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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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The classic 50-volume Ethnographic Survey of Africa now out as ebooks

Online access to the 50-volume Ethnographic Survey of Africa is now available to Penn readers. Conceived by the International African Institute as a collection of separate, self-contained works, each volume described one particular African population group or a regional cluster of groups. The works were published between 1950 and 1977 and were written by ethnographers … 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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JSTOR World Heritage Sites: Africa

The Penn Libraries have acquired JSTOR World Heritage Sites: Africa, a multimedia collection of visual, contextual, and spatial documentation on African heritage sites. ¬†World Heritage Sites: Africa presents 30 curated subcollections of visual, spatial, and contextual documentation for African heritage sites. Highlights among the subcollections are archaeological field data, artifact and site images, and other … Continue reading

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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