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Abhilekh Patal is a full-featured web-portal to access the National Archives of India’s reference media and its digitized collections through the internet. The National Archives of India is the repository of the non-current records of the Government of India and is holding them in trust for the use of records creators and general users. It is an Attached Office of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Digital collections include Cartographic Records, Defence, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Education and Health, Home Education, Home Index, Home Political, Kasturbhai Lalbhai, Mahatma Gandhi, Ministry of Education, Oriental Records, P.K. Malaviya, Private Papers, Public Records, and S.C. Dixit.
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The Afghan Serials Collection is an essential collection of partisan serials from the Wahdat Library, the most comprehensive private collection of rare newspapers and journals from Afghanistan. This collection is a major contribution to the preservation of the history of the region and is comprised of the careful selection of more than 2,500 individual issues of 46 newspapers and journals published in Persian, Pushto, Arabic, Urdu, and English. Documenting the breadth of Afghanistan’s political epochs, the Afghan Serials Collection covers the use of the press by many groups that sought to shape Afghanistan’s social and intellectual landscape including the Communist People’s Democratic Party (PDPA); exiled loyalists to the deposed Afghan monarchy; independent humanitarians and intellectuals seeking to better their country; anti-Soviet mujaheddin groups from a range of political movements; the Taliban; and minority political parties that have emerged following the post-2001 transition towards democracy. The digitization of the Wahdat collection, complete with robust descriptions and periodical metadata, represents a significant step forward in the preservation of Afghanistan’s history that will be of critical service to academics and area experts.
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The American Institute of Sri Lankan Studie, which was established in 1996, aims to promote US research and teaching on Sri Lanka and to strengthen links between US and Sri Lankan scholars and institutions. Its main focus in on the humanities, social sciences, and related fields. Freely accessible resources on the AISLS website include a directory of research centers in Sri Lanka; information on universities in Sri Lanka; a curated list of indexes, bibliographies, and digital libraries; other resources for the study of Sri Lanka; resources for studying Sinhala and Tamil; and resources for teaching about Sri Lanka.
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The Korean and Vietnam wars were two of the defining events of the 20th century. While the origins of both are rooted in their countries’ respective histories, much of the world regarded the wars as proxies for the larger Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. American Proxy Wars includes translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and books covering the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts.
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The Blavatnik Archive is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to preserving and disseminating primary sources that contribute to the study of 20th-century Jewish and world history, with a special emphasis on Soviet history and World War I, World War II, and the interwar period. Online collections include:

  • Veteran Testimonies & Ephemera

  • Judaica Posters

  • Moscow State Yiddish Theater

  • “Front-Illustrierte” Periodicals

  • Anti-Semitism Postcards

  • Judaica Postcards

  • Jews in the Military

  • Leningrad-Published Postcards

  • WWI Postcards

  • Boris Efimov Illustrations

  • Peretz Markish Collection

  • Eugene Kogan Illustrations

  • Boris Kudoyarov Photography

  • Periodicals & Newspapers

  • Kantsedikas Judaica Ephemera

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A range of important sources from Britain and America, covering key subjects within this historical field, including Keynesian economic policy in post-war Britain; international labour movements; the London Stock Exchange; and the papers of important economists.
Highlights include:

  • A complete run of the Stock Exchange Official Year-book for 1875-1945, tracing the development of British, Commonwealth and world finance and industry from the heights of the Victorian era to the end of the Second World War

  • All the working papers of John Maynard Keynes and his private office during his second period of service at the Treasury, from 1940 until his death in 1946

  • The papers of David A. Morse, Director-General of the International Labour Office in Geneva from 1948 to 1970

  • The complete manuscript diaries of the British Labour politician Hugh Dalton, 1916-1960, covering his extensive career as an MP and government minister

  • A complete run of The Mechanical Engineer for 1897-1917, featuring authoritative articles and reports, along with excellent diagrams and illustrations concerning the rapid scientific and technical advances of the period

