June 2009 Entries
The Persée portal provides free public access to the full text of entire collections of peer-reviewed journals, from the first issue published. The program has become the largest website dedicated to French academic journals in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
The Romantic Era Redefined is a new, genre-redefining electronic collection of Romantic-era literature (c.1800-1830). The Library now has online access following a successful trial of the database earlier this year.
A conference to celebrate and interact with Darwinism, on the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species.
Electronic Enlightenment is a collection of letters from eighteenth century writers, thinkers, scientists and politicians and their families, friends, bankers, booksellers, patrons and publishers.
L’Année philologique now has interim records for volumes 1-19 (1924-1948), adding nearly 140,000 references to the online database.
The Grand Tour was a rite-of-passage for many aristocratic and wealthy young men of the eighteenth century. This database includes manuscripts and published travel writing from c1550-1850.
This is available on campus only, until 6 July.
Niustext is a new database featuring several South Pacific newspapers and other news sources.
We have Niustext available on a trial basis until 11 July.
United States Government news is available on various social networking sites.
Historic photographs of the Cuban Revolutionary Government have been digitised by Duke University's Special Collections Library and are accessible online.
Are you having difficulty finishing your dissertation? Are you feeling stuck after trying various approaches, or panicky about the entire enterprise? It is unlikely that your cognitive abilities are to blame. More likely, the culprits are anxiety, self-doubt, procrastination, perfectionism, and the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour that accompany these difficulties. This book was written for you.
Miller, A. Finish Your Dissertation Once and for All! Washington: APA, 2009
As of 1 June 2009, Bibliographie Altägypten (BA) is available online, integrated with the OEB Online Egyptological Bibliography, providing coverage of Egyptological literature from 1822 to 2002 (roughly 70,000 items) with a single search interface.