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Global Think Tanks (formerly Policy Commons)

Global Think Tanks indexes and links to more than 3.4 million reports, working papers, policy briefs, data sources, and media drawn from a curated directory of more than 24,000 think tanks, including IGOs, NGOs, and research centers across the globe.  Delivered on the Policy Commons Platform, Global Think Tanks currently provides full text coverage of more than 8,500 organizations and includes more than 55,000 rescued reports from over 500 inactive organizations.

Provider: Coherent Digital, LLC
Updated: Feb 1, 2023 9:14am

MIT Press Direct To Open (D2O)

MIT Press' Direct to Open (D2O) is a new, collective action model, built to support the open access publication of digital monographs from the MIT Press.  

Provider: The MIT Press
Updated: Jan 1, 2023 12:35am

The New York Times

The New York Times is a global media company dedicated to creating on-the-ground, expert and deeply reported independent journalism. Established in 1851, The New York Times’s mission is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. In education, their goal is to help today’s students become tomorrow’s global citizens. 

Through the Academic Site License program, institutions can provide their campus communities with unlimited digital access to The New York Times News product, via NYTimes.com and The New York Times News App. 

The New York Times brings together breaking news, diverse perspectives, and reporting on nearly every topic and area of interest, including business, technology, climate change and science, the arts and...

Provider: New York Times Company
Updated: Jan 1, 2023 12:35am

PLOS Journals

PLOS's offer is for all 12 PLOS titles and includes any new titles launched during the term. All fees are discounted 1% if paid through CRL/NERL via one invoice.

PLOS  provides access to Open Access journals in the areas of science and medicine. 

As of 2022, there are 12 Open Access journals available.

PLOS One PLOS Biology PLOS Computational Biology PLOS Climate ...
Provider: Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Updated: Nov 29, 2022 12:05am

PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a curated geographic data library with mapping and analytic tools.  PolicyMap provides access to over 37,000 indicators from over 150 sources, including Center for Disease Control, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Housing and Urban Development, FDIC, FCC, FEMA, and the US Department of Agriculture.  

Provider: PolicyMap
Updated: Nov 1, 2022 12:05am

Cairn

Cairn aggregates scholarly journal content for social science and humanities journals published in France and Belgium.  Most of the content dates back only to 2001. As of late 2014, over 400 journals and 4,000 ebook titles (more than 300,000 full-text articles and book chapters) were included. Content is updated continually, averaging five new journal issues per day.

Since 2010, Cairn also offers e-book packages from major French, Belgian and Swiss publishers.

Provider: Cairn France
Updated: Sep 2, 2022 12:05am

De Gruyter Databases in German Studies

De Gruyter provides access to a select number of databases that focus in German studies and related fields.  As of Summer 2021, a total of 18 titles were available on the De Gruyter platform with an area focus in German studies including: encyclopedias, diaries, writings by German authors, and more.

Provider: De Gruyter
Updated: Jun 1, 2022 12:05am

De Gruyter Book Archive in German Studies

De Gruyter Book Archive provides access to over 50,000 titles.  A select number of the archives are in German studies and related fields.

Provider: De Gruyter
Updated: Jun 1, 2022 12:05am

Le Grand Robert

Le Grand Robert Online Dictionary provides all six volumes of the latest edition of this French language reference work.  Its latest edition, published in 2011, includes:

86,000 articles 100,000 words 350,000 definitions 410,000 use examples 325,000 quotations 25,000 idioms, expressions, and proverbs

 

Provider: DeMarque
Updated: Nov 6, 2021 12:05am

De Gruyter eBook Collections in German Studies

De Gruyter eBook Collections provides digital access to varying book titles recently digitized.  The titles cover topics in the humanities, sciences, and more.  A select number of eBooks are in German studies and related fields.

Provider: De Gruyter
Updated: Jul 1, 2021 12:05am

Archives Unbound

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.

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

17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection

17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection provides access to seventeenth and eighteenth century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the period. 

Gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817), a notable scholar and son of a well-known music historian of the same name, this collection covers more than two hundred years of accounts, explanations, and points of views. More than 700 bound volumes of newspapers relate political, educational and economic situations -- including English provincial, Irish, Scottish and a handful of papers from British colonies, in the...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, 1475-1900

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...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

Times Digital Archive, 1785-2012

The Times Digital Archive 1785-2012 provides access to full-text facsimile of the historical newspaper the Times (London).

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790‐1920

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 is a digital archive that provides access to: trial transcripts documents related to the development of forensic techniques, detective agency records, prisoner photographs, newspaper reports, true crime literature, police force records, prison postcards, Penny Dreadfuls, dime novels, detective fiction and mysteries, manuscript collections from well-known figures (police, criminals, detectives), and crime related broadsides and prints.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 provides access to the full run of the daily newspaper, from its first issue through to 2013. Articles, advertisements, and market listings are included—shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

Smithsonian Collections Online

Gale is working with the Smithsonian Institution to expand access to archival content on selected materials held at various Smithsonian repositories, including: the Smithsonian Libraries, Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, and the National Museum of American History's Archives Center and Library.

The collections available through this series are:

Smithsonian 1: World's Fair and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow Smithsonian 2: Trade Literature and Merchandising America, 1820-1923 Smithsonian 3: Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991 Smithsonian: Smithsonian (1970-current) + Air & Space (1996-current) ...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

China and the Modern World

China and the Modern World is a series of digital collections of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondences, and more.  This collection covers the period of 1800s to 1980s.

The collections in this series:

China and the Modern World: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals China and the Modern World: Records of the Maritime Customs Service and China 1854-1949 China and the Modern World: Hong Kong, Britain, and China, 1841-1951
Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000

Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000 provides access to full-text searchable archive of The Mirror, a daily UK National newspaper.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jan 1, 2020 12:05am

Mobilizing East Asia

Mobilizing East Asia provides access to English-language newspapers, magazines, books, and pamphlets published in East Asia from 1904-1959.

Provider: Brill
Updated: Jul 1, 2018 12:05am

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