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Cambridge University’s Digital Library hosts a selection of digitized manuscripts in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali, Tamil, and other ancient and medieval South Asian languages pertaining to Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain religious traditions.
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Stay up-to-date on the latest academic titles, gain access to exclusive web content, and search through a comprehensive archive of more than 200,000 reviews representing a quarter-century of scholarship. This digital database includes more than 500 new reviews each month, updated daily. Create an individual account to create lists, save searches, receive customizable user alerts, and share titles with colleagues.
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Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire holds detailed information on over 6,000 films showing images of life in the British colonies. Over 150 films are available for viewing online. One can search or browse for films by country, date, topic, or keyword. Over 350 of the most important films in the catalogue are presented with extensive critical notes written by an academic research team. The Colonial Film project united universities (Birkbeck and University College London) and archives (British Film Institute, Imperial War Museum, and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum) to create a new catalogue of films relating to the British Empire. The ambition of the website is to allow both colonizers and colonized to understand better the truths of Empire.
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The Contemporary Music Score Collection is published by the UCLA Music Library. The collection includes the digital, open access scores from the Contemporary Score Edition series, the first open access edition of new music published by a library, and scores from the Kaleidoscope 2020 Call for Scores, an open access collaboration with the UCLA Music Library.
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CrossAsia offers access to specialized information from the entire spectrum of humanities and social sciences from and about Asia. CrossAsia supports the Asia-related studies in research and teaching in Germany and beyond. It has developed outstanding, partly unique services for Asia-related research. Examples include the steadily growing set of licensed full-text databases with nationwide remote access; the CrossAsia Search, which, in addition to its own printed and electronic holdings, provides central access to Asia-related original-language bibliographic records in catalogues of national and international libraries; a full-text search which searches in the data pool of the Integrated Text Repository (ITR) with full-texts extracted from licensed databases; and Open Access E-Publishing services for eJournals, eBooks, and electronic primary and secondary publications. The CrossAsia portal was designed as a central access point for scientific information in the Asia-related studies. The portal has been set up by Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Together with Heidelberg University Library and the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin runs the Specialised Information Service on Asia (Fachinformationsdienst Asien), which provides significant impetus for the development of the CrossAsia portal. On the CrossAsia website, Thematic Portals include Manchu Collection; "Bibliothek Otsuka“ – the Ōtsuka collection; Berlin-Krakow Project; Fung Asseng and Fung Ahok; Chagatai manuscripts (The Hartmann Collection); Chinese Medical Manuscripts; Travels in Southwest China; Japanese Students in Germany; Naval Kishore Press; and Odisha Bibliography. Digital collections include: the East Asia Collection; the Southeast Asia Collection; Berlin-Krakow Project; Qianlong’s “Battle Copper Prints;” Historical Mongolian Maps; Lao Manuscripts; Northern Thai Manuscripts; Literature on South Asia; Slide collection Sontheimer; Early Bengali Literature; and Documenta Nepalica.
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The Digital Corpus of Sanskrit (DCS) is a corpus of Sanskrit texts with resolved sandhis and full morphological and lexical analysis. The DCS is designed for text-historical research in Sanskrit linguistics and philology. Users can search for lexical units (words) and their collocations in a corpus of about 4,600,000 manually tagged words in 650,000 text lines. The DCS offers two main entry points for research. 1) Words can be retrieved from the dictionary through a simple query or a dictionary page. For each lexical unit contained in the corpus, DCS provides the complete set of occurrences and a statistical evaluation based on historical principles. 2) The text interface shows all contained texts along with their interlinear lexical and morphological analysis.
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Digital Dictionaries of South Asia (DDSA) is part of the University of Chicago’s Digital South Asia Library. DDSA aims to make available the highest quality electronic dictionaries for South Asian languages as free public services via the internet. DDSA encompasses languages of the current nation-states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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Digital Himalaya is a project to develop digital collection, storage, and distribution strategies for multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region. Digital collections feature different media, including visual and audio collections, covering the geographical areas and ethnic populations of the Himalayas; issues of Himalayan journals; maps; and bird reports from Nepal.
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The Digital Library of Lao manuscripts is a database containing over 12,000 searchable digitized manuscripts from Laos. These manuscripts have been collected from over 800 monasteries across Laos. The languages include Lao, Northern Thai (Lan Na), Tai Lue, Tai Neua, Tai Dam, Thai, Khmer and Pali. The manuscriptes are categorized into 19 different categories including Folk Tales, Secular History, Astrology, Laws, Medicine & Magic, and various Buddhist subjects.
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The Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts is a database containing over 6,000 searchable digitized manuscripts from northern Thailand. The collection includes possibly the oldest dated Pali manuscript in Southeast Asia still extant, copied in 1471. The languages include Northern Thai (Lan Na), Thai, Lao, Tai Lue, Tai Khuen, Shan, Burmese and Pali. The manuscripts are categorized into 19 different categories including Folk Tales, Seculary History, Law, Astrology, Secular Literary Work and various Buddhist subjects.
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Established in the aftermath of WWII in 1945, the magazine Soviet Woman was published initially under the aegis of the of Soviet Women’s Anti-Fascist Committee and the Central Council of Trade Unions of the USSR. It began as a bimonthly illustrated magazine tasked with countering anti-Soviet propaganda by introducing Western audiences to the lifestyle of Soviet women and their role in the post-WWII rebuilding of the Soviet economy, praising their achievements in the arts and the sciences. Originally published simultaneously in Russian, English, German and French, the magazine went on to add more foreign language editions aiming to reach even wider audiences both in the West and elsewhere to balance the Western narrative about the Soviet Union in these countries with a pro-Soviet ideological counterweight.
Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center External
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Elsevier’s Novel Coronavirus Information Center includes expert, curated information for the research and health community on SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) and COVID-19 (the disease). All resources are free to access and include guidelines for clinicians and patients.

