Databases

New Online from LoC: Pre-1958 Chinese Collection

(24 August 2017) The contents of the Asian Division’s Pre-1958 Chinese Collection, totaling more than 40,000 items, are now fully searchable through the Library’s online catalog in both Chinese characters and Romanized script. This rich and diverse collection has served researchers and general audiences for nearly 90 years; until now, however, bibliographic records for these […]

August 26, 2017 - 3:59 pm
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Hindawi signs framework agreement with Max Planck Digital Library

(14 August 2017, London)  Hindawi today announced the signing of a framework agreement with Max Planck Digital Library that supports Max Planck researchers in publishing Open Access articles in Hindawi journals. The framework agreement covers all Article Processing Charges for an article submitted by a researcher working in a Max Planck research institute. Matt Green, […]

August 21, 2017 - 4:56 pm
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AAAS adopt Dimensions database to gather global funded research insights

(25 July 2017, London, UK and Washington, D.C.) Scientific publisher the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has licensed access to global funding database Dimensions, to gather insights that will help its teams find expert reviewers and support strategic decision making across the publishing division. Dimensions is powered by the scientific technology company […]

August 21, 2017 - 4:44 pm
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ChemRxiv™ Beta open for submissions and powered by Figshare

(14 August 2017, Washington) ChemRxiv, a new chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, is now available in a fully functioning Beta version for use and feedback by researchers. The Beta launch has been undertaken with initial strategic input from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry, German Chemical Society and other […]

August 17, 2017 - 8:02 pm
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The BroadwayHD Collection provides students and researchers exclusive access to current performances

(14 August 2017, Alexandria, VA) Now students and researchers can be immersed in the work of award-winning writers, actors and directors in action, whenever and wherever they are.  BroadwayHD is one of the most important distributors of current Broadway plays and musicals – distributed exclusively to libraries via the Alexander Street™ platform. An essential collection […]

August 15, 2017 - 3:24 pm
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Jagdish Arora and Manoj Kumar win ETD Leadership Award

(7 August 2017) NDLTD is pleased to announce that Dr. Jagdish Arora and Mr. Manoj Kumar won the ETD Leadership Award for their dedicated work on the Shodhganga thesis repository in India. Their joint analysis, planning, design and implementation of the repository began when there was hardly a digital or digitized thesis available in the area. The repository has […]

August 11, 2017 - 3:26 pm
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Database established to identify top legal talent in China

(10 August 2017) The All China Lawyers Association has established a database containing the details of 86 lawyers from 72 Chinese law firms and 121 lawyers from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. “The database will cultivate and reserve top lawyers who are familiar with the laws and regulations within Belt and Road […]

August 11, 2017 - 7:10 am
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National Palace Museum makes exhibit images free to download

An imperial palace museum in Taiwan has made thousands of images of its artwork and artefacts available to download online, it’s reported. (13 July 2017) According to popular news website The Paper, Taipei’s National Palace Museum has placed 70,000 high-quality electronic images in a free-to-download archive so that online users can enjoy its exhibitions. It […]

August 9, 2017 - 4:28 pm
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Chemistry research community now has a dedicated network on SSRN — ChemRN

(7 August 2017) Hot on the heels of the BioRN release in June, SSRN has just launched a new community-driven network dedicated to chemistry: ChemRN. “Our network for biology research has been a huge success,” said SSRN Managing Director Gregg Gordon, pointing out that BioRN already has nearly 5,000 papers available from 6,500 authors. ChemRN […]

August 9, 2017 - 4:10 pm
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New national license agreement provides India with unlimited access to the Cochrane Library

(27 July 2017, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley and Sons Inc., is pleased to announce that students, practitioners, researchers and patients in India will now have access to more than 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions through one-click access to the Cochrane Library Cochrane is a leading resource in evidence-based research across areas including pregnancy, […]

August 3, 2017 - 2:53 pm
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CAB Thesaurus 2017 edition – largest in the world

(1 August 2017)  The widely acclaimed CAB Thesaurus has received a major update for the 2017 edition, making it easier to access the world’s largest source of terminology covering the applied life sciences. The search tool now provides a controlled vocabulary resource approaching 2.7 million descriptive terms. CAB Thesaurus content has increased significantly since the […]

August 3, 2017 - 10:26 am
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BHL welcomes three new affiliates

(3 July 2017) The Biodiversity Heritage Library is pleased to welcome three long-time Partners as the consortium’s newest Affiliates:  BHL Egypt, BHL China, and BHL SciELO. The BHL consortium now consists of 18 Members and 18 Affiliates. Members and Affiliates contribute content, provide technical services, and participate in BHL committees, task forces, and working groups. […]

July 5, 2017 - 3:19 pm
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Alexander Street curates rare sound recordings

Field recordings supported with film footage, photographs and notes offer new insights for ethnomusicologists and music majors (26 June 2017, Alexandria, VA) Alexander Street is connecting researchers with previously unpublished historic field recordings and supporting materials in its new collection, Ethnographic Sound Archives Online. This resource enables new insights for the study of music in […]

June 27, 2017 - 11:01 pm
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10,000 additional photographs and cartoons from Condé Nast at ArtStor

(24 May 2017) Condé Nast is providing nearly 10,000 additional images to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total contribution to approximately 33,000. The release encompasses images from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, selections from the Fairchild Photo Service, and signature cartoons from The New Yorker. Highlights of the new release include striking and […]

May 25, 2017 - 10:08 am
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Online Chinese Christianity Collection

(18 May 2017) The Online Chinese Christianity Collection (OCCC) is now accessible. The online library is searchable and depending on the resource, you can use English or Chinese. The worldwide largest online library on Chinese Christianity Chinese and multi-lingual full text downloadable for free Over 34,500 documents, weekly growing The site is run by Globethics.net. […]

May 19, 2017 - 3:43 pm
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