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e-Marefa database

e-Marefa specialized databases in Islamic studies, Arabic literature & Middle Eastern Studies.

May 5, 2017
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text (RAFT) expands and enhances RILM Abstracts with the addition of a million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals from 50 countries in 40 languages, published from the early 20th century to the present, and comprising close to 175,000 full-text records. Coverage includes articles and reviews as well as obituaries, editorials, correspondence, advertisements, and news.

May 3, 2017
RILM Music Encyclopedias

This is an ever-expanding full-text compilation of music reference works. The collection currently includes more than 45 titles (published from 1775 to the present), and new content is added every year. Its contents span multiple countries and languages, and it provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas of historical musicology and ethnomusicology, with topics ranging from popular music, opera, instruments, blues and gospel, to recorded music and women composers.

May 3, 2017
U.S. Intelligence on Asia, 1945-1991

The purpose of this unique online collection is to provide students and researchers with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in the Far East during the Cold War (1945-1991). Particular emphasis is given to America’s principal antagonists in Asia during the Cold War era: the People’s Republic of China, North Korea and North Vietnam. However, countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia are covered as well.

Apr 30, 2017