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New resource – Deutsche Reichsanzeiger und Preußische Staatsanzeiger 1819-1945

Deutsche Reichsanzeiger und Preußische Staatsanzeiger 1819-1945

The Deutsche Reichsanzeiger and Preußische Staatsanzeiger (Prussian State Gazette) was a newspaper that appeared until probably 14 April 1945 and acted as the official press organ of the German Reich and the state of Prussia. The history of the newspaper goes back to 2 January 1819, changing title and scope in the course of time. Included in this online resource are:

  • Allgemeine Preußische Staats-Zeitung, 1819,1 (2. Januar) – 1843,179 (30. Juni)
  • Allgemeine Preußische Zeitung, 1843,1 (1. Juli) – 1848,119 (30. April)
  • Preußischer Staats-Anzeiger, 1848,1 (1/3. Mai) – 1851,179 (30. Juni)
  • Königlich Preußischer Staats-Anzeiger, 1851,1 (1. Juli) – 1871,116 (2. Mai)
  • Deutscher Reichs-Anzeiger und Königlich Preußischer Staats-Anzeiger, 1871,1 (4. Mai) – 1918,267 (9. November)
  • Deutscher Reichsanzeiger und Preußischer Staatsanzeiger, 1918,268 (12. November) – 1945,49 (14. April)

The content also changed over time. Alongside interesting government controlled editorial sections, the value of this resource lies in an enormous treasure of orderly gathered microdata.  While the gazette published official government notices, in the course of the second half of the 19th century it also published details and statistics relating to trade, commerce (e.g. bankruptcies), transport and between 1873 and Deb 1943 also stock market information. It published extensive lists of casualties during the First World War and expatriation lists during the Third Reich so this may also be of interest to those engaged in genealogical studies.

Trial – Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992 (trial until 28/02/18)

Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992 (trial until 28/02/18)

This resource is the fully text searchable online archive of Punch, a celebrated magazine of humour and satire. From its early years as a campaigner for social justice to its transformation into national icon, Punch played a central role in the formation of British identity – and how the rest of the world saw the British. It is useful for the study of 19th and 20th century political and social history on key themes such as World War I and World War II; Wars and Conflicts; Colonialism, Imperialism and End of Empire; Impact of New Technology and Modernity; Public Health, Conservation and Environmentalism; Social Change; and The Role of Women. It includes approx. 7,900 issues as well as almanacks, other special numbers, prefaces, epilogues, indexes and other specially produced material from the bound volumes. Images in colour are reproduced in colour.

Feedback to isabel.holowaty@bodleian.ox.ac.uk and catherine.scutt@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

New resource – Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Current modules include: African History, American History, Anthropology, Asian History, Business & Management, Climate Science, Communication, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics & Finance, Education, Environmental Science, Global Public Health, International Studies, Latin American History, Linguistics, Literature, Natural Hazard Science, Neuroscience, Physics, Planetary Science, Politics, Physiology, Religion.

New resource – Index to the Study of Religions Online

Index to the Study of Religions Online

Index to the Study of Religions is the online version of the Brill journal Science of Religion. However, it is a selective bibliography, rather than a straightforward index. The English language abstracts published in the Index to the Study of Religions are drawn from a wide range of journals in various languages and reflect an array of complementary disciplines. The main objective of the Index to the Study of Religions is to facilitate the work and international collaboration of scholars in the academic study of religions and related fields.

New resource – Patrologia Orientalis

Patrologia Orientalis

The Patrologia Orientalis Database (POD) is a collection of patristic texts from the Christian East, including works, recorded in non-Latin languages, that come from geographical, cultural, or religious contexts somehow linked to Rome or the Eastern Roman Empire. Texts are in Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Greek, Georgian, Slavonic and Syriac, published with a Latin, English, Italian or mostly French translation. The original texts are accessible as PDFs which can be viewed alongside searchable translations of the texts.