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New Databases, Subject Guides and Other Resources. These are recent additions to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries' Web site. You'll find new databases and other resources, and upgrades to software such as search interfaces.

  • Plastics Dissertations Database (WAK)

    April 16, 2014 9:00 AM

    Current dissertations in the field of plastics technology, mostly in German.

  • CJKV-English Dictionary

    April 14, 2014 9:00 AM

    This dictionary-database represents the ongoing results of 20 years of research in East Asian pre-modern texts, from Zhou dynasty materials to nineteenth-century writings in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnamese. Including information on Chinese terminology derived from Confucianism, Daoism, secular literature, poetry, and historical works. Originally, this compilation, and the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism were initiated as a single compilation, but were eventually separated to encourage specialized usage and participation in experts from both classical Chinese and Buddhist studies sub-specialties. The present work is intended to fill the dearth in Western lexicographical resources on traditional East and South East Asian languages, literature, history, philosophy and religion.

  • Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)

    April 14, 2014 9:00 AM

    The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a record of the regional variations of American English. It is different from other dictionaries in that it does not include words that are commonly used throughout the United States, but rather focuses on regional variants. The over 60,000 entries include definitions, alternative spellings/pronunciations, word origins, regional usage, and synonyms from across the country. In addition to searching for specific words and phrases, it is also possible to browse by region. DARE includes pronunciations (with audio of the original field recordings), usage maps, and a bibliography of sources. Its scholarship is based on questionnaires and personal interviews with more than 2700 informants in more than 1000 American communities during 1965-1970. Other primary documents, including letters, diaries, newspapers, and government documents, added to the context of the terms. DARE is a project of UW-Madison and is located in the Department of English.

  • Environment and Energy Publishing

    April 11, 2014 9:00 AM

    Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. E&E's five daily online publications are considered "must-reads" by people who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy. The subscription includes access to: EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E&E Daily, Greenwire and E&ENews PM. Key areas covered by E&E's reporters and editors: U.S. federal legislation, U.S. environmental regulation and federal agencies, International and U.S. climate policy issues, Global energy resources and markets, Unconventional energy (fracking, deep water, etc.), Electric utilities, Alternative energy, Air and water issues, Hazardous and toxic substances, Public lands, Endangered species, Mining and agriculture, Technology.

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States 1878-2012 (via Census Bureau)

    March 25, 2014 9:00 AM

    The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. View sections from 2012 edition by clicking the section name on the left. Tables from 2006-2011 available in both PDF and Excel formats (can access Excel tables by clicking an edition year, then clicking a section name on the left). Editions for 1878-1899 accessed by clicking "1900 - 2001." See also: "Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013- (via ProQuest)" for 2013 and later editions.

  • ProQuest Executive Branch Documents (U.S.), 1789-1932

    March 04, 2014 8:00 AM

    Collection of publications from the Executive Branch of the federal government listed in the 1909 Checklist created by the U.S. Superintendant of Documents as a summary of all publications issues by the government since 1789. Includes fully-searchable access to 200,000-plus documents not included in U.S. Serial Set collection, as well as an additional 200,000 document chosen from the 1910-1932 period. There is no direct URL to this collection. First unselect all limits on the Advanced Search screen, then select 'Executive Branch Document 1789-1932'.

  • PhilPapers: Online Research in Philosophy

    February 19, 2014 8:00 AM

    An online directory of academic philosophy, indexing books, articles, dissertations, and papers from newly published journals, web archives, personal pages, and user submissions. Provides tools for categorizing and organizing materials, and facilitates discussion and communication between philosophers. Registration (free) is required to access advanced features, such as creating reading lists, bibliographies, saved searches, and e-mail alerts.

  • Sixth National Population Census of China Database

    February 19, 2014 8:00 AM

    This is a bilingual (Chinese and English) database. The contents of data are name, gender, age, nationality, permanent residence registration, education level, industry, occupation, social security, marriage, fertility, death, housing, migration and etc. The English version of this database will have both content and interface. (The English translation will be finished by 31th March 2014)

  • Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

    February 05, 2014 8:00 AM

    This dictionary is a compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temple, schools, persons, etc. found in Buddhist canonical sources.

  • Mass Observation Online

    February 05, 2014 8:00 AM

    Source Library: Special Collections, University of Sussex. Mass Observation Online makes available original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the British Mass Observation organization, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive maps. A pioneering social research organization, Mass Observation was founded in 1937 by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, film-maker Humphrey Jennings and poet Charles Madge. Their aim was to create an 'anthropology of ourselves', and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. This resource covers the original Mass Observation project, the bulk of which was carried out from 1937 until the mid-1950s, offering an unparalleled insight into everyday life in Britain during these transformative years. The Archive of Mass-Observation has been used by anthropologists, cultural and social historians, literary scholars, performance artists, sociologists, and those working in education, war studies and gender studies. The digital project includes a complete set of the File Reports, 1937-1972, with full text searching ability; access to all of the Day Surveys, Directives and Diaries, 1937-1945; topic collections covering: famous persons, household budgeting, juvenile delinquency, Korea, peace & the public, radio listening, world outlook, film, reading habits, dreams, religion, victory celebrations, capital punishment, posters, smoking habits, drinking habits, gambling, and the September 1946 exhibition held at the Victoria & Albert Museum 'Britain Can Make It'. In addition, this database includes The 'Worktown Collection;' Nine contextual essays by leading scholars describing the archive and suggesting research and teaching strategies; photographs by Humphrey Spender, interactive maps, and much valuable supporting material.

  • International Newsstand

    January 27, 2014 8:00 AM

    This is replacing World News Connection. A collection of more than 600 of the world's top newspapers and wire feeds. For nearly all of them, complete articles are available in text format. The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, and The Asian Wall Street Journal are just a few of the sources included. Special In addition to the text, citations, abstracts, and indexing are available for all articles.

  • Atlas of Human Anatomy (Netter's)

    January 27, 2014 8:00 AM

    Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy includes an image bank of some of Netter's classic anatomy and pathology illustrations along with many diagnostic imaging examples that capture anatomy the way it is most frequently seen in practice.

  • London Low Life

    January 03, 2014 8:00 AM

    Taking as its subject Victorian London, the content ranges from salacious 'swell's guides' to scandalous broadsides and subversive posters, the material sold and exchanged on London's bustling thoroughfares offering an unparalleled insight into the dark underworld of the city. Children's chapbooks, street cries, slang dictionaries and ballads were all part of a vibrant culture of street literature. Contains material on these themes: Crime and Justice, Disreputable London, Geography and the Built Environment, Leisure and Entertainment, Politics, Scandal and the News, Religion, Charity and Social Reform, Sex, Prostitution and Obscenity, Street Literature and Popular Print, Tourism, Women and Gender, Work, Industry and Commerce. This is a rich visual resource for scholars of Victorian London, with many full colour maps, cartoons, sketches and a full set of the essential Tallis' Street Views of London - a unique resource for the study of London architecture and commerce. Also included are George Gissing's famous London scrapbooks from the Pforzheimer Collection, containing his research for London novels such as New Grub Street and The Netherworld.

  • Cambridge Books Online

    December 26, 2013 8:00 AM

    The Cambridge Books Online platform provides access to a growing collection of Cambridge University Press e-books covering a wide range of disciplines. The platform allows searching by author, titles, subject, publication date, ISBN, series name, or DOI, in addition to conducting a full-text search (using the 'Anything' option). Individual ebook titles purchased by the library are indicated with a capital letter 'P' on the Cambridge platform and are also listed in the library catalog.

  • Brill's E-Books

    December 26, 2013 8:00 AM

    The Brill Ebooks platform provides access to thousands of e-books published by Brill that cover a wide range of disciplines with strengths in history, law, religious and international studies. The platform allows searching keywords, author, title, and ISBN. Individual ebook titles on the Brill platform are also listed in the library catalog.

  • Meiji Japan: the Edward Sylvester Morse collection from the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum

    December 26, 2013 8:00 AM

    Edward S Morse (1838-1925) was a great polymath - notable for his work in natural history, ethnography and art history - but, perhaps most famous for his work in bringing Japan and the West closer together. He was one of the first Americans to live in Japan - teaching science at the Imperial University of Tokyo - and he devoted much of his life to the task of documenting life in Japan before it was transformed by Western modernization. In addition to preserving the household records of a samurai family and many accounts of the tea ceremony, Morse made notes on subjects as diverse as shop signs, fireworks, hairpins, agricultural tools, artists' studios, music, games, printing, carpentry, the Ainu, gardens, household construction, art and architecture.

  • Wiley Online Library

    December 19, 2013 8:00 AM

    The Wiley Online library provides full-text searching across thousands of ebooks and millions of articles from the life, physical, health, and social sciences, as well as the humanities disciplines. Individual ebook titles available on the Wiley platform are also listed in the library catalog.

  • OAPEN

    December 18, 2013 8:00 AM

    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.

  • Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

    December 16, 2013 8:00 AM

    This resource moved from being available only in campus libraries to being available for UW Madison folk on the web. This is an ongoing electronic version of the print Thesaurus linguae Latinae, the standard scholarly dictionary on a grand scale of the Latin language in its ancient manifestions (in general, before 600 CE); almost entirely in Latin, it is NOT a bilingual Latin-English dictionary. Both this electronic version and the print version on which it is based are still ongoing.

  • Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM

    This resource moved from being available only in campus libraries to being available for UW Madison folk on the web. A database of all the Latin texts from the Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana since its foundation.

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