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Queen Victoria’s Journals — Trial ended 17 November 2023

Queen Victoria’s Journals reproduces every page of the surviving 141 volumes of the longest serving British monarch. Numbering approximately 33,000 pages and including separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages, this project is a partnership between ProQuest, the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, and the Royal Archives, London.

Please send comments and questions to Janalyn Moss.

Amnesty International Archives — Trial ended 9 November 2023

Amnesty International Archives explores the growth of the human rights movement during the second half of the twentieth century through the International Secretariat records of Amnesty International. The material within this collection covers themes including state violence, political prisoners, minority rights and more.

Please send comments and questions to Janalyn Moss.


BBC Monitoring: Summary of World Broadcasts — Trial ended 15 April 2023

BBC Monitoring: Summary of World Broadcasts is now available as a digital primary source collection from Readex. Featuring nearly 70,000 individual multi-page reports – brought together in partnership with the BBC —  BBC Monitoring explores new and vital background on 20th-century events.

NB: The collection is still being loaded and will not be complete until Fall 2023.

Please send comments to Brett Cloyd.

Maisaku: Mainichi Newspaper database — Trial ended 31 August 2022

Maisaku (每索) is the Online Database for Mainichi Shimbun (每日新聞社), one of the three major Japanese newspapers and the oldest daily newspaper in Japan. Maisaku provides: Mainichi Shimbun (1872-present); Weekly Economist (1989-present); The Mainichi (English) (2008-present); and results from Public Opinion Polls conducted by Mainichi Shimbun (1945-2021). Users can also browse today’s news and breaking news.

Please send comments to Tsuyoshi Harada.

Theology & Religion Online – Trial ended 11 March 2022

Theology & Religion Online is the digital home to a growing range of resources designed for students and scholars of Theology, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies and related fields. Comprising audio-visual content, monographs and scholarly reference, Theology & Religion Online is home to T&T Clark Theology Library, T&T Clark Jesus Library, Library of Catholic Thought, Bloomsbury Religion in North America, and the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary and Commentaries, as well as additional forthcoming resources.

Please send comments to Rachel Carreon.