  • For researchers: the latest early-stage and peer-reviewed research on COVID-19 from journals including The Lancet and Cell Press, as well as more than 25,000 related articles free to access on ScienceDirect. These articles are also available to download with rights for full text and data mining, re-use and analyses for as long as needed.

  • For clinicians: evidence-based skill guides and care plans for treatment, safety and patient education, along with emergency prepared webinars by the CDC are under the Clinical information tab.

  • For patients: the 3D4Medical coronavirus video, resources from the CDC and WHO, and information about Elsevier’s Patient Access Program for research are in the Patient resources section.

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The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme seeks to preserve cultural heritage and make it available to as wide an audience as possible. “Endangered” means material that is at risk of loss or decay, and is located in countries where resources and opportunities to preserve such material are lacking or limited. “Archives” refers to materials in written, pictorial or audio formats, including manuscripts, rare printed books, documents, newspapers, periodicals, photographs and sound recordings. The Endangered Archives Programme primarily funds digitization projects to record and preserve the content of archives. Our projects create digital material in a format that facilitates long-term preservation, and at least two copies of these are stored: a primary copy that remains at an appropriate repository in the country of origin, and a secondary copy held at the British Library. The EAP website provides access to these digital collections for research, education, and enjoyment. Digital collections reflect archives from many African, Caribbean, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, South American, South Asian, and Southeast Asian countries.
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This website is an online resource for Gandhari, a northwestern Middle Indo-Aryan language closely related to Sanskrit and Pali attested in use from the third century BCE to the fifth century CE. Gandhari.org provides resources for those engaged in the study of the Gandhari language, including a dictionary, bibliography, and catalog of Gandhari texts around the world.
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The Gandhi Heritage Portal is an online resource with many writings and other materials pertaining to Mohandas K. Gandhi. It is a project developed and maintained by the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust in Ahmedabad, India. Online resources in English, Hindi, and Gujarati include digital versions of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, the Key Texts of Mahatma Gandhi (e.g., Hind Swaraj, Satyagraha in South Africa, The Story of My Experiments with Truth), and journals (e.g., Indian Opinion, Young India, Harijan). Other resources include films, photographs, cartoons, tributes to Gandhiji, and Gandhi Heritage Sites, a resource for the places that Gandhi visited in India, the Indian subcontinent, and the rest of the world.
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The 2018 Presidential Election of Georgia took place amid a growing tension between the ruling party and the opposition coalition. This collection is comprised of leaflet, flyers, special election issue newspapers and other election ephemera that allows researchers specializing in modern Georgia and the Caucasus a unique insight into how electoral politics shape the emergence of a new political culture.
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Global Trade Alert is a trade policy monitoring initiative by the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Global Trade Alert provides timely information on state interventions taken since November 2008 that are likely to affect foreign commerce. It includes state interventions affecting trade in goods and services, foreign investment and labor force migration. The Global Trade Alert also publishes reports focused on new and current topics in international commerce.
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Going Global in Mughal India is a digital project using tools in the digital humanities to track the itineraries of the terrestrial globe in Mughal India. The project was created by Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy, Professor of History at Duke University. In this digital exhibition, she has assembled imperial Mughal paintings from the seventeenth century into a digital album or muraqqa’ that showcases the “calculated display” of the globe of the earth within the frame of each work.
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GRETIL is the Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages, which also contains related Indological materials from Central and Southeast Asia. GRETIL is a resource platform providing standardized machine-readable texts in Indian languages that have been contributed by various individuals and institutions. GRETIL was originally intended as a cumulative register of the numerous download sites for electronic texts but has shifted its focus to securing and documenting the efforts to encode these texts. It does so by providing the contributions of varying sources and quality in an appropriately normalized way, with the minimum requirement being that full text search for each language is possible across the whole corpus without any additional conversion. In particular, this resource provides online access to many e-texts in Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Old Javanese, and Tibetan.
