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African Elections Database

The African Elections Database is an archive of past and present election results for the 49 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. 

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Provider: African Elections Database
Updated: Mar 17, 2020 10:10am

OpenEdition Freemium For eBooks

OpenEdition is an academic publishing portal for electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences with four platforms presenting publications and current information:

OpenEdition Journals OpenEdition Books Calenda Hypotheses

The OpenEdition publishing initiative focuses on providing open access content. They characterize the funding model as “hybrid”, where library subscriptions derive value added services in addition to directly funding publishing efforts.

Provider: OpenEdition
Updated: Mar 4, 2020 1:22pm

Global Press Archive

The Global Press Archive (GPA) is an initiative by East View Information Services in partnership with Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitize over 2,000 predominantly foreign-language newspaper titles ranging in coverage from the late 19th century to present times. The GPA reportedly will digitally preserve and make searchable "more than 30 million pages of newspaper content" over several years. 

GPA includes stand-alone titles and databases aggregating multiple titles from a specific region and time period. As of October 2019, GPA includes 20+ newspaper titles and aggregated archives available for purchase through East View.

In...

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Mar 4, 2020 11:50am

African Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1925

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) provides access to 40 newspapers published in Africa during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Algeria, Angola, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Feb 21, 2020 8:51am

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is an extensive online, subscription database of over 10,000 hours of full-text and video interviews with African-Americans distinguished in the fields of science, culture, politics, the arts, and public life. 

Provider: The HistoryMakers
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 11:43am

ORCID

ORCID provides two core functions: (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication. ORCID makes its code available under an open source license, and will post an annual public data file under a CC0 waiver for free download.

For more information on how a research institution can use ORCID, click here.

Provider: ORCID
Updated: Feb 7, 2020 8:46am

Statista

The Statista database portal, maintained by the Hamburg, Germany-based Statista Inc., provides current statistical data and comparisons for an eclectic, wide-ranging, and continually updated array of topics, using both publicly accessible and proprietary sources. The open access portion of the database provides access to about 10 percent of the overall database content.

Provider: Statista
Updated: Feb 4, 2020 11:29am

The New York Times

The New York Times, published in New York City since 1851, is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States. The Times has long been an important source of reporting, information, and opinion, on politics, finance, health, science, culture, the arts, sports, and fashion in the U.S. and abroad, with special emphasis on international news and the New York metropolitan area. 

The online version of the Times, at www.nytimes.com, activated on January 19, 1996, includes not only the same articles, features and images that appear in the print edition, but a wealth of additional still image, video, audio, graphics, and database content.  It also includes much of the content of the...

Provider: New York Times Company
Updated: Feb 3, 2020 11:21am

OpenEdition Freemium For Journals

OpenEdition is an academic publishing portal for electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences with four platforms presenting publications and current information:

OpenEdition Journals OpenEdition Books Calenda Hypotheses

The OpenEdition publishing initiative focuses on providing open access content. They characterize the funding model as “hybrid”, where library subscriptions derive value added services in addition to directly funding publishing efforts.

Provider: OpenEdition
Updated: Jan 14, 2020 2:18pm

F.A.Z. (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

First published on November 1, 1949, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is one of the major daily newspapers in Germany. Its intended scope covers a comprehensive range of topics in Germany and internationally.

Aside from the current news website (http://www.faz.net), F.A.Z. offers two archival products that cover the entire previous history of the publication:

F.A.Z.-Bibliotheksportal contains more than 4 million text-searchable articles of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspapers (daily edition, Sunday edition) from 1993 to the present and other publications of F.A.Z..

F.A.Z. 49-92 contains more than 2.8 million text-searchable articles from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ...

Provider: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH
Updated: Jan 14, 2020 1:45pm

Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922

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.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 13, 2020 3:51pm

Washington Post Online

National Digital Edition of www.washingtonpost.com provides national and world news on the web for computers, tablets and smart phones. 

Provider: WP Company LLC (The Washington Post)
Updated: Jan 6, 2020 9:04am

Global Financial Data Series

In the Global Financial Data Series, the publisher (GFD) provides deep historical data on a wide variety of securities, price indices, exports, imports and more from around the world.  This resource is unique in that it is the only resource, at this point, that provides easy access to many historical time series.

Provider: Global Financial Data
Updated: Jan 1, 2020 12:05am

U. S. Declassified Documents Online

U.S. Declassified Documents Online provides online access to over 500,000 pages of previously classified government documents. Covering major international events from the Cold War to the Vietnam War and beyond, this source enables users to locate key information for studies in international relations, American studies, United States foreign and domestic policy studies, journalism and more.

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

VoxGov

VoxGov, first launched for subscription access in January 2014, is a unique “discovery platform” which aggregates a broad range of official and ephemeral information resources issued by individual representatives and organizations from all branches of the U.S. Federal Government, and links that content to publicly accessible government documentation.

VoxGov's 46.4M documents come from over 8500 sources and are located across 600,000 + unique website locations. The provider facilitates continuous daily indexing, and cache web content including “information that is no longer retrievable.” VoxGov assert that many governmental press releases, as well as social media posts, have “never before been aggregated...

Provider: voxgov
Updated: Dec 14, 2019 12:05am

Érudit

Érudit is a publishing platform for scholarly and cultural journals, books, proceedings, theses, documents, and data developed by a nonprofit Canadian publishing consortium founded in 1998. Archival runs of journal publications published prior to a moving wall of current content are available through open access, while the remainder is available through subscription.

Provider: Érudit Consortium
Updated: Nov 26, 2019 10:30am

Electronic Enlightenment

Developed by University of Oxford faculty and staff under auspices of the Bodleian Libraries and first released in 2008, Electronic Enlightenment is a comprehensive collection of letters and other correspondence with scholarly annotations providing a unique viewpoint of the early modern time period and its residents. Covering Europe, the Americas, and portions of Asia from the 17th through the 19th centuries, the EE project is, in its own words, “reconnecting the first global social network”.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Nov 19, 2019 12:05am

Japan Times Digital Archive

The Japan Times Digital Archive offered by East View Information Services covers the complete run (1897-2016) 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).

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:57am

World News Connection

The World News Connection (WNC) contains English-language transcriptions of news articles from selected non-U.S. sources, generated by the U.S. Open Source Center. WNC began distribution in 1995 as a successor product to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. The service was discontinued on December 31, 2013.

The WNC offered by East View Information Services offers access to 856,013 items dating from 1995 to 2013. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:55am

Pravda (Правда)

East View Information Services has collected and digitized the archives of this historic Soviet and Russian newspaper title, starting with its first issue from April 22, 1912 and continuing through present day. The archive was released to the public in early 2010. As of October 2019, there are 29,660 full-text issues of the Russian newspaper. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:54am

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