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New resource – Arcadian Library Online: History of Science and Medicine collection

Arcadian Library Online: History of Science and Medicine collection

The Arcadian Library Online enables easy exploration of the rich holdings of the Arcadian Library. A privately-owned collection of rare ancient manuscripts, early printed books, and documents from the 10th to 20th centuries, the Arcadian Library collects the shared cultural heritage of Europe and the Middle East.

The first module of this online resource, the History of Science and Medicine collection, contains the contributions of early Arab and Persian scientists, doctors and thinkers; their translation, reception and influence in Europe and their lasting influence on the development of Western scientific and medical knowledge. It also brings together 19th and 20th century records of science, medicine and natural history from across the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions.

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.

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.

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.