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ENDS Europe covers the latest European environmental news, analyses, interviews, opinion pieces and updates on EU laws, as well as reports on topical issues. Access ENDS Europe here.

In Iran

In Iran

Here is a preview of In Iran, an ebook that Adam Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, has made available to the UBC community.

In Iran is protected by copyright, but “All photos linked in the text are published under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.” We are currently working on making this ebook discoverable within our Summon Discovery tool.

"Nineteenth Century Collections Online is the most ambitious scholarly digitization and publication program ever undertaken, providing searchable content from a wide range of primary sources for the "long" 19th century. At all stages of development, Gale sought the guidance and feedback of professionals and end-users to ensure that we were selecting, digitizing and preserving unique, invaluable documents. Nineteenth Century Collections Online unites multiple, distinct archives into a single resource a wide variety of previously unavailable primary sources, including:   ■ Books and monographs ■ Newspapers and periodicals ■ Diaries and Personal Letters ■ Manuscripts ■ Photographs ■ Pamphlets ■ Maps ■ And more –Gale product brochure. Check out the four modules to which we have access here.

Just a heads up about several new JSTOR resources we have added over the last little while:

  • Aluka: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes — “African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes includes spatial, visual, and contextual documentation of heritage and rock art sites throughout Africa.” –Aluka
  • Aluka: Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa — “Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa includes an array of materials about the liberation and independence movements in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.” –Aluka
  • The Ireland Collection — “…developed in cooperation with Queen’s University Belfast, is an interdisciplinary collection of journals and other materials.” –JSTOR . Includes titles such as The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies and Seanchas Ardmhacha.
  • 19th Century British Pamphlets — “7 collections … including Selections from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection, and the Foreign Office Collection.” –JSTOR

Emmanuel Bénézit’s Paris was the unrivaled center of Western art, the home of Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, and Matisse, and the birthplace of Impressionism, post-Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism. In this thrilling context, Bénézit (b. 1854) undertook the monumental project of the Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs… Now comprising fourteen volumes with entries on nearly 170,000 artists, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists is the most comprehensive source of artists’ biographies in the English language.”– Oxford Art Online

Look into the life of your favourite artist in “Benezit Dictionary of Artists“. Did you know Tom Thomson lived in “Seattle where he worked as a photo-engraver”?

British Columbia Historical Federation Publications are now available ONLINE HERE.

Titles included are:

  • British Columbia Historical Association – Report and Proceedings:   1923 – 1929
  • British Columbia historical news:   1968 – 2004
  • British Columbia historical quarterly:   1937 – 1958
  • British Columbia History:   2005 – 2007

A few new online resources you might want to take a closer look at:

American National Biography Online: “…offers portraits of more than 18,700 men & women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation.” That would be the nation just south of us.

Films on Demand: “…Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime.” Videos on everything from Opera to Ebola.

Mathematics Teaching: “…the journal of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics… Many articles have additional information or associated files.” Yep, it’s all about the math.

“Tatooing, now illegal in most states, is on the rise again, in the undergroud form of secret tatoo clubs...” –The East Village Other, Vol 1, no.3 (Dec 1965)

Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest explores the dynamic period of social, political and cultural change between 1950 and 1975. The resource offers thousands of colour images of manuscript and rare printed material as well as photographs, ephemera and memorabilia from this exciting period in our recent history.


Discover the working methods of Romantic poets and trace the evolution of celebrated verse in this powerful digital resource. Presenting the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, this digital collection offers students and researchers of the Romantic period unique access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey.” –Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape website

Raining outside? Snow? Who cares! Put on a pot of tea, curl up with the laptop and explore Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape.

ARBA Online [American Reference Books Annual Online] is now available for perusing.

“ARBAonline is the most comprehensive, authoritative database for quality reviews of print and electronic reference works.”–ABC CLIO

  • More than 23,000 reviews of reference works published since 1997
  • Written by librarians for librarians
  • More than 400 publishers in over 500 subject areas.

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