personal and organizational manuscripts, over 3,000 issues of rare historical newspapers and periodicals, and more.  Content available is written in 80% Spanish and 20% English.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 is an archive that provides access to historical content pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States. The archive contains approximately 60,000 historical articles, texts of over 1,100 historical books, and more.  Content available is written in 80% Spanish and 20% English.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

People Magazine Archive

Digital version of People's magazine archive. People is a popular American weekly magazine featuring celebrity and human-interest stories, published since March 1974. The digital archive features more than 1,300 issues covering 1974 to 2000, fully indexed and text-searchable "in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format."

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

LIFE Magazine Archive

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. 

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Ebony Magazine Archive

Digital version of Ebony magazine's backfile. Ebony is a monthly magazinewith a focus on news, culture, and entertainment targeted at the African-American community. With coverage of the magazine from its first issue in 1945 through 2014, the full-text archive of more than 800 issues provides analysis on African-American business, history, politics, entertainment, fashion and culture.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

The New Republic Magazine Archive

The New Republic Magazine Archive is a digital collection of the prominent political and cultural opinion magazine, covering issues dating back to 1914. Providing full-text, indexing and abstracting, the archive is an essential tool for researchers of American politics, foreign policy, culture and arts. This collection includes more than 4,550 issues.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

The Nation Magazine Archive: 1865-2020

The Nation Archive makes it possible for researchers to access 14 decades of America's best alternative journalism in ways never before possible. The archive contains thousands of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to the magazine's first issue from July 6, 1865. 

The Nation is an important clearinghouse of primary source material in America and around the world. The archive includes perspectives on news, politics, and culture from writers, artists, novelists, and playwrights. The Nation Archive is a fully searchable electronic version of the magazine's complete backfile, offering a 150-year archive of reporting opinion and criticism.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Atlantic Magazine Archive: 1857-2014

The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, covers events and political issues through literary and cultural commentary. It includes more than 1,800 issues providing a broad view of 19th, 20th and early 21st-Century American thought.

The Atlantic was originally created with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Over its more than 150 years of publication. It has featured articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more.

Some of the founding sponsors of the magazine include prominent writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes,...

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

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