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The archives of ancient books and ancient documents established by the Korean Academy of Sciences are searchable. Provide integrated knowledge such as electronic maps, ancient maps, ancient manuscripts, calligraphy dictionaries, high-name dictionaries, person dictionaries, term dictionaries, etc. [Interface: Korean & English]
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Integrated digital library on Korean history. Includes classical works, ancient documents, historical maps, official court records of the Chosŏn dynasty such as the Sŭngjŏngwŏn ilgi (Diary of the Royal Secretariat), materials related to anti-Japanese movement during the colonial period, relevant modern literature, newspapers and magazines, Korean translations of the works in Classical Chinese, and an essential dictionary of Korean history among many other items.
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The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art represents forty years of field documentation photography by the Huntingtons. In 1986, the two History of Art professors at The Ohio State University formally expanded their photographic collection. Partnering with the History of Art department, the Huntingtons created an institutional archive to house images of art from countries central to their personal research, as well as other areas of the Buddhist world. The Huntington Archive is devoted to providing pan-Asian documentation and resource materials for scholarly research and classroom teaching. It contains nearly 300,000 original slides and photographs – photographic documentation of art and architecture throughout Asia, including India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), China, and Japan. The documentation covers in situ works of art and architecture ranging from approximately 2500 B.C.E. to the present, as well as pieces found in most major Asian, European, and American museums. This broad, yet detailed collection contains predominantly Buddhist material, but also includes Hindu, Jain, and Islamic works as well. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, The Huntington Archive includes the largest photographic archive of Nepali art and architecture in the world and represents the only formal collection that photographically records the country's artistic heritage. The Huntington Archive’s database is currently hosted by the University of Chicago.
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Ideas of India is a website designed and maintained by Rahul Sagar, Global Network Associate Professor of Political Science at NYU Abu Dhabi. This database features a searchable index for more than 350,000 articles from more than 330 journals and periodicals in English that were published in British India before 1947. Entries for each title include information on numbering peculiarities, variant titles, and links to online resources where applicable.
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The International Union List of South Asian Newspapers and Gazettes is part of the Digital South Asia Library at the University of Chicago. It contains information on 3,000 newspapers and gazettes published in South Asia and abroad, including publications serving diaspora communities worldwide.
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Jain eLibrary is a project to protect, preserve, and disseminate ancient and contemporary Jain literature. It provides online access as ebooks or other electronic media to a collection of scriptures, manuscripts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, articles, magazines, and books by ancient and contemporary Jain authors. Materials are available in English, Hindi, Gujarati, and other languages. Materials in the Jain eLibrary include: Shvetambar Agams, Digambar Shastras, Four Anuyogas, commentary literature, other texts in Sanskrit and Prakrit, literature from various Jain sects, and catalogues of Jain manuscripts of various Jain libraries. The project is the result of work from Shree Gyanvardhak Charitable Trust in cooperation with the Jain Education International organization, USA; Shri Mahavir Ardhana Kendra, Koba Ahmedabad; and Shri Prachya Vidyapith, Sajapur, India.
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Jātaka Stories is a free online searchable database of jātakas in Indian texts and art. For the purposes of this project, a jātaka is defined as any story of a past lifetime of the most recent Buddha (Śākyamuni, Gotama) regardless of whether or not the story is labelled jātaka in the text. This distinction is somewhat arbitrary, given the overlap with other genres, especially avadāna.
Researchers with an interest in Buddhism and the past lives of the Buddha can browse jataka stories as Story in Text belonging to a Textual Collection or Story in Art belonging to an Artistic Site. In visual sources, a Story in Art is deemed worth including if it has been identified as depicting a jātaka, either through epigraphic evidence or the scholarship of art historians. Users can also explore clusters of connected stories that cross between texts and visual depictions. Alternatively, users have other search options for stories in texts and art, including thematic searches and searches by name of place and character.
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JewishGen serves as the global home for Jewish genealogy. Featuring unparalleled access to 30+ million records, it offers unique search tools, along with opportunities for researchers to connect with others who share similar interests.
