Kikuzo Premium Value Pack – Trial ended 31 March 2014

Kikuzo is a newspaper database for Asahi shinbun containing 12 million articles (as of Aug. 2010) published from 1879 to present. It also includes articles from the weekly magazines Aera as well as Shūkan Asahi, from the annual new-word dictionary Chiezō, Asahi shinbun jinbutsu dētabēsu, and Aashi shinbun rekishi shashin ākaibu.

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*Premium Value Pack includes:

  • Asahi Shimbun from 1985 to present, Shukan Asahi, AERA
  • Asahi Shimbun Reduced-size Facsimile Edition (post-war Showa period 1945 to 1989.)
  • Contemporary Dictionary Chiezo
  • Who’s Who Database
  • Historical Photo Archive
  • Pre-war 1926 to 1945 Database
  • Meiji + Taisho Era Database
  • Asahi Graph

 

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Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876 – Trial ended 28 February 2014

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876—the largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region—will provide a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. This unique resource will prove essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century.

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Latin American Women Writers – Trial ended 21 March 2014

Latin American Women Writers is an extensive searchable collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Also included are essays by Latin American feminists and about the feminist movement that address both the universal concerns of women in every age and the distinctive issues of their struggles in the region. The database features 103,624 pages of prose, poetry and drama.

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Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) – Trial ended 14 February 2014

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)—representing the full panoply of American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco—has long been consulted by a wide range of scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. This digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will greatly benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity.

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Meet the Press – Trial ends 31 March 2014

Since its television premiere in 1947, Meet the Press has cemented its position as an institution in broadcast journalism. For the first time ever, network TV’s longest running program—with its thousands of interviews, panels, and debates—is available via streaming online video. Now, students and scholars have unprecedented access to this treasure trove of material, including many episodes not seen since their original broadcast.

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Women and Social Movements International – Trial ends 31 March, 2014

Women and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.

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Empire Online – Trial ended 24 December 2013

Empire Online brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of ‘Empire’ and it’s theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.

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Yearbook of International Organizations Online – Trial ended 17 Dec 2013

Yearbook of International Organizations Online: Since its foundation in 1907, the Union of International Associations (UIA) has been committed to a sustainable and long-term collection, analysis and dissemination of detail information on global civil society bodies and networks (organization contact details, origins, relations, members, bibliography, biographies, events, statistics, etc.), on world problems and the strategies advocated to deal with them, the values guiding such initiatives, and on the different understandings of human potential from which these values derive. Links within and between these databases form yet another layer of information worth exploring – and visualizing.

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Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume II – Trial ended 1 January 2014

The second volume of the award-winning online collection Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels adds extensive coverage of the pre-Comics Code era horror, crime, romance, and war comics that fueled the backlash leading to one of the largest censorship campaigns in US history. Selections include works by visionaries such as Alex Toth, Boody Rogers, Fletcher Hanks, Steve Ditko, Joe Kubert, Bill Everett, Joe Simon, and Jack Kirby, along with essential series such as Crime Does Not Pay and Mister Mystery. Volume II also contains tens of thousands of pages of non-mainstream, post-code comics and secondary materials from around the world, including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, England, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Korea, Japan, and more.
For customers who also are trialing or subscribing to Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume I, you will see content for both of these collections at the above URL.

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Kotobarabia: Arab Leaders, Historians and Philosophers Collection – Trial ended 16 December 2013

Kotorabia is a compendium of early works of an astounding variety of disciplines from important Arab writers, spanning fields from feminism and social theory, to classics of literature, history, and the sciences. Includes works by the Four Imams of the Sunni Sect, the Al Azhar Modern Sheikhs; various authors of the Modern Arab Enlightenment, and rare works by the former Egyptian royal family.

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.

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