Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics Online TRIAL

Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics Online

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Trial ends: 31st August 2022

The Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics offers a systematic and comprehensive overview of the languages of China and the different ways in which they are and have been studied. It provides authoritative treatment of all important aspects of the languages spoken in China, today and in the past, from many different angles, as well as the different linguistic traditions they have been investigated in.

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SupChina (TRIAL)

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SupChina is a New York-based, China-focused news, information, and business services platform. SupChina inform and connect a global audience regarding the business, technology, politics, culture, and society of China. 1,800 articles and investigative reports published yearly; 235 contributing writers from 35 countries.

For further information about using SupChina please watch this domonstration video.

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery – now expanded from one module to all four modules


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Slavery and Anti-Slavery : a Transnational Archive is devoted to the study and understanding of the history of slavery in America and the rest of the world from the 17th century to the late 19th century. Archival collections were sourced from more than 60 libraries at institutions such as the Amistad Research Center, Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Archives, Oberlin College, Oxford University, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Yale University; these collections allow for unparalleled depth and breadth of content. The primary source material is accompanied by research guides, subject outlines, and scholarly essays on the subject. The archive also offers links to websites, biographies, chronology, bibliographies, and information on key collections, to give users background and context for further research.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is made up of four parts:

Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition sheds light on the abolitionist movement, the conflicts within it, the anti- and pro-slavery arguments of the period, and the debates on the subject of colonization. It explores all facets of the controversial topic, with a focus on economic, gender, legal, religious, and government issues.

Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World charts the inception of slavery in Africa and its rise as perpetuated on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, placing particular emphasis on the Caribbean, Latin America, and United States. More international in scope than Part I, this collection was developed by an international editorial board with scholars specializing in North American, European, African, and Latin American/Caribbean aspects of the slave trade.

Part III: The Institution of Slavery expands the depth of coverage of the topic. Part III explores, in vivid detail, the inner workings of slavery from 1492 to 1888. Through legal documents, plantation records, first-person accounts, newspapers, government records, and other primary sources, this collection reveals how enslaved people struggled against the institution. These rare works explore slavery as a legal and labor system, the relationship between slavery and religion, freed slaves, the Shong Masacre, the Dememara insurrection, and many other aspects and events.

Part IV: Age of Emancipation includes numerous rare documents related to emancipation in the United States, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean. This collection supports the study of many areas, including activities of the federal government in dealing with former slaves and the Freedmen’s Bureau, views of political parties and postwar problems with the South, documents of the British and French government on the slave trade, reports from the West Indies and Africa, and other topics.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive represents the world’s largest digital archive on the history of slavery.

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Refugees Relief and Resettlement

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Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II

Current refugee crises figure prominently in world media. However, the history of refugee crises throughout the twentieth century remains largely untold through primary sources. With Refugees, Relief and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II, Gale chronicles the plight of refugees and displaced persons across Europe, North Africa, and Asia from 1935 to 1950, bringing together over 590,000 pages of pamphlets, ephemera, government documents, relief organization publications, and refugee reports that recount the causes, effects and responses to refugee crises before, during and shortly after World War II.

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Archives of Sexuality and Gender Parts 1-5


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Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture, Parts 1-5

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing archival program offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history.

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Royal Geographical Society Archive

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Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) was founded in 1830. The learned Society promotes the advancement of geographical science in all its aspects. Since its founding, the RGS-IBG has served as an information exchange for geographers and geography.

Wiley Digital Archives: Royal Geographical Society
Wiley Digital Archives has partnered with RGS-IBG to digitise and bring a large part of this world-class collection to researchers around the world. The majority of content in the Wiley Digital Archive collection presents primary source materials from new scanning that have never been published before and hitherto have only been accessible by visiting the physical archive.

The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) covers the history of geography exploration, colonization and de-colonization, anthropology, law, climate science, gender studies, cartography, and environmental history throughout the British Empire from ~1478 to 1953. It contains manuscripts, correspondence, reports, conference papers, proceedings, maps, charts, atlases, photographs, surveys, data and ephemera—all presented as fully searchable digital images that can be analyzed, downloaded, manipulated, and compared with content from other societies and universities in the Wiley Digital Archives program.

The Wiley Digital Archives-RGS collection also boasts over one hundred unique special collections. These include the Everest Collection; the David Livingstone Collection; the Sir Ernest Shackleton Collection; the Stanley Collection; the Younghusband Collection; the Speke Collection; and the Gertrude Bell Collection.

As before, the original, analogue content represented in the Wiley Digital Archives collection is available for consultation onsite, by permission and under the guidance of the Royal Geographical Society.

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Australian Newspapers Collection 1831-2000

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Historical newspaper content is among researchers most sought-after primary source material. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Australian Collection empowers researchers to digitally travel back through decades to become eyewitnesses to history. Covering leading issues and events, like the gold rush, federation, international politics, society and business, ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Australian Collection reveals the day-to-day news coverage valued by researchers.

This collection of Australian historical newspapers offers full access to the authoritative account of Australian history. Its coverage of The Age (1854– 2000) and the Sydney Morning Herald (1831–2000), provides valuable insight into the political and social life of Australia throughout history. Advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified ads are also included in the resource, as they illuminate as much history as the articles.

Subject coverage:
Historical news
Australian history
Melbourne news
Sydney news
Multidisciplinary
International news

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Jazz Composers Present

 

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Jazz Composer Complete provides a catalogue of events featuring the finest jazz composers from around the world, as well as access to livestream Composer Spotlights, Listening Sessions, Roundtables, Group Lessons, and Artist Q&As.

Individual registration is required to access this database – please follow the instructions detailed on the Library Catalogue record to complete successful registration.

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry Archive

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry is the official Journal of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry is a monthly journal publishing original articles which describe research or report opinions of interest to psychiatrists. These contributions may be presented as original research, reviews, perspectives, commentaries and letters to the editor. The Journal is the leading psychiatry journal of the Asia-Pacific region.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Rolling Stone Archive (1967-present)

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The backfile of Rolling Stone, from its launch in 1967 to the present. One of the most influential consumer magazines of the 20th-21st centuries, it initially sought to reflect the cultural, social, and political outlook of a generation of students and young adults. It has been a leading vehicle for rock and popular music journalism, as well as covering wider entertainment topics such as film and popular culture.

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