Try ASP’s Women and Social Movements, International here for free

wasi.142 Try ASPs Women and Social Movements, International here for freeAlexander Street Press’ Women and Social Movements, International — 1840 to Present is “a collection of primary source materials from over 300 repositories around the world, including letters, diaries, unpublished manuscripts, conference proceedings (a major portion of the file), journals, memoirs, photographs, ephemera, and national committee reports, accompanied by scholarly essays for historical context. The file also provides links to 20,000 web pages of primary source material. Approximately 7% of the content is in non-English languages (Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, and Spanish), and well over half the published material was published outside the United States. ASP will add material periodically, with plans for the collection to contain 150,000 pages when the file is complete in December 2012. This is mainly in-copyright and previously-unpublished material. The 75% of works in the file in copyright has been licensed from women’s organizations, archives, and publishers.”

That’s from the review I just did of the file (the full review will appear in the May 15, 2012 issue of LJ). My review ends thusly:

The Bottom Line

This is a scholar’s dream that will be equally-accessible by high school students and post-docs alike. I recommend it, with awe and appreciation, to libraries.

Make you want to try this one out for yourself? Well, you can, here and now, for free. Just go to: http://wasi.alexanderstreet.com/

and use these codes to log in when prompted:

Username: eviews
Password: wointl2012

This trial is good till May 15, 2012, so I hope you enjoy it till then. And thanks to Jessica Kemp for arranging this free trial for us.

More as it happens,
Cheryl

 

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Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at claguard@fas.harvard.edu, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.

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