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Open access to Early English Books Online

Date Posted: April 22, 2015

Early English Books Online TCP

Since January 2015 over 25,000 early English texts from 1473-1700 have been released online to members of the public under the CC0 Public Domain Dedication through the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP). Since 2000, the university libraries of Michigan and Oxford and ProQuest have been working together in this initiative to create electronic text versions of early printed books from ProQuest’s Early English Books Online, Gale Cengage’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online, and Readex’s Evans Early American Imprints.


While these texts were previously only available to users of academic libraries participating in the partnership, at the end of the first phase of EEBO-TCP the current 25,000 texts have now been released into the public domain. They include highlights such as first printed editions of Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Milton, but also a wide variety of lesser known texts on topics ranging from sword fighting to witchcraft and gardening manuals. Users can not only browse and read through the text of these early English books, but also search through the entire corpus (which consists of two million pages and nearly a billion words). Searching for keywords and themes is possible as well because the text has been encoded with Extensible Markup Language (XML). An additional 40,000 texts will be released into the public domain by 2020.

Please note that this is not the complete EEBO, although more titles will be added over the next few years.

About the CQ Suite of Databases

Date Posted: October 26, 2012

CQ Researcher reports are original, comprehensive analyses on issues in the news. CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each single-themed, 12,000-word re-port is researched and written by a seasoned journalist and is organized starting with an introductory overview; back-ground and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

CQ Weekly uses a team of more than 100 reporters, editors and researchers to cover virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else. Each issue – fully archived to 1983 on the Web – looks forward and back. You get in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap-up the previous week’s news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.

CQ Global Researcher provides students with definitive, in-depth coverage of global affairs from international viewpoints in focused, readable, single-topic. Written by seasoned journalists, these reports make use of popular sections as “current situation,” “pro-con,” and “voices from abroad.” By exposing students to a wide range of viewpoints CQ Global Researcher provides a comprehensive snapshot of today’s most pressing issues. Each single-themed, 12,000-word CQ Global Researcher report is consistently organized in a format similar to CQ Re-searcher.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite of Online Editions integrates many of CQ Press’s acclaimed reference titles on government and politics into a user-friendly, electronic format. Users can now access political reference content from CQ Press online by either searching or browsing the Reference Suite as a whole or by entering one of the online editions and beginning there. The following online editions are available in the Suite:

Congress and the Nation Series – The definitive source for actions of the U.S. Congress since 1945.
The Contemporary Middle East – A documentary history of the Middle East since World War I.
Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion – An exploration of the interconnections be-tween politics and religion on an international level.
Guide to Congress – Facts, figures, and analysis on every aspect of the U.S. Congress and how it works.
Guide to Political Campaigns in America – A complete analysis of American political campaigns, including people, processes, races, and issues.
Guide to the Presidency – A guide to the structure and operations of the executive branch and the president’s relationship with Congress and the Supreme Court.
Guide to U.S. Elections – Thorough historical and statistical coverage of every major aspect of federal and gu-bernatorial elections in the U.S.
Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court – A complete and thorough overview of every aspect of the Supreme Court.
Historic Documents Series – Key documents and analysis updated yearly since 1972.
Political Handbook of the World – The most authoritative resource for political in-formation on more than 200 countries.
Political History of America’s Wars – A comprehensive, chronological narrative of 300 years of America’s wars.
Supreme Court Yearbook Series – Essential coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court – updated yearly since 1989.
Washington Information Directory – The essential guide to key contacts at govern-ment agencies and na-tional organizations.


Top 10 Reasons to Use RefWorks

Date Posted: October 26, 2012
  1. Never Write a Bibliography Again—Use RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic management service which allows users to create a personal citation database by importing references from text files or online data-bases.
  2. It’s Everywhere You Are—RefWorks users may access your files anywhere at any time with any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux), and even on mobile inter-faces for smart phones, PDAs, and RefMobile.
  3. One-Click Export from Hundreds of Databases—Direct exports expedite the process of gathering information from more than 300 sources such as Pro-Quest, EBSCOhost, FirstSearch, and LexisNexis.
  4. Easy Webpage Citations—RefGrab-It retrieves and imports web page bibliographic information with just a few clicks.
  5. Bye-Bye Bulky Handbooks—RefWorks incorporates online style guides within the program. The special AccuCite feature allows users to pick a potential out-put style when entering or editing references and then prompts for the required fields.
  6. Free Training for Everyone—Reference librarians will help you get started at the Information Desk or over the phone (215-951-1287). Webinars, from basic to advanced, will help you take full advantage of the many features included in RefWorks.
  7. Something for Everyone—Undergraduates can simply generate a bibliography. Post-docs and professionals can collect, store, organize, share, and publish decades of research. Users learn it in their student days and then continue to use the database and tool throughout the course of their careers.
  8. No Update Hassles—New features, enhancements, and upgrades are instantly available to all users. New editions of style guides are promptly loaded to bring your bibliographies up to date.
  9. Collaboration Made Simple—RefShare allows users to share references, notes, and attachments with anyone, anywhere in the world, regardless of whether or not they subscribe to RefWorks.
  10. How Does Forever Sound?—Build a personal database of research information while studying at LaSalle and keep the Ref-Works service perpetually as you move through your career.

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