December 2008 Entries
The iBreviary is set to become a big hit with tech savvy Italian priests.
The University of Auckland Library has launched LibrarySearch, the pilot version of a new search environment that simplifies and enhances access to the Library's resources, and which more closely matches current user expectations of web searching. University staff and students are invited to try out the new environment and give us feedback.
The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, features cross-disciplinary, accessible and cutting-edge scholarship from academics and public intellectuals. In addition to research essays and book reviews, The Sixties includes conversations, interviews, graphics, and analyses of the ways the 1960s continue to be constructed in contemporary popular culture.
Social Theory is a database which brings together an extensive range of influential writings representing the most important trends of sociological thought from the eighteenth century to the present day.
Twentieth Century Advice Literature is a collection of handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave.
Over 100,000 pages of diaries, correspondence, letterbooks, telegrams and other papers from Sir Donald McLean are now accessible online through the Alexander Turnbull Library’s new website Manuscripts & Pictorial
The English Letters collection contains papers, letters and journals of prominent writers from medieval times through to the mid-twentieth century.
The classical authors Shakespeare, Molière, Racine, Marivaux come in the top places of those dramatists whose plays appear on the French stage. Brecht is among them representing the early 20th century. France's Centre national du théâtre has produced a report showing who is in and who is out among the playwrights.
A further collection of journals has been added to the database Eighteenth Century Journals. The new section includes titles published outside of London. It includes British provincial publications and titles from Ireland, Canada, India, and the Caribbean.
Blackwell Companion to Consciousness added tothe e-book collection Blackwell Reference Online.
Newly released archival documents shed light on President Nixon's approach to his opponents.
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Recent additions to the website include the Calendars of State Papers. The Calendars index and summarise the manuscript sources in Tudor and Stuart history.
NetLibrary E-Book Of The Month for December Barack Obama: The New Face of American Politics,
Work in progress: the Asian Languages team is improving access to the Asian Languages Collection by reclassifying some items.
The collections listed below will not be able to be used or borrowed between the given dates.
Chinese Reference Dec. 2 – Dec 9, 2008
Japanese Reference Dec. 15 – Dec. 23, 2008
There is full access to other sections of the Collection.
The Cervantes prize, the Spanish-language equivalent of the Nobel prize for literature, has been awarded to Catalan novelist Juan Marsé for a body of work focusing on the hardships of life in post-civil war Spain.