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The Current Digest of the Chinese Press

Like its older sibling, Current Digest of the Russian Press, this weekly serial publication launched early in 2012 (after a pilot issue in August 2011) provides English translations of timely articles selected from domestic Chinese news publications. The digital archive from East View contains 373 issues dating from 2011 to the present. 

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 21, 2020 6:00pm

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Izvestiia Digital Archive

Izvestiia (Известия) Digital Archive covers the "complete archive" of Izvestiia (Известия), from its founding in 1917 through present. The database presents "the Kremlin’s newspaper of record" as full-image text searchable files.  As of October 2019, the archive holds 30,101 full text, full image issues.

East View reports that the archive grows with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 6:07pm

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Ogonek (Огонек)

The digital archive of Ogonek (Огонек) contains 4,481 full-text issues of the Russian illustrated magazine. The collection covers issues dating from 1923 to 2017. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 6:06pm

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The Current Digest of the Russian Press

Digital archive of the Current Digest of the Russian Press, an aggregated collection of Russian newspapers translated into English. Founded in 1949, the journal was first published as The Current Digest of the Soviet Press (1949-1991), followed by The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press (1992-2010), and now The Current Digest of the Russian Press. The digital archive from East View contains 3,547 issues dating from 1949 to the present. 

East View reports that the archive grows with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 6:05pm

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Moscow News

The Moscow News digitial archive is a collection of 4,411 full-text issues of the Russian, English-language newspaper. The collection covers issues dating from 1930 to 2014. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

This is a static archive, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 6:03pm

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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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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: Jul 10, 2020 10:49am

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

Sabin Americana, 1476-1926

Based on Joseph Sabinʼs bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, this digital collection from Gale Cengage provides a variety of material published about the Americas between 1500 and 1926. Included are works from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:30am

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 examines the history of public health policy and services from the late 19th century to the end of the 1960s. Content is drawn from the New York Academy of Medicine on topics including national health care, public health services, and other topics, as well as from the National Archive Records Administration featuring a range of collections reflecting federal, state, and city public health efforts as well as campaigns and initiatives from public health advocates to insurance providers and policymakers. The full-text collecatoin includes publications, unpublished reports, correspondence, ephemera, pamphlets, grey literature...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:30am

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals: Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonial

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals: Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonial provides access to 91 periodicals from Australia, Canada, Ceylon, India, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The collection was sourced from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Australia.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:29am

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Online, I: Women's, Children's, Humour, Leisure

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Online, I: Women's, Children's, Humour, Leisure provides access to full text of 100 titles and 1.2 million pages from periodicals published in the UK between 1800 and 1900. The resource also offers an extensive library of newly captured images.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:29am

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

Gale's Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to a collection of 500 U.S. newspapers from the 19th century.

Newspapers included are:

New York Herald (NY) Lynchburg Virginian (VA) Pacific Commercial Advertiser (HI) Rocky Mountain News (CO) Southern Illustrated News (VA) Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago) Milwaukee Sentinel (WI) The Bee (OH) The Mountaineer (SC)
Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:28am

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

Gale Cengage has designed Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) to be an extensive database with multiple content types, covering most regions of the world. The collection is in a rolling release of twelve modules over several years, with the initial four collection modules (called “Archives” by Gale) released in spring 2012.

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

The Making of the Modern World

The Making of the Modern World (MOMW) is a very large digital collection of over 60,000 works primarily on economics written in Europe and the United States. It is comprised of two parts: MOMW I (1450-1850), and MOMW II (1851-1914).

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

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

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Consisting of significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, Eighteenth Century Collections Online bears witness to what many scholars consider the three most significant events in world history — The American Revolution, The French Revolution and The Industrial Revolution.

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

Digital Scholar Lab

Gale's Digital Scholar Lab is a cloud-based research tool "that enables students and researchers to apply natural-language processing tools and raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources collections in a single research platform." This resource is a tool that can be used for data mining and digital scholarship.

The Digital Scholar Lab is currently in testing with universities and is scheduled for full release in early 2018.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:25am

British Library Newspapers: Part I-V, 1800-1950

British Library Newspapers: Part I-V, 1800-1950 is a series of collections of national and regional newspapers of Britain.  The archive includes newspapers originating in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

The series includes:

British Library Newspapers: Part I, 1800-1900 (formerly Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, Part 1) British Library Newspapers: Part II: 1800-1900 (formerly Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, Part 2) British Library Newspapers...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:24am

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

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