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The Making of the Modern World is the online version of Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850. It provides digital facsimile images of every page of 61,000 works of literature on economic and business published from 1450 through 1850. This vast, well-known collection includes material on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport. CUNY has a trial until October 15.


Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 10:04am


Aluka is a digital library of resources about Africa from institutions around the world. Many resources come from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries,  African Fund Publications, individual collectors, and other institutions. The visual resources are particularly noteworthy. Resources included are full-text books, scholarly articles, newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, maps, previously unpublished reports, oral histories and other documents. The digital library currently has three categories: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes; African Plants; Struggles for Freedome in Central Africa.

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Posted Friday, September 21, 2007 - 1:16pm


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