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  • 1. Lyrikline

    lyrikline is an international website for experiencing the diversity of contemporary poetry. Here you can listen to the melodies, sounds, and rhythms of international poetry, recited by the authors themselves, and read the poems both in their original languages and various translations. More than 100 countries and over 70 languages are represented. Users can browse the collection by poet names, titles, language, country, genres and aspects, issues, and poetic form. Since 2002 lyrikline has been under the auspices of the German Commission for UNESCO.
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  • 2. Dreyfus Affair in the Making of Modern France (1894-1908)

    In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a French officer of Jewish descent, was convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment. This collection concerning the Dreyfus affair represents the largest outside of France, and is sourced from Harvard’s Houghton Library. It covers the controversy from Dreyfus' humiliating arrest in 1894 to 1908, the year Emile Zola's ashes were transferred to the Pantheon with ceremonial reverence. Comprising over 1,000 volumes, the collection contains all the well-known Dreyfus publications, such as Zola's 1898 newspaper article "J'accuse," as well as rarely seen archival materials. Documents from many different countries and all sides of the controversy reflect the depth and breadth of attention the Dreyfus Affair generated at the turn of the 19th century. The Dreyfus Affair in the Making of Modern France includes: • Most titles listed in the Desachy bibliography –the Dreyfus reference standard for the period 1894-1904 • Predominantly French language materials, with items also in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish • Works by the principal figures: Bernard Lazare, Georges Clemenceau, Maurice Barres, Emile Zola, Jean Jaurès, Alfred Dreyfus, Yves Guyot, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Francis de Pressensé, Emile Duclaux, Abbé Pichot, Louis Havet, Jules Lemaître, as well as hundreds of lesser known authors • Monographs, pamphlets, newspaper clippings and cartoons • Independently published stenographic transcripts of all the major trials.
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  • 3. Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970

    Four centuries of historical legal codes, statutes, regulations, and code-related commentaries from jurisdictions around the world.
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  • 4. Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online

    The Gerritsen Collection contains the full text of over 4,700 publications from around the world documenting the condition of women, the evolution of feminist consciousness, and women's rights. The collection consists of books, monographs, pamphlets, and periodicals primarily in English with German, French, and Dutch-language materials strongly represented. Other languages included are Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek, Slavic, and Scandinavian. The full text of documents can be searched by keyword and Boolean operators. Records are linked to corresponding page images. (Not updated)
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  • 5. Making of the Modern World I & II (1450-1914), The

    This wide-ranging collection looks at history through the lens of wealth and trade with a focus on economics in the widest sense, including political science, history, philosophy, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. The Making of the Modern World: Part I: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850 includes: multiple editions of the major works of many economists, political pamphlets and broadsides, government publications, proclamations, and ephemera; there are first editions--in many instances, The Making of the Modern World has the only known copy of certain works. The database contains non-English titles--with more than 35% of the content in non-English languages — including texts in French, German and other languages. With approximately 5,000 titles and 1.2 million pages, The Making of Modern World, Part II: 1851-1914 takes the series into the early 20th century and is comprised mainly of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches, and surveys, providing international coverage of social, economic, and business history, as well as political science, technology, industrialization and the birth of the modern corporation. Roughly 50% percent of Part II is comprised of rare titles in languages other than English including French, German, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Italian and Spanish. It provides a glimpse into the second half of the 19th century and the global events and crises that were witnessed by those living them. Archives providing materials for Part I include: the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, England, the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at Harvard Business School, with supplementary materials obtained from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and Sterling Library at Yale University. Part II has been sourced from the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature, Senate House Library, University of London; the Seligman Collections at Columbia University and Hiroshima University of Economics; and the History of Economics Collection at the University of Kansas. (Not updated)
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  • 6. Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren (DBNL)

    This Dutch-language site, sponsored by the Nederlandse Taalunie and the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, offers literary texts (and some literary history) from the Dutch Middle Ages to the present. A section on the Dutch language, including lexicographical aids, is included.
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  • 7. Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories

    This rich database drawn from documents in the Amsterdam City Archives provides detailed information on ownership of works of art in the Dutch Golden Age. Compiled by late Yale University Professor John Michael Montias, it contains information from 1,280 inventories of goods (paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture, etc.) owned by people living in 17th century Amsterdam. Drawn from the Gemeentearchief (now known as the Stadsarchief), the actual dates of the inventories range from 1597-1681. Nearly half of the inventories were made by the Orphan Chamber for auction purposes, while almost as many were notarial death inventories for estate purposes. The remainder were bankruptcy inventories. The database includes detailed information on the 51,071 individual works of art listed in the inventories. Searches may be performed on specific artists, types of objects (painting, prints, drawings), subject matter etc. There is also extensive information on the owners, as well as on buyers and prices paid when the goods were actually in a sale. While not a complete record of all inventories in Amsterdam during this time period, the database contains a wealth of information that can elucidate patterns of buying, selling, inventorying and collecting art in Holland during the Dutch Golden Age.
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  • 8. Women in Politics Bibliographic Database

    Women in Politics is an international database on women in politics, created and maintained by the Inter-Parliamentary Union with contribution from the United Nations Development Programme. It contains citations (many annotated) to articles, books, reports, brochures, legal instruments, and other types of material dealing with women's participation in political life. It can be searched by type of document, country, region, organization, author, broad subject, keyword, language, year of publication, or periodical name. There are more than 1,000 citations in the database, with about 120-150 being added each year. Most of the material indexed is in English, French, or Spanish, with some others in Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, or Portuguese; subject headings are all in English. A separate page links to Web sites on women in politics. (Updates vary)
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  • 9. ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals

    ViVa includes citations to scholarly articles about women's and gender history, 1975 to the present. Articles published in English, French, German, Dutch, Scandinavian languages, and occasionally Spanish, are indexed from more than 175 journals from around the world. ViVa also includes citations on women in African history from AfricaBib, a large Africana database on women. ViVa is short for "Vrouwengeschiedenis in het Vaktijdschrift", which is Dutch for "Women's history in professional periodicals." Related topics such as prostitution, witchcraft, housework, sexuality, birth control, infanticide, gynecology, and masculinity are also included. (Updates vary)
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  • 10. OAPEN

    The OAPEN online library provides full-text searching to over 1500 academic open access ebooks covering a wide range of disciplines mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. A majority of these books are in either English, Dutch, German or Italian, but other languages are also represented. Individual ebook titles on the OAPEN platform are also listed in the library catalog. (Updated monthly)
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