Microsoft Academic Search (Beta)

From Resourceshelf:

“About 11 months ago ResourceShelf posted about Microsoft Academic Search (Beta). Important. THIS IS NOT the same technology that was around a few years ago to search academic/scholarly material. That subpar service was named Live Academic.

Today, Academic Search (Beta) continues as database and search engine being developed by Microsoft Research Asia.

Google Scholar remains a valuable and important resource that continues to expand.

Continue Reading

New Database: The Nixon Years, 1969-1974

The Nixon Years, 1969-1974 covers Richard Nixon’s entire presidential term and allows scholars and researchers the opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon’s handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration’s achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and resignation. Top level Anglo-American discussions and briefing papers dominate this collection, which provides complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files from The National Archives.

Continue Reading

Yale Silk Road Database

From Yale University Library News:

The Visual Resources Collection is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital image collection, the Yale Silk Road Database. http://library.yale.edu/digitalcollections/yalesilkroad/index.html

The Yale Silk Road Database presents over 6,000 images of major sites in the Silk Road region taken during faculty site seminars led by Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan (Professor, History of Art) under the auspices of the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University in the summers of 2006-2009.

Continue Reading

New Database: Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

Continue Reading