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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

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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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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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Gallup Analytics – public opinion poll data for the U.S. and the world

The Penn Libraries have started a new subscription to Gallup Analytics, the interactive web tool for analyzing and visualizing Gallup public opinion data. Gallup Analytics provides tables and charts for three Gallup poll series: Gallup World Poll, conducted annually since 2005 in 160+ countries. Gallup U.S. Dailies, conducted daily since 2008. Gallup Poll Social Series, … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1786-2003)

The Post-Gazette was first published as the weekly Pittsburgh Gazette in 1786.  It was the first newspaper to be published west of the Allegheny Mountains.  It provides uniquely important coverage of early western expansion, the rise of industries such as coal and steel, labor movements.  Its coverage also documents industrial collapse and the creation of … Continue reading