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Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead

This new collection of essays by Nicholas Birns is a volume in the Sydney Studies in Australian Literature series. In this collection, Birn proposes that the novel contributes to “a reading of the culture” through the “existing contemporary situation of its characters,” while poetry speaks to their “inward states of experience.”  Birns seeks to explore … Continue reading

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Oxford Handbooks: Law

Biddle Law Library and the Penn Libraries have added the Online edition of the Oxford Handbooks on Law. Made of up 19 volumes and 740 articles, this is a growing collection of recent scholarship. Articles cover constitutional law broadly and U.S. Constitutional law more specific; comparative, criminal, and corporate law; legal research, European Union law, … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of Ancient History Online

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History covers all civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world. Using the online version you can search across all topics using a keyword search, or browse through an alphabetical list. All entries are signed and a significant number of the contributions are from Penn Faculty. Use this resource for maps and statistical … Continue reading

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Archives Unbound: The Holocaust

The libraries have completed another collection within the Archives Unbound database. The Holocaust is one of 49 categories within Archives Unbound, a project to transfer microfilm collections to digital, searchable form. The sets represented within the Holocaust category date from the 19th century through the end World War II. The sets included within the Holocaust … Continue reading

Penn digitizes collection of Japanese juvenile fiction
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Penn digitizes collection of Japanese juvenile fiction

Penn has completed digitization of the Japanese Juvenile Fiction Collection at Penn Libraries, dating from the late Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) periods. These are small, mass-market books never intended for long-term use, so the digitization not only shares full copies of these books with the worldwide research community, but also preserves them for posterity. … Continue reading