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The École Français D'Extrême-Orient Khmer Manuscript collection is a database containing over 1,000 searchable digitized manuscripts from Cambodia. These manuscripts have been collected from over 1,000 monasteries across Cambodia. The languages include Khmer and Pali. The manuscripts are categorized into 25 different categories including law, astronomy, histories, novels, magic, philosophy, proverbs and many Buddhist subjects.
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An integrated catalog database jointly built by 1,600 public/professional libraries nationwide, including the National Central Library, and the government department's library. Since 2001, the National Library of Korea has operated a comprehensive list of national data based on a network of mutual cooperation with domestic libraries. Provides the comprehensive list of national data which can be easily and quickly searched and used by all researchers. [Search in Korean, Japanese, English, and more]
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The National Electronic Library connects major domestic libraries to provide integrated search services centered on digital texts online to researchers. Linked libraries include National Library of Korea, National Defense University Electronic Library, National Assembly Library of Korea, Rural Development Administration Agricultural Science Library, Supreme Court Library, National Center for Medical Science Knowledge of Korea, Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology Library, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, and Korea Education & Research Information Service. [Search in Korean, Japanese, English, and more]
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It covers all periods of Korean history, from ancient history to modern history. It provides various types of materials, including maps, photos, and text-based data of books and documents. Provided are the primary data of Korea's ancient history research (Samguk sagi, Samguk yusa, etc.), Sŭngjŏngwŏn ilgi (Diary of the Royal Secretariat) during the Chosŏn dynasty, documents related to the Independence Movement, and newspapers and magazines that are the basis of Korean modern history research. [Search in Korean, Chinese, Japanese]
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The National Library, founded in 1945, is a comprehensive and treasured repository of intellectual and informational resources of the Republic of Korea. Since its establishment, the Library has built its extensive collection of national publications and digital materials, which are also preserved thoroughly and organized systematically. In addition, the National Library selects valuable knowledge and cultural resources from the collections, and provides them as online content. Information provided includes Korean newspaper archives, official gazettes, records related to overseas Korea, online digital data, audiobooks, and online exhibitions etc. [Interface: Korean and English]
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The École Française d'Extrême-Orient Lanna Manuscript collection is a database containing over 350 searchable digitized manuscripts from Thailand. Most manuscripts are written in the tamnan genre (stories, histories, annals, narratives, legends, allegories, fables, myths) in Northern Thai language in the Tham religious script. These manuscripts have been collected from over forty monasteries mainly in Northern Thailand.
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Founded in 1903 and publishing its first books in 1904, Manchester University Press (MUP) is known globally for publishing research in the humanities and social sciences. This research comes from leading names and up-and-coming scholars from around the world. manchesteropenhive is the new home for all of MUP's open access content. All users have free access to books and journals published under a Creative Commons Open Access license. Subjects include: Anthropology; Archaeology and Heritage; Art, Architecture and Visual Culture; Economics and Business; Film, Media and Music; History; Human Geography; International Relations; Law; Literature and Theatre; Methods and Guides; Philosophy and Critical Theory; Politics; Religion; Sociology.
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Medical History of British India provides an entry into the history of disease and its prevention in nineteenth and twentieth-century British India, including veterinary medicine and animal husbandry. This collection consists of official publications varying from short reports to multi-volume histories related to disease, public health and medical research between circa 1850 to 1950. Included are 426 reports from the National Library of Scotland’s India Papers Collection. These publications in this collection are historical sources for a period which witnessed the transition from a humoral to a biochemical tradition, which was based on laboratorial science and document the important breakthroughs in bacteriology, parasitology and the developments of vaccines in a colonial context.
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The Muktabodha Indological Research Institute (MIRI) is dedicated to preserving the philosophical and scriptural texts of classical India and the wisdom they contain. It uses digital technology to preserve and protect these texts, and make them accessible to scholars and seekers worldwide – now and for generations to come. Muktabodha was inaugurated in 1997 by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, spiritual head of the Siddha Yoga path. Over 2,600 manuscripts have been digitally preserved and made freely available to Indologists, scholars of religion, and practitioners worldwide through the MIRI online digital library. The digital library includes three distinct collections:

