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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.

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.

Afghanistan and the US, 1945-1963 : Records of US State Department Classified Files

About: Afghanistan’s history, internal political development, foreign relations, and very existence as an independent state have largely been determined by its geographic location at the crossroads of Central, West, and South Asia. In modern times, as well as in antiquity, vast armies of the world passed through Afghanistan, temporarily establishing local control and often dominating Iran and northern India. Islam has played a key role in the formation of Afghanistan as well. Although it was the scene of great empires and flourishing trade for over two millennia, Afghanistan did not become a truly independent nation until the twentieth century.

The U.S. State Department Central Classified Files are the definitive source of American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments throughout the world in the twentieth century.

This collection of U.S. State Department Central Classified Files relating to internal and foreign affairs contain a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats, including special reports, studies and statistics, court proceedings, interviews, and meetings of minutes.

Afghanistan in 1919:  The Third Anglo-Afghan War

About: The Third Anglo-Afghan War began on 6 May 1919 and ended with an armistice on 8 August 1919. While it was essentially a minor tactical victory for the British in so much as they were able to repel the regular Afghan forces, in many ways it was a strategic victory for the Afghans. This collection of confidential correspondence, memoranda, orders, reports and other materials provide a broad spectrum of information on military policy and administration, including the organization, operations and equipment of the army during the war. Afghanistan has been called the “graveyard of empires” due to the negative experiences there by would-be British and Russian imperialists and now that the U.S. and NATO are embroiled in an enduring counter-insurgency campaign in that country themselves, a look at the mistakes of the past can prove edifying. This collection of India Office records provides an opportunity to assess the lessons learned by the British and apply them to the current situation.

American History, 1493-1945

About: This unique collection documents American History from the earliest settlers to the mid-twentieth century. It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American History.

Module I: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859

Module II: (coming soon) Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945

Artemis Primary Sources

About: Gale Artemis is a path-breaking research experience that unites Gale’s globally acclaimed digital archives. Artemis Primary Sources allows researchers to uncover primary source documents in archives where they may not have thought to look, greatly enhancing their research experience. By building a seamless research environment for multiple collections, Gale is creating the largest digital humanities and social sciences collection in the world.

Starting with Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO), Gale began to incorporate our primary source collections into Artemis Primary Sources, enabling researchers, teachers, and students to cross-search these collections and discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.

This program continues to expand, with the addition of the following products and series incorporated into Artemis Primary Sources, all in one integrated research environment:

  • Associated Press Collections Online series of archives
    Smithsonian Collections Online series of archives
    Indigenous Peoples: North America
    The Making of the Modern World
    The Making of Modern Law series of archives
    Sabin Americana
    Our historical newspaper vault

Digitalia Catalan

About: E-books and e-journals database where you will the best access to high quality content in Catalan language.

Thousands of books of the most prestigious publishers as well as the most relevant journals in different subjects.

Digitalia Portuguesa

About: Books of the most prestigious publishers and Portuguese universities, as well as the most relevant journals in different subjects.

The best access to high quality content in Portuguese.
DOCOMOMO Architecture routes
DOCOMOMO Documents
DOCOMOMO Registers database

About: La Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico elabora rutas de arquitectura sobre los edificios incluidos en sus registros. Se centran en una localidad o en un autor, e incluyen un plano guía, indicaciones de acceso, textos explicativos, fotografías, planimetría y otros recursos de interés.

The Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation publishes these documents covering works included in the registers. In them are recent photographic reports on the buildings, images of the period, drawings and detailed bibliographies of the buildings.

Early American Imprints, Evans Supplement from the American Antiquarian Society, 1652-1800
Early American Imprints, Shaw-Shoemaker Supplement from the American Antiquarian Society, 1801-1819

About: includes almanacs, broadsides, chapbooks, elegies, imaginary letters, maps, poems, sermons, treaties, and more.

Early American Newspapers, Series 11

About: Based on the renowned holdings of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), Series 11 provides online access to more than 130 titles from all 50 present states. Created for students and scholars in diverse academic disciplines, Series 11 offers new coverage of diverse facets U.S. history, culture and daily life, while significantly extending the political and geographical breadth and depth of the ten previous series. Among the titles in Series 11 are many of the better and more successful newspapers in each American region—publications that survived on their own merits after the first wave of less-popular titles in the region died out. Also included are elusive runs of especially noteworthy newspapers that have only recently become available.

