Monday, April 30, 2007

New ArtStor Content (Getty, Classics, Architecture)

Paintings and Tapestries from the Getty
ARTstor is pleased to announce two new collections from the Getty. The first, J. Paul Getty Museum Collection, contains nearly 400 paintings from the 14th century through the early 20th century. The second collection, Study Photographs of Tapestries in the Getty Research Library, contains over 4,000 images from the Tapestries Collection.

Greek, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures from the Berlin State Museums
ARTstor has just added 301 images of Greek, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures from the Collection of Classical Antiquities at the Berlin State Museums.

Historic Illustrations of Art and Architecture
ARTstor has released over 300 images of historic art and architecture illustrations to the Digital Library. This collection, created by Allan Kohl, contains illustrations originally published during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

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JSTOR upgrades its PDF's, highlights search terms, and links with ArtStor

Improved Article PDF Files

A new PDF format for downloading and printing articles has replaced the previous High Quality PDF format. This new format enables JSTOR users to "search" or "find" words and phrases within the PDF version of JSTOR articles, as well as copy and paste portions of text from them. In addition to these benefits, the new format facilitates the use of screen-reading software, such as JAWS for Windows. Moreover, PDF files in this new format are, on average, smaller in size than our current High Quality PDF files, which means that they can be downloaded more quickly and easily. We encourage you to try the new High Quality PDF files, especially if you have had printing or downloading difficulties in the past.

Search Term Highlighting

Search term highlighting is now available in JSTOR page images. When a user searches for a term and follows a link to an article from the results, the search terms will be highlighted in the article's page images. Along with the existing "Page of First Match" feature, this new highlighting allows users to see their search terms more easily within the context of the article text as they browse through the pages. If an individual prefers, search term highlighting may be “turned off” on the user preferences page.

JSTOR/ARTstor Searching

ARTstor, a non-profit initiative founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data. Similar to JSTOR, ARTstor's mission is to serve the scholarly community through its collections. To enhance the benefits of these two resources and to enable researchers to discover useful content across all formats, JSTOR has developed a way to search both JSTOR and ARTstor content simultaneously.

Specifically, users have the opportunity to search JSTOR article content, JSTOR image captions, and metadata for ARTstor images. Search results pages are separated into three tabs — Articles, Images from Articles, and ARTstor Images — so that users can easily view and choose among their results. Article image thumbnails accompany the caption results, and ARTstor results contain title, creator, and date information. If your institution participates in ARTstor as well as JSTOR, you will also be able see ARTstor image thumbnails in your results and click to view the full-sized image and complete metadata through the ARTstor website. Users at non-participating institutions will be able to search and see the metadata, but not images, for ARTstor results.

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Film & television literature index

Film & Television Literature Index is the definitive index to film and television literature. It is a bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications, and selected coverage of 300 more. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers.

New Product Announcement-->Brepolis Online (history, classics, religion, literature)

We have upgraded our Brepolis subscription to include all databases.

Vetus Latina database

The huge panoply of Latin biblical texts which were in existence and use from the second century AD/CE until the time when the Vulgate became predominant are known under the common rubric of the Vetus Latina, or the Old Latin, Bible. The term Vetus Latina refers to all those biblical texts translated into Latin which are not found in the Vulgate. The textual tradition of the Vetus Latina is complex and incomplete. Because there are a limited number of extant manuscripts that haphazardly cover the biblical text the basic sources are biblical citations or allusions that are found within the writings of the Latin Fathers or Greek patristic authors who were translated at an early date into Latin.

This database contains every citation, listed by book, chapter and verse of the Bible. The citations can be searched individually or as a whole, following the biblical structure.

Within the application the complete repertorium of H.J. Frede (Kirchenschriftsteller - Verzeichnis und Sigel, Freiburg, 1995) can be consulted online, as well as its updates (R. Gryson)

In principio : incipit of Latin texts

1 million incipits covering Latin literature from its origins to the Renaissance006699

An inevitable research tool for all those scholars and libraries interested in the writers, texts and manuscripts of Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Ut per litteras apostolicas : papal letters

La collection des CD-Rom Ut per litteras apostolicas... constitue la version électronique de la série des registres et lettres des papes des XIIIè et XIVè siècles, conservés aux Archives Secrètes Vaticanes à Rome. Cette série, éditée depuis 1883 par l’École française de Rome, puis en partenariat avec le CNRS, compte à ce jour quelque 80 volumes imprimés, reproduisant les lettres pontificales soit sous forme d’analyses, soit sous forme de transcriptions partielles ou exhaustives.

