Wednesday, February 24, 2010

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online - Folger Shakespeare Library

If you would like the library to request a trial for the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online, please let me know. The database is produced by Shakespeare Quarterly and published for the Folger Shakespeare Library. The trial would run for 45 days.

Description - taken from the database web site:
The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online is a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2010. Containing over 123,496 annotated entries, this collected information is an essential tool for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England. In 2001, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) awarded the WSB Online the Besterman/McColvin medal for outstanding electronic reference work.

Database Trial - American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections

UVM currently has trial access to 2 full-text collections of historical periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society. Trial access will run through June 30, 2010. Please let me know what you think.

AAS Series 1 : Includes content from most major American periodicals published between 1691 and 1820.
Subject strengths include but are not limited to Afro-Americana, agriculture, children's literature, education, eighteenth-century imprints, leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, medicine, religion, science and technology, the trades, and women's literature.

AAS Series 2 : Includes over 1,000 periodicals published between 1821 and 1837.
Topics covered include: Jacksonian Democracy era -- agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.

If you currently use America's Historical Newspapers (see blog entry for May 20, 2009), which the library currently subscribes to, you may want to explore the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collections.

You may also find links to these resources on the Library Home page --> Services --> Database Trials.