  • The Searchable E-text Library: This collection includes works of Śaiva literature from Kashmir and beyond, as well as texts of the Vīraśaiva, Pāñcarātra, Śrīvidyā, Śākta, and Nātha traditions. This collection also includes a growing selection of texts on Yoga.

  • The Paper Transcripts of the IFP: This collection includes over 2,000 mostly Śaiva Siddhānta texts from the French Institute of Pondicherry, designated by UNESCO as part of the ‘Memory of the World’ collection.

  • Vedic Manuscript Collections of Gokarna: This collection includes images of Vedic manuscripts from the Aśvalāyana, Baudhāyana, and Hiraṇyakeśin schools, including the private collections of the Joglekar, Kodlekere, and Samba Dikshita families from the temple town of Gokarna in Karnataka.

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2007 saw the 150th Anniversary of the Indian Uprising (also known as the "Mutiny') of 1857-58. One of the best-known episodes of both British imperial and South Asian history and a seminal event for Anglo-Indian relations, the Uprising of 1857 has yet to be the subject of a substantial revisionist history. In particular, the continued dominance of elitist historiography and nationalist bias in relation to 1857 has caused many important and fascinating elements to be ignored or otherwise overlooked.
Mutiny at the Margins was a two-year project, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and located in the School of History & Classics at Edinburgh University, which aimed to provide long overdue new perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857 through thematic, collaborative research, a network of international scholars, and a series of conferences, workshops and other public events to be held in Edinburgh, London and India in 2007-08. The project’s website features an outline of events leading up to the Uprising of 1857; primary source texts with regard to the events before, during, and after the Uprising; and curated resources with images of the Uprising’s people and places.
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Novoe Russkoe Slovo (New Russian Word) was first published in 1910 in New York under the founding editorship of the Russian émigré journalist and writer Ivan Okuntsov, who served as editor until 1917. Published initially with pro-Communist leanings, the newspaper underwent nominal and ideological changes a decade later establishing itself as the premier newspaper of the Russian émigré community in New York and beyond. In the 1920s the newspaper grew in stature and popularity. Contributing to the growth was the increasing wave of émigrés, many prominent intellectuals among them, in search of better fortunes in Europe and the United States after the Bolshevik revolution. Writers and journalists such as A. Vetlugin, George Grebenstchikoff, Aleksei Fovitsky in the US and Ivan Bunin, Don Aminado, Arkady Averchenko from Europe among others became regular writers for NRS. Along with publishing emigre authors, the newspaper began republishing Soviet authors as well, connecting the information-hungry Russian community with the goings on in the far off motherland.
The paper experienced its true height of popularity during WWII and the immediate aftermath. No longer counting on émigré writers and publicists, the community had begun producing homegrown talent who thought and wrote stylistically in a very different manner than their first-generation immigrant predecessors with many of them cutting their journalistic and literary teeth on the pages of the newspaper. The third wave of immigration from the Soviet Union in 1970s brought with it a new infusion of talent into the New York Russian community. Positioning itself as the premier immigrant publication, and certainly the most sophisticated, the paper soon became a lively forum for a varied group of authors, both old and new, under the editorial leadership of Andrey Sedykh, the erstwhile personal secretary of Ivan Bunin, the famed Nobel Prize winner for literature. Due to financial difficulties and other less direct factors the oldest Russian language periodical in North America ceased publication a century after it was first established, in 2010.
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A useful resource for online genealogical research, One-Step Webpages includes finding aids for vital records, immigration records, and Census records from the U.S, Canada, and the U.K.
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The online Burma/Myanmar library is a searchable online research library. It provides links to more than 60,000 full text documents on Myanmar. There are books, reports, periodicals, articles, archives and films. The material is organized into 100 categories including health, land, economy, environment, law and constitution, foreign relations and history. While about a quarter of the material is in Burmese some is in minority languages like Pwo and S'Gaw Karen. Recent collections cover the Rohingya crisis and a repository of Myanmar law.
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This archive offers a window into the story of South Asian immigrants from the Punjab region in north India to California since the turn of the twentieth century. Explore over 700 video interviews, speeches, diaries, photographs, articles, and letters in which Punjabi Americans share their life stories, values, and contributions to California’s history over the last hundred and twenty years.
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The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization is a vast and ongoing project launched over fifteen years ago by Felix Posen to gather literature, art, and translate primary sources from biblical times to the 21st century. The goal is to make this unprecedented collection, revealing Jewish creativity, diversity, and cultural contributions around the globe, easily available in English to all.
The selections of The Posen Library, curated by leading Jewish studies scholars, put readers directly in touch with the artist’s work across a vast range of genres: fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, religious and political writing, painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, unmediated by interpretation as would be the case in an encyclopedia. Also available in print to purchase, the Posen Digital Library (PDL) is an interactive database,so it is accessible around the world for all who read English. This free, living library is updated as each new volume of The Posen Library is completed. Access is free but requires individual registration.