European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: Colonialism and Nationalism in the Dutch East Indies

About: The Dutch East Indies experienced the replacement of company rule by Dutch government rule and the complete transformation of Java into a colonial society and the successful extension of colonial rule to Sumatra and the eastern archipelago during the early 20th century. The boundaries of the modern state of Indonesia were defined during this time and the process of generally exploitative political, military, and economic integration began. This collection comprises correspondence, studies and reports, cables, maps, and other kinds of documents related to U.S. consular activities. U.S. Consulates were listening posts reporting on the activities of the Dutch colonial government and the activities of the native peoples. Includes 15,213 images covering 1910-1930.

Germanistick Online Datenbank

Germanistik, the leading international publication covering German Language and Literary Studies, is now available as online database. More than 50 years of German philology are searchable electronically. The history of the discipline – critically reviewed, systematized and keyworded – is accessible online in more than 60,000 abstracts and summaries. Altogether, approximately 350,000 monographic studies, collected volumes and journals from the areas of literature, theatre studies, media studies, cultural history, and linguistics are made accessible bibliographically.

The database will be continually expanded to include the current volume containing about 8,000 new entries and over 1,000 short papers. It provides a category-specific, full-text and detailed search and differentiated and convenient access to authors, editors, article and review writers, titles, papers, publication years and keywords. All relevant data are cross-linked. The online edition provides access to extensive subject coverage for every entered title with information on the content of the respective book or article.

Global Times  时报 newspaper 

India from Crown Rule to Republic, 1945-1949: Records of the U.S. State Department

About: Independent India’s first years were marked with turbulent events – partition, a massive exchange of population with Pakistan, the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 and the integration of over 500 princely states to form a united nation. This collection identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of the Subcontinent between 1945 and 1949, and places them in the context of the complex and dynamic regional strategic, political, and economic processes that have fashioned India in the postwar period.

The Indian Army and Colonial Warfare on the Frontiers of India, 1914-1920

About: For generations of British and Indian Officers and men, the North-West Frontier was the scene of repeated skirmishes and major campaigns against the trans-border Pathan tribes who inhabited the mountainous no-man’s land between India and Afghanistan. This collection contains Army Lists; Orders; Instructions; Regulations; Acts; Manuals; Strength Returns; Orders of Battle; Administration Summaries; organization, commissions, committees, reports, maneuvers; departments of the Indian Army; and regimental narratives. This collection is a welcome addition to the new-flourishing literature on the military history of South Asia and the growing field of serious study of the British military experience in India.

India-Pakistan Conflict: Records of the U.S. State Department, February 1963-1966

About: Over 16,000 pages of State Department Central Files on India and Pakistan from 1963 through 1966 make this collection a standard documentary resource for the study of the political relations between India and Pakistan during a crucial period in the Cold War and the shifting alliances and alignments in South Asia.        

Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database (1833-1911)  晚清期刊全文數據庫

About: It covers around 280,000 pieces of historical documents from 302 periodicals published during 1833~1911. The extensive collection has covered almost all the periodicals published during such critical periods later known as the Opium Wars, Westernization Movement, Reform Movement of 1898 and Revolution of 1911. It contains the Women’s Periodicals that advocated women’s liberation and mental enlightenment, the Four Major Late Qing Dynasty Novel Journals as emerged during the great flourishing period of novels of the late Qing Dynasty, the Vernacular Chinese Periodicals founded to explore the people’s mind and spread new knowledge, and the Science and Technology Periodicals which introduced new technologies and spread scientific knowledge. The search terms of the database include title, author and periodical, etc. Users may have access to some 280,000 pieces of historical documents and browse or download them in full text.

Making of the Modern World Part 2

About: With approximately 5,000 titles, this collection takes The Making of Modern World series into the early 20th century.  Comprised mainly of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches, and surveys, this collection broadens Gale’s international coverage of social, economic, and business history, as well as political science, technology, industrialization and the birth of the modern corporation.

Researchers of world history, political science, philosophy, business/economics, law, and women’s studies, this collection provides a unique and in-depth view into the late half of the 19th century world.

Cross-searchable with the first installment of The Making of the Modern World series, this collection, combined with Part I, will provide access to 450 years of world history.

