A Trial Access to E-Journal Database for Burma/Myanmar Studies

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|June 3, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

We now have a trial access to the online version of the Rare Journals of the Burma Research Society until the 2nd of July 2015. There are two options for you to access the online database: The link for on-campus access: http://portal.igpublish.com/iglibrary/  (no login required, when you are in SOAS buildings using SOAS Internet) The link for off-campus access: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://portal.igpublish.com/iglibrary/ (login required with your normal SOAS Login) Note: external members

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Trial Access to Armed Conflict Database from the International Institute of Strategic Studies

By Bob Burns|January 23, 2015|Africa, Development Studies, History, Law, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

We currently have trial access (until 20 Feb 2015) to the Armed Conflict Database (ACD) from the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Armed Conflict Database monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts. In addition to the comprehensive historical background for each conflict, the weekly timelines and the monthly updates, the

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Free trial access to Hebrew journals collection on JSTOR

By Mary Fisk|September 22, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Anthropology and Sociology, Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

From today (22nd September) to 20th October, SOAS Library has free trial access to JSTOR’s Hebrew journals collection. These will be cross-searchable with other JSTOR content at http://www.jstor.org/. The scope of the collection covers a wide range of subjects from ancient history and religious studies, through literature to sociology, economics and public administration of contemporary Israel. Although primarily in Hebrew, journals also include abstracts and summaries of content in English.

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SOAS now has access to the online journal Religion Compass

By Mary Fisk|December 10, 2013|Religions|0 comments

Click here to go directly to full-text content from the online journal Religion Compass (2010 onward) You will also find it by searching the A-Z e-journals The journal covers all aspects of the study of Religions in a global context. By using the subject headings in the sidebar, you can immediately track down articles on a range of topics Religion Compass also hosts the academic platform Intertwined Worlds (on Muslim-Jewish

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The Zen Gateway: new web resource

By Mary Fisk|April 4, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Japan, Religions|0 comments

Image of Mampukuji Temple (Kyoto, Japan) from Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mampukuji.jpg The Zen Gateway is a new magazine-style online community for those interested in the study, research into and practice of Zen (Chan) Buddhism, including related disciplines such as calligraphy, well-being and martial arts. Create an account to become a contributing member and add your own content. The Scholars and Academics section contains articles, comment and book reviews and the community website also hosts

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Open-access texts from the Institut français du Proche-Orient

By Mary Fisk|February 19, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

The prestigious Institut français du Proche-Orient, with offices in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, aims to bring together study and research on all aspects of the ancient and modern civilizations of the Near East (including Libya, Syria, Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Iraq) A large number of IFPO publications are  now available on open-access from http://ifpo.revues.org/   The content is fully searchable and includes books, archaeological reports and the research reports, Les

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Newly online from the Oriental Institute (University of Chicago)

By Mary Fisk|January 22, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

(1) The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has recently announced further releases of its back-listed publications online. These can be freely viewed as PDFs Click here to see titles released on 14th January 2013. (2) The bulk of the Oriental Institute’s Research Archives are also available. Click here to access via the AWOL blog (3) The latest Oriental Institute Seminar paper – Iconoclasm and text destruction in the Ancient Near East and

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New open-access journal

By Mary Fisk|October 16, 2012|Religions|0 comments

CatholicPedia.net have placed the journal Revue de l’Orient chrétien on open-access for its entire run. The journal was published in Paris between 1896 and 1936, including an Index volume. Click here to go to the Library catalogue to connect to the e-version. The Library also has print holdings at Per 30 / 204098 (shelved on Level F)

Japan – July 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 6, 2012|Japan|0 comments

Public opinion, propaganda, ideology : theories on the press and its social function in interwar Japan, 1918-1937 / by Fabian Schäfer Japanese religions / edited by Lucia Dolce Celebrity gods : new religions, media, and authority in occupied Japan / Benjamin Dorman Pop culture and the everyday in Japan : sociological perspectives / edited by Katsuya Minamida and Izumi Tsuji translated by Leonie R. Stickland Understanding Japanese society / Joy

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Africa – May 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 15, 2012|Africa|0 comments

Men in African film & fiction / edited by Lahoucine Ouzgane. History of the Igala Kingdom c.1534-1854 : a study of political and cultural integration in the Niger-Benue confluence area of Nigeria / Joseph N. Ukwedeh. African theatre. 9, Histories 1850-1950 / editor, Yvette Hutchison.. Africa in the American imagination : popular culture, racialized identities, and African visual culture / Carol Magee. The developmental challenges of mining and oil :

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