Database of Latin dictionaries

The purpose of this �Database of Latin Dictionaries� is to produce for scholars and students an online database comprising a large number of Latin dictionaries. The database will: continue to grow gradually and will comprise three kinds of dictionaries:

* dictionaries to assist translation from Latin into modern languages,
* dictionaries providing semantic and etymological explanations in Latin of Latin words
* historical Latin dictionaries.

The aim of the database is not only to integrate different types of Latin dictionaries, whether modern, medieval or early-modern, but also to build in links between these different tools. Where the dictionaries provide Latin terms and vernacular equivalents or explanations (whether in contemporary or historic forms of English, French or German, say), searches will be possible on both the Latin lemmata and the English, French or German lemmata. This database will provide an unsurpassed tool since all Latin word-forms that appear concretely in texts will have a link to entries in relevant dictionaries and from there the user can go and read the selected dictionary entry.

A �live link� to the Library of Latin Texts is available for all institutions subscribing to both online databases.

This link will enable the user who has conducted a search on a word in a dictionary within DLD to export this word automatically to its sister-database and thereby identify actual occurrences of the particular word in CLCLT in its actual context. Likewise, a user can select a word found in a text of CLCLT and automatically find entries on the word in the constituent dictionaries of the DLD.

Monumenta Germaniae Historica

The Monumenta Germaniae Historica (frequently abbreviated MGH in bibliographies and lists of sources) is a comprehensive series of carefully edited and published sources for the study of German history (broadly conceived) from the end of the Roman Empire to 1500.

The society to sponsor the series was established by the Prussian reformer Heinrich Friedrich Karl Freiherr vom Stein in 1819 and the first volumes appeared in 1826 and following years. The editor from 1826 until 1874 was Georg Heinrich Pertz, who was succeeded by Georg Waitz. Many eminent medievalists from Germany and, eventually, other countries, joined in the project of searching out and comparing manuscripts and producing scholarly editions. The motto chosen by Klein, Sanctus amor patriae dat animum ("Holy love for the fatherland gives the spirit") is an important example of the coincidence of Romantic nationalism and highly professional scholarship.

The collection consists of five main areas, Antiquitates, Diplomata, Epistolae, Leges, Scriptores as well as Necrologia. Many subsidiary series have also been established, including a series of more compact volumes for school use (Scriptores in usum scholarum) and special studies (MGH Schriften).

The project, one of the greatest group efforts of historical scholarship, continues in the 21st century. In 2004, the MGH, with the support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, took a step which makes it even more extraordinary: all of its publications which have been in print for more than five years can now be read online, in photo-digital reproduction, via a link on the MGH homepage.

Bibliographie de civilisation medievale

Intitially the bibliography focuses on the Central Middle Ages, but the coverage will be expanded in stages to cover both the Early and Late Middle Ages. The Bibliographie de civilisation médiévale currently comprises 40,000 titles from 1958 to 2003, i.e. the whole of the relevant elements from the famous bibliography in the Cahiers de civilisation médiévale.

International directory of medievalists

Lexikon des Mittelalters online

the standard encyclopaedia for medieval studies. It deals with all branches of Medieval Studies and covers the period from 300 to 1500 AD/CE for the whole of Europe and parts of the Middle East and North Africa

International encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages

The International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages-Online (IEMA), an entirely new supplement to the Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA), is being produced under the joint auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Brepols Publishers; it will be made available at Brepolis, the Brepols site for online medieval encyclopedias, bibliographies, and databases. The chronological range of IEMA is 300-1500 CE, and it will cover all of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. IEMA will complement and fill in gaps in the coverage of the present Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA).

Europa sacra online

coverage of medieval Church prelates
information on all 1300 medieval bishoprics, archdioceses and patriarchates under obedience to Rome
prosopographical information on 18,507 bishops, archbishops and patriarchs
prosopographical works on members of religious orders and data on secular clergy supplied by nationally-based prosopographical projects will be added
Europa Sacra Online 2004 draws its initial information fromC. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica medii aevi... ab anno 1198 [1st and 2nd edns. M�nster, 1898ff]P.B. Gams, Series episcoporum ecclesiae catholicae [Regensburg, 1873-86]

International Medieval bibliography

The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is the world's leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 400-1500.

