Published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), this resource provides access to SIAM ebooks on the IG publishing platform. These e-books are a very valuable resource for applied mathematicians and computational scientists.
This collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.
This database includes topics such as the African coast, the Middle Passage, slaves experience, religion, revolts, the Underground Railroad, the abolition movement, legislation, education and the legacy of slavery. Included are full text manuscripts, rare books, pamphlets, periodicals, broadsides, ephemera, maps, manuscripts, pamphlets and paintings from 1490 to 2007.
A database of mostly folk music recordings from around the world, and drawn primarily from the archives of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the archival audio collections of Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. Coverage includes American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, World, Jazz, Classical, Broadway, spoken word, sounds and children’s recordings.
This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.
The index is part of the Web of Science Core Collection. It indexes every piece of content cover-to-cover of over 1800 journals across 28 arts and humanities disciplines, providing cited references dating back to 1975.
Founded in 1970, Social Sciences was conceived as a scholarly publication tasked with promoting the Marxist-Leninist approach to social sciences worldwide. Since Gorbachev’s perestroika, however, the periodical’s ideological framework underwent certain modifications becoming a vivid chronicle of the collapse of the old communist dogmas and the transition to new ways of approaching social, economic and historical issues.
Over the decades since its founding, the journal has become an important and a unique platform for prominent papers and studies selected from various institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Covering the most pressing issues of Russia’s social and economic development, Social Sciences includes articles on philosophy, history, economics, politics, sociology, law, philology, psychology, ethnography, archaeology, literature and culture.
Sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), this collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba. The database is comprised of 3 modules:
This database indexes and provides abstracts for international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioural sciences. Included are journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers, as well as citations to book reviews from 1952 to the present.
This database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
The South Asia Archive holds 5 million pages of primary and secondary material from novels, film posters, religious tracts, census reports, government acts and journal publications ranging roughly from the early 18th century to the early 1950s. Although a majority of the material is in English, there is much in Bengali, and some in Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi and other South Asian languages. Most of the material pertains to India, with some on Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal, Tibet and other neighbouring countries.
South Asia Open Archives is the product of a collaborative initiative of a broad consortium of 26 current member research libraries in South Asia and around the world. It is a free open-access collection of key historical and contemporary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences, from and about South Asia, in English and other languages of the region.
This collection provides online access to a number of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.
SPIE Digital Library is the world's largest collection of optics and photonics applied research, comprises more than 560,000 publications and presentations. The Society was founded in 1955, and provides access to of conference proceedings, books, and journals in the SPIE Digital Library.
This collection of e-books on optics and photonics provides access to all titles from SPIE Press from 1962 onwards, including monographs, reference works, field guides, tutorial texts, and Spotlight eBooks. SPIE is an international not-for-profit society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.
i2i Essentials Standards provides online access to the full text of all Australian standards; their international equivalents; withdrawn and superseded standards; document history; and referenced standards. Covers subject areas in the technical and business areas. Full text access is provided for one user at a time, but other users may be conducting a search while full text access is taking place. Users are required to register and authenticate when downloading a document.
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p>State Papers Online Colonial: Asia contains the British Colonial Office’s files now housed in The National Archives in the United Kingdom. These documents record Britain’s administration and governance of Asian countries, their international relations across the period, and the changing demographics and daily life of their inhabitants. Colonial history continues to influence these now independent countries today through chosen strategic alliances, institutional structures, and how they deal with the repercussions of their colonial legacy.
Part I: Far East, Hong Kong, and Wei-Hai-Wei - contains the Colonial Office files on Hong Kong and the naval port, Wei-hai-Wei, as well as the series on Asia more generally.
Part II: Singapore, East Malaysia and Brunei - includes the original correspondence series for Singapore (CO 953, 1936-51), Brunei (CO 943, 1946-51), Labuan, (CO 144, 1844-1906), British North Borneo (CO 531, 1907-51), Borneo Territories (CO 954, 1946-51), papers dealing with matters common to North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei, and Sarawak (CO 938, 1946-51). Entry Books and Registers of Letters of incoming and outgoing letters supplement these
State Papers Online, 1509-1714 gathers together sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British State Papers, from the reign of Henry VIII to the end of the reign of Queen Anne, and links these rare historical manuscripts to their fully text-searchable calendars. The four-part collection offers original historical materials, including correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators to present a full picture of Tudor and Stuart Britain. Included in the archive are: the Irish Manuscript Commission series of Calendars of State Papers Ireland; the manuscripts collections of Sir William Cecil (Lord Burghley) and his successor, Robert Burghley, from the National Archives and the British Library (Lansdowne Collection), as well as the complete twenty-four volumes of the Calendars of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House and the Haynes/Murdin transcriptions.
Part I: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509–1603: State Papers Domestic. -
delivers the complete series of State Papers Domestic for the Tudor era, encompassing every facet of early modern government, including social and economic affairs, law and order, religious policy, crown possessions, and intelligence. The collection is of immense value to researchers of religious history, chronicling social unrest in England as it pitched back and forth between the religious positions of its rulers: from the boy-king Edward VI's promotion of the Reformation, to Mary I's bloody reassertion of Catholicism and Elizabeth's loyalty to Protestantism and enduring suspicion of Catholic plots.
Part II: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509–1603: State Papers Foreign, Ireland, Scotland, Borders and Registers of the Privy Council. - details every foreign facet of early modern government, including international relations, alliances, wars, naval and military policy, commercial and maritime law, trade, intelligence, and correspondence between the Tudors and their regal peers.
Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603–1714: State Papers Domestic. - The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic is a collection of English government documents originating primarily from the seventeenth century. The Stuarts' internal struggles come to life through a wealth of primary source documents from one of the most compelling and turbulent eras in Britain's social, political, and religious history. Among the more than one million pages of manuscripts, researchers will find accounts of the English Civil War, the execution of Charles I, and the invasion of William of Orange.
Part IV: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603–1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council. - The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign is a collection of English government documents originating from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The Stuart era was witness to great changes, civil war, and transformation, particularly affecting matters of religion and politics that are still influential today. State Papers Online, Part IV charts international affairs throughout periods of revolution and upheaval in Britain and Europe's history.
State Papers Online: 18th Century 1714 – 1782
represents the final section of the State Papers series from the National Archives in the UK before the series was closed and replaced by the Home Office and Foreign Office series in 1782. Covering the reigns of the Hanover rulers George I (1714-1727) and George II (1727-1760) and part of the reign of George III (up to 1782), the series provides unparalleled access to thousands of manuscripts that reveal the behind-the-scenes, day-to-day running of the British Government during the eighteenth century.
Part I: State Papers Domestic, Military and Naval and the Registers of the Privy Council - contains documents that provide evidence of the extent and nature of decisions taken by government and, more importantly, who was making those decisions. The records serve to illustrate the personal style of the secretaries of state who, with the chancellor of the Exchequer, controlled almost the entire life of the nation. Researchers can examine the different ways in which the three Hanover monarchs conducted the business of monarchy and also develop perspectives on the king’s changing role in political and administrative history.
Part II: State Papers Foreign- Low Countries and Germany - expands on the domestic papers in Part I and presents the first section of the foreign papers during the reigns of George I, George II, and George III until 1782 when the State Papers series ends. The collection turns its lens on the eighteenth-century world beyond England, documenting the relationship of the Hanoverian reign with Flanders, Holland, and Germany, with particular focus on European powers such as the Holy Roman Empire and German states and towns. It also includes the Military Expedition series and the Archives of British Legations.
Part III: State Papers Foreign: Western Europe - includes the State Papers series relating to France, Dunkirk, Portugal, Spain, Malta, the Italian States and Rome, Genoa, Tuscany, Venice, Savoy and Sardinia, Sicily and Naples, as well as supplementary records of the Levant Company in Aleppo and the Aleppo consulate. It also includes the Royal Letters and Treaties series.
Part IV: State Papers Foreign: Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Turkey  - covers nations and events at the borders of Europe and European power, from Russia emerging as an imperial force in the North as Sweden’s power declined after the Great Northern War (1700-1721), to piracy and conflict in the Mediterranean, wars and treaties with the Ottoman Empire at the outer reaches of Russia and Austria, and the constant building up of armies and fleets to bolster status and secure territories. Discussion of colonial schemes and wars was a key part of the diplomatic chatter crossing eighteenth century Europe, particularly during the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), when European machinations in the West Indies, the Americas and India had far-reaching consequences.
This archive contains two remarkable collections which have been digitised by Gale, in partnership with the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, as part of the State Papers Online program. The Stuart Papers represent the correspondence and personal documents of the exiled members of the Stuart dynasty after 1688. Available here alongside the Cumberland Papers of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and second surviving son of George II, they provide a unique window into the world of the Stuarts and their Jacobite followers, as well as to the incumbent Hanoverian monarchy during a time of continental wars, domestic conspiracies and rival claims to the Throne.
The liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime was one of the major political developments of the 20th century, with far-reaching consequences for people throughout Africa and around the globe. This collection focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.