With the kind support from the Confucius Institute for Scotland, the Library has just purchased the complete digital archive of the Shen Bao Chinese newspaper (申報) which was published in Shanghai between 1872 and 1949.
The Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters, which provide a finer understanding of the social contexts in which this writing was produced. Includes coverage of English, American, German, Russian, Italian, French and Classical literatures, as well as substantial and increasing coverage of Hispanic, Japanese, Canadian, East European and various postcolonial literatures. (Other major literatures to be added as resources permit.) Currently has about 7557 completed articles, with a total of about 15.77 million words with around 20-40 articles added to the Encyclopedia every month.
The Library has arranged a free trial of the LE, until 31/05/2016. The trial can be accessed via the E-Resources Trials website which also links to other database trials that can be of interest. There is maintenance work going on with the trial Feedback Form on the E-Resources Trials website at the moment. Please leave a comment in this blog or email your Academic Support Librarian for giving your feedback.
The National Diet Library, Japan, launched an English-language newsfeed on Twitter with the account name NDLJP_en. Watch the newsfeed for the latest information in English on collections and events at the NDL on https://twitter.com/NDLJP_en.
The following information might be useful for anyone researching theatre in London, or for anyone interested in theatre and theatre studies :
https://www.londontheatre1.com/reviews offers reviews of London West End and Off West End productions from 2011 onwards. There are probably 500 reviews between 2011 and 2014. Last year, however, was a growth year in terms of the productions being reviewed. They have now 50 reviewers and there were over 850 productions reviewed in 2015 alone, in and around London – in the West End and Off West End.
The year 2015 reviews are now also available for free in PDF at https://www.londontheatre1.com/2015-Reviews-londontheatre1.pdf
We have been offered by Adam Matthew Publications a free trial of their new archive resource called Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1917-1981. The trial can be accessed from the link below from the University network:
The trial ends on 23 March 2016.