Five new databases --- AAS Historical Periodicals Collection , CHANT Online Database, LitFinder, MLA International Bibliography with Full Text, and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) --- are now available at the Learning Resource Centre. 

AAS Historical Periodicals Collection is a highly comprehensive digital collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912 which are held by the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women’s issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more. Illustrations are included.

CHANT Online Database consists of six traditional and excavated ancient Chinese texts databases and includes about 80 million characters. It covers the most important cultural regions such as the Chu, the Qi, and the Lu, while the period extends from the Shang to the Six Dynasties.

LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

MLA International Bibliography with Full Text combines the definitive index for the study of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore, film and teaching with an extensive collection of full text. Many of the most-used journals in the MLA International Bibliography are covered in full text, including Applied Linguistics, Critique, and College Composition & Communication. 

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is a database of primary source collections for the 19th Century, primarily British and American, but including material from other nations and in other languages. It is the result of partnerships between Gale and almost one hundred libraries to preserve and make content digitally available for academic research. The content is sourced from the world’s preeminent libraries and archives. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents.

You may access the new databases via  E-resources -Databases on LRC website.

Please note:
While on campus, simply click on individual database to gain direct access to the e-resources, whereas you will be prompted to sign in via the LRC’s VPN while accessing e-resources off campus (i.e. at dormitory, home, etc).

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