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Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead

This new collection of essays by Nicholas Birns is a volume in the Sydney Studies in Australian Literature series. In this collection, Birn proposes that the novel contributes to “a reading of the culture” through the “existing contemporary situation of its characters,” while poetry speaks to their “inward states of experience.”  Birns seeks to explore … Continue reading

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Oxford Handbooks: Law

Biddle Law Library and the Penn Libraries have added the Online edition of the Oxford Handbooks on Law. Made of up 19 volumes and 740 articles, this is a growing collection of recent scholarship. Articles cover constitutional law broadly and U.S. Constitutional law more specific; comparative, criminal, and corporate law; legal research, European Union law, … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of Ancient History Online

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History covers all civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world. Using the online version you can search across all topics using a keyword search, or browse through an alphabetical list. All entries are signed and a significant number of the contributions are from Penn Faculty. Use this resource for maps and statistical … Continue reading

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Archives Unbound: French Studies

The Penn Libraries recently completed their Archives Unbound collections in French Studies. The following microfilm-turned-digital resource sets are part of this category within the greater Archives Unbound database: Mercure de France, 1672-1810–An influential periodical, which promised in its first issue to chronicle the activities of luminaries in metropolitan Paris, in the French provinces, and abroad, … Continue reading

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Archives Unbound: The Holocaust

The libraries have completed another collection within the Archives Unbound database. The Holocaust is one of 49 categories within Archives Unbound, a project to transfer microfilm collections to digital, searchable form. The sets represented within the Holocaust category date from the 19th century through the end World War II. The sets included within the Holocaust … Continue reading

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British State Papers Online, The 18th Century

The libraries have added Part II of the British State Papers Online, Eighteenth Century. The entire State Papers database is a massive collection of primary source documents, The State Papers Online, 1509-1714 and State Papers Online, 18th Century. Both collections include the domestic and foreign papers of the Tudor and Stuart British governments. This most … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries New Institutional Plan for Open Access Publishing with PeerJ and PeerJ Computer Science

As part of the Penn Libraries’ efforts to support the dissemination of Penn scholarship and to support innovative and sustainable open-access projects, we have set up an institutional plan with PeerJ (a publishing platform focusing on biology, medicine, and general science) and PeerJ Computer Science, PeerJ has developed a model of lifetime memberships for … Continue reading