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New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Database from Taipei that includes "CEPS (Chinese Electronic Periodical Services)” and “CETD (Chinese Electronic Theses and Dissertations Services)”, which provide access to articles in 900 Taiwanese periodicals in various subjects and doctoral dissertations and master’s theses from Taiwan higher education institutions, from 1991 to current. They also provide access to many articles from China and other countries. These databases are full text searchable and the articles can be downloaded in PDF format.

We have access to these databases on a trial basis until May 14. Please send feedback to Tony Chang (tchang@wustl.edu)
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Created from the holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia. Contains over 550 fully catalogued and searchable works by black authors from the Americas, Europe and Africa, and includes personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems and musical compositions. We have access to this database on a trial basis through 5/16/15. Please send your feedback to Makiba Foster (mfoster@wustl.edu).
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Created from the holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia. Contains over 1,300 fully cataloged and searchable books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera cover the history of this broad region from the 16th century to the early 20th century. We have access to this database on a trial basis through 5/16/15. Please send your feedback to Makiba Foster (mfoster@wustl.edu).
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The largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region, created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society. Features over 140 newspapers from 22 islands, and provides easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures and daily life. We have access to this database on a trial basis through 5/16/15. Please send your feedback to Makiba Foster (mfoster@wustl.edu).
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This remarkable collection demonstrates the impact of the holy book of Islam in Europe. Long before printing with movable type became common practice in the Islamic world, Korans had been printed in Arabic type in several European cities. The collection includes Korans and Koran translations, printed between 1537 and 1857, and is of interest to book historians, theologians, philologists, and scholars of Islamic Studies alike.
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The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur’ānic studies. The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is the first comprehensive, multivolume reference work on the Qur’ān to appear in a Western language.
Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online includes direct access to 62 Early Printed Western Qur’āns Online and the Electronic Qurʾān Concordance, a unique online finding aid for textual research.
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