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LexisNexis Academic becomes Nexis Uni

During the next few weeks, the popular Penn Libraries fulltext news, legal, and business research database LexisNexis Academic will become Nexis Uni. This change is more than a re-branding. Nexis Uni carries over the content from LexisNexis Academic, and the new interface offers personal sign-in customization features (e.g., alerts, bookmarking, and saved searches) and collaborative … Continue reading

Ethnographic Sound Archive
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Ethnographic Sound Archive

Ethnographic Sound Archive (from Alexander Street) features the fieldwork of several major scholars, comprising over 2,000 hours of (streaming audio) recordings from around the world with fieldnotes, films, diaries, and photographs. These collections include the Mark Slobin Fieldwork Archive: Music from the Afghan North (1967-1972, one of the few scholars to do research in this … Continue reading

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Restricted Access for Reading Days and Exams at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

The restricted access policy for Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center will be in effect during reading period and final exams, December 12th to the 22nd.    Access to VPDLC during this period will be restricted to individuals who hold one of the following credentials:    – A PennCard – A photo ID from the University of … Continue reading

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American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection 

Collection of the great majority of American periodicals held by the American Antiquarian Society published between 1684 and 1912, from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.  The AAS holds the largest such collection in the world.  This collection can be supplemented by the online holdings of American Periodicals .  For an even … Continue reading

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Left of Liberalism: Marxist-Socialist Newspapers, 1900-2015

Collection of US and British papers that represent Communism, Socialism, and Marxism as alternative visions of organizing society.  It addresses issues of the 20th Century such as: the working class, labor conditions, unionism, post-WWII McCarthyism, and Nazi crimes against humanity.  Content is still being added.  Significant titles that will eventually be in the collection include: … Continue reading

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JSTOR World Heritage Sites: Africa

The Penn Libraries have acquired JSTOR World Heritage Sites: Africa, a multimedia collection of visual, contextual, and spatial documentation on African heritage sites.  World Heritage Sites: Africa presents 30 curated subcollections of visual, spatial, and contextual documentation for African heritage sites. Highlights among the subcollections are archaeological field data, artifact and site images, and other … Continue reading

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Request for Proposal for Technology Consultant, BorrowDirect Shared Index Project

The Penn Libraries, in coordination with the Ivy Plus Libraries’ BorrowDirect Shared Index Working Group (BDSIWG) is embarking on an exciting new initiative to enhance discovery of our collective collections to support resource sharing between our 13 partner libraries. The BorrowDirect partners envision the creation of a shared index, along with robust data feeds, APIs, … Continue reading