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Comprehensive Online Dictionary for Yiddish to English

“Including over 37,000 entries compiled by a team of Yiddish linguists, Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary surpasses its predecessors in the number of words and rich selection of idioms, examples of usage, and coverage of stylistic levels and dialect forms. Entries include words for standard and literary as well as contemporary colloquial and conversational usage and a … Continue reading

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Race Relations in America

Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews … Continue reading

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Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1931-1945

This collection will eventually encompass the period 1919-1952.  The first section is “Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific.” Incorporating the Taishō to the Shōwa periods, these papers throw light on Anglo-Japanese ties in a time of shifting alliances. Documenting Japan’s journey to modernity, the files discuss a period in which the country took … Continue reading

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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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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