Library of Latin Texts

CLCLT is the world's leading database for Latin texts. It contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It covers all the works from the classical period, the most important patristic works, a very extensive corpus of Medieval Latin literature as well as works of recentior latinitas including texts from the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. The complete works of writers such as Cicero, Virgil, Augustine, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Kempis can thus be consulted. The texts have been taken from the Corpus Christianorum series and from many other leading editions.

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New Product Announcement-->Play Index

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You can search for plays by author, title and subject, so this is a good thing.

New Product Announcement-->Orlando: women's writing in the British Isles from the beginnings to the present

Orlando: women's writing in the British Isles from the beginnings to the present

Wow, from Bugga to PD James, they are all here! This is a bit of a slog to get used to as it is a compendium of information about women writers, with biographical, bibliographic, and historical content, very hyperlinky and non-linear. Take some time to swim around and play.

Refworks Upgrades

General Program Enhancements

RefShare Enhancements

Miscellaneous Enhancements

Administrator Tool Enhancements

It should be noted that the "Attachment Feature" will not be automatically made available at this time for all subscribing organizations. Over the next few months, RefWorks will be introducing the attachment feature in phases to all our subscribing organizations.

Upgrade to EBSCO Literary Reference Centre

We are pleased to announce that EBSCO's Literary Reference Center now
features several usability enhancements, for example:

+ "Full Text of Classics" content (mostly PDFs), accessible via the Works authority file
+ Two new Works authority filters: Genre and Locale
+ Four new Author authority filters: Country, Culture, Genre and Movement
+ A more interactive timeline, with links to works and authors mentioned
+ Links to articles from within the Timeline screen
+ Index Browsing and Cited References from the Advanced Search Screen

For your convenience when training others on the updated Literary Reference
Center, we have created a PowerPoint presentation, linked from this Top
Story on EBSCO's Support Site

New JSTOR Content

The Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 58, 1919/1920-2003

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 25, 1979-2003

Release Content: Vols. 3 – 12, 1992-2001

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 40, 1962-2001

The Journal of Arachnology
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 33 (Issue 1), 1973-2005

Journal of Social History
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 35 (Issue 2), 1967-2001

The Journal of the History of Sexuality
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 12, 1990-2003

The Journal of Wildlife Management
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 68, 1937-2004

Medical Care
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 39, 1963-2001

The Modern Language Review
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 98, 1905-2003

Le Mouvement social
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 205, 1951-2003

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 14, 1885-1908, Vols. 1 – 95, 1909-2003

Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 91, 1903-1998

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 76, 1926-2001

Political Psychology
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 24, 1979-2003

Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 62, 1942-2003

Records of the Academy
Release Content: Nos. 1958/1959 – 2001, 1958/1959-2001

Reproductive Health Matters
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 11, 1993-2003

Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 30, 1966/1967-2003

Sociology of Religion
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 65, 1940-2004

Vingtième siècle. Revue d'histoire
Release Content: Nos. 1 – 80, 1984-2003

Wildlife Society Bulletin
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 32, 1973-2004,

New IEEE Content--Standards

We are writing to inform you that the 2007 National Electrical Safety Code
(NESC®) is now available in IEEE Xplore.

The NESC is one of the most popular titles from IEEE, and is now full-text
accessible in IEEE Xplore for subscribers of the IEL and the IEEE All
Inclusive Standards Online Subscription. Published exclusively by the IEEE,
the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC®) sets the ground rules for
practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or
maintenance of electric supply and communication Lines and associated
equipment. Subscribers to IEL, and the IEEE All-Inclusive Standards package
can access the 2007 version of the NESC in IEEE Xplore.

To access, visit and
click on the 2007 NESC title.

In addition, the Authoritative Dictionary of IEEE Standards Terms Seventh
Edition has been loaded in IEEE Xplore for subscribers of the IEL and the
IEEE All Inclusive Standards Online Subscription. Last updated in 2000, the
dictionary contains nearly 35,000 terms and definitions, an acronym and
abbreviations section, and abstracts for over 800 IEEE Standards.

To access, visit and click on
the title.

New xrefer content

Brewer’s Britain and Ireland, Cassell
Brewer’s Curious Titles, Cassell
Dictionary of Business and Management, A&C Black
Chambers Classic Speeches
Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, 6th edition, Houghton Mifflin
Harrap’s Dalloz French English Law Dictionary, Chambers

In addition to these new books, we're also updating many of our titles to the latest available editions. The following updated titles were recently released. Expect more soon!

Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, 3rd edition (2006), Cambridge University Press
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 20th edition (2005), F.A. Davis