Nietzsche Online

About: The database Nietzsche Online provides researchers and readers complete online access to the editions, interpretations and reference works on one of the most important philosophers. Users thus obtain access to a comprehensive database containing the research results of the last forty years. In addition to the authoritative editions of the works (KGW) and the letters (KGB), Nietzsche Online contains all De Gruyter publications on Nietzsche. Due to the cross-referencing to the full texts and the further interpretations, the headwords of the Nietzsche dictionary have become an even more indispensable basis for the research and understanding of Nietzsche’s work.

Romanische Bibliographie Online

About: The online version of  Romance Studies Bibliography, the only comprehensive specialist bibliography for this discipline, provides electronic access to the approximate 460,000 entries of the volumes 1965–2013, categorized according to the tried-and-tested structure tree (system key). Approximately 10,000 new entries will be added on a continuous basis every year.

The database features a category-specific and detailed search with differentiated and convenient access to the authors, editors, article and review writers, titles, publication years, keywords, and system keys.

Sukarno and the Army-PKI Rivalry in the Years of Living Dangerously, 1960-1963

About: The records in this collection cover the internal and foreign policies, personalities, and events in a pivotal period of Indonesian history. The charismatic leader of Indonesia, Achmed Sukarno, steered his country between the political machinations of the Army Staff and the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). These records consist of essential memoranda, correspondence, telegrams, memoranda of conversations, reports, and news articles and cover all aspects of U.S. relations with Indonesia, Indonesian internal affairs, and Indonesia’s relations with its neighbors.     

Very Short Introductions Online

About: Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory. [Note: it also includes a few legal topics!]

Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

Vossische Zeitung Online, 1918-1934

About: The Vossische Zeitung is one of the most outstanding sources for the study of political reporting and public opinion in Germany. The Vossische Zeitung Online. 1918 – 1934 database contains every issue of the Berlin daily newspaper from the end of World War I to the beginning of the “Third Reich” with all of the newspaper’s coverage and commentaries on the political, social and cultural events of that epoch.

The database contains approx. 10,500 issues with more than 127,000 pages, spanning the period from 1918 until 1934.

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

NY Times digital subscription update

the-new-york-times2Last year the HLS Library acquired a site license for the NYTimes.com. All HLS faculty, students, and staff may use this group pass to create an individual user account similar to the fee-based digital subscription for the NYTimes.com plus SmartPhone App.   

The renewal/registration process has changed. 

  • We moved our yearly group pass cycle from March 1 to August 1 to allow new grads 3 months’ access. If you joined our group pass last year, you will need to renew this spring and again on August 1.
  • Going forward, all HLS faculty, students and staff must renew (” grab a pass” in NYT lingo) every August 1 regardless of their initial registration date. 

If you need to renew your group pass now or in August:

  • Go to the HLS Group Pass link.
  • Enter your HLS Me credentials.
  • Choose the “Log in to Continue” button.
  • Enter your current username and password. You’re all set!

If you have never registered with NYTimes.com:

  • Go to the HLS Group Pass link.  
  • Enter your HLS Me credentials.
  • Follow the instructions to create an account and register for your new pass

If you have never registered for a group pass, but have registered an account with NYTimes.com:

  • Go to the HLS Group Pass link.
  • Enter your HLS Me credentials.
  • If you are already a non-paying subscriber (i.e. you are registered to received free 10 monthly articles), be sure to choose the “Log in to Continue” button. The group pass will be added to your existing account.
  • If you already have an existing paid subscription for digital access to the NYTimes.com you must first cancel your subscription before joining the HLS group pass. You may cancel your existing digital subscription by calling Customer Care at (800) 591-9233.
  • Paid subscribers will not be reimbursed for cancellation. You may want to time your registration accordingly.

Other points of note: 

  • Our group pass covers computers, laptops and SmartPhone devices only.  It will not work on your tablet apps, but it will work using your tablet’s browser.
  • Our site license is for the Law School only and it is not available to alumni.  

We hope you enjoy this resource. For assistance or questions, please contact the Library.

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.

Flora of New Zealand

About: Our goal is to provide New Zealand with a dynamic, continually updated, electronically-based Flora. It will be based on new systematic research and will bring together information from our network of databases and online resources. Users will have easy access to the most authoritative, accurate, and up to date information on New Zealand plants.

The electronic Flora of New Zealand covers the New Zealand botanical region and includes flowering plants, gymnosperms, ferns, and bryophytes. It includes naturalized as well as indigenous plants.

