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Early Arabic printed books from the British Library, online

The Penn Libraries have acquired the first major fulltext-searchable online archive of pre-20th century Arabic printed books. Early Arabic Printed Books From the British Library, 1475-1900, produced by Gale Cengage, presents Arabic printed texts and European translations of Arabic texts, approximately 7,000 volumes with 2.3 million pages, in three modules: Religion and Law : The … Continue reading

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William James works, correspondence fulltext from InteLex Past Masters

The Penn Libraries have acquired searchable online fulltext versions of the scholarly editions of the works and correspondence of William James through the InteLex Past Masters platform. The Works of William James, edited by Frederick H. Burkhardt et al. (19 vols. Harvard University Press, 1975-1988), provides the critical text of a definitive edition of James’s … Continue reading

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ProQuest Supreme Court Insight

Biddle Law Library has purchased Supreme Court Insight, an important online collection of source documents for the full opinions in cases argued before the Supreme Court, 1975-2016. The database is available for readers across the Penn campus. Supreme Court Insight, a ProQuest database, provides dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices, and amicus briefs. Each case’s documents … Continue reading

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Europe and Africa – 19th Century colonial sources

The Penn Libraries have acquired a primary-source collection on European colonial activities in Africa, Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest. This collection, part of Gale Cengage’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online, reproduces official government documents, papers of priminent individuals, newspaper accounts and other materials from the National Archives UK and the US National Archives, … Continue reading

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Penn Press ebooks in the Penn Libraries

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Penn Libraries have acquired the complete ebook backfile of Penn Press titles and we have started to acquire annual frontfiles of new ebook titles from the Penn Press. The Penn Libraries have been purchasing University of Pennsylvania Press ebooks for years, most often on the JSTOR platform. Starting in … Continue reading

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170,000 new ebooks, from PALCI consortium

PALCI, the E-ZBorrow consortium, has brokered a huge ebook subscription package with ProQuest ebrary for its member libraries. This package will run for three years and will provide approximately 170,000 ebook titles to readers at Penn and the other PALCI member institutions. The consortial package covers four collections on the ProQuest ebrary platform: ebrary Academic … Continue reading

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The Little Green (e)Books new to Penn – in SAGE Research Methods

The Penn Libraries have purchased SAGE Research Methods, an ebook collection and web resource that uses SAGE Publication’s 40-year legacy of methods publishing to guide users at all levels through every step of the social science research process. SAGE Research Methods offers almost 900 ebooks with searchable fulltext and downloadable PDF output. The title list … Continue reading