Friday, May 06, 2011

New: Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume II

The second installment of the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New: London Low Life, street culture, social reform and the Victorian underworld

This collection brings to life the teeming streets of Victorian London, inviting students and scholars to explore the gin palaces, brothels and East End slums of the nineteenth century’s greatest city.

From salacious ‘swell’s guides’ to scandalous broadsides and subversive posters, the material sold and exchanged on London’s bustling thoroughfares offers an unparalleled insight into the dark underworld of the city. Children’s chapbooks, street cries, slang dictionaries and ballads were all part of a vibrant culture of street literature.

This is also an incredible visual resource for students and scholars of London, with many full colour maps, cartoons, sketches and a full set of the essential Tallis’ Street Views of London – a unique resource for the study of London architecture and commerce. We also include George Gissing's famous London scrapbooks from the Pforzheimer Collection, containing his research for London novels such as New Grub Street and The Netherworld.

Topics covered include:

* the underworld
* slang
* working-class culture
* street literature
* popular music
* urban topography
* ‘slumming’
* Prostitution
* the Temperance Movement
* social reform
* Toynbee Hall
* police and criminality

New: Literary Manuscript Collections

17th and 18th century poetry from the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds

This path-breaking project offers literary scholars the opportunity to examine complete facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the celebrated Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. These manuscripts can be read and explored in conjunction with the powerful BCMSV database, described in a recent survey of first-line indices for poetry of the long eighteenth century (c.1660-1830) as "the most sophisticated and flexible index yet created for a collection of manuscript poetry".¹ The database includes first lines, last lines, attribution, author, title, date, length, verse form, content and bibliographic references for over 6,600 poems within the collection.

Alongside original compositions are painstakingly copied verses, translations, songs and riddles. The whole collection is situated within an assortment of manuscripts, some entirely dedicated to poetry, while others contain medicinal recipes, household accounts, draft letters, musical scores and plays. There are also several printed works, with handwritten verse additions.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

New: Through the Camera Lens 1907-1927

The Moving Picture World, an early trade publication covering American cinema set a standard for the broadest possible coverage, reviewed current releases and published news, features, and interviews relating to all aspects of the industry. It featured the most detailed news items, the best reviews and feature articles, particularly by Louis Reeves Harrison, W. Stephen Bush and George Blaisdell. The vast quantity of advertisements published each week was by itself enough to make the World a veritable industry encyclopedia. An exhibitor-oriented paper whose genesis coincided with the original nickelodeon boom, it also carried regular columns on projection, advertising, and theater music. At its height, the World was a significant industry force and remains of great value to this day, although more for the raw research it provides that for its reviews.

The Moving Picture World began publication on March 9, 1907, and appeared weekly until January 7, 1928, when it became Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World. Interestingly, the cover of the first issue of the new magazine featured an advertisement for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, headed "Mergers Make Greatness!"

Without question, among the trade periodicals, the most valuable from a research point of view today is The Moving Picture World.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Electronic Enlightenment

With 58,555 letters and documents and 7,113 correspondents as of October 2010, EE is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century

Friday, January 14, 2011

Le grand Robert de la langue française

The complete version in its latest edition: 86 000 articles, 100 000 words, 350 000 meanings, 410 000 use examples
# All the conjugations of all the verbs, feminine and plural forms: 800 000 inflected forms
# 325 000 quotations: a veritable anthology
# 2 000 notes from Le Petit Robert regarding names of authors of quotations
# An index for easily finding 25 000 expressions, idioms and proverbs
# 5 000 comments on the French language in the form of boxes
# 40 original tables on particular topics or vocabularies (names of colors, words relating to chemistry, surgery, wine...)
# More than one million hypertext links to homonyms, cross-references and antonyms, derivatives and compounds, examples and expressions, quotations

World History in Video

The video content offered here is truly global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. Upon completion, the collection will contain 1,000 hours of streaming video that offers access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide

Monday, October 04, 2010

New: Language Learning Software

Tell Me More (registration required) Online learning for English (ESL), Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Italian. Includes reading, writing, speaking and listening activities. It incorporates speech recognition with playback and a spoken error tracking system.

Resources include grammar, vocabulary, conjugation as well as culture specific content.

Tell Me More serves as a supplement for serious language learning on campus, and as a "brush up" and practice tool for more casual language learners.

Some useful guides and info

Tell Me More brochure

Quick Start Guide

Activity Guide

New: Mosby Nursing Skills Videos

Learn how to correctly perform nursing procedures with these interactive, engaging videos. Clear, step-by-step demonstrations of over 125 key nursing procedures present the skills you need for confident performance in labs and clinicals. For each skill, you can also test your understanding with NCLEX examination-style review questions with rationales.

Mosby's nursing video skills. Basic skills

Mosby's nursing video skills. Intermediate skills

Mosby's nursing video skills. Advanced skills

Thursday, September 02, 2010

New: Research Starters--Education

Comprehensive summaries of education specific topics help students grasp the broad outlines of a subject, realize its real world applications, critically engage it, and locate sources for advanced research. Articles average 3,000 words, providing concise yet more in-depth content than most textbook or encyclopedia entries.