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The Regional Bhakti Scholars Network (RBSN) is a virtual community of scholars who study regional bhakti traditions in their broader context. Bhakti refers to the various expressions of devotional religion in South Asia as well as communities around which these expressions come together. RBSN’s website offers images pertaining to bhakti and course syllabi for college-level instruction. One feature of RBSN is the Bhakti Virtual Archive (BHAVA), which is a digital project under development to create a freely accessible platform for exploring scholarship on diverse regional bhakti traditions. At BHAVA's core will be an expertly curated database of research on South Asian devotional traditions that supports research and teaching about South Asian history, literature, philosophy, language, and culture.
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The Rekhta Foundation has the objective of promoting and disseminating Urdu literature, especially Urdu poetry to an audience beyond those conversant with the Urdu script. The site is the largest online repository of Urdu poetry anywhere, with over 30,000 Ghazals and Nazms of over 2,500 Urdu poets of over the last three centuries. It has started an initiative to digitize Urdu literature, both poetry and prose, in order to preserve rare and popular Urdu books. Apart from sourcing books from personal collections of various people, it is also associated with reputed libraries and organizations to digitize their collections. Urdu authors and publications are from all over the world, such as India, Pakistan, and the United States. Other resources available through Rekhta include an extensive Urdu dictionary, videos and audio clips of poets reading their works, and Urdu serials. The website is accessible in English, Hindi, and Urdu. Urdu-language content is in Arabic, Devanagari and Roman scripts.
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The University of Washington provides a research guide on the French colony of Indochina. The guide is a resource for information on libraries and archives in France, Vietnam and Cambodia. It provides links to a number of important institutions in France including government, military, diplomatic and missionary archives. It also provides resources from Saigon, the Vietminh and Cambodia. Finally there are audio visual resources.
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RIPM Jazz Periodicals is an essential, unique collection of American jazz periodicals of great importance to any lover of jazz and its history and a primary source reference and research tool for musicologists and researchers. Undertaken with the collaboration of the Institute of Jazz Studies of Rutgers University, which houses the largest collection of jazz periodicals in the world, RIPM Jazz Periodicals will initially consist of 105 rare, out-of-print, full-text American (U.S.) jazz journals and magazines published from 1914 to 2006. Significant journals will include, among others, Cadence, Mississippi Rag, and Record Changer. Coverage of the American jazz press will be expanded by adding seven new titles in 2020; jazz periodicals from Europe and Canada will be added later.
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The Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts (SARIT) project provides digital tools for philological research into Indic texts. Its collection of electronic editions of texts in Sanskrit and other Indian languages can be searched for words and phrases, and can have search results displayed as keywords-in-context. Electronic editions of texts in SARIT have been marked up, or "tagged," using the rich Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) system. Texts are in romanized transliteration.
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Shodhganga is a reservoir of freely accessible theses and dissertations from universities in India. “Shodhganga” is the name coined to denote the digital repository of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertations set up by India’s INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) Centre. This repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate, and preserve electronic theses and dissertations submitted by Indian researchers. One can search by Universities and Departments, Upload Date, Researcher/Guide, Title, and Keyword.
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The South Asia Digital Collections made available by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London contain several sub-collections on specific topics and regional areas. South Asian collections include Bengali Resources, Bangladesh Collection, Nepal Collections at SOAS, From the Land of Braj, Bhutan Collection at SOAS, Pakistan Collection at SOAS, The F.G. Bailey Papers, India Country Collection, After the Earth’s Violent Sway, Afghanistan Collection at SOAS, Sri Lanka Collection at SOAS, and Yoga Image Collection.
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The South Asia Union Catalogue (SAUC) gathers existing bibliographic records and combines them with new cataloguing created under current projects to create a definitive statement on publishing in the South Asian subcontinent. SAUC intends to become an historical bibliography comprehensively describing books and periodicals published in South Asia from 1556 to the present. In addition, it will become a union catalogue in which libraries throughout the world owning copies of those imprints will register their holdings. This resource is freely accessible to scholars of South Asia throughout the world. Much of the bibliographic data currently included has been provided by the Library of Congress, the South Asia Microform Project (now the South Asia Materials Project) at the Center for Research Libraries, the Roja Muthiah Research Library, and the University of Chicago Library’s Southern Asia Department.
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The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) creates a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences. SAADA believes in a broad conception of South Asian America, centered on those in the United States who trace their heritage to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the many South Asian diaspora communities across the globe. Browse the freely accessible digital archive by themes (e.g., arts, early immigration, gender and sexuality, political engagement), collections (e.g., Abnashi Ram Materials, Dalip Singh Saund Collection, Bhagat Singh Thind Materials, Godha Ram Channon Papers), sources, creators, time periods, states, types of items (e.g., correspondence, oral history, newspaper clipping), and language.
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The South Asian Language Table of Contents Project (SALToC) is a cooperative project among participating libraries to provide browsable tables of contents of issues of journals in South Asian languages. Hosted and archived with permanent URLs by NYU Libraries.
