A comprehensive resource devoted to research about music from all countries. Each volume contains an overview of a geographical region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions, specific musical genres, practices and performances. Includes photographs and drawings of musicians, instruments, dances, rituals and ceremonies. Includes links to associated audio examples for online streaming.
GeoRef is the American Geological Institute's geoscience database containing over 3.4 million records of North America since 1669, and other areas of the world since 1933. The database is the equivalent of four major reference publications—Bibliography of North American Geology, Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geophysical Abstracts, and the Bibliography and Index of Geology. Additional items come from special bibliographies produced on request for state surveys or societies.
This resource brings together manuscript, and printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.
This independent international business resource provides data on industries, countries and consumers. It features internationally comparable statistics, full text market reports, commentary from analysts, company profiles, country profiles and statistics, lifestyle analysis and lifestyle indicators. The material is continuously updated.
An index to censored Japanese material recovered after WWWII and kept at the University of Maryland Library. It includes galley proofs of books; newspaper and magazine articles, and published books that were either suppressed or partially censored. Registration required at the website.
Le Grand Ricci was published in six volumes and 7,300 pages, in addition to a volume with appendices. It offers approximately 300,000 Chinese words and expressions from the early beginnings of Chinese history to the end of the 20th century. Over 2,000 characters deal with the oldest forms of writing or the so-called oracle-bone inscriptions. LeGrand Ricci incorporates a wide spectrum of lexical domains, ranging from literature and history to science, technology, medicine, law, philosophy, and religion.
Grand Secretariat Archives is a database that contains documents originally housed in the storerooms of the Grand Secretariat of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). After 1949 these documents were kept at the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica. The entire archive contains about 310,000 items. The collection, dating from the Ming dynasty to the Qing dynasty (1368-1912), encompasses a wide variety of subjects.
Access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.) and Oxford Companion to Western Art. It includes full text articles in visual arts and art history, image links, thumbnail art images and line drawings. Coverage includes time periods, movement, medium, geography, styles, cultures and people.
This database consists of electronic guides for over eighty collections of Australian literary manuscripts. It provides archival and manuscript collections in institutions acting as custodians for Australia's cultural heritage.