Oxford Handbooks Online. Literature

About: Oxford Handbooks Online brings together the world’s leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. The Oxford Handbooks are one of the most successful and cited series within scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field.

CMIE States of India

About: A Comprehensive compilation of State-level Statistics, supported by Official Statistical documents from State governments. From the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy.

Digitalia Hispanica

About: a Hispanic Database of ebooks and ejournals where you will find the broadest access to high-quality content in Spanish Language. Thousands of ebooks from the most renowned Spanish and Latinamerican Publishing Houses, as well as relevant journals that cover all topics of interest.

Justice with Michael Sandel

About: JUSTICE is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on public television. Nearly a thousand students pack Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre to hear Michael Sandel, “perhaps the most prominent college professor in America,” (Washington Post) talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship.

Oliveira Lima Library

About: Originally the personal library of the Brazilian diplomat, historian, and journalist Manoel de Oliveira Lima–the Oliveira Lima Library–has long been regarded as one of the finest collections of Luso-Brazilian materials available to scholars. Now this collection of rare and unique pamphlets is more available than ever, thanks to Gale’s partnership with the library to digitize this content and present it in their new archive, Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library. Spanning the “long” 19th century, this collection turns the spotlight on Latin America’s largest and most influential power, covering topics such as colonialism, the Brazilian independence period, slavery and abolition, the Catholic Church, indigenous peoples, immigration, ecology, agriculture, economic development, medicine and public health, international relations, and Brazilian and Portuguese literature.

Southeast Asia Digital Library

About: The Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL) exists to provide educators and their students, as well as scholars and members of the general public, with a wide variety of materials published or otherwise produced in Southeast Asia. Drawn largely from the collections of universities and individual scholars in this region, the SEADL contains digital facsimiles of books and manuscripts, as well as multimedia materials and searchable indexes of additional Southeast Asian resources. Nations represented in the collection include Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

AAPG [American Association of Petroleum Geologists] Datapages

About: Acting as the digital publisher for AAPG and the geoscience community, Datapages archives and catalogs geological publications and offers them for purchase in multiple electronic formats, including the services of the Archives, Search and Discovery, and Datapages Exploration Objects (DEO).

Digitalia Film Library

About: Digitalia presents its Film on stream service for Libraries with the best cinema and documentary collections from Europe and the Americas. Genres include action, adventure, musicals, and westerns. Documentary collections include anthropology, social commentary, history, and travel.

Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

About: This comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of important scientific terms related to improving our understanding of how we evolved. Specifically, the 5,000 entries cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness, as well as information about modern methods used to trace the recent evolutionary history of modern human populations. This text provides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homo sapiens.

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

Israeli Supreme Court Decisions

English-language translations of opinions from the Israeli Supreme Court are popular with many legal researchers. The Harvard Law School Library has a quick guide on options for finding these at http://guides.library.harvard.edu/IsraeliSupremeCourt.

A new database of translated Israeli Supreme Court decisions, VERSA: Opinions of the Supreme Court of Israel, has recently been launched by Cardozo Law School.  This database provides free online access to “hundreds of translated cases.”  Cardozo’s Israeli Supreme Court Project (ISCP) will continue to provide additional translated opinions to the database.  VERSA also includes information about ISCP research projects and events.

VERSA

German Corporate Law: New Bilingual Resource

One of the law library’s newest bilingual acquisitions is Standardvertragsmuster zum Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht: Deutsch-Englisch (German-English Standard Forms and Agreements in Company and Commercial Law), by Dr. Dieter Stummel.  It is available in print in the law library under the call number KK2052.2 .S78 2015.

The 2015 5th edition includes many examples of documents that modern companies need to conduct their business under Germany’s corporate laws. These include registration applications, distribution and licensing agreements, corporate agreements and documents, sales and purchase agreements, real estate agreements, loan agreements, and employment agreements.  It also includes a selection of sample arbitration clauses.

The book uses a dual-column format, with the German text in the left column and its corresponding English text directly next to it in the right column:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This helpful dual-column format can also be found in some online language sources.  A great example of this is the Linguee online legal dictionary.  This source, which is available for German and more than 20 other languages,  is especially helpful if you are trying to understand a legal term in a particular context.  When you search for a term, the results list includes excerpts from legal and other texts that include the term you entered.  A translation is provided for each excerpt directly in the corresponding column position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the law library’s German Law Research Guide for more information about researching the German law.