To find these summary articles I did a keyword search "reading", and the summary articles appeared in the list on the left of the screen.

Monday, August 30, 2010

New: Librivox, acoustical liberation of books in the public domain

Free audiobooks. Books in the public domain recorded by volunteers into digital audio (eg. mp3), making audio files available to the world, for free.

Some titles Persuasion, From the Earth to the Moon, Hamlet...

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Product: World Book variations

In addition to the Advanced version, we now have links to editions for high-school, kids, Spanish and French readers.

Friday, June 25, 2010

New: Witchcraft in Europe and America

Included are many rare and fragile manuscripts containing eyewitness accounts and court records of the trials of witches, including harrowing original manuscript depositions taken from the victims in the torture chamber. These documents, in both original manuscript and in print, reveal the harsh outcome of the more remote doctrinal disputes. Perhaps the most significant of all manuscripts in the Witchcraft collection is the minutes of the witchcraft trial of Dietrich Flade, a sixteenth-century city judge and rector who spoke out against the cruelty and injustice of the persecutions in the 1580s.

The pronouncements of advocates of witch persecution - Binsfeld, Boguet, Del Rio, Remi - can be compared and contrasted to the courageous warning of Bekker, Löher, Loos, Scot, Spee - men who doubted the validity of witch believers and witch trials. Also, numerous dissertations and limited printed works examining theological, legal, social implications of witchcraft are reproduced in their entirety. However, this collection unlocks much more than the world witchcraft alone; spanning the 15th to 20th centuries, it also enables researchers to trace the history and culture of European civilization during the Renaissance and Enlightenment.

The majority of texts are in Latin, English and German, although there are also selected items in French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch and Spanish.

New: Confidential print. Middle East

This collection covers c. 1839 to 1969, taking in the countries of the Arabian peninsula, the Levant, Iraq, Turkey and many of the former Ottoman lands in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt and Sudan

Covering such events as the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the nineteenth century, the Middle East Conference of 1921, the Mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia and the Suez Crisis in 1956, to the partition of Palestine, post-Suez Western foreign policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

New: The accountant's handbook of fraud prevention and detection (FRAUD)

Canada’s foremost strategic fraud prevention and management guide, designed to help manage the risk of fraud, deal with suspected fraud, and protect against liability exposure.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New: Underground and independent comics, comix, and graphic novels

Adult comic books and graphic novels. At completion, this collection will include more than 100,000 pages of materials, including 75,000 pages of primary materials (the comics themselves), and more than 25,000 pages of materials about comics—interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism—from The Comics Journal and other secondary sources.

You are currently viewing the first release of the collection, which features approximately 24,000 pages of comics and a small number of The Comics Journal issues. This initial release is meant to demonstrate the basic structure of the collection: future releases will introduce additional content and functionality that will allow for more detailed browsing, searching, and content analysis.

PS: An excellent complement to the George Morley Cartoon Collection

Title Change: North American Indian Biographical Database to North American Indian Thought and Culture

Formerly known as North American Indian biographical database, at:

and is now known as

North American Indian Thought and Culture at:

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New: Design Review

Important decorative and fine arts journals published in Europe and the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The initial offering consists of The Studio, Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration and Art et Decoration

Monday, June 07, 2010

New: U.S. relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950

This publication provides a wealth of unique correspondence, reports and analyses, memos of conversations, and personal interviews exploring such themes U.S.-Vatican relations, Vatican’s role in World War II, Jewish refugees, Italian anti-Jewish laws during the papacy of Pius XII, and the pope’s personal knowledge of the treatment of European Jews.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New: Ethnographic Video Online

...hundreds of the most frequently assigned films in anthropology, ethnography, and social psychology courses. Targeted for inclusion are works by world-famous pioneers in the field, including Edward Curtis (In the Land of the War Canoes); Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North together with his article, “How I Filmed Nanook of the North”); John Marshall (The Hunters, the entire !Kung Bushman Series; A Kalahari Family); Jean Rouch; Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson; Robert Gardner (Dead Birds, Rivers of Sand, Forest of Bliss); Timothy Asch, Patsy Asch, and Napoleon Chagnon (the complete Yanomamo Series, The Ax Fight); and Asen Balikci.

...will contain more than 750 hours of documentaries

... previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films.

... include field notes, liner notes, filmmaker biographies, related articles, study guides, and other context-enhancing, full-text materials.

... footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures, and is particularly rich in its coverage of the developing world.

...include a wide range of indigenous media, from early experiments, to works from modern-day indigenous film production companies and other projects, including the DER Video in the Villages Presents Itself series and Jeff Arak’s documentaries about indigenous media, Voice Through Film (2006) and Those With Voice (2008). These materials allow researchers and students to compare indigenous to Western documentary approaches and will encourage dialogue on the practice and philosophy of visual anthropology.