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Sites Unseen, new ebook on Philadelphia toxic sites

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Could a toxic site be on your Philly block?”, reports on a new book, Sites Unseen : uncovering hidden hazards in American cities / Scott Frickel and James R Elliott (Russell Sage Foundation, 2018). Sites Unseen, available to Penn readers as a JSTOR ebook and in print (although you may need … Continue reading

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Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, and Toronto university press ebooks

The Penn Libraries have joined an ebooks pilot program bringing the 2018 frontlist titles from Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and Cornell University Presses, and the University of Toronto Press to Penn readers. This pilot program, hosted by De Gruyter, ebook publisher for the five university presses, is projected to contain 830 titles when completed. These titles … Continue reading

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Records of the Children’s Bureau, 1912-1969, online from ProQuest History Vault

Records of the Children’s Bureau, 1912-1969, the administrative files of the U.S. Children’s Bureau are an important collection of primary material for the study of the family and the health and wellbeing of children in the twentieth century, now available to Penn readers on ProQuest’s History Vault platform. Materials in this online collection, from the … Continue reading

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Rand Daily Mail fulltext, 1902-1985

The South African newspaper, Rand Daily Mail, is now available as searchable fulltext and PDF page images to Penn readers on the Readex platform. The Rand Daily Mail, founded in 1902 and closed in 1985 under financial and political pressure, was a Johannesburg-based English-language newspaper that criticized the South African apartheid regime. The newspaper is … Continue reading

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TRAC Judge Information Center – timely info on immigration courts … and more

FLASH!! See TRAC Judge Information Center in action! The Philly.com website reports today (August 1) that a Philadelphia immigration court judge has been removed from a case by the US Justice Department. See the judge’s caseload profile here in TRAC Judge Information Center. TRAC Judge Information Center joins TRACFED as Penn Libraries databases reporting on … Continue reading

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Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive now online

One of “the 70 online databases that define our planet” (MIT Technology Review), the Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive is now available for Penn readers to download and use in MS Excel spreadsheet format. CNTS provides annual time-series spanning 1815 to the present for 244 current and former countries worldwide. Devised in 1968 by Arthur S. … Continue reading