Time to update your Westlaw passwords

Westlaw is requiring users to set new passwords during the week of February 1. This includes all HLS faculty, staff, and students (unless you registered for Westlaw after October 7.) If you change your password now, you won’t be required to change it next week.

To change your password now, simply log in and click update next to your name in the upper left of the page, then click on manage ONE PASS Profile and re-enter a new password, re-enter it again, and click save.

For more detailed steps, visit Westlaw’s instructions for changing or resetting your OnePass password (including a video). You may also call Westlaw at 1-800-WESTLAW for assistance.

Announcing the Lexis Digital Library!

Harvard faculty, students and staff may check out titles that the HLS Library owns in print on the Lexis Digital Library platform hosted by Overdrive. The collection includes primary and secondary sources, study aid sources, and newsletters. Most but not all of our Lexis print material is now available in this format.

The basic principle works exactly like print books: one book (or eBook), one loan. You may either read checked out items in your browser using Overdrive Read or download the book to another device such as your laptop, Amazon Kindle, Adobe Digital Editions, or other readers that use ePub format. After you check out a book, you may make annotations, create bookmarks, and highlight text. Annotations made in Overdrive Read will still be available if you check the book out again. We recommend using Overdrive Read instead of downloading to a device for that reason.

Browse our collection, check out books, or create lists of books you’d like to read at the HLS Library Lexis E-Book Library. More detailed instructions are also available and of course you can also ask a librarian for assistance.

New e-resources at Harvard

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

Among our newest e-resources:

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

Digital Theatre Plus

About: Watch high quality films of leading theatre productions | Discover how plays are brought to the stage in interviews with the creative teams | Learn about interpretive choice through detailed analysis of play texts | Teach key plays with stimulating and relevant support

Japan Chronicle

About: The English-language Japan Chronicle Weekly (1902 – 1940) is the newspaper of record for Japan’s engagement with modernity and its emergence, through war, political and social upheaval and seismic social change in East Asia, onto the world stage in the first half of the twentieth century. Historians of East Asia have long seen the Japan Chronicle as a uniquely valuable resource. This well-informed, controversial but always readable source of news and opinion on Japan and East Asia offers an intriguing and lively Japanese complement to the North-China Herald, available in the East Asia Archive Online since 2011.

Prowessdx (India and Singapore)

About: Prowess is a database of the financial performance of companies. Annual Reports of companies and data available from stock exchanges and regulators are the principal sources of the data. Prowessdx is a delivery of the Prowess database that is specially designed for academia. Prowessdx facilitates easy downloading of the data in simple text format.

The database covers the profit and loss statement, balance sheet and ratios based on these. In the case of listed companies, it includes cash flow statement, quarterly financial statements, share prices, corporate action and daily total returns. Financial statements based on consolidated and standalone basis are available. Financial statements are standardised. The database does not suffer from any deliberate survival bias.

Association of Research Libraries SPEC Kit collection 

About: SPEC surveys gather information from ARL member institutions on current research library practices and policies. SPEC Kits combine the survey results and documentation from ARL member institutions to guide libraries as they address the ever-changing challenges facing libraries. These guides help libraries learn about current practice in research libraries, implement new practices and technologies, manage change, and improve performance.

Learn about finding legislative intent

Proquest (home of Proquest Congressional) is hosting a webinar open to all, Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent. It will take place Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:00pm – 4:30pm and is open to interested students, faculty and staff.

From Proquest:

This 90-minute session is designed for the associate, judicial, law firm or government agency law clerk, intern, extern or research assistant, law student, and law review notes & comments editor. You will learn how to use ProQuest Congressional Digital Suite & Legislative Insight, the premier legal research tools for federal legislative and government materials to:

1. Develop an understanding of the legislative process both:

a. Procedurally – How did the language read as first proposed, what committees considered the proposal, when were amendments made and where was the proposal when it was amended;

b. As an adversarial process – who was lobbying in support of the proposal and what were they trying to accomplish, who was active in opposition what were their objections, who was responsible for amendments to the proposal;

2. Become familiar with the documents available pertinent to your issue;

3. Identify where in the process the changes you care about occurred – this provides a mechanism to narrow the scope of your search for explanations for why the language was changed;

4. Learn how to identify both direct and circumstantial evidence of intent.

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