Academic Universe: Changes coming

Lexis-Nexis has announced changes to their interface, scheduled for August 15.

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***This should be two columns of three screens, but opens differently in the demo version. It should open correctly on Firefox!

Webinars are scheduled over the next 3 weeks, and are ready for folks to sign up. These are all for LexisNexis Academic and will provide an overview for the new “cover” for LN Academic.

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Empire Online

Empire Online is an exciting collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world.

This project has been developed to encourage undergraduate work with rare primary documents. By using images of the texts rather than transcriptions, Empire Online enables students to connect with the past with greater immediacy. By retaining the look and feel of the original sources,

we engender greater interaction with the material as students can understand better the circumstances in which sources were created and the ways in which the authors chose to present their arguments. Each Section features thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies. The essays relate directly to the source material covered by the online publication with 30-50 hypertext links per essay to documentary evidence. Empire Online brings together the latest academic work with immediate access to relevant original documents. The project offers good quality, meaningful content that academics can readily integrate into their courses, project in the classroom, or use in course packs. The thematic essays introduce students to the material, suggest possible approaches, and place the documents within a broad historical, literary and cultural context.

This database is being published in five sections between 2003 and 2007 offering approximately 60,000 images of original documents linked to essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies. The sections cover Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969 (2003); Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire (2003/4); The Visible Empire (2004/5); Religion and Empire (2005/6); and Race, Class and Colonialism, c1783-1969 (2006/7).