The Statesman's Yearbook
The first edition of The Statesman's Yearbook was inspired by the historian and essayist Thomas Carlyle. His proposal was enthusiastically supported by William Gladstone. Their vision for the book was an authoritative and accessible volume containing information essential for diplomats, politicians and all those involved with international affairs. It quickly gained recognition as an indispensable reference tool and has been published annually since 1864. It was ranked by Library Journal as one of the top 20 best reference resources of the millennium.
Today, international affairs concern every one of us and the scope of The Statesman's Yearbook has become correspondingly broader, with expanded coverage of history, politics, economics, trade and infrastructure for each country, all thoroughly researched and verified by a dedicated editorial team.
In 2002 The Statesman's Yearbook launched its first website. This has evolved into a modern, dynamic product that is updated on a regular basis to keep abreast of key world developments. It provides extensive further reading lists and more than 1,500 web links for further research. Recent additions to our website include a brand new feature, the monthly Editor’s Spotlight, focusing on major anniversaries in modern history, a timeline of the main natural disasters that have afflicted the world in recent years, a detailed account of the key events that constituted the credit crunch chronology, an essay by editor Dr Barry Turner on whether online competition is putting newspapers at risk and a fact sheet on the news media.
In a world when opinion and propaganda can be overwhelming, The Statesman's Yearbook remains the first point of reference for reliable, concise information on any country in the world
Classiques Garnier's Corpus Montaigne Trial
This Corpus Montaigne is the result of twenty years’ dedicated research: it contains all the different editions of the works of Montaigne in the 16th and 17th centuries, published from the manuscripts and the printed originals. These editions offer three different levels:
• the diplomatic editions in text-mode, exact copy of the printed originals (several typographical fonts were created to this end). Diplomatic editions are the only way to ensure safeguard and exploitation of all the data contained in the original texts ;
• the critically established text, in text mode (correction of abbreviations and misprints, critical editing of the text).
• modernised editions (modernised spelling).
The corpus also contains some twenty great editions of the works of Montaigne edited in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries with their complete critical apparatus.
This is the exceptional opportunity for scholars to have at hand the complete collection of Montaigne’s works in their different states and to study the greatest thinker, philosopher and writer of his period through new possibilities. The Corpus of Montaigne’s Complete Works is a scholarly reference work and a unsurpassable summa for the study of Montaigne and also for specialists of the 16th and 17th centuries and of classical philosophy.
NAXOS Music Library
The Naxos Music Library features over 1, 209,750 tracks of music from 84,000 CDs that cover the history of Western Art Music from the Medieval period to today. Also represented in the NML are Jazz and World Music. The NML includes hundreds of record labels including EMI Classics, Erato, PentaTone, Chandos, Warner Classics, and Virgin Classics. The NML can be searched by composer, artist, genre, label, and by keyword.
Dance In Video (Music Online from Alexander Street Press)
(This trial for March 12, 2013 - May 12, 2013)
Dance in Video is the definitive video collection for the study of 20th Century concert dance, featuring the most influential performers and companies together with dozens of documentaries, interviews, and dance instruction videos. The collection provides coverage in breadth and depth for modern dance forms, and is relevant to dance history, dance analysis, dance instruction. It includes an overview of 20th Century concert dance, including the forerunners and pioneers of modern dance, covering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisation; an invaluable resource as dance is an inherently visual medium.
For customers who also are trialing or subscribe to additional music databases, such as Opera in Video or Classical Music Library, the videos in Dance in Video are cross-searchable with all music online collections at http://music.alexanderstreet.com.
A trial of the Ebsco database DynaMed is now available through June 2013.
"DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically -organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice." - EBSCO