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Babel Scores offers hundreds of thousands of music pages from creative and innovative composers from the last decades. Full scores are provided in an online, booklet format.
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Note: Volumes III and IV are now available.
Classical Scores Library contains classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material. Temple has access to Volumes I, II, III, and IV. This collection covers classical musical genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary.
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Complimentary access to JSTOR A&S XII, XIII, XIV, XV and Lives of Literature collections has been made available by JSTOR through 6/30/2021 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
JSTOR provides page images of back issues of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to current publication.
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Concurrent User Limit: 2
Literary Market Place (LMP) is the directory of America and Canadian book publishing. The listings include information on: Publishers, Literary Agents, Distributors & Sales Representatives, Wholesalers, Book Producers, Exporters & Importers, Manufacturers & Printers, Translators & Interpreters, Paper Suppliers, Remainder Dealers, Reference Books & Magazines, and Literary Associations, Societies & Awards.
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London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.
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Macmillan Cabinet Papers provides complete coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) and memoranda of Harold Macmillan’s government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees.
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Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer and widely-recognised ‘father’ of Motivational Research.
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Mass Observation Online offers original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features. Mass Observation was founded in 1937 to study the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain.
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Medical Services and Warfare material has been sourced from across the US, the UK and Canada to enable comparisons on key areas of systematic reform, improvements to sanitation and the treatment of disease, rehabilitation, nursing care, surgical techniques and wound treatment. Temple U access includes Module I: 1850-1927.
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Medici .tv offers classical music content filmed from the 1940s through to the present day, including concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries and master classes as well as live events streamed every year from the world's most prestigious venues.
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Meji Japan includes the Edward Sylvester Morse papers (ca. 1858-1925), and covers malacology, zoology, ethnology, archaeology and art history. The collection offers diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, research files, drawings, manuscripts, publications and teaching materials.
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Migration to New Worlds charts the emigration experience of millions across 200 years of turbulent history, and covers the New Zealand Company, British, European and Asian migration. This resource includes personal accounts, shipping logs, printed literature and organisational papers.
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Oxford Handbooks Online is a collection of the best Handbooks areas across many different subject areas. The Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field.
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The Perdita Manuscripts include documents written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They have been sourced from archives and libraries across the United Kingdom and the USA.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/4/2018 - present) features full-page, full-color images that are full text searchable and offer keyword highlighting via Access World News.
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ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer Recent (2010-Recent; 3-month embargo) features full-page, greyscale images that are full-text searchable and offer keyword highlighting.
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Popular Medicine in America spans the nineteenth century, and offers a range of material aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. This resource includes an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.
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ProQuest Central includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, trade and professional titles, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, case studies, and market reports across all major subject areas.
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PQDT Global offers millions of works from thousands of universities. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.
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Race Relations in America provides access to documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes.
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Trial expires: 6/30/21
RAFT is a global bibliography of writings on music with content from nearly 250 key periodicals published from the early 20th century to the present. RAFT offers metadata, abstracts and indexing, articles and reviews, obituaries, editorials, correspondence, advertisements, and news.
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RRIMO offers critical performing editions of music in seven series (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, 19th/20th centuries, American, and Oral Traditions). The series fall into two basic categories: editions that span the history of Western music, and editions with ties to specific cultural milieus.
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Service Newspapers of WWII consists of newspapers published during the war and its immediate aftermath (1939-1948). Temple U access includes Module I: Union Jack, Springbok, The Maple Leaf, Stars and Stripes London edition, Fauji Akhbar, Victory, and Eighth Army News.
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Shakespeare in Performance features prompt books (scripts of the plays marked up for performance) from the collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
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Socialism on Film is sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), and documents the communist world from the Russian Revolution to the end of the Cold War. Temple U access includes two of the three available modules: Wars & Revolutions, and Newsreels & Cinemagazines.
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Statista provides access to quantitative facts by market sector, encompassing agriculture, finance, and politics, and others. Statista is a statistics portal that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from a wide range of sources onto a single platform. Sources of information include market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.
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The Grand Tour includes accounts of the English abroad (c1550-1850) and highlights the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature and philosophy. This collection of manuscript, visual and printed works includes letters; diaries and journals; account books; printed guidebooks; published travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings and maps.
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The Nixon Years provides complete Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO 7 and FCO 82) files from The National Archives for the entire period of Richard Nixon's presidency. These offer an opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon’s handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration’s notable achievements, and his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers.
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Trade Catalogs and the American Home explores domestic consumerism, life and leisure in America between 1850-1950. This resource presents highly illustrated primary source documents that highlight commercial tastes and consumer trends, and provide a valuable visual record.
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Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History offers over two hundred accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century, and covers a variety of topics including; architecture; art; the British Empire; climate; customs; exploration; family life; housing; industry; language; monuments; mountains; natural history; politics and diplomacy; race; religion; science; shopping; war.
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Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
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Victorian Popular Culture is a portal comprised of four modules, inviting users into the darkened halls, small backrooms, big tops and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures.
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Virginia Company Archive presents those Ferrar Papers which are in Magdalene College, Cambridge. The Virginia Company refers collectively to two joint-stock companies chartered under James I on April 10, 1606 with the goal of establishing settlements on the coast of North America.
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Women in The National Archives offers a finding aid to women's studies resources in The National Archives, as well as original documents covering the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928 and the granting of women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962.
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World's Fairs offers official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts from multiple archives, and covers the Crystal Palace in 1851, the proliferation of North American exhibitions, fairs around the world, and twenty-first century expos.
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