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The Library of Congress have now made available online the papers of American scientist, statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin. Readers can find such gems as copies of the petition the First Continental Congress sent to King George III in in 1774 protesting about the governance of the region by England, a fascinating drawing of bifocal glasses, […]
Worth revisiting. Free access via this great site to a downloadable collection of over 34,000 digitized magazines and other monthly publications. They can be sorted by title or date. The oldest ones are from the 18th Century. Classics such as the Strand magazine, historic Cuban magazines and newspapers and old copies of computing magazines and […]
This week Freedom House Reports released Attacks on the Record – the state of world press freedom 2017/18.
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices These are Published annually by the US State Department and cover the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries worldwide. The 2017 website includes the ability to interactively build a report. Topics include civil liberties (freedom of the Press, freedom of expression) worker rights and […]
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) have now completed the digitization of every issue of the Federal Register from 1936 onwards. The Federal Register is the official journal of the US Federal Government. It contains Presidential Documents (executive orders and proclamations), Rules and Regulations (including […]
Her Time is a new UCL-based journal and podcast created by students which seeks to explore online aspects of gender history. It was launched in March 2018. It now has some articles online – including one covering the Miss World Protest 1970.
OpenDissertations.org, a project from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs, has now been officially been launched. It lists more than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD). It includes any electronic theses listed in the British Library’s EThOS Service as well as material listed in American doctoral theses and masters theses. Search by author, keyword and date. There are […]
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Now in beta, a new tool which will enable researchers to quickly identify high quality social and economic datasets. It is described more fully in this article but basically it aims to use Data Documentation Initiative metadata to harvest records from a number of separate high-quality sources including the German GESIS Data Archive (https://www.gesis.org/en/services/data-analysis/), and the US […]
April 20th is designated by the United Nations as Chinese Language day it seeks to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Some great recommended resources are: Chinese Foreign Policy Database from the Wilson Center which provides a marvellous reference source for Chinese foreign policy from 1949 onwards. It includes a timeline and chronology of key events. Thematic […]
In March a new tool, the Statelessness Index, to compare national EU government policies towards stateless persons was launched by the European Network on Statelessness It makes it possible to compare nations according to themes such as stateless population data, detention and legal protection measures. There are also individual country surveys and rankings which include assessments […]