Widely considered the best of world cinema and comprising some of the most influential works of the last century, The Criterion Collection showcases the definitive versions of seminal titles in the history of motion pictures. Features accompanying the films include HD streaming, scrolling transcripts, and shareable clips and playlists. The trial ends 9/20. Please send feedback to Jim Holmes.
New Pauly Supplements trial
The Library is offering trial access to Brill’s New Pauly Supplements, vols 1-6. These reference works complement Reed’s current holdings of the seminal and comprehensive New Pauly resource. Users are invited to send comments to Angie Beiriger no later than April 30.
Individual titles in the series:
1. Chronologies of the Ancient World
Lists all rulers and dynasties that made their mark on ancient history, from the Mesopotamian kings around 3000 BC to the Bishops and Patriarchs of Late Antiquity.
2. Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts
An overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, and translations.
3. Historical Atlas of the Ancient World
Covering the 3rd millennium BC until the 15th century AD, this new atlas of the ancient world illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire.
4. The Reception of Myth and Mythology
The routes and works through which the myths of Greece and Rome have passed into the cultural memory of Europe.
5. The Reception of Classical Literature
An overview of the reception and influence of ancient literary works on the literature, art and music from antiquity to the present.
6. History of Classical Scholarship
This dictionary charts the lives and works of more than 700 influential scholars from the 14th century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity.
Trial of Index Religiosus
The library is offering a trial of Index Religiosus Online. IRO is a reference bibliography for Theology, Religious Studies, and Church History offered in partnership with the KU Leuven and Université Catholique de Louvain. You can visit the site directly or access it via the database link on the BREPOLiS website.
The Index Religiosus
- Replaces the bibliography of the ‘Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique’ and of the ‘Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses (Elenchus Bibliographicus)’
- covers publications written in various European languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, etc
- consist of some 565,000 bibliographic records
- is updated yearly with 20,000 records
- is OpenURL compliant
- offers the possibility to export records in several formats (EndNOte, Refworks, Zotero, etc.)
A detailed leaflet about Index Religiosus is available for download.
Please send any feedback to Angie Beiriger by April 20, 2014.
PBS video collection trial
The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service into one convenient online interface. A core of 245 titles, selected for their high quality and relevance to academic curricula, covers many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. This collection provides access to the films and series users already know and trust, including Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.
Please send any feedback to Jim Holmes.
Trial – Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Chinese Newspapers Collection
Format: Abstract and Index, Full Text Image
From the website – “Gain insight into Chinese political and social life during the turbulent 120 year period from 1832 to 1953 with 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers. Included are critical perspectives on the ending of more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the Taiping Rebellion, the Opium Wars with Great Britain, the Boxer Rebellion and the events leading up to the1911 Xinhai Revolution, and the subsequent founding of the Republic of China. In addition to the article content, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified ads that illuminate history.”
Upon completion, titles will include:
- North China Herald (1850-1941)
- Canton Times (1919-1920)
- China Critic (1939-1946)
- The China Press (1925-1938)
- China Weekly Review (1917-1953)
- Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)
- Chinese Repository (1832-1851)
- Peking Daily News (1914-1917)
- Peking Gazette (1915-1917)
- Peking Leader (1918-1919
- Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)
- Shanghai Times (1914-1921)
Please send any feedback to Jim Holmes
Trial – Mango online language learning
Spanish (Latin America)
Click here to access the trial. Please send any feedback to Jim Holmes
Trial – China Data Service
The Library has added two new products (China Census and Spatial Data Service) for trial to accompany its current China Data Statistics database. The trial will last the week of August 19. Please contact a librarian if you have a question.
The database can be accessed: http://chinadataonline.org/
1. The Online China Census Data Service, which covers:
(15) Economic census 2004
(16) Industrial census 1995
(17) Census 1982
(18) Census 1982(10%)
(19) Census 1990
(20) Census 1995(1%)
(21) Province Census 2000
(22) County Census 2000
(23) Census 2005(1%)
(24) Advanced search
2. The China Spatial Data Service (China Geo-Explorer service II):
This new service provides easy access to many time-saving, easy-to-use, and pre-formatted summary, comparison and rank reports and maps, and allows users to quickly retrieve information for any area of Mainland China, which includes: Unlimited access to demographic and business data, maps and reports for Mainland China at various administrative levels; Efficient data integration for spatial and non-spatial data (custom radii, administrative units, spatial boundaries); Quick and accurate location analysis and spatial assessment; Identify spatial patterns and trends; Generate time-saving, easy-to-use, and customized reports; Dynamic charts, tables and maps; Export to PDF, Excel, Word, or Shape files.
Trial – PolicyMap
PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System. It’s fast, efficient and captures data in visually powerful ways through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and our analysis tool, Analytics. You can even use our GIS mapping services to easily incorporate your own data and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap. Available data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates.A complete list of data available can be found in our data directory.
Trials: Oxford Handbooks Online, Philosophy and Religion
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. 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. Through March 28, the library is offering trials of the handbooks, giving us the opportunity to preview the content before we commit the funds to subscribing to it. Your feedback is important in evaluating new electronic content & resources.
You can check the Religion & Philosophy subject areas under the “browse by subject” menu. Available on campus only.
Oxford Handbooks Online, Philosophy
43 handbooks reviewing the various questions epistemologists have asked regarding testimonial belief and knowledge, including recent scholarly content from Medieval Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Ethics, and Phenomenology.
Oxford Handbooks Online, Religion
27 books providing new essays on critical topics and emerging issues in the study of religion, complementing hundreds of essays on Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and cross-cultural thematic studies.
Contact Angie Beiriger with questions or comments.
Shen Bao Digital Archive
The very first newspaper in China with a Chinese editorial staff, the full-image and full-text Shen Bao Digital Archive gives unique insight into the transition of China from the nineteenth century until Mao.
Established in 1872, Shen Bao (historically transliterated as Shun Pao or Shen-pao) was the most influential and longest lasting commercial newspaper of before the establishment of the People’s Republic. Published in Shanghai until 1949, Shen Bao was founded by Englishman Ernest Major, but, uniquely, as a newspaper for Chinese readers, written by Chinese reporters. During its existence, Shen Bao gradually shifted from a conservative to a more liberal perspective, and played a pivotal role in the formation of public opinion in the imperial period and into the tumultuous beginnings of modern China. Shen Bao’s innovations in printing technologies, specialized use of the telegraph, and dispatch of special military correspondents gave it an edge, and today that valuable insight is preserved and made available in the Shen Bao Digital Archive.
The Shen Bao Digital Archive presents the complete collection of all issues, from the newspaper’s founding in 1872 to 1949 and is an invaluable research tool. Containing more than 2 million articles, the database is 100% full-text searchable and contains the full-image of each page. Both the full-text and the full-image are retrieved in a single search, and full text may be easily copied from the full-image as well.
You must access the database from the Reed campus. Please send any feedback to