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The South Asian Literary Recordings Project was launched by the Library of Congress overseas acquisition office in New Delhi, India in April 2000. The project has captured freely accessible audio recordings of prominent South Asian poets, novelists, and playwrights from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Lanka. Languages represented in this collection include Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Newari, Oriya, Panjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Springer Nature SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Research External
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SARS-CoV-2 is the new coronavirus responsible for an outbreak of respiratory illness known as COVID-19, which has spread around the world. Springer Nature is committed to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks by enabling fast and direct access to the latest available research, evidence, and data and by providing free access for the duration of the public health emergency to journal research articles directly related to the focus of the emergency.
The landing page for Sars-CoV-2019 and COVID-19 showcases a mixture of research articles, reviews and wider commentary, all free or open access, as well as highlighting additional resources. The page is updated regularly as new research and information become available.
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Korea Newspaper Archive' is where you can search for newspaper articles online. It is an integrated article search service platform that allows the researchers to quickly and easily find and read a total of 1,925,000 articles in 70 newspapers published before 1950. Searchable by articles, year, people, case, and place.
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Tasveer Ghar: A Digital Network of South Asian Popular Culture is a trans-national virtual "home" for collecting, digitizing, and documenting various materials produced by South Asia's exciting popular visual sphere including posters, calendar art, pilgrimage maps and paraphernalia, cinema hoardings, advertisements, and other forms of street and bazaar art. Some of the key fields of exploration within the network are: the social and performative life of mass-produced images; the histories and everyday lives and voices of producers, disseminators and 'consumers' of mass-produced images; and various techniques of visuality/media of visualization (for instance, ritual or theatrical performance, or political spectacle). Tasveer Ghar is located in two institutional nodes: Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University, Germany; and Duke University, USA. Resources on Tasveer Ghar's website include a database of thousands of images from various galleries, visual essays, and collections of Tasveer Ghar; essays on South Asian images and visual cultures authored by scholars; and information on the freely accessible Priya Paul collection of popular art, which was digitized by Tasveer Ghar and made available online on the digital platform Heidicon from Heidelberg University, Germany.
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This microsite provides links and references to all relevant COVID-19 research articles, book chapters and information that can be freely accessed on Taylor & Francis Online and Taylor & Francis ebooks in support of the global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research into COVID-19. As signatories to NIH’s Access to Research initiative, along with the Wellcome Trust’s coordinated action on sharing research data and findings relevant to the outbreak, Taylor & Francis has been working with WHO to ensure this content is clearly signposted. More research in this field has been collated by colleagues through a dedicated Gateway, F1000Research, which showcases research published in this area, including preprints, to ensure immediate access to the latest research developments.
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This site is a resource on various aspects of Thai monastic life including education, art, architecture, texts, ritual, and liturgy. This site features collections of images, videos, primary and secondary sources, reference works and interactive tours of Thai temples. There is information on relevant archives and libraries.
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The Northeast Asian History Foundation was established in September 2006 to insightfully overcome discord and conflicts arising from differing perceptions of history, and bring peace and prosperity to East Asia. This site provides materials on Northeast Asia's ancient history, academic research on Dokdo Island, comfort women, and the various historical issues in Northeast Asia. [Interface: Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese].
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The site brings information together on North Korea related news, North Korea's primary materials, publications from the Ministry of Unification, and academic DBs to the public and researchers. Fully searchable of North Korean dictionary, inter-Korean language comparison, IT term comparison, English comparison of the organization of the North Korean Party and Government, knowledge dictionary of Inter-Korean Relations.
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The Virtual Museum of Images and Sound, which is supported by the Government of India's Ministry of Culture, is a virtual museum created by using the resources of two image and sound archives of the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS): the Center for Art and Archeology (CAA) and the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE). VMIS is a virtual space that creates a museum space in virtual reality by providing for digital exhibitions, and an opportunity for digital content to be presented in a curated and interactive manner. The two archives use their digital content – images, audio, and video recordings – to present the holdings in a variety of ways, giving users a chance to navigate through the collections. Images from the Center of Art and Archeology include art objects, photographs, and detailed drawings of monuments. The recorded collections of the Archives and Research Centre of Ethnomusicology provide access to samples of music and musical performances with accompanying text and explanation, combined with related images through a geocultural interface, a timeline, and a thematic outline.
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The Virtual Vietnam Archive is a database containing 7 million pages of scanned material including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, oral histories, artifacts, moving images, sound recordings, maps and collection finding aids related to the Vietnam War. Many of the holdings document the lives of American soldiers who served in the war. Often these are personal rathern than official records.
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Wiley Library Services has identified over 5,000 free/open access scientific articles related to coronavirus. These articles are free to the public on this curated Wiley Online Library microsite.
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