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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. […]


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How many tree species are there in the world?

(4 April 2017)  Botanic Gardens Conservation International, BGCI, has been working for over two years, consulting over 500 published sources and liaising with experts all over the world to find the answer – 60,065 tree species. ‘GlobalTreeSearch’ is the first list of its kind, documenting all of the world’s known tree species and their country […]


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The UIS Assessment Database and Catalogue

(19 January 2016)  The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) announces the new UIS global Learning Assessments Database, an open data source that already contains information on 120 assessments in 54 countries, with more to come. The database is a free online resource available at this link, which provides standardised information on public examinations and national […]


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Air pollution database takes off in Asia-Pacific

(14 December 2015) Called the Asia Pacific Aerosol Database (A-PAD), the project collected data samples over ten years that can now provide exact information in improving environmental policies, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the intergovernmental body which guided the project. Member states from the Asia-Pacific signed a regional cooperative agreement in 1996 […]


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WHO opens its Database Of Medicines Side Effects to the public

(20 April 2015) The World Health Organization has announced that its Global Medicines Safety Database is now open to the general public. The database named VigiAccess can now be accessed on any computer or smartphone in the world. IP Watch has the story.


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Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs opens web database for manga, anime, games

17 March 2015) Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs opened a “Media Geijutsu Database” (Media Fine Arts Database) website on Tuesday to chronicle works of manga, animation, and games. The website is Japanese only. The site has data on about 250 thousand manga volumes and 80 thousand magazines, ranging from the early Meiji Era to January […]


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Researchers map out world’s winegrape varieties

(6 January 2014) University of Adelaide researchers have compiled statistics from 44 countries to develop the first database of the world’s winegrape varieties and regions. The new database, funded by the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC), provides an in-depth analysis of the world’s wine varieties and winegrape growing nations that account for […]


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The American Real Estate Investors Academy creates searchable real estate library

(Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) 11 November 2013) The American Real Estate Investors Academy has created a searchable real estate library. The library is a collection of hundreds of real estate articles and educational resources. Real estate has created more millionaires than anything else. Read the press release here.


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JSTOR Global Plants launches

The largest of its kind, Global Plants (plants.jstor.org) is a community-contributed database that features more than two million high resolution plant type specimen images and other foundational materials from the collections of hundreds of herbaria around the world. It is an essential resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies. Through […]


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Amazing wildlife sounds for all ears

World’s largest natural sound archive goes digital (Ithaca,N.Y. 15 January 2013.)  “In terms of speed and the breadth of material now accessible to anyone in the world, this is really revolutionary,” says audio curator Greg Budney, describing a major milestone just achieved by the Macaulay Library archive at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. All archived […]


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Knovel releases Crude Oil Assay Database

(NEW YORK, 10 December 2012.)   Knovel, a leader in providing a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced the addition of the Crude Oil Assay Database to its growing Critical Content line. The database is designed to assist engineers designing and upgrading refineries and oil processing equipment in the […]


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Asian Studies in Video

Asian Studies in Video is an online streaming video collection from Alexander Street Press of nearly 600 narrative feature films, documentaries, and shorts. With Asian voices addressing Asian issues, and through works selected by Asian film experts, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights. Its themes—such as modernity, globalization, national identity, female agency, inequalities […]


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Alexander Street Press premieres Australasian archive

12 December 2012 (Alexandria, VA) – Alexander Street Press’s newest collection, Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901, showcases intimate archival materials from the early days of the region’s history. Early Experiences in Australasia delivers instant access to firsthand documents that illuminate the realities of life from the arrival of the continent’s […]


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IAEA launches database of Fukushima radiation information

The International Atomic Energy Agency on 7 September 2012 launched a database of radiation measurements collected in Japan following last year’s accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The Fukushima Monitoring Database – available to all IAEA member states and the public – provides radiation measurements collected both […]


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Global Health database from CABI hits 2 million records

Global Health, the only specialist bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health research and practice, now has over 2 million records. Derived from over 6,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, the open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature mean that over 50 percent of the serials in Global Health are […]


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