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17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection

Gathered by John Nichols (1745-1826), this collection contains never-before-seen newspaper content ranging from treason and war to gossip and trade. The collection contains over 150,000 pages of printed text, spanning nearly 100 years of history.

Feb 10, 2018
Bibliography of Arabic Books Online

The Bibliography of Arabic Books Online (BABO) aims to become a comprehensive bibliographic database containing information about virtually all books published in Arabic before 1960. BABO contains over 80,000 bibliographical records from the National Library in Egypt, the British Library and the Library of Congress. BABO will include Name Authority Files (NAFs) which list all the spellings variants of authors’ names found in the database. This will be an invaluable finding aid for end-users of BABO, and a practical reference for librarians cataloguing Arabic titles.

Feb 10, 2018
Bloomsbury Popular Music

A source of scholarship and serious in-depth analysis of popular music in a global context. It includes the entirety of the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, the 33 1/3 series of books exploring key albums, etc.

Feb 9, 2018
Ethnographic Sound Archives Online

Ethnographic Sound Archives Online brings together previously unpublished historic audio recordings and their supporting field materials, opening new paths for the study of music in its cultural context. The collection brings together 2,000 hours of audio recordings from field expeditions around the world, particularly from the 1960s through the 1980s—the dawn of ethnomusicology as a codified discipline.

Feb 15, 2018
Left of Liberalism: Marxist-Socialist Newspapers, 1900-2015

Includes 141 Marxist and Socialist newspapers with more that 200,000 pages representing 115 years of socialist theory and practice OCR'd text and support for cross-collection searching.

Feb 10, 2018
Music Magazine Archive: Folk

This collection of folk magazines includes both traditional and contemporary folk, bluegrass, world music, and other adjacent genres from the mid-20th century years to present day. It covers the lives and works of veterans of the Folk Revival such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, and Joan Baez as well as artists who emerged in the seventies and eighties such as Dar Williams and Ani DiFranco.

Feb 12, 2018
The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000

The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world's largest-selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full-text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper's backfile from its first issue to the end of 2000, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.

Feb 9, 2018