New E-resources

New E-resources

The Harvard Library has an astounding number of resources, with new titles coming in every day! For help efficiently navigating it all, make an appointment to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

Among our newest e-resources:

Note: “about” descriptions are taken from the resources themselves.

Brill’s Encyclopedia of China Online

About: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China Online is based on the originally a thousand-page reference work on China with a clear focus on the modern period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 21st century. Written by the world’s top scholars, Brill’s Encyclopedia of China is the first place to look for reliable information on the history, geography, society, economy, politics, science, and culture of China.

Brill’s Medieval Reference Library Online

About: includes the Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage, and Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle.

Chinese Film and Newsreel Scripts from the Cultural Revolution Online

About: Documentary films and newsreels were two of the major mass media and communication channels in China from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. They covered all aspects of social activities, though the emphasis was on developments in the building of a socialist country. The bulk of the items in the collection are transcripts for the documentary films and newsreels from the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.

Classic Sermon Index

About: The Classic Sermon Index catalogs over 56,000 historic sermon entries indexed by primary Biblical text with thousands hyperlinked to their source.

Cult of Body Online

About: This collection comprises unique material on sports and physical culture in Russia, 1891-1919 and is particularly significant because sports provided opportunities for transitions from tradition to modernity: athletic competition broke down class barriers, brought women into public spaces, and encouraged new modes of behavior and self-presentation.

Encyclopedia of Islam First Edition Online

About: The Encyclopaedia of Islam First Edition Online (EI1) was originally published in print between 1913 and 1936. The demand for an encyclopaedic work on Islam was created by the increasing (colonial) interest in Muslims and Islamic cultures during the nineteenth century. The scope of the Encyclopedia of Islam First Edition Online is philology, history, theology and law until early 20th century. Such famous scholars as Houtsma, Wensinck, Gibb, Snouck Hurgronje, and Lévi-Provençal were involved in this scholarly endeavor. The Encyclopedia of Islam First Edition Online offers access to 9,000 articles.

Enzyklopaedie der Neuzeit Online 

About: Die Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit Online, die auf der gedruckten Ausgabe Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit (J.B. Metzler Verlag Stuttgart, 2005-2012, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kulturwissenschaftlichen Institut Essen) basiert, bietet in über 4.000 Schlagwörtern einen facettenreichen Blick auf das bedeutsame Zeitalter von der Mitte des 15. bis zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts.

Die Perspektive ist europäisch. Das bedeutet jedoch nicht, dass die Sicht auf den Rest der Welt versperrt ist. Im Gegenteil, die Wechselbeziehung von europäischen und anderen Kulturen wird ausführlich betrachtet.

Flora de Colombia

About: La serie Flora de Colombia ha publicado 26 monografías desde 1983, que contienen el tratamiento taxonómico de grupos de plantas representados en Colombia con diferentes jerarquías taxonómicas, desde familias completas hasta géneros y subgéneros.

A continuación se presenta una lista de todas las monografías publicadas, las cuales pueden accederse directamente en formato PDF. A partir del año 2008 nuestras normas editoriales establecen que dentro del tratamiento sólo se registran cinco ejemplares representativos por departamento. Adicionalmente se presenta una lista completa de los especímenes examinados en formato PDF, que incluye todas las colecciones disponibles para el territorio nacional y estudiadas por el autor.

French Revolutionary Opinions Online

About: The present collection presents the entire corpus of all public interventions by representatives in the National Convention during the trial of King Louis XVI from November 1792 to January 1793.

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index

About: A comprehensive index from the renowned Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, this electronic resource provides a unique selection of art history periodicals. Journals covered in this index were published in a broad selection of languages that include English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, and Scandinavian.

Articles selected for indexing from these periodicals were those focused on art history or works of art. Originally produced on catalog cards, the index features access points important for research, including artists, artworks, private and public collections, exhibitions, and reproductions.

Grand Ricci Online

About: Le Grand Ricci was published in six volumes and 7,300 pages, in addition to a volume with appendices. It offers approximately 300,000 Chinese words and expressions from the early beginnings of Chinese history to the end of the 20th century. Over 2,000 characters deal with the oldest forms of writing or the so-called oracle-bone inscriptions. Le Grand Ricci incorporates a wide spectrum of lexical domains, ranging from literature and history to science, technology, medicine, law, philosophy, and religion.

PsycTESTS

About: PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information. For current information including the number of records in the database, the languages/countries represented, etc., view the PsycTESTS Fact Sheet.

Religion Past and Present Online

About: Religion Past and Present (RPP) Online is the online version of the updated English translation of the 4th edition of the definitive encyclopedia of religion worldwide: the peerless Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (RGG). This great resource, now at last available in English and Online, Religion Past and Present Online continues the tradition of deep knowledge and authority relied upon by generations of scholars in religious, theological, and biblical studies. Including the latest developments in research, Religion Past and Present Online encompasses a vast range of subjects connected with religion.

Russian Avant-garde Online

About: This collection represents works of all Russian literary avant-garde schools. It comprises almost 800 books, periodicals and almanacs most of them published between 1910-1940, and thus offers an exceptionally varied and well-balanced overview of one of the most versatile movements in Russian literature. This collection will appeal to literary historians and Slavists, as well as to book and art historians.

Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online

About: The collection of theater periodicals provides a detailed picture of metropolitan and provincial Russian theater, and reflects the cultural life in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. It is a unique source for a wide range of scholars in history, cultural studies, theater history and sociology, and provides a unique opportunity to savour the distinctive atmosphere of Russia’s Silver Age.

You can also view our list of recently activated e-journals.

About: Meg Kribble

Research Librarian & Outreach Coordinator at the HLS Library.
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