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Feb 18 2013

NYU Launches History of Undercover Reporting Database

New York University has launched a database chronicling undercover journalism dating back to the 1800s. The archive, “Undercover Reporting,” includes an array of stories, ranging from the slave trade in 1850s to efforts to boycott Jewish-owned businesses in the U.S. in the late 1930s to treatment of soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the 21st century.

The database, www.undercoverreporting.org, is designed for scholars, student researchers, and journalists, who can search by writer, publication, story topic, or method (e.g., prison infiltrations, shadowing migrants, impersonation, etc.).

[Source: NYU News, 6 Aug 2012]

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Feb 18 2013

DART-Europe gives access to 300,000 European theses

The DART-Europe E-theses Portal is a metadata aggregation that aims to provide one-stop access to Europe’s open access research-level theses. Over 300,000 full text research theses from 424 universities in 23 European countries indexed in the Portal should be openly and freely available to read from anywhere in the world at the URLs provided by DART-Europe.

[Source: ACCESS, Sep 2012 Number 82]

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Feb 18 2013

Nutritional composition of foods : The 2012 CIQUAL table is online

At ANSES, the French Observatory of Food Quality (CIQUAL-QQALI) populates and manages a reference data base on the nutritonal composition of foods. The data contained in the base is published on the Internet on the CIQUAL website. The site provides the calorie count and the fat, carbohydrate, protein, vitamin and mineral content of thousands of foods which are representative of those consumed in France. The CIQUAL table is available free of charge to everyone. Use the database here : www.anses.fr/TableCIQUAL/.

[Source: ACCESS, Sep 2012 Number 82]

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Feb 18 2013

The European Library : access 200 million sources from libraries in 46 European countries

Providing a single point of access to over 200 million sources from national and university libraries in 46 European countries, plus search and retrieval tools, The European Library enables researchers to find, use and share a vast range of materials. From rare books and manuscripts to images and video, The European Library offers access to over 10 million digital items. There are also 24 million pages of full text content in every subject in addition to bibliographic records.

[Source: ACCESS, September 2012 Number 82]

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