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Selected 20th Century Records of the U.S State Department

The Department is responsible for planning and implementing American foreign policy. The Secretary of State is the President’s chief advisor for foreign affairs.  As such, records of the U.S. State Department are crucial starting points for research in U.S. foreign relations.  Note that many documents, especially after World War II, are classified and only available … Continue reading

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Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Mission, 1833-1911

The nineteenth century has been described as the “Great Century” of Protestant missions, when the Gospel was sent to more peoples than ever before. The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America was an active participant in this phenomenal expansion. Missionary activities were important in the political, economic, … Continue reading

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Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

For most of the twentieth century the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was the principal defender of the rights that citizens can assert against government. Its primary aims have been the defense of the freedoms of speech and press, the separation of church and state, the free exercise of religion, due process of law, equal … 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

British Literary Manuscripts Online: Medieval and Renaissance
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British Literary Manuscripts Online: Medieval and Renaissance

Penn Libraries recently subscribed to a second module within the popular British Literary Manuscripts Online database: Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. The new module adds facsimiles from 1120 to 1660, supplementing the existing collection of manuscripts dated 1600-1900. The collection draws from the Cotton Collection at the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Art Library at the … 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

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Women’s Magazine Archive I and II, 1886-2005

An archival research resource comprising the full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines. Titles are scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. … Continue reading