Trial – Basilica Online (trial until 16 May 2018)

Basilica Online (trial until 16 May 2018)

Basilica Online is a fully-searchable online edition of the 17 volumes of the Basilica text and its scholia, as edited between 1945 and 1988 by H.J. Scheltema, D. Holwerda, and N. van der Wal. The Basilica is the single-most important source for Byzantine law throughout the period of the Byzantine empire, and is a major source for Byzantine studies more broadly.

Feedback to charlotte.goodall@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

New resource – American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

The collection provides digital access to the full text of thousands of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912, digitised from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Titles cover a broad range of subjects and interests related to every aspect of American life and culture, from politics to religion, science, law, literature and the arts.

Trial – Family and Society Studies Worldwide (trial until 10/04/18)

Family and Society Studies Worldwide (trial until 10/04/18)

Family & Society Studies Worldwide (1930s – present) is a comprehensive bibliographic database of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development and Social Welfare. It indexes publications and grey literature from a range of social science disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history and social work. Feedback to john.southall@bodleian.ox.ac.uk by 10th April 2018.

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.