Orlando – database of women’s writing ~ free access up to March 31st

Cambridge University Press if offering free access to online database Orlando. The access is for the month of March and will expire on 31st.

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Username:  womenshistory2013
Password: orlando 

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is a highly dynamic and rich resource for researchers, students, and readers with an interest in literature, women’s writing, or cultural history more generally. With about five and a half million words of text, it is full of factual, critical, and interpreted material. This first release of Orlando includes biographical and writing career entries on over a thousand writers, more than eight hundred and fifty of them British women. It also includes selected non-British or international women writers, and British and international men, whose writing was an important, sometimes a shaping, element in a particular writing climate. Orlando also includes more than thirty thousand dated items representing events and processes (in the accounts of these writers, but also in the areas of history, science, medicine, economics, the law, and other contexts).

Orlando provides new biographical and critical accounts of the lives and works of its subjects, together with contextual materials relevant to critical and historical readings. It fully documents the materials it references, and it includes a bibliographical database of more than twenty thousand titles.

Trial: Iskusstvo Kino ~ 14.2.2013

Iskusstvo Kino is an illustrated journal dealing with questions of the theory and criticism of the art of the cinema. The journal runs articles on the history and theory of the cinema, film reviews, scenarios, and articles on the work of masters of the art.

Following volumes are available in trial:

Trial period: 14.1. – 14.2.2013

Trial: Stalin Digital Archive ~ 14.2.2013

Stalin Digital Archive is the result of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press. Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) provides access to material’s from Stalin’s personal archive and monographs on the history of Soviet and international communism (25 volumes of Annals of Communism-series).

Highlights include foreign policy before and during World War II, communications during the Great Purges, information on relations with Western leaders and intellectuals etc.

Visitors to the site are able to search, browse, and view the resources and the “About SDA” sections without the need for any log-in credentials. Users within authenticated IP ranges should be able to register their own personal MySDA accounts, and thus access the Document Viewer and MySDA areas of the site. When a user in an authenticated IP range creates his or her own MySDA profile, s/he is automatically sent a confirmation email with a password and a link for a one-time log in.

More information how to register your own personal MySDA account you’ll find in Nelli by clicking Stalin Digital Archive i-icon.  Stalin Digital Archive video tutorials are also available.

Trial period: 14.1. – 14.2. 2013

Trial: ACS Symposium Series (-13.1.2013)

ACS Symposium Series contains more than 1 300 eBooks published by the American Chemical Society. The trial access continues until 13.1.2013.

The ACS Symposium Series contains high-quality, peer-reviewed eBooks developed from the ACS technical divisions’ symposia. The series covers a broad range of topics including agricultural and food chemistry, cellulose and renewable materials, organic chemistry and polymer chemistry. The trial access covers the Symposium Series from 1974.

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