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Women’s Magazine Archive I and II, 1886-2005

An archival research resource comprising the full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines. Titles are scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. … Continue reading

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Womens Wear Daily Archive, 1910-2016

Widely considered the ‘Wall St Journal’ of the fashion industry.  From the first issue in 1910 to the present year, Women’s Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the industry’s most influential reads, tracing day-to-day news, opinion, and socio-economic trends, from runway reports to beauty product reviews. WWD is a unique record of the twentieth century … Continue reading

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Making of the Modern World, 1450-1850

This collection follows the development of the modern western world through the lens of trade and wealth — the driving force behind many of the major historical events during the period (1450-1850). With full-text search capabilities on an abundance of rare books and primary source materials, this resource provides unparalleled access to more than 61,000 … Continue reading

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19th Century UK Periodicals Digital Archive, Part 1: New Readerships: Women’s, Children’s, Humor and Leisure/Sport

Covers British life in the Victorian age and the events, lifestyles, values, and ideas that shaped the world during this milestone period. This collection marks the advent of commercial lifestyle publishing in Britain and charts the rapid rise of modern magazine culture. Among the key themes are: The political spectrum of women’s writing, from Hearth and … Continue reading

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Brill’s Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary

This is the first comprehensive literary-historical online commentary on the works of Flavius Josephus in English. As the title suggests, this online publication provides a literal translation of the Josephus texts and, through its commentaries, both literary and historical context. Brill’s online Flavius Josephus is an exact reproduction of the print series, containing all volumes … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries Announces Opening of New Teaching and Learning Space in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of a significant new space devoted to teaching and learning, located on the first floor of Van Pelt Library and encompassing the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Online Learning Initiative, and the Center for Learning Analytics. Co-located in Van Pelt Library, these three centers will … Continue reading