Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New E-Resources

Here are a bunch of new electronic resources available for your researching pleasure:

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
A searchable full-text access to the British Library’s collection of the
newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney
(1757-1817)–the largest and most comprehensive collection of early
English news media. More than twelve hundred titles and almost one
million pages are included.

19th Century British Library Newspapers
Searchable full text of full runs of newspapers specially selected by
the British Library to best represent nineteenth-century Britain. This
new collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as
newspapers from: established country or university towns; the new
industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands; and Scotland,
Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that
helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform,
Chartism, and Home Rule. Penny papers aimed at the working and clerical
classes are also included.

Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature
Contains the texts processed thus far from the corpus of Celtic-Latin literature from the period 400-1200 as part of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources project.

Aristoteles Latinus Database
Contains the complete corpus of medieval Greek-Latin translations of the
works of Aristotle as published in the printed work, Aristoteles Latinus.

Colonial State Papers
Colonial State Papers provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Colonial State Papers integrates two important research tools as one service: Collection CO 1 from The National Archives and Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Garland Encyclopedia is a comprehensive online resource devoted to music
research of all the world’s peoples. Each volume contains an overview of
a geographic region, a survey of its musical heritage, and a description
of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles
include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instruments,
and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other
images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study.
Contains the full text of the 10 volume print encyclopedia (originally
published in 1997), which is searchable all together for the first time.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers encompasses all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, “showing how issues were explored and legislation was formed. Many contributors to the papers were found outside the official world, providing evidence or supplying memoranda to committees and commissions.”

Latin American Newsstand
Database of current news sources consisting of daily reports, weekly
reports, regional reports, and more.

Full-text of Latin-American newspapers and newswires covering international and Latin-American regional topics.

Monumenta Germaniae Historica
Includes a collection of primary sources which document the history of
the Germanic regions of medieval Europe. Includes a selection of texts
from all five divisions of Monumenta Germaniae Historica (Scriptores,
Leges, Diplomata, Epistolae, Antiquitates).

Integrates data from all of Bureau van Dijk databases. ORBIS includes
full searching facilities and global standard report format for in-depth
international searching and analysis.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.


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