New Databases in Humanities and in International and Area Studies

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The Library is happy to announce the addition of a number of major databases to our digital collections. This post is the first in a series highlighting important additions to our online resources. Below we focus on just a few of our newest collections in the humanities and international area studies.

We invite you to peruse a more complete list of our newest databases as well. These purchases were made possible in large part with new library funding that resulted from the Commission on the Future of the UC Berkeley Library charged under EVCP George Breslauer and Chair, Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate, Elizabeth Deakin. For more information, read the Commission Report and Response.

The Loeb Classical Library collects important works of Greek and Latin literature alongside their English translations, and includes epic and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, history, travel, philosophy, and much more.

Krokodil (Russian for “Crocodile”) was a satirical magazine published in the Soviet Union. Founded in 1922, it was first published as a supplement for Rabochaia Gazeta. Although political satire was dangerous during much of the Soviet period, Krokodil was given considerable license to lampoon political figures and events

South Asia Archive is a digital platform for culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within – and about – the Indian subcontinent. The archive contains millions of pages of digitized primary and secondary material in a mix of English and vernacular languages dating back to the start of the eighteenth century, up to the mid-twentieth century.

British Periodicals (ProQuest) provides access to the full-text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.