New Resource: European views of the Americas,uid&profile;=ehost&defaultdb;=hev

This bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library. The John Carter Brown Library, founded in 1846 is a foremost repository of rare books and materials and is a center for advanced research in history and the humanities.

New Resource: Design and applied arts index;=uwash347&db;=daai-set-c

Design and applied arts index (DAAI) is the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards. An indispensable tool for students, researchers, and practitioners worldwide, DAAI covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century, surveying disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture.

TRIAL: Der literarische Expressionismus Online / German Literary Expressionism Online

Trial access now available for:
Der literarische Expressionismus Online / German Literary Expressionism Online

November 5 – December 6, 2010

German literary Expressionism Online gathers all the important Expressionist literary journals, anthologies, yearbooks and collections together in one extensive research database for the first time.

The aim of this project is to provide online access to the journal’s literary, artistic, cultural-political, aesthetic, propagandist and feuilleton contributions as digital facsimiles, thus preserving them in context of their original text and design. However, for the benefit of the user, the text material has also been indexed to the very highest technical level. Compiling this material in a digital publication opens up the possibility for researchers to take completely new approaches to individual authors, aspects or genres. Both obtaining texts and gaining systematic access to them is made considerably easier.

Thus a unique body of source material has been created, for research on the Expressionist movement and the early history of the 20th century.

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Time change Maintenance

Several vendors have announced downtime due to the change from daylight to standard time on Sunday Nov. 7.

Lexis/Nexis, including all products will be down Saturday Nov. 6 beginning at 11:00 p.m. PDT, and ending about 3:00 a.m. PST.

Also OCLC Firstsearch databases will be down Saturday Nov. 6 beginning at 11:00 p.m. PDT, and ending about 3:00 a.m. PST.

Change in platform: RISM

We have been subscribing to RISM Online : Series A/II : music manuscripts after 1600 via Ebsco. That access will end 12/31/10 and be replaced by an open access version.

The new version is available now and in the catalog, etc. For the rest of the year, both interfaces will be available.

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What is RISM? The RISM is an international collective undertaking with the aim of comprehensively documenting surviving music sources anywhere in the world.

The RISM keeps track of what is in existence and where it is kept.

In many countries, independent national working groups in libraries and archives catalogue historical music sources: music prints, music manuscripts and libretti as well as writings about music (of a theoretical nature). The results are coordinated, summarised and published by the RISM.

The online-catalogue offered here contains around 700,000 references almost exclusively to music manuscripts. These records pass on to posterity the works of some 25,000 composers. The sources are preserved in the libraries and archives of 32 countriues.

This online-catalogue contains data on Series A/II: Music manuscripts after 1600.

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