Recent Resource Acquisitions

Module 3 of Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1930: Japan and Great Power Status. The files in this section trace the development of Japan’s relationship with the West during a decade of turbulent economic, political and social change in the wake of the First World War. Beginning with the Paris Peace Conference and the ‘Shantung Question’, the files offer a unique insight into the key events of the 1920s, from  the termination of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, the devastation of the Kantō Earthquake, and the end of the Taishō democracy, to the beginning of the Shōwa period, financial crisis and Japan’s increasingly imperialist policies in Manchuria.

MGG Online is an authoritative German-language music encyclopedia with in-depth articles on every aspect of music and many related areas such as literature, philosophy, and visual arts. Articles come from the second print edition of MGG (1994-2008) with current, continuous online updates and additions. Most biographical entries provide related content links to citations in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text. Google translate option translates each article from German to over 100 languages. Of interest to students and scholars of music, performance studies, philosophy, area studies, and art history.

Berlin Digital Concert Hall is the online, video-streaming archive of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. It provides access to live-streams and recordings of concerts dating from 1966. New concerts are added weekly and more than 40 live-streamed concerts are offered every year. Music-related documentaries and artist interviews are also included. Users must register for a free account to access. Of interest to students and scholars of music, drama, theatre and performance studies.

Collection 13 has been added to the Early European Books Collection (EEBO). The new module consists of over 5,000 titles focused around classical and vernacular prose, poetry and drama from the Early Modern Period. Titles are in Greek, Latin, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and German, and are sourced from major libraries in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, and Denmark. Of interest to students and scholars of history, classics, English, area studies, religious studies, medieval studies, women and gender studies, and book history and print culture.

Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination is collection of streaming videos on “head to toe” and systems-based physical examination techniques. It includes 18 physical examination videos that cover adult, infant, child, and older adult patients that are meant to compliment the Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking book. Items can be viewed as as an entire section/volume or chapter-by-chapter. Of interest to students and scholars of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and other health-related disciplines.

China from Empire to Republic: Records of the Maritime Customs Service of China 1854-1949 is primary source collection from the Maritime Customs Service of China that covers relations between China and the Imperial West in the late Qing and Republican periods. Items include official correspondence, dispatches, reports, memoranda, and private and confidential letters. Topics covered include Chinese life, economy, and politics through the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion, the Revolution of 1911, the May 30 Movement, the two Sino-Japanese Wars, and the Chinese Civil War. Items are arranged topically into seven parts. Of interest to students and scholars of economics, history, area studies, international relations, postcolonial studies, sociology and geography.

Japan Chronicle Online (1900–1940) is the online database of the often controversial English-language newspaper of record for Japan in the first half of the twentieth century. Items include both daily and weekly editions, including the weekly Commercial Supplement; four books printed by the Chronicle; and all editions of the Chronicle's predecessor, Kobe Weekly Chronicle (1900-1901). Topics covered include settler communities, contemporary news and opinions, war, political and social upheaval, and other historical developments in Japan and East Asia, as well as Japan's emergence onto the world stage. The database is full-text searchable. Of interest to students and scholars of East Asian studies, history, sociology, political science, English, and postcolonial studies.