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Gale Adds Historical Collections for Academic Libraries

Gale has added several new digital collections featuring rare historical material for academic libraries.

The new collections are available through the company's Artemis: Primary Sources platform, which provides researchers tools for cross searching with other digital collections, visualizing search results and graphing. In addition to the new collections, the company has also finished migrating several historical newspaper and periodical collections to the platform, bringing the total to more than 125 million pages of material.

One of the new collections, Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library, is the result of a partnership between Gale and the Oliveira Lima Library and the Catholic University of America. "Spanning the nineteenth century and beyond, this collection spotlights Latin America's  largest and most influential power, covering topics such as colonialism, the Brazilian independence period, slavery and abolition, the Catholic Church, indigenous peoples, immigration, ecology, agriculture, economic development, medicine and public health, international relations and Brazilian and Portuguese literature," according to a news release.

Other new collections include:

  • Daily Mail Historical Archive;
  • Financial Times Historical Archive;
  • Picture Post Historical Archive;
  • The Times Digital Archive;
  • Times Literary Supplement;
  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection;
  • 19th Century British Newspapers;
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals;
  • 19th Century US Newspaper;
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive;
  • Sunday Times Historical Archive; and
  • The Listener Historical Archive.

Gale has also added three new entries to its Associated Press Collections Online, including:

"Our amazing relationships with libraries and institutions around the world enable us to bring this precious historical content from archive vaults to the devices of students, researchers and faculty," said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager for Gale, in a prepared statement. "The diverse content available in these new archives speaks to our mission of creating a truly global brand that serves researchers worldwide."

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