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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

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History of Anthropology Newsletter relaunches as open access ejournal

History of Anthropology Newsletter has relaunched as an open access online journal after a four-year hiatus. In addition, the complete backfile, 1973 to 2012, is now available free online in the Penn Libraries ScholarlyCommons. History of Anthropology Newsletter is intended to connect historians of anthropology in all its geographical, institutional, and disciplinary varieties. To serve … Continue reading

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New Anthropology ebooks and online fieldnotes

The Penn Libraries have purchased two new online resources for ethnographic and cultural anthropological research: Anthropology Online and Anthropological Fieldwork Online. Anthropology Online provides searchable fulltext for more than 300 published monographs by Clifford Geertz, Claude Levi-Strauss, Paul Stoller, Paul Rabinow, Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, Brian Fagan, Maurice Bloch, Oscar Lewis, and other anthropologists whose … 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, https://peerj.com/institutions/38/university-of-pennsylvania/. PeerJ has developed a model of lifetime memberships for … Continue reading