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Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
Book
1 online resource
This is the first Chinese-English dictionary devoted solely to the premodern language. Being a practical lexicon of more than 8,000 characters, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin romanization, it is meant to facilitate the reading and translating of historical, literary, and religious texts dating from approximately 500 BCE to 1000 CE. Being primarily a dictionary of individual characters and the words they represent, it also includes an abundance of alliterative and echoic binomes as well as accurate identifications of hundreds of plants, animals, and assorted technical terms in various fields. It aims to become the English-language resource of choice for all those seeking assistance in reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty. Previous Chinese-English dictionaries have persistently mixed together without clarification all eras and styles of Chinese. But written Chinese in its 3,000 year history has changed and evolved even more than English has in its mere millennium, with classical and medieval Chinese differing more from modern standard Chinese than the language of Beowulf; or even that of Chaucer differs from modern English.

2. Correspondance [2017]

Database topics
French and Italian Studies; Language
Book
1 online resource.
A database of all of Gustave Flaubert's known correspondence, from public and private collections and sales catalogs. Searchable by keyword, correspondant, locations, and date. 4448 letters, spanning the years 1828-1880.
Database topics
Music; Medieval Studies
Book
1 online resource.
This open-access companion site to the First Book of Masses by Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1550-1553), a Spanish composer at the Papal chapel in Rome, explores the Missarum liber primus (Lyon: Moderne, 1546) focusing on the composer, the printer, and the processes that informed the composition of four of Morales's polyphonic masses.
Database topics
Music
Book
1 online resource : music
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Catalogue
  • About SchW.
"The present database is the first ever, descriptive catalogue of Johann Adolph Scheibe's (1708-1776) production including his musical works - ranging from large-scale cantatas and oratorios to sinfonias, chamber music and to communal songs - translations, fiction and satire, studies on music theory, and history as well as performance practice."--Preface.
Database topics
American History; Religious Studies; Sociology
Book
1 online resource
  • The daily worker (1924-1958)
  • The Ohio socialist (1917-1919)
  • People's daily world (1986-1990)
  • People's weekly world (1990-2013)
  • Sunday worker (1936-1958)
  • The toiler (1919-1922)
  • The worker (1922-1924)
  • The worker (1958-1968)
Contains the full text of various communist American and British newspapers.
Database topics
Race and Ethnicity
Book
1 online resource : illustrations, maps, portraits
Record of speeches, reports, surveys, and analyses produced by Fisk University's Race Relations Department from 1943-1970. Serves as a document of the civil rights fight during those crucial years, with consentrations on desegregation, migration of African Americans from the rural South to urban centers, the role of the Church in the Civil Rights Movement, race riots and tensions, and the activities of the Civil Rights movement. Includes photographs, posters, scrapbooks, audio recordings of speeches, biographies, an interactive map, teacher's guide, etcetera.
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Online resource
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Economics and Business
Book
1 online resource
This service contains market profile reports, lifestyle analysis reports, demographics reports, and PRIZM reports.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 online resource
"Eighteenth Century Drama features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library – a unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, as well as hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays. Explore the Larpent plays, papers of prominent theatrical figures of the period, including correspondence, financial documents, and portraits. Cross-reference this with essential searchable databases created from information in The London Stage 1729-1800 and A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800" -- Nature and scope.

10. EveryCRSReport.com [2016 - ]

Database topics
Government Information: United States; American History; Political Science; Social Sciences (General); General and Reference Works
Book
1 online resource : digital, HTML and PDF files.
This site publishes reports by Congress’s think tank, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which provides valuable insight and non-partisan analysis of issues of public debate. These reports are already available to the well-connected — we’re making them available to everyone for free.
Database topics
Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Book
volumes ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction I. The task of literary history II. Sources and earlier accounts of the literary history of the Arabs III. Division of the history of Arabic literature First Book. The national literature of the Arabs First Section. From the beginnings until the appearance of Muhammad Chapter 1. The Arabic language Chapter 2. The beginnings of poetry Chapter 3. Forms of Arabic poetry Chapter 4. General characteristics of ancient Arabic poetry Chapter 5. The transmission of Arabic poetry Chapter 6. The sources for our knowledge of ancient Arabic poetry Chapter 7. The six poets Chapter 8. Other poets of pre-Islamic times Chapter 9. Jewish and Christian poets before Islam Chapter 10. The beginnings of Arabic prose Second Section. Muhammad and his time Chapter 1. Muhammad the Prophet Chapter 2. The Qur'an Chapter 3. Labid and al-A'sha Chapter 4. Hassan b. Thabit Chapter 5. Ka'b b. Zuhayr Chapter 6. Mutammin b. Nuwayra Chapter 7. Al-Khansa' Chapter 8. Abu Mihjan and al-Hutay'a Chapter 9. Minor poets Chapter 10. Two forgeries Third Section. The period of the Umayyads Chapter 1. General characteristics Chapter 2. 'Umar b. Abi Rabi'a Chapter 3. Other poets in Arabia Chapter 4. Al-Akhtal Chapter 5. Al-Farazdaq Chapter 6. Jarir Chapter 7. Dhu l-Rumma Chapter 8. The rajaz poets Chapter 9. Minor poets Chapter 10. Prose writing at the time of the Umayyads Second Book. Islamic literature in the Arabic language First section. The Classical period from ca. 750 until ca. 1000 Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Poetry A. The poets of Baghdad B. Poets of Iraq and the Jazira C. Poets from Arabia and Syria D. The circle of Sayf al-Dawla E. Egyptian and North African poets Chapter 3. Rhymed prose Chapter 4. Philology I. The School of Basra II. The School of Kufa III. The School of Baghdad IV. Linguistics in Persia and the East V. Linguistics in Egypt and Spain Chapter 4. Historiography 1. The life of Muhammad 2. Urban history 3. The history of the pre-Islamic Arabs 4. Imperial and world history 5. Cultural and literary history 6. The history of Egypt and North Africa 7. The history of Spain Chapter 5. Belles lettres in prose Chapter 6. Hadith Chapter 7. Fiqh 1. The Hanafis 2. The Malikis 3. The Shafi'is 4. The lesser schools 5. The Shi'a 1. The Zaydis 2. The Imamis Chapter 8. Sciences of the Qur'an 1. The reading of the Qur'an 2. Qur'anic exegesis Chapter 9. Dogmatics Chapter 10. Mysticism Chapter 11. The translators Chapter 12. Philosophy Chapter 13. Mathematics Chapter 14. Astronomy and astrology Chapter 15. Geography Chapter 16. Medicine Chapter 17. Natural and occult sciences Chapter 18. Encyclopaedias Second Section. The post-Classical period of Islamic literature from ca. 400/1000 until ca. 656/1258 Chapter 1. Poetry A. Poets of Baghdad, Iraq, and the Jazira B. Persian poets C. Syrian poets D. Arabian poets E. Egyptian poets F. North African and Sicilian poets G. Spanish poets Chapter 2. Rhymed prose and stylistics Chapter 3. Philology 1. Philology in Iraq 2. Philology in Persia and neighbouring countries 3. Philology in Syria 4. Philology in South Arabia 5. Philology in Egypt 6. Philology in North Africa and Sicily 7. Philology in Spain Chapter 4. Historiography 1. Individual biographies 2. Histories of dynasties 3. Histories of individuals and genealogies 4. Local history A. Baghdad B. Damascus C. Jerusalem D. Aleppo E. Dunaysir F. South Arabia G. Jurjan H. Egypt I. The Maghrib J. Spain 5. Histories of the caliphs and world history 6. Histories of prophets Chapter 5. Belles lettres in prose Chapter 6. Hadith 1. Iraq, the Jazira, Syria, and Arabia 2. Persia 3. Egypt and North Africa 4. Spain Chapter 7. Fiqh 1. The Hanafis 2. The Malikis 3. The Shafi'is 4. The Hanbalis 5. The Zahiris and Almohads 6. The Shi'a A. The Zaydis B. The Imamis Chapter 8. The sciences of the Qur'an 1. The art of reading the Qur'an 2. Qur'anic exegesis Chapter 9. Dogmatics Chapter 10. Mysticism Chapter 11. Philosophy and politics Chapter 12. Mathematics Chapter 13. Astronomy Chapter 14. Geography and travelogues Chapter 15. Medicine Chapter 16. A. Natural sciences and technology B. Games, sports, and war C. Music Chapter 17. Occult sciences Chapter 18. Encyclopaedias and polyhistors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004323308 20170123
Brockelmann's History of the Arabic Written Tradition offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on manuscripts from the classical period. This 5-volume reference work is divided in chronologically organized sections, which are subdivided by literary genre. Individual entries typically consist of a biographical section and a list of the author's works in manuscript and print, with references to secondary literature. The "Brockelmann" , now also available in English, is an indispensible research tool for anyone working on the Islamic world in general and the Middle East in particular.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004323308 20170123
Green Library
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; News
Book
1 online resource
Launched in 1855, the Telegraph was the first daily morning paper. By 1876, the Telegraph was the largest-selling newspaper in the world, with a circulation of 300,000. Under the editorship of poet and Orientalist Edwin Arnold from 1873 to 1899, the newspaper published widely on foreign affairs and foreign cultures. Its dedication to foreign news coverage was evidenced by its employment of several renowned special correspondents over the years; Winston Churchill, who reported from India in 1897, Rudyard Kipling, who braved the trenches of the First World War, and Clare Hollingworth, who, as the first female war correspondent, relayed the start of the Second World War from Poland. During the twentieth century, the Telegraph cemented its reputation as a pioneering yet reliable source of news reporting. The newspaper's commitment to lively copy was matched by its desire to position itself at the forefront of journalistic innovation; it published the first crossword to appear in a newspaper in 1925, the first television column in 1935, and became the first British newspaper to launch a website in 1994. The publication of the Telegraph is generally seen by press historians as the start of a new era of journalism that emerged following the repeal of the stamp duty, marking the first step towards the mass-market journalism of the Daily Mail. The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 has over 1 million pages of content and includes the Sunday edition from its inception in 1961. The archive offers a fundamental insight into domestic and international affairs and culture over a timespan of almost 150 years.
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Uncategorized
Book
1 online resource (61 pages) Digital: text file; PDF.
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Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) Collection
This report analyzes emails from the accounts of deceased RAND Corporation researcher and apparent CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) contractor Mr. Scott Gerwehr. Based on analysis of the Gerwehr emails and reference to related open source documents, the authors note five key findings related to the APA: 1. The APA secretly coordinated with officials from the CIA, White House, and the Department of Defense to create an APA ethics policy on national security interrogations that comported with thenclassified legal guidance authorizing the CIA torture program. A US government research scientist, who had recently served as President Bush's behavioral science advisor, is reported to have secretly drafted "language related to research" inserted by APA officials into the 2005 APA ethics policy on interrogations. The APA had numerous contacts with CIA contract psychologists Drs. James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen starting in at least 2003, including contacts related to interrogation techniques; at least one senior APA official was informed of their clandestine role at the CIA related to interrogations; yet APA has consistently denied such contacts. APA did not disclose Dr. James Mitchell's past APA membership when it released its 2007 statement in response to journalists' revelations regarding Mitchell's role in abusive interrogations. Despite substantial contact between the APA, the White House and CIA officials, including the over 600 emails noted in this report, there is no evidence that any APA official expressed concern over mounting reports of psychologist involvement in detainee abuse during four years of direct email communications with senior members of the US intelligence community. The APA's complicity in the CIA torture program, by allowing psychologists to administer and calibrate permitted harm, undermines the fundamental ethical standards of the profession. If not carefully understood and rejected by the profession, this may portend a fundamental shift in the profession's relationship with the people it serves.
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Uncategorized
Book
lx, 2431 pages ; 27 cm
The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is also available online and as a two-volume boxed set. The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari's Vocabolario della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond.The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is an invaluable companion for the study of Classics and Ancient Greek, for beginning students and advanced scholars alike. Translated and edited under the auspices of The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is based on the completely revised 3rd Italian edition published in 2013 by Loescher Editore, Torino. Features * The principal parts of some 15,000 verbs are listed directly following the entry and its etymology. For each of these forms, the occurrence in the ancient texts has been certified. When found only once, the location is cited. * Nearly all entries include citations from the texts with careful mention of the source. * The dictionary is especially rich in personal names re-checked against the sources for the 3rd Italian edition, and in scientific terms, which have been categorized according to discipline. * Each entry has a clear structure and typography making it easy to navigate. "For a number of years now, scholars at ease in Italian have benefitted enormously from the riches, layout, concision, and accuracy of Professor Montanari's Vocabolario della Lingua Greca, with its added advantage of the inclusion of names. Hence classicists in general will welcome the English version of this very valuable resource." Professor Richard Janko, University of Michigan "Franco Montanari is a giant in our field, and his Dictionary is a major leap forward for us..." Professor Gregory Nagy, Harvard University.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004193185 20160906
Green Library
Database topics
American History
Book
1 online resource Digital: text file.
"This digital edition includes an updated version of a 1939 edition of Morris's Paris diaries, the newly transcribed and annotated 1794-1798 diaries about his European travels, with the 1799-1816 diaries to follow."--Home page.
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Uncategorized
Book
1 online resource (29 pages) : color illustrations.
"This paper presents an indicator of the fiscal stance that combines features of the bottom-up, narrative approach on the revenue side with a refined version of the top-down, traditional approach of the structural balance on the expenditure side. With these characteristics the indicator offers an image of fiscal policy that avoids both the 'endogeneity problems' of the structural balance and the 'indeterminacy' of the narrative approach. This indicator is used to shed light on EU fiscal policies and estimate the average short-term output effects of fiscal policy. Results suggest that, with exceptions, fiscal policy has been conducted in a more stop and go and pro-cyclical fashion over the past decade than suggested by traditional indicators. The average fiscal multiplier is estimated at a bit below unity on average, with higher (resp. lower) multipliers associated with expenditure (resp. revenue) shocks, and higher (resp. lower) multipliers in times of declining (resp. increasing) output gaps.."--Document home page.
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Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Book
1 online resource : color illustrations
"This collection consists of 200 manuscripts with just over 300 works. In addition to 5 autographs, the highlights of the collection include: the earliest dated manuscript in the collection (Arab O. 013) a dated copy of a unique arrangement of a rare treatise written by al-Ṣāḅib Tāḡ al-Dīn (d. 707/1307) produced in the year of the author's death; two rare Mamluk treatises on horsemanship (Arab F.2); and an anonymous compilation (Arab O. 027) about the lives of the outstanding men who lived in Medina in the 12th/18th century."--Home page.
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Uncategorized
Book
1 online resource (35 pages) : color illustrations.
This paper analyses the main features of the wage differences between permanent and fixed-term workers and what sources are driving these differences, including the role of labour market institutions. We analyse wage differences between permanent and fixed-term contracts across EU countries using data from the European Structure of Earnings Survey. We find that after controlling for individual and job characteristics, workers on permanent contracts earn on average about 15% more than workers on fixed-term contracts with similar observable characteristics. The permanent contract wage premium is higher for men, workers at middle age and with middle education, and performing non-elementary occupations. We also find that permanent workers enjoy a higher education and age wage premium. We explore cross-country differences in the wage premium for permanent workers and correlate them with indicators of labour market institutions. Results indicate that a high wage premium for workers with permanent contracts is associated with high levels of employment protection for workers on permanent contracts, a high share of temporary employment in the economy, lengthy periods of unemployment benefit entitlement, and low minimum wages."--Document home page.
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Uncategorized
Book
1 online resource (xi, 91 pages). Digital: text file.
  • 1 Front Matter-- 2 SUMMARY-- 3 Chapter 1 New Imperatives in Digital Curation and Its Workforce-- 4 Chapter 2 The Current State of Digital Curation-- 5 Chapter 3 Current and Future Demand for a Digital Curation Workforce-- 6 Chapter 4 Preparing and Sustaining a Workforce for Digital Curation-- 7 APPENDIX A-- 8 APPENDIX B.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309296946 20180604
The massive increase in digital information in the last decade has created new requirements for institutional and technological structures and workforce skills. Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation focuses on education and training needs to meet the demands for access to and meaningful use of digital information, now and in the future. This study identifies the various practices and spectrum of skill sets that comprise digital curation, looking in particular at human versus automated tasks. Additionally, the report examines the possible career path demands and options for professionals working in digital curation activities, and analyzes the economic benefits and societal importance of digital curation for competitiveness, innovation, and scientific advancement. Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation considers the evolving roles and models of digital curation functions in research organizations, and their effects on employment opportunities and requirements. The recommendations of this report will help to advance digital curation and meet the demand for a trained workforce.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309296946 20180604
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
Book
1 online resource (13,650 images)
The Municipal Gazette provides a unique window into the workings of the Shanghai International Settlement during the period of revolution, the Republic, internationalization of Shanghai, national uprising, and world war.