Constellate – Trial

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Trial ends: 30th September 2023.



Constellate is the text analytics service from the not-for-profit ITHAKA (JSTOR). It is a platform for teaching, learning, and performing text analysis using the world’s leading archival repositories of scholarly and primary source content.

Constellate includes clear learning paths, the ability to easily build data sets using content from JSTOR, Portico and partners, and a lab where you can practice using popular and widely available tools and techniques for text and data analysis.

Constellate have developed a 30 minute video that explores ways in which text analysis can be used in research.

For further information refer to this one page document describing Constellate

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Drama Online – Currency Press Collection

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This exciting collection, exclusively available via Drama Online, offers 300 plays from Currency Press, Australia’s leading publisher of the performing arts and its oldest, independently-owned, active publisher.

The collection launches with 201 titles and 99 further titles will follow in 2023.

Currency Press has published hundreds of titles across a rapidly expanding list of contemporary Australian writers, including indigenous playwrights, alongside genre plays of the colonial period and works from the first half of the twentieth century.

About the collection:

  • When complete, this collection will include 300 plays from many of Australia’s preeminent playwrights such as Nick Enright, Lally Katz, Kate Mulvany, Joanna Murray-Smith, Tommy Murphy, Louis Nowra and Leah Purcell
  • The titles included are global and diverse in their origins and themes, offering a dynamic mix of contemporary Australian texts aimed at a global readership
  • The first and only exclusive library of Currency Press titles, this collection offers a unique opportunity for students, practitioners and researchers to explore the catalogue of this important drama publisher

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Books+Publishing – TRIAL

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Trial ends: 31st October 2023.

Books+Publishing is now offered for Education Institutions. This previously print publication is now an online resource with all the information you will have been familiar with. Established in 1921, Books+Publishing is Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry, keeping subscribers up to date with the latest book industry news, events, features, interviews, opinion, personnel changes, job advertisements and classifieds. Books+Publishing is also the only source of pre-publication reviews of Australian and New Zealand books.

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Australian Property Journal (APJ) – TRIAL

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Trial ends: 23rd November 2022.

The Australian Property Journal (APJ) provides the most comprehensive coverage of property content online. Publishing since 2003, it is targeted at property and allied professionals and includes news from the residential, commercial and REIT’s markets. It is the only online media outlet recognized by the Australian Press Council.

Its diverse coverage includes all asset classes with articles focusing on transactions, economic and property market updates, legal news, technical information and features from expert commentators.

The APJ has responded to consumers in developing a robust platform for news videos which attract a significant number of views. Strong and enduring relationships with industry leaders in the property markets and research have been established to enable this.

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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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Trial ends